Career Development Initiative for Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Crown Corporations

As a Government, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to gain meaningful employment and are committed to building a diverse Public Service that is representative of the population it serves with respect to persons with disabilities. As a way to strengthen this commitment, the Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities has developed an employment initiative that offers wage subsidies to Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Crown Corporations that hire persons with disabilities in positions related to their education and training.

Many persons with disabilities do not possess the work experience necessary to be competitive in the labour market. They have completed post-secondary training but, due to their lack of job experience, are unable to secure employment related to their field of training. The purpose of these work experience opportunities is to provide these individuals the training-related, on-the-job work experience that will make them more competitive in the labour market.

To ensure participants of this initiative obtain what will be viewed by future potential employers as significant work experience, career development opportunities must be a minimum of six months and can be extended subject to negotiation and availability of funds. Wage subsidies are negotiated on an individual basis.

Participants are paid based on a classification determined by your description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and of the knowledge, abilities and education you indicate as being required to perform the work.

To participate in this initiative, organizations must complete an application form, along with a position description, and submit it to:

Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Fax: (709) 729-6737
E-mail: openingdoors@gov.nl.ca

There is no deadline to apply, but applications will be actioned on a first come – first served basis. For more information on this initiative please contact the Office at (709) 729-5881 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.

WE ARE Building a Public Service Representative of Persons with Disabilities

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