Employment Program

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This program addresses the issue of breaking barriers to employment readiness and workplace access for individuals who have any type of disability and or barrier. Although these individuals are capable of employment, many will not have sustained employment or have necessary social skills to enter the workforce.

Choices Association of Fort McMurray is determine to provide extraordinary dedication, expertise and assistance to enhance quality of life, because we believe that the world can be a place that works for everyone.

The Employment Program targets individuals:

Who will be:

  • Unemployed or marginally employed (less than 15 hours per week) or under-employed (position below their education and experience)
  • Work destined for competitive labour market
  • Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants eligible to work in Canada
  • 18 years of age or older and residing in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and with the following disabilities:
    • Addictions
    • Brain Injury
    • Cognitive/Learning Disabilities
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Physical Disabilities/Restrictions
    • Progressive / Degenerative Conditions
    • and many more

Barriers:

  • Age (50 to 64)
  • Homelessness No Alberta ID
  • Criminal record
  • Lack of education
  • No Class 5 drivers licence
  • and many more

Other Services provided by the Employment Program include:

  • One-on One Employment Counseling
  • Employment Readiness  Courses (Exposure)
    • CTST/OSSA
    • WHMIS
    • H2S Alive
    • Class 3 and others
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • In house workshops, such as:
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Colour Spectrums
    • Interview Skills
    • Job Search
  • Job Search - online/paper application
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Placement & follow-up Support (3 to 6 months)
  • Outside Referrals:
    • Food Bank
    • EI
    • Alberta Works
    • Counselling
    • Shelters
    • and many others

To obtain more information about who funds this program, please visit: http://humanservices.alberta.ca/

If you would like to sign up for this program, or talk to us directly, you may do so using our Contact Page

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Choices has a variety of volunteer positions available.

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CHOICES ASSOCIATION OF FORT MCMURRAY

10010 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB AB T9H 2K6

Fax: 780-791-7506
Office: 780-791-3009
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