Need People? TAKE SURVEY re Hiring Youth with Disabilities

Calling all NV employers!

Young people (aged 15-30) with disabilities want to work, yet they remain an under-utilised part of the labour force due to barriers faced in their job search.

In 2022, CanAssist at the University of Victoria conducted a survey with 463 young people with disabilities across BC, which revealed the top barriers youth faced during job searches.  Barriers included being intimidated by the job search process and not having enough information in a
job posting to understand if an employer would accommodate their needs, or if the workplace is inclusive to people with disabilities.

As part of this BC wide initiative, CanAssist is developing resources, specifically for employers, to help them address the barriers and tap into this large pool of eager job seekers and needs employers’ help to determine which resources would be most valuable.

Please complete this 10-question survey that runs until December 8, 2023, at 4pm (PT).

Take the Survey (~3-5 mins )