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The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recognizes that many people with disabilities can and want to work. That's why the ODSP has an Employment Supports program.

Employment Supports can help you prepare for and find a job - even if you have never worked before, have been out of work for some time, or are in school. Once you start working, you can also receive support to help you keep your job or to advance your career.

Employment Supports matches you to a community service provider who can:

  • provide job placement assistance and job retention supports
  • work with you and your employer to make sure your job is a good fit
  • help resolve any problems you may have with your employer or co-workers
  • help you to become self-employed
  • help with disability accommodations.

To be eligible for Employment Supports, you must:

  • be 16 years of age or older
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • have a disability that is expected to last a year or more
  • have a disability that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job, and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada.

You can be eligible for Employment Supports even if you are not receiving financial assistance from the ODSP.

There are additional benefits available to people who are receiving ODSP Income Support.

Read more about Employment Supports, or contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office for information.