Accessibility Work Experience Program

This program was  funded by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. It provided employers with a wage subsidy between $12.50/hour and $15/hour for a four-to-six-month position to be filled by U of A students or alumni with disabilities who are seeking positions that align with their level of education and experience. Funding for AWEP ran out in March, 2022. And we are exploring other funding opportunities that would allow us to continue to support students and alumni with disabilities in their career development and job search process. ‘

There are many benefits to an organization in hiring someone with a disability: it helps create a culture of inclusion, build your organizational reputation and elevate your degree of organizational citizenship. Here are some resources that you might find useful in increasing your organization’s capacity to integrate employees with disabilities into the workplace:


Please sign up here if you would like to receive additional information about the program, or to receive notifications when a wage subsidy becomes available again via the AWEP.

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