Employment Resources

For information about how to remove barriers to employment, please select the links below.

Immigration, Population Growth and Skills

Immigration, Population Growth and Skills provides assistance for persons looking for employment. They have a number of programs that participants can avail of as well as training that could be helpful.

Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities

They post government jobs specifically for persons with disabilities as well as providing support around job searching and resume creation.

Email: openingdoors@gov.nl.ca

Website: www.exec.gov.nl.ca/OEEPD

St Mary’s University – Access Ability Program

Employment and self-employment programs for persons, in all four Atlantic provinces, who self-identify as living with a disability. The Access Ability employment stream provides persons with disabilities support getting into the workforce by offering paid training, support and job placements. Participants have access to individualized coaching and mentorship to further build their skills and confidence in the workplace. Advice is offered to employers on an as-needed basis.


Easter Seals

eastersealsnl.ca has employment programs and access to funds to subsidize payroll for new hires.

Murphy Centre

murphycentre.ca Career Services, located at 320 Torbay Road, offers a holistic approach to career development and employment supports, which includes group-based programming and one on one meetings.

CCRW (Canadian Council for Rehabilitation and Work)

ccrw.org is located in St. John’s. They support job seekers (across Canada) with all types of disability, who wish to find meaningful employment. They also support businesses who wish to hire employees who are persons with disabilities. CCRW shares resources, experiences, and skills in order to make employment opportunities accessible for every candidate.

Self-Employment Assistance Program

The Self-Employment Assistance Program provides financial and entrepreneurial assistance to EI-eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business. The maximum duration of a grant agreement with a participant is 52 weeks, and 78 weeks for persons with a disability.

Avalon Employment Inc.

Avalon Employment Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers services for persons with barriers to employment due to developmental disabilities.

Visions Employment

The Visions Employment mandate is to provide employment related services and support to adults and High School students with intellectual disabilities facing barriers to employment.

Inclusion Canada NL

The Inclusion Canada Ready Willing and Able Employment Program helps connect employers and employees.


With three locations in the province, CNIB may be able to provide some guidance around employment and provide feedback on barriers that you may encounter.

For Employers

  • Guide to Planning Inclusive Meetings
    Guidebook developed by the Government of Canada
  • Return to Work Plan
    A step-by-step guide for managing the return to work process. Developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Inclusive Customer Service Training
    COD-NL offers a training session that provides a comprehensive overview of the many areas of disability that staff may encounter in service delivery, and illustrates how to interact with clients/customers/consumers with dignity and respect, with an emphasis on providing the unique Newfoundland and Labrador context. Sessions are 90-120 minutes in length. Contact us at info@codnl.ca or 709 722 7011 for more information.

211 NL


211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. Search online or dial 211 on your phone for live 24 hour service.

If you have resources that should be included, please let us know by emailing us at info@codnl.ca or calling 709 722 7011. If you’re having difficulty connecting to these resources, please reach out to us.