Employment First Webcast Series - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Employment First Webcast Series

The Employment First Webcast Series is an ongoing series to help Albertans understand the barriers, solutions and benefits to employing persons with disabilities.

Employers will continue to need access to skilled and unskilled labour to meet the needs of our economy. Alberta is working on labour force strategies that respond to market demands, and ensure we have the workers we need.

The reality is that people with disabilities have a wide range of skills and abilities that can contribute to our economy and create more diverse workplaces.

Statistics Canada recently released data from the Canadian Survey on Disability showing that in 2011, the employment rate of Canadians aged 25 to 64 with disabilities was 49%. For Canadians without a disability, the employment rate was 79%.

Visit the Alberta Employment Learning Series website for more information, to register for upcoming sessions and to view previous webcasts.

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Modified: 2017-07-10
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