Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Record #: BAR0852
Last Modified: 13 Jun 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

    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
    • Drop-in or call Service Canada for more information on submitting an application or a project proposal or visit website
    • to request a phone call from a Service Canada representative about this program 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
    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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