DEFINITION OF DISABILITY
Any person having any persistent (long-lasting) physical,
mental, psychiatric, sensory or learning impairment who considers
themselves to be, or that an employer would consider them
to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of an impairment.
(Government of Canadas Employment Equity Act)
- Self-declare to have a disability.
- Be between 18 and 65 years of age.
- Be unemployed or underemployed.
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Not on Employment Insurance (EI) or Reachback Status.
(Reachback indicates any individual who has received EI benefits within the past 36 months, in the event of Maternity and/or Parental benefits, within the past 60 months).
- You may apply for Link Up programs and services through
one of the following routes: telephone/TTY or walking in (click here for Link Up contact information).
- You will then attend one of Link Up’s frequently
scheduled Orientation sessions for a detailed overview of
all of our Employment services.
When you attend, you should bring your resume (if available), your social insurance number, and if you are being referred by another agency,
you should also bring a completed Action Plan from that
- Following this information session, you will be scheduled
to meet with a Link Up Consultant for a Common Assessment
interview. At this interview, your service needs will be
determined, and if you are deemed eligible for our services,
an employment Action Plan will be drawn up and
you will be assigned to an Employment Consultant.
If you are deemed ineligible, you will then be referred
to another more appropriate agency.
- For eligible persons, the next step will be to meet with
your assigned Employment Consultant to review
your Action Plan and to begin taking the first steps toward
the goals identified in this plan.
After this initial meeting, you will continue working through
your Action Plan with the ongoing assistance and support of