Who is eligible for the A.I.M. for Work Program?
All employers are eligible
How much do the services for employers cost?
There is no cost to employers
Who are some of the employers you have worked with?
For a list of employers, click here.
How does A.I.M. for Work assist employers with staff recruitment?
A.I.M. for Work provides:
What other services are offered to employers?
- Individual pre-screening process
- A selection of qualified and motivated employment
- Assessment of workplace needs
- Wage subsidies (when applicable)
- Training Plan Development
A.I.M. for Work provides:
Disability Awareness Tips
- Employment Equity consultations
- Job Demands Analysis
- Guidelines for Reasonable Accommodations
- Funding for Workplace Accommodations
- Interpreter Services for the Deaf
- Ergonomic Evaluations
- Please use the term “person with a disability” and never “handicapped”. “Disability” means that an
individual is limited in his or her ability to do an activity. “Handicap” is a barrier that limits a
person’s opportunity to participate in society. Poor attitudes or inaccessible buildings are examples of
- When referring to people with disabilities, it is important to say “a person who is blind” and not “a
blind person”; or “a person who has epilepsy” and not “an epileptic”.
- Offer persons with disabilities the same choices as you would anyone else. People with visible and
invisible disabilities have the right to fully participate in the community.
- Speak directly to the person with the disability. Be patient and give the person a chance to express
him or herself. Certain disabilities will affect speech but not thinking. This is only polite.
- Not all disabilities are visible or obvious. Be sensitive to the possibility that you may be dealing with
someone with a learning disability, a mental health or intellectual disability or epilepsy to name a few.
- Remove things that make it difficult for people to move around, in particular for individuals with
mobility and visual disabilities.
- People with disabilities are comfortable with every day words such as: “Did you see that?” to a person
with a visual impairment, or “did you enjoy your walk?” to a person in a wheelchair. Persons who are
visually impaired “see” what you mean and individuals in wheelchairs “go for walks”.
- Persons who are not disabled are all different. This is the same for people with disabilities.
Individuals all have different things they can and cannot do. Offer to help someone if it looks like he
or she needs it. If your help is accepted, ask the person what kind of help he or she would like. Do
not be upset if your offer is not accepted.
- Persons with disabilities have the same wide range of personalities as other people. They can talk
about things other than their disabilities.