Enhancing Workforce Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Alberta

The Government of Alberta is pleased to announce the opening of the second application intake period to the Alberta Jobs Now program. As the largest job training program in Alberta’s history, employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions. The Alberta Jobs Now program is a critical part of Alberta’s economic recovery by helping Albertans get back to work and gain the skills needed in today’s job market, and by supporting businesses to re-open and grow their workforce.

Enhancing Workforce Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities 

Under the second application intake period, changes to the Alberta Jobs Now program will make it more inclusive and accessible when hiring Albertans with disabilities. This includes reducing the minimum number of hours for positions filled by persons with disabilities from 30 to 15 hours per week. As under the first intake period, employers who hire persons with disabilities will also receive a grant 1.5 times higher than the amount they would receive for other employees.

Upcoming Information Sessions

To learn more about the Alberta Jobs Now program, including how it can support the hiring of Albertans with disabilities an upcoming information session is available to:

– Contracted employment and community service providers funded by Alberta Community and Social Services,

– Service Providers and organizations supporting and facilitating access of Albertans to employers and jobs, and

– Employers.

Through the presentation, providers will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about changes to the program under the second application intake
  • Gather information on how to promote this program to employers interested in hiring persons with disabilities
  • Ask questions related to the program and provide feedback

Details / How to Attend:

Alberta Jobs Now PWD Presentation

When: November 18, 2021

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Webinar Link:

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

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Video Conference ID: 112 598 636 6

Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)

+1 587-415-7406,,950700675#   Canada, Edmonton

Phone Conference ID: 950 700 675#

This event is FREE to attend

To learn more about the program go to https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-jobs-now-program.aspx

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