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Overcoming Barriers to Employment

Woman at interviewSeeking employment in a new country can be challenging. 

Here are some things you may wish to consider, along with information and resources on how to manage them:

  1. Language
  2. Credentials / Licensing Assessment
  3. Canadian Work Experience
  4. Child Care 
  5. Financial Assistance 
  6. Education / Training



If you are a person with a disability, (i.e. physical, hearing, vision, learning, developmental, mental health, cognitive) who has a significant barrier to employment and require assistance to find a job, overcome a job crisis, or retain long-term employment, there are many services available in Durham. You can seek employment assistance through the following programs/services: 

If you have a physical disability and require equipment, supplies or assistive devices (i.e. wheelchairs/mobility aids, hearing aids, communication aids, prosthetic devices, respiratory equipment, monitors and test strips for diabetics, etc.) for work, contact the Assistive Devices Program, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at 1-800-268-6021.

Other helpful websites:



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