Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities

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(page last updated: April 2024)

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) offers a wide range of employment focused services to assist adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment.



To be eligible for EAPD, a person must be:

  • a resident of Manitoba with an intellectual, psychiatric, learning or physical disability;
  • 16 years of age or older;
  • legally entitled to work in Manitoba on a permanent basis and show a willingness to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.

Applications for services must include proof of a qualifying disability diagnosed or assessed by an appropriate professional.


Services Available

Vocational Counselling: A Vocational Counsellor will assist in exploring vocational goals based on the individual's interests, abilities and skills.

Assessment: Specialized vocational assessments may be used to assist in identifying appropriate employment options and supports.

Vocational Planning: Planning is done on an individual basis to address each person's unique training or employment support needs. It may involve a single service, or a multi-year training plan that includes a variety of supports.

Vocational Training: Vocational training may include specific job development and/or post-secondary or other adult education courses.

Support Services: Support services may be provided to accommodate disability-related barriers to employment and may include supported employment, disability-related education expenses, sign language interpreting, provision of technical equipment, or building or vehicle modifications.

Direct Employment Services: These services may include job search, resume preparation, establishment of contacts with job placement agencies, job referral, training-on-the-job, and supports required to obtain or maintain employment.


Applying for Services

Employment-focused services for people with an intellectual, psychiatric or learning disability are provided by Vocational Counsellors with Manitoba Economic Development, Investment and Trade. For individuals with physical disabilities, services are provided through three designated agencies.


For more information

Individuals with an intellectual, psychiatric or learning disability should email EAPD@gov.mb.ca

Or, for general information, contact the Public Response Unit at:
(204) 945-0575
Toll Free: 1(866) 332-5077
TTY/TDD Relay Service: 711 or 1-800-855-0511

Designated Agencies

Individuals with a visual disability may contact:

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Manitoba
1080 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3
Telephone: 1-844-887-8572
Fax: 204-775-5090

352 10th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 4G1
Telephone: 1-844-887-8572
Fax: 204-727-1139


Individuals with a spinal cord injury may contact:

Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba Inc. (SCI Manitoba)
211-825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5
Phone: 204-786-4753
Fax: 204-786-1140


Individuals with other physical disabilities, including the Deaf or hard of hearing, may contact:

Manitoba Possible (formerly Society for Manitobans with Disabilities)
825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5
Phone: 204-975-3010
Toll-free: 1-866-282-8041
TTY Deaf Access: 204-975-3012
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-225-9108
TTY Deaf Services: 204-975-3083
Fax: 204-975-3073
Email: info@manitobapossible.ca