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Persons with Disabilities

In addition to the services provided by Emploi-Québec to all Quebecers, specialized services and resources are made available to persons with disabilities to help them find and keep a job.

You are able to enter the labour market without specialized assistance

Like all Québec job seekers, you have access to Emploi-Québec's wide range of programs. In addition, Emploi-Québec can also cover the cost of services or equipment you need to participate in a training activity. For more information, contact your local employment centre (CLE)Opens external link in new window..

You are encountering difficulties and would like support in order to enter the labour market?

A counsellor at a specialized manpower service for persons with disabilities can help you get started.

Finding employment in a standard workplace

Under the Contrat d'intégration au travail (CIT) program, your employer could receive financial assistance to help him or her hire you and adapt the workplace according to your abilities, and to provide compensation for any loss in productivity.

See the Assistance for Persons with Disabilities page.

Finding work in an adapted workplace

The Programme de subventions aux entreprises adaptées helps employers create jobs that meet the needs of persons with disabilities, who sometimes encounter significant obstacles in standard workplaces. Emploi-Québec's assistance enables companies to adapt your workstation to your specific needs, allowing them to offer you a job.

See the Intégration des personnes handicapées (French only) page.

Unable to work in the short or medium term?

Develop skills and increase your chances of joining the workforce

The Action social assistance and support program provides opportunities to learn by carrying out a range of activities at non-profit organizations that are Emploi-Québec partners.

See the Action Program page.

Learning at your pace

Under the Réussir social assistance and support program, you could qualify for financial assistance under the Social Solidarity Program in addition to loans and bursaries from the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. The goal is to enable you to complete your education at your own pace.

See the Réussir Program page.

Questions & Answers

What is a specialized manpower service for persons with disabilities?

It is an organization that has been specially designated by Emploi-Québec to provide support services to person with disabilities who are experiencing significant trouble joining the labour market.

Where can employers find information on programs and services designed to boost the employability of persons with disabilities?

Employers may refer to the Assistance for Persons with Disabilities page or telephone the Centre d'assistance au placement at 1-866-640-3059.


Definition

Person with disabilities
means a person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities.

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