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WorkConnect is a career and employment information service that expands accessibility to services and boosts career outcomes for Persons with Disabilities across Calgary and the surrounding areas via a virtual service. WorkConnect is an individualized and interactive service that is designed to help you create movement along your career continuum.
You can develop an understanding of the labour market, engage in career planning, find training/education opportunities, job search, gain employment, participate in short term training, and receive job maintenance support.
You will also have access to our virtual learning platform,
Employable Me. It is easy to use and takes a microlearning approach. Accessible, interesting, and can be taken at your own pace.
Here are some frequently asked questions
We hope that you’ll be able to find the information you need below, but if you’d like to ask us a question directly then we’d love to hear from you.
WorkConnect is for unemployed and underemployed (less than 16 hours per week) Alberta residents that identify as having a disability that are actively looking for a job or a change in their career.
The support you access depends on your career situation. We work with you to understand your ambitions and help you find your next job or training opportunity. Support includes one-to-one coaching with your Career Advisor and Job Developer and online learning through our Employable Me platform.
Yes. We help you identify the skills you have that can be transferred into other fields, and then help you identify jobs that would be a good fit for you. We also have access to up-to-date labour market information that will give you the inside track on who is hiring now.
Everyone is different and it will depend on the type of support you need. Once you’ve registered, we will agree on a schedule of appointments with you. On average we expect that you’ll communicate with us once a week. You can speak to your Career Advisor via email, phone and Microsoft Teams.