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What is EmploymentWorks Virtual?

EmploymentWorks Virtual is an “instructor led online program” that supports safe, uninterrupted access to employment preparedness training with no barriers to participation due to geography, transportation or the pandemic. It is designed to support autistic individuals and persons with disabilities who are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment.

Who is the program for?
  1. Individuals over 15 years of age
  2. Who identify as being on the autism spectrum or as a person with a disability
  3. Are motivated to find a job
What is the program format?
  • The program is offered in a variety of different formats ranging from 4 weeks to 10 weeks in duration, and includes 60 hours of guided employment readiness training, application and practice. Sessions focus on social, communication and job skills development in a facilitated group-based online setting. Career exploration and experiential learning occurs in simulated workplace environments using highly interactive job simulations, custom job previews, scenario based learning videos, and curated resources.
  • Participants in EmploymentWorks Virtual are provided access to 1000’s of LinkedIn Learning courses and videos to support their skills development and employment success. Whether it be enhancing job searching skills, preparing for an interview, or learning how to communicate with co-workers, participants can log in to this learning resource at any time and learn at their own pace.
  • Following the program, ongoing support is provided to participants as they transition from the instructor-led training and virtual job sampling to active job seeking and employment. This may include 1:1 support and/or group based discussions, navigation to LinkedIn Learning courses for ongoing skill development and learning, and connections to local employers and placement agencies.
Are there any fees to participate in the program?

There is currently no cost to participate in the EmploymentWorks Virtual program.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have access to a laptop or a reliable internet connection, please contact us at info@employment-works.ca.


Program Dates

May 3, 2022 to July 20, 2022

11-Week Program (2 days/week)

Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

To learn more about the EmploymentWorks Virtual program and how it may help support your employment goals, contact us at info@employment-works.ca or call 1-888-733-7976 today!