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Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

This program is designed to assist individuals with a disability acquire the skills, experience and support necessary to successfully prepare for, enter or remain in the work force. Services include employment counselling and assessment, employment planning, pre-employment training, post-secondary education, skills training, technical aids and other supports to assist individuals obtain access to job opportunities and training. This program is cost-shared with Human Resources Social Development Canada.

Who Does it Serve?

The Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) is for people with a disability and demonstrated challenges in accessing education or employment.

Description

Current Programs funded under LMAPD which are delivered by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills include:

Training and Employment Services:

  • offers support to individuals in obtaining their first post- secondary degree, diploma or certificate and/or employment
  • staff work with individuals to develop and implement their employment plan.
  • individuals wishing to access these services should contact Advanced Education and Skills
    • individuals completing Level 3 High School or ABE should contact Advanced Education and Skills in January of the year they will be graduating.

Job Trainer Support:

  • eligible individuals who have a developmental disability may avail of this support to help them obtain employment.
  • individuals wishing to access this support should contact Advanced Education and Skills
  • community groups (usually employment corporations), work in a particular community to develop jobs for eligible participants.

Community Partnerships:

  • The Department of Advanced Education and Skills provides funding to community agencies across Newfoundland and Labrador to deliver employment support services for eligible clients of the department.
  • For the names of agencies offering this service in your area please contact the Advanced Education and Skills office in your area.

How to Access?

For information, contact the Advanced Education and Skills office in your area:

Avalon

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888
TTY: 1-888-380-2299

Central

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Western

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753
TTY: 1-888-445-8585

Labrador

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-449-3144
TTY: 1-866-443-4046

Or

Labour Market and Career Information Hotline

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-800-563-6600
St. John's area: 729-6600
TTY: 1-866-729-4685
Fax: 1-709-729-1129

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