Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
535 Main Street
Moncton, NB E1C 1C4
Telephone: (506) 858-1650
TTY: (506) 858-1657
Email : [email protected]
CCRW ES is a one-stop employment service for job seekers with disabilities and employers in the southeast New Brunswick region. We assist our clients to obtain the necessary accommodations they need to perform on an equal level as their peers, be it in the workplace or in an educational setting.
Our services include:
- one-on-one and group counselling sessions
- career exploration and decision making
- skill development
- cover letter and resume development
- interview skills
- job search strategies
You qualify for ES services if you:
- have a physical disability and/or learning disability and/or sensory (visual and hearing) impairment and/or Level 1 Autism
- reside in the southeast region of New Brunswick
- are currently unemployed or under employed
- are motivated to find employment
Employment Outreach Specialist
28 Richmond Street, 3rd Floor
Saint John NB E2L 3B2
Telephone: (506) 635-2275
Fax: (506) 642-4268
- Provides job seekers with disabilities tools to prepare for a career or secure employment.
- Supporting the development of individual vocational plans and portfolios specific to the career needs of the participants.
- Accessing a wide range of employment programs and opportunities.
- Reducing barriers in the workplace by engaging employers in a successful, recognized best practices model program.
- Acting as a resource to assist stakeholder groups in creating an inclusive workplace.
Workink – Canada-Wide Virtual Employment Resource Centre
Canada’s online career development and employment portal for Canadians with disabilities.
Among its many features, WORKink® provides job search tools, career guidance, and resources pertaining to education and employment.
Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP)
This nationally acclaimed employment model has several distinctive features: the focus of the training is skills development; based on a formal partnership with community and employers; employer partners commit in advance to hire successful graduates from the project into permanent jobs; skills development is customized to meet specific needs of the employers; and the program includes a detailed transition plan, extended post program support for both the new hires and the employers.
Youth Employment – Youth the Future (YTF)
Designed for working-age youth with disabilities (15-30). Our customized program addresses various employments and career preparation needs specific to this group. The program supports the creation of pathways for job seekers with disabilities who are ready to embark on their career and employment journey.
Make a Change Canada
PO Box 278
Nelson, BC V1L 5P9
Telephone: (250) 352-1378
Toll free: (888) 927-7473
Fax: (888) 927-7473
A federally incorporated and accredited non-profit organization with charitable status. Mandate is to provide persons with disabilities, and those facing other challenges, to employment business start-up and web development training. Services are available online across Canada.
Make A Change Canada is looking for students:
- Who have an interest in becoming employed or self-employed
- Who already have basic computer skills
- Who may find it difficult to work outside their homes
- Who may find it difficult to attend regular scheduled training programs in their communities
- Who have the desire to learn and strive for independence
Business Abilities Program
Provides coaching and tools for researching a business idea and preparation of a business plan. Students have online access to webinars and tutorials for managing and growing a business. There is no charge to participate, but participants are required to contribute a minimum of 10 percent to the overall cost of their business startup. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.
Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs (IBDE)
Provides skills training in web technologies and design with two college accredited, online certificate programs. Training is provided in a supportive environment by an industry-experienced team, using virtual classrooms, video messaging, email, and telephone. Programs meet eligibility criteria for several funding options.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
TTY: (800) 255-4786
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
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The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program is a voluntary program that helps Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit recipients return to work.
If you are receiving a CPP disability benefit, you may be eligible for vocational counseling, financial support for training, and job-search services.
While you participate in the program, you continue to receive your regular CPP disability benefit, including while you search for a job.
In the past, many people receiving benefits because of a severe and prolonged disability believed that they were permanently out of the work force. Now, new technologies, medical treatments and skills training are making it possible for some people with severe disabilities to re-enter the work force.
You can participate in the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program if:
- you are receiving a CPP disability benefit
- you are willing and able to participate in the program
- you are motivated
- you are likely to return to work through the assistance of this program
- your medical condition is stable
This program can help you:
- return to your former job with your former employer
- return to a modified version of your former job
- work at a different job with your former employer using your current or newly acquired skills
- work at a different job with any employer using your current or newly acquired skills
- be retrained for a job through skills or education upgrading
- gain skills for self-employment
The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program can include, but is not limited to, any number of the following services:
- Employment counseling and guidance
You will receive one-on-one guidance to identify your needs, assess your education and current job skills, discuss your work goals and find out about the current job market in your area. With help from a vocational rehabilitation specialist, you will learn about the skills that employers are looking for, or look at opportunities for self- employment.s
- Planning your return to work
A vocational rehabilitation specialist will work with you to develop an individualized return-to-work rehabilitation plan in consultation with your treating physician. You, Service Canada, your doctor and your vocational rehabilitation specialist must all sign this plan, which will be your contract with the CPP.
- Improving your skills/retraining
If you need to improve your skills, upgrade your education or retrain to secure a job, the CPP may cover the costs.
- Developing job-search skills
After you complete your work-related rehabilitation, your vocational rehabilitation specialist will help you find work. For example, with your specialist’s help, you can:
- find out where the jobs are
- prepare a résumé
- join a job-finding club to practice your interview skills
- develop strategies to get interviews or identify organizations that might hire you.
You will continue to receive your regular CPP disability benefit while you participate in the program. At the end of the upgrading or retraining process, your vocational rehabilitation specialist will help you look for a job, and your benefit will continue during this period.
If your disability recurs within two years and you can’t continue working, you can ask to have your benefits automatically restarted without having to go through the usual reapplication process. If your children are still eligible, their benefits will also be restarted.
If your disability recurs after you have been working for more than two years and up to five years, you may be eligible for a fast-track reapplication. This is a simpler and faster process than filing a new application. Contact us for more information and to request an application form.
Neil Squire Society
Telephone: (506) 450-7999
Toll Free: (866) 446-7999
Fax: (506) 453-9681
E-mail: [email protected]
104 – 440 Wilsey Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 7G5
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The Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. We offer assistive technology and ergonomic assessments, digital literacy training, and a Working Together with Employers and Enhancing Employment program that assists adults with disabilities to develop the necessary skills required to achieve their employment goals.
Services are available throughout New Brunswick. Our Atlantic Region head office is located in Fredericton (address above). Satellite offices are listed below:
Telephone: (506) 856-9101
Fax: (506) 854-7509
236 St. George Street, Suite 403
Moncton, NB, E1C 1W1
Telephone: (506) 633-6115
660 Rothesay Ave.
Saint John, NB, E2H 2H4
270 Douglas Ave., Suite 100
Bathurst, NB, E2S 1A9
185-12 rue Martin Street
Saint-Basile, NB, E7C 1E4
AT Help Desk
The Assistive Technology Help Desk is a free service to anyone in New Brunswick who has questions about assistive technology (AT) such as troubleshooting, AT recommendations or general info. AT Specialists are available to respond to inquiries within 24 hours.