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Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities

Eligibility

Who is eligible?
To use the Opportunities Fund Program, applicants must:

  • have a permanent disability or chronic health condition as a barrier to employment
  • be unemployed or underemployed
  • be eligible to work in Canada
  • not have received Employment Insurance benefits within the last three (3) years
  • reside in:
    • the Sunshine Coast
    • Sea to Sky up to Pemberton
    • Lower Mainland
    • Fraser Valley up to Boston Bar and Hope
    • Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

Other requirements
Prior to applying to the Opportunities Fund Program, individuals will meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered with a Case Manager
  • Have completed a job search using existing skills
  • Have considered training programs that are short-term in nature

If you are not eligible, please contact your local Service Canada office.