Many of the programs below offer services for anyone with a disability or barrier to employment. You may want to use some of these programs in conjunction with UTM Career Centre Services if you are looking for work as a new graduate. There are many such organizations in the GTA, these are just a few.
There are also services focused on specific types of disabilities in subsequent pages.
Woodgreen assists persons living with disabilities to find and maintain employment and assists employers to recruit qualified candidates to meet their hiring needs. The Employment Accessibility for Students Program and the Capability program which are directed towards students and graduates with disabilities.
The DiscoverAbility online platform matches job seekers with disabilities with employers looking for skilled candidates. The aim is for employers to outreach to this demographic and find, hire and retain talented candidates who happen to have a disability.
Canada Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Services for Job Seekers helps people with any disability prepare for work, find opportunities, get support for their job search and gain access to positions from employers eager to hire for skills and talents.
Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports
ODSP Employment Supports Program is a provincially funded one-on-one employment supports service for persons with disabilities providing help to get ready for work and find a job or start up a business. Choose a service provider in your local area and get supports to get working. Many not-for- profit agencies that offer employment services to people with disabilities are ODSP service providers and can help you to register for employment supports in order to access their services.
A more comprehensive directory of all community services in the GTA for people with disabilities in Ontario can be found at this Ontario 211 link.
Here is an article that has many great tips on finding working if you have a disability.
updated July 2023