Telephone: (902)491-6500
Fax: (902)491-6501
960 Tower Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y4


We are a participant focused program, dedicated to supporting inclusive hiring through federal wage subsidies to employers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Access Ability Provides:

  • A Pay-for-Performance wage subsidy, starting at 10% and tiering up each month to 100% coverage for up to 7 months of work experience
  • Assistance with job posting and short listing of candidates
  • Training and mentoring for participants to enhance their work experience
  • Advice and monitoring throughout the program to ensure participants and employers are receiving the best possible experience

Employer Requirements:

  • Provide a minimum 35-hour work week
  • Provide $15/hr wage to their new hire
  • Coverage of MERC (mandatory employment related costs – CPP, EI, Vacation Pay)
  • Assign an organization supervisor to act as a mentor for the participant

Participant Requirements:

  • Self identify as a person living with a disability
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefit
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