Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open 
  • 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 
  • clients should not book an in-person visit if they: 
    • Have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing 
    • Have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days 
    • Have been instructed by local public health authorities to self-isolate due to travel or contact history
Regular 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 There is no local Barrie phone number, use Toll-Free number 
NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open to the public, it is recommended to book an appointment, hours may vary  
Regular Hours 
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, no appointment necessary 
Toll Free Telephone Service: Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm
Areas Served Central Ontario
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, Programs
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1
View Google Map
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
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