CareersNOW! has partnered with the Discover Ability Network to streamline hiring and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities.

Discover Ability Network streamlines hiring of qualified individuals with disabilities.

CareersNOW! has partnered with the Discover Ability Network — a recruitment resource created by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce — to streamline hiring and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities for Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.

This new pilot will support up to 8 Ontario businesses in hiring and retaining skilled individuals that are also people with disabilities.

Recruitment

  • Easy access to the Discover Ability Network for job postings and candidate matching with technical support provided.
  • Sharing of participant job postings with employment service providers across Ontario to connect with candidates across several labour pools.
  • Coordination by the CareersNOW! and Discover Ability Network team on engaging with potential candidates for interviewing.

Onboarding

Training and retention allowance of $1000 per hire for SME’s that hire 5 or more candidates

Job posting promotion and enhancement

Targeted outreach and exposure for participating companies via CareersNOW! and Discover Ability Network social media and communications channels. 

Training ​

  • Access to training on disability and employment topics including accommodations and disclosure and hiring and retaining talent with a disability.
  • Unique supports provided by employment service providers such as onsite coaching for new hires, wage subsidies, accommodation supports, and guidance on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

CareersNOW! is inviting up to 8 employers to participate in the new workforce pilot!