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You do not have to be
in receipt of
ODSP Income Support
to qualify for
Employment Supports
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What I should know about ODSP employment supports
The employment supports program is a voluntary program that helps people with
disabilities find and keep a job. The program can also help people with disabilities
become self-employed. Some examples of the supports that may be available

  • Job coaching
  • On-the-job training
  • Adaptive software and mobility devices
  • Interpreter/intervenor services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Assistive devices and training to use them
  • Tools and equipment
  • Special clothing
  • Specialized computer training
  • Other items you may need for work

To be eligible for employment supports you must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be willing and able to work
  • Have a disability that is expected to last one year or more, and your
    disability makes it hard for you to find or keep a job

Applying for Employment Supports
To apply for the Employment Supports Program, download the application
package, or contact the local ODSP office.

Complete the application form and have a health care professional complete the
Verification of Disability/ Impairment* form. Once you have completed all the
forms, send them to your local ODSP Employment Supports Office.

ODSP staff will review your application. You will be contacted if you qualify for
ODSP Employment Supports.

*You do not have to complete the Verification of Disability/ Impairment form if
you are:
  • receiving ODSP Income Support, or
  • registered as legally blind with the Canadian National Institute for the
    Blind, or
  • have attended a provincial school for students with disabilities.
ODSP - Employment Supports
4 Montreal Road, 3rd Floor
Cornwall, ON K6H 1B1

Tel: (613) 932-3381 ext. 352
Toll Free: 1-800-565-5374 ext. 352
Local Office
Download a PDF version of the
Application for Employment
, click here.

Download a PDF version of the
Verification of Disability/
Impairment form
, click here.
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