This project has dual labour market objectives of supporting the workforce needs of BC businesses and improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The pilot is applying a business “demand-based” approach, using a recruitment model to work directly with BC employers in specific industry sectors with high employment demand to match them with qualified candidates. The recruitment activities are performed by a Recruitment Specialist, who works on behalf of employers to interface with partnering employment agencies to recruit suitable candidates. This project is designed to provide important insights into establishing innovative partnerships between employers and disability serving agencies to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities. This project is conducted by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence and its partners, including: Community Living BC, Open Door Group, Neil Squire Society, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (representing the BC Employment Network), Flaherty and Associates, MacLeod Silver HR Business Partners, London Drugs, CREW Management (Century Plaza Hotel & Absolute Spa Group), Seaspan, Edgewater Casino, and the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).
Published: March 2022
Policy Area: Employment - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities
Population: People with Disabilities