EmploymentWorks is a program that offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on experience to autistic adults and persons with disabilities. The program is currently offered in two formats: EW Original (in-person), and EW Virtual (instructor led on-line). A new self-directed e-Learning version of the program is being developed for launch in early 2022, to improve accessibility and remove geographical barriers to program participation.

Learn more about the EmploymentWorks Virtual program and whether it might be right for you by opening the information tabs below:

The NEW EmploymentWorks Virtual is an “instructor led online program” that supports safe, uninterrupted access to employment preparedness training with no barriers to participation due to geography, transportation or the pandemic. It is designed to support autistic individuals and persons with disabilities who are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment.

The program was designed for individuals:

  • Over 15 years of age

  • Who identify as being on the autism spectrum or as a person with a disability

  • That are motivated to find a job

The program is offered in a variety of different formats ranging from 4 weeks to 10 weeks in duration and includes 60 hours of guided employment readiness training, application and practice.

  1. Instructor Led Learning:

Sessions focus on social, communication and job skills development in a facilitated group-based online setting, providing participants with opportunities to connect with peers and other community supports.

  1. Virtual Job Simulations:

This component of the program provides participants the opportunity to take part in several highly interactive virtual job simulations that replicate real world work environments and tasks.

Following the program, ongoing support is provided to participants as they transition from the instructor-led training and virtual job sampling to active job seeking and employment. This may include 1:1 support and/or group based discussions, navigation to LinkedIn Learning courses for ongoing skill development and learning, and connections to local employers and placement agencies.


Participants in EmploymentWorks Virtual are provided access to 1000’s of LinkedIn Learning courses and videos to support their skills development and employment success. Whether it be enhancing job searching skills, preparing for an interview, or learning how to communicate with co-workers, participants can log in to this learning resource at any time and learn at their own pace.


EmploymentWorks Virtual is barrier free – no travel, no geographical limitations, no cost!

Please Note: If you do  not have access to a laptop or a reliable internet connection, please contact us at info@employment-works.ca.

*Please note the Time Zone for each Program Offering (dates subject to change):

November 15, 2021 to December 10, 2021  4-Week Program (5 days/week)

  • Option 1:   Morning Program (Monday – Friday:   9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Mountain Time)
  • Option 2:   Afternoon Program (Monday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time)

November 16, 2021 to February 1, 2022  12-Week Program *IN FRENCH* (2 days/week)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

November 24, 2021 to January 13, 2022  8-Week Program (2 days/week)

  • Wednesday (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
  • Thursday (9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

January 10, 2022 to February 4, 2022  4-Week Program (5 days/week)

  • Option 1:   Morning Program (Monday – Friday:   9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Mountain Time)
  • Option 2:   Afternoon Program (Monday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time)

January 18, 2022 to March 10, 2022  8-Week Program (3 days/week)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time)

To learn more about the EmploymentWorks Virtual program and how it may help support your employment goals, contact us at info@employment-works.ca or 1-888-733-7976 today!

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