If you are a person with disabilities/barriers, under-represented in the labour market and eligible for our program, AWS will help you prepare for, find, and retain work in your field.
What is a barrier to employment?
- A circumstance or obstacle that keeps people apart or prevents communication or employability progress such as:
- A person under-represented in the labour market (disabilities, indigenous persons, racialized youth, newcomers to Canada)
- Age related barrier, having a hard time to find or keep a job
- Geographical barriers (rural area with no public transportation) or No drivers licence
- Psychological barriers
- Cultural or language barriers
- Physical barriers
- Financial barriers (i.e. out of work for awhile)
To become an AWS client
- you must be at least 16 years old
- an Ontario resident, and be willing and legally able to work in Canada
- You qualify for help if you have a disability/barrier that is expected to last a year, or more and that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job
- You do not have to receive income benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program in order to qualify for support.
AWS Job-Seeker Employment Application Process
This is great opportunity for:
Pre-employment skills/Employability Education
Access Work Service works closely with people with disabilities/barriers to employment to help them receive:
First, we consider your individual interests, preferences, and skills. Then we market your strengths to service business owners or homeowner.
All workers are covered under the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB). We handle the paperwork, assist with job coaching and can assist with transportation.
Our Job Coaches provide liaison between business/job-seekers, can assist job-seekers with transportation, monitor job progress, support both job-seekers and employers throughout the employment process, provide consistent follow-ups to ensure employer satisfaction or to incorporate new tasks.
For more information on becoming an AWS client please contact us.