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Employment Funding

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Also: Download our funding guide, an easy to navigate and extensive collection of even more funding opportunities: 



Employment funding

Business Abilities

Provides online planning resources and one-on-one coaching assistance, from career exploration to new business mentorship. Services are available free of charge to people who self-identify as living with a disability.

Canada Workers Benefit

A refundable tax credit providing tax relief for eligible low-income individuals and families who are in the workforce. The CWB includes a disability supplement for individuals who are approved for the Disability Tax Credit.

Economic Development Funding

Disabled persons can find financial support for their business initiatives by searching this database 


Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program

Provides support to entrepreneurs with disabilities across BC, including loans to help start or grow a business


Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

The Opportunities Fund program helps persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment to increase their economic participation and independence

Severe and Permanent Disability Benefit

If you have a severe permanent disability that prevents you from working in a gainful way for the rest of your life, you may be able to have your student loans cancelled through the Severe Permanent Disability Benefit

Training Tax Credit for Apprentices 

The training tax credit provides refundable income tax credits for apprentices enrolled in programs administered through the Industry Training Authority. An enhanced tax credit is available if you are a First Nations individual or a person with a disability.



Work-Able is a 12-month paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates (within the last three years) who self-identify as having a disability. Each year, this unique program provides education, coaching, and mentorship to a group of up to 15 interns.

WorkBC Self-Employment Program for People with Disabilities

Runs for up to 4 months and provides funding for tuition, living supports, dependent care, and transportation and disability supports. Learn more about the program through your local WorkBC Centre.

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