Job Seeker Resources
These helpful links, videos, and downloadable resources will help you find a job and thrive in it.
Interested in Finding a Job?
Identifying Inclusive Employers
In this video, you will learn easy ways to determine if you are applying with an inclusive employer. Use these tips during your job search!
Know which questions an employer can legally ask about your disability. Download this resource to see the questions you might be asked and the questions you can ignore.
The inclusive workplace is just as important as an inclusive employer. These pointers will help you find a respectful work environment committed to inclusivity.
Choosing an inclusive employer ensures you will be welcomed and accommodated. This information will help you recognize the signs that an employer is inclusive.
Finding a Job
This video focuses on students, but it can help anyone with an invisible disability learn how to find the right job opportunity.
Island Ops is a free online program that helps people with disabilities gain sustainable employment throughout Vancouver Island the surrounding region.
Use this job board to find inclusive job opportunities that can be accommodated to suit your needs.
This federal job board can help you find inclusive job opportunities anywhere in the country.
Finding Your Strengths
Consider your strengths and how they can apply to your job search. This video will help you present your strengths to employers in a new way.
Use these examples to show employers the valuable workplace skills you have gained through living with a disability.
Having gaps in your resume is okay. This resource will show you how to use gaps to present relevant skills and experience to employers.
This article shares helpful ways that job seekers with disabilities can market themselves to employers, including how to show examples of strengths and address gaps in employment.
Finding the Right Fit
Disclosing Your Disability
This video will help you understand when to disclose your disability and how to address this very personal issue.
Even if you disclose your disability, your employer is not entitled to all of your medical information. This video discusses what your employer can and cannot ask about your medical history.
Disclosing your disability to an employer can be difficult. This guide will provide answers to many common questions about disclosure.
Download these scripts to practice disclosing your disability to employers. Use them to guide disclosure conversations in your job search or on the job.
Disclosing a non-apparent disability can be an especially difficult choice. This resource will help you decide if disclosure is right for you, and how to do it.
Employers have a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations, and employees have a responsibility to cooperate. Download this resource for more information.
There are many possible accommodations you can request from your employer. Download this list to see common accommodations that may support you in your job role.
These realistic examples of accommodations may help you with your own situation. If it is helpful, you can share these examples with an employer!
Asking For Accommodations
This video describes three important mistakes to avoid when asking your employer for an accommodation.
Asking your employer for an accommodation can be nerve-wracking. These scripts will help you clearly and respectfully ask your employer for an accommodation.
Research shows employers often worry about the cost of accommodations. However, WorkBC may be able to provide you and your employer funding to help with your required accommodation!
The Neil Squire Society works with individuals and employers to find suitable workplace accommodations, and can be a dependable resource for accommodation information.
Here are some tips to help you request a workplace accommodation. Watch this video to learn how better communicate your needs to your supervisor.
How Do I Keep My Job?
Support on the Job
These tips will help you positively address and resolve issues of discrimination in the workplace.
Continued job success is important once you have found an inclusive workplace. These tips will help you thrive in the workplace once you’ve found an inclusive and accommodating role.
This link will teach you to build up your self-confidence, be adaptable, and advocate for yourself when faced with challenges in the workplace.
Thriving on the Job
Workplaces can be stressful, and unmanaged stress can create problems. This video provides some easy and effective ways to cope with stress and anger at work.
Resilience will help you handle difficult times in the workplace. In this video, you will learn helpful tips for building up your resilience.
Conflict can happen even in inclusive workplaces. This video will help you become a valued employee with strategies for preventing and resolving conflict.
Watch these examples of workplace conflict to learn how to recognize conflicts in your own workplace and how to successfully address the situation.
Assertive communication helps you get your point across quickly and clearly. This resource will help you learn assertive communication while avoiding passive or aggressive communication.
Funding and Training
This playlist of quick videos presents the different free services that WorkBC can offer you in your job search.
Download this resource for helpful information on the benefits that job seekers with disabilities can collect for transportation, training, clothing, and more.
If you rely on PWD benefits, you can still receive benefits you are entitled to if you find an inclusive job. Follow this link to learn more.
WorkBC is a resource you can rely on for guidance when finding a job and learning what opportunities are available.
This program will help you find a mentor who can provide hands-on assistance and answer your questions about jobs you want