Project Work has successfully matched motivated people who have an intellectual
disability with employers since 1987. Employers receive practical information for training
and managing new employees through our job coaching services.






EmployerConnect is a unique service connecting employers who want to be more inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities, autism, and neurodiversity, with assistive technology experts, information, and support – enabling you as employers to select the right solutions and accommodations that will help accelerate change, and save you time, money, and resources.

Job Placement Service  Reduce your hiring and training costs. Project Work refers motivated candidates for entry-level jobs.

Occupational Skills Assessments Provide an opportunity for someone to gain work experience in a meaningful environment.

Workplace Accommodations for People with an Intellectual Disability Receive practical information for training and managing your employees.

Hiring and training a new employee is costly. We take the time to understand your requirements and refer only motivated candidates that will best match your needs.

Each candidate who is referred to you is accompanied by a job coach. Job coaches are trained to analyze, conduct work-site assessments and develop techniques to assist a person with an intellectual disability to learn a new job. The job coach assists with on-the-job training, minimizing the amount of time an employer spends training a new employee. There is no fee for the placement or job coaching services.

We are committed to excellence. To ensure the long-term success of your hiring decision we provide a range of free services such as follow up communication with you and the employee, on-site work visits, and additional training for new job duties.

People in our programs participate in Occupational Skills Assessments. They experience a variety of jobs to gain a realistic understanding of jobs that are well matched with their skills.

The employer is not expected to spend a lot of time training the participant – that’s our job! A Project Work job coach accompanies each program participant to your work site to assist them in performing the work to your standards.

There is no cost to you. All program participants are insured for WSIB through Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada.

Contact us to learn how our program participants will help
your business.

Through our job coaching services employers receive practical information for training and managing their employees.

For example:

  • Keep instructions clear and uncomplicated. Language, concepts, ideas and words should be kept simple.
  • Demonstrate the task. It is often easier to understand if the skills are shown rather than said.
  • Break tasks into smaller components. Let the employee master each step before moving on to the next component.
  • Use pictures, photographs or drawings in place of
    written information.
  • Extend training periods if necessary.
  • Demonstrate work sequences through pictures.
  • Develop a list of work sequences.
  • Colour code systems.
  • Restructure complex jobs.
  • Clearly label hazardous material and review instructions for handling and using.



A Job Coach provides a service to a job seeker who has a disability and an employer. For a
person with a disability the Job Coach provides counselling for job- related issues, one-on-one
support to conduct a job search, on –the-job training and support at Occupational Skills
Assessments and at paid jobs.

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