There are many benefits to becoming an inclusive employer and to hiring people who identify as having a disability. Committing to enhancing your employees’ work environment creates a happier, healthier and more productive culture for your entire team.

Not sure where to start? We are here to help.


There are numerous benefits in diversifying your workforce and working with students is a great way to become a more inclusive employer. Some of these benefits include:

  • Finding a solution to the shrinking workforce by tapping into a highly skilled, often overlooked candidate pool

  • Enhancing brand image and attracting a wider, more varied consumer base

  • Statistics demonstrate that employees with disabilities bring proven talent to the workforce and increase retention rates

  • Onboarding students can be intensive. We want employers to be in a position where they can provide the best learning experiences for our participants. Your business may qualify for wage subsidies contact us to learn more. 

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At CanWork we realize that increasing diversity at your organization is not always easy. Where do you start? What can you do? How can we make our processes better aligned with our employees' needs? These aren't easy questions to answer and the process can be daunting at times. CanWork provides job coaches that are well versed in supporting persons that identify as having a disability to advocate for their needs and can mediate between all parties to ensure everyone is set up for success.


What's Next?

We can meet you where you are at. The process could start as soon as you onboard one of our CanWork participants for a work term. We will set up an initial meeting with all parties involved to develop an accommodation plan that works for everyone involved. Did you know that the majority of people who identify as having a disability or mental health challenges do not require accommodation but benefit from a supportive environment?  


The process can also be reversed, our team is more than happy to consult with employers that demonstrate a willingness to hire students with diverse needs but are not sure where to start. We can support you and your team in assuring you have the right processes in place to create an inclusive environment right from the onboarding process to the end of the work term.