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Available Programs

Whether you are interested in employment or an employer wanting to give an opportunity to someone who would fit your organization, Partners in Employment offices can help with the assistance of various programs available.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

The ABI program is a referral-based program for individuals with a moderate to severe brain injury. Participants are paired with a Community Support Worker to help prepare for and attain meaningful employment. 

Choices - Saskatoon 

This is a referral-based program for individuals involved with provincial corrections or have recently been released from a correctional facility and are looking for employment.

Many of our candidates already have training and licenses for their chosen profession.

New Opportunities for Work (NOW) - Regina 

The NOW Program assists individuals experiencing barriers to employment find and maintain employment in the community. With skills training and work placement experience, the goal is to support participants in preparing for competitive, community-based employment.  

EmploymentWorks Canada (Worktopia) – Saskatoon and Yorkton

SaskAbilities has launched a new pre-employment training program designed specifically for those who identify on the autism spectrum. SaskAbilities has partnered with Autism Speaks Canada and the Sinneave Family Foundation to offer a program that provides skills training and community experience to youth with autism. The EmploymentWorks Canada program is designed to support the transition of young adults with autism into the workforce, while creating awareness of the value and competencies these individuals bring to the workplace and their community. This is the first-ever autism specific program in SaskAbilities’ history and is partially funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.

For more information about this program, visit worktopia.ca

Linking Youth

This program is designed to assist individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 find employment. To quality, individuals must not currently be enrolled in school or receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Youth Employment Program - Swift Current

The Youth Employment Program aims to support youth aged 15 to 30 as they prepare to enter the workforce, many for the first time. Participants meet once a week in a classroom setting to learn pre-employment skills like resume building, interview skills, appropriate dress and interpersonal communication skills. They also tour various businesses to explore areas of their interest and make connections with employers.

Work Experience

Work experience is a 6-month program involving three to four placements in the community for individuals with little or no prior work experience. Our goal is to provide individuals with valuable hands-on experience in a real work environment and build relationships in the business community.

In this partnership model, the emphasis is on the development of skills by learning specific tasks. Participants are provided with a training allowance at no cost to the employer, and an on-the-job training mentor works closely with the trainee to monitor progress.

To find out more about the employment programs near you, contact one of our Partners in Employment offices.