Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Record #: BAR0852
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 25 Sep 2023


Description (Service) Assists persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment
  • supports persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers to participation in the Canadian labour market
  • supports employers to hire persons with disabilities
  • programs and services include job search supports, pre-employability services, wage subsidies, work placements and employer awareness initiatives to encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities
  • delivered across the country by Service Canada Centres, in partnership with organizations in the community
  • for online service go to
  • for assistance accessing services, complete an online request at Service Request
  • for people who do not have internet access call 1-877-355-2657 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
  • for assistance in person, make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form at Service Request

Service Details

Public Comments No local Barrie phone number

NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, hours may vary
To make a request for an appointment fill out the service request form at Service Request
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County ; Alliston; Angus; Innisfil; Midhurst; Elmvale
Eligibility Eligible employers include:
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • municipal governments
  • aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • for-profit organizations
  • provincial and territorial governments
  • institutions
  • agencies
  • Crown Corporations
Eligible participants must:
  • self-identify as having a permanent physical or mental disability that restricts his or her ability to perform daily activities
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • not be eligible for assistance under Employment Insurance (EI) employment benefits or any similar programs that are the subject of agreements with provinces, territories, or organizations entered into pursuant to Section 63 of the EI Act (unless approved by a departmental official)
  • require assistance to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment
Application Contact Service Canada for more information on submitting an application or a project proposal or visit website.
Languages English ; French - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3H1
Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-800-622-6232
TTY Phone 1-800-926-9105
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Mailing Address Barrie Service Canada Centre 
48 Owen St 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3H1

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