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British Columbia Service Partners

Our Inclusive Workforce Specialists in BC work collaboratively with Service Partners to increase the collective impact and employment outcomes of people with disabilities - people with diverse talent. 

Port of Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada

As part of the commitment to being inclusive, the Port of Vancouver runs an annual accessibility internship program. This program offers individuals with disabilities the chance to develop work-related skills and experience while addressing a specific business need. The program involves identifying a suitable candidate, assessing their skills and abilities, and then matching them to a short-term business need. The successful candidate will receive reasonable accommodation during the application and interview process, as well as throughout their employment.

Benefits for Participants:
  • Gain hands-on experience in a professional setting.

  • Develop relevant skills and enhance your resume.

  • Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.

  • Build connections within the port authority and the broader industry.

  • Attend networking events and participate in professional development activities.

  • Increase confidence and self-efficacy through practical work experience.

  • Receive support and accommodations that enable success in the workplace.

Who Can Apply:
  • Be an individual with disabilities.

  • Meet the minimum qualifications outlined in the job description’s specific competencies and education and experience sections.

  • Be interested in developing work-related skills and experience in a supportive and inclusive environment.

WJS Canada

British Columbia, Canada

WJS Canada provides a number of opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to participate in their community. Our day programs bring individuals together to socialize, enjoy a range of activities and learn new skills. We also encourage community involvement and many of the people we serve are active volunteers, participate with performing arts groups, attend community events, and access recreational facilities.

We provide job coaching and job placement to help individuals gain meaningful employment in restaurants, grocery stores, and retail outlets among other places. Some individuals even go on to develop their interests into their own micro-businesses.

Wavefront Centre

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing individuals continue to face daily challenges and contend with issues of exclusion in employment, education and social settings due to communication barriers. Wavefront Centre provides employment counselling services to support the well-being of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing British Columbians.

Our Employment Placement Specialists are Certified Career Development Practitioners (CCDP) and many are also fluent in American Sign Language. This means that they are:

  • Professionals who exhibit career development knowledge, needs assessment skills, referral expertise, and interpersonal competence as a career development professional

  • Registered with the BC Career Development Association

  • Committed to adhering to a professional code of ethics outlined by the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners

We believe in providing individualized, client-centered planning to assist job seekers and employers in achieving their goals.

WorkBC Centre - Vancouver Midtown East / VMESC

Vancouver, BC, Canada

WorkBC Centres are funded by the Province of British Columbia to deliver employment services and work supports. WorkBC Vancouver Midtown offers no cost employment services, programs, information, and supports to all Vancouver Midtown residents seeking employment.

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada

Career Services provides career help for all UVic students and alumni. It’s never too early to take part in workshops and programs, get one-on-one support from our career educators, or access resources to help you develop a career you love.

Our resources can help you with everything from finding a career that suits you to improving your résumé and practicing your interview skills.

Richmond Centre for Disability

Richmond, BC, Canada

The Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) is a consumer centered organization committed to enabling all people with disabilities in making informead choices, creating opportunities, meeting their goals and reaching their full potential. We offer an empowering, friendly environment where we work to provide quality services that lead to inclusion for people with disabilities and greater public awareness.

The RCD responds to the needs of members and communities, thus designs and provides services and activities involving skills development, literacy, health, recreation, technology, peer support and disabilities support services. We take a cross and multi-disability, self-directed and inclusive approach.

To remain a vibrant and modern agency, we have always understood that its enduring strength lies in its ability to be flexible and to constantly seek ways to improve how we provide resources, services and programming for our participants. The goal is to adapt to the new challenges of today – and tomorrow.


Vancouver, BC, Canada

posAbilities offers a menu of services that grow and change in response to the needs and wishes of our persons served and the families who care for them. We specialize in supporting people with developmental disabilities with life’s transitions – to and through adulthood.

posAbilities Employment Service assists job seekers with diverse abilities to prepare for, secure and maintain competitive employment.


British Columbia, Canada

PCRS employment programs work with job seekers and employers in various communities to help participants prepare for employment, secure, and maintain jobs that support families, and gain meaningful work experience and purpose.

We believe that employment is a key component to quality of life and that every person has the capacity and potential to be successful given the right support.

Pathways Clubhouse

Richmond, BC, Canada

Pathways Clubhouse supports our members returning to paid employment in the following ways:

Transitional Employment Program (TEP)

TEP is an opportunity for members to re-enter the paying work force with optimal support from clubhouse staff.

Supported Employment (SE)

The Supported Employment Program (SE) supports members who require less support than the TE Program in obtaining time-unlimited positions. SE jobs are at the employer’s place of business and pay at least the current minimum wage in BC. Pathways Clubhouse staff can help with the interview process and on the job training but do not provide absence coverage.

Independent Employment (IE)

IE helps people return to competitive employment in the community.

NPower Canada


NPower Canada is a national employment program that provides participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. Through consultation with a wide range of employers, NPower Canada’s comprehensive curriculum ensures participants are equipped with the in-demand technical and professional skills most sought after by industry.

NPower Canada provides employers with access to a pipeline of eager, diverse and job-ready talent with in-demand digital skills who are primed to succeed in the workplace. Graduates receive ongoing support and coaching to ensure continued success in their careers.

Neil Squire Society


Creative Employment Options helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. This unique, comprehensive and participant centered program is designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals.

Job Focus is an employment service for persons with disabilities and workplace injuries. The program offers one-to-one flexible services to help individuals work towards full or part-time employment, volunteer work, or self-employment. *Offered at our Atlantic Regional Office only.

Group Employment Skills helps participants build their skills and learn how to successfully find employment. This individualized program provides both a group and one-to-one supportive learning environment. *Offered in Saskatchewan only.


Vancouver, BC, Canada

We help you find meaningful work in a variety of jobs and careers. Get job search help, career readiness training, mentoring and peer groups, and information about working in Canada. Services are available before and after you arrive in Canada.

Partner With Us

CAN WiN provides innovative workforce solutions that help your clients find meaningful careers with inclusive employers. Get in touch to find out how we can work together to create inclusive workplace solutions.

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