Disabilities in the Workplace

Discover options and services for employment and support for people with disabilities through WorkBC.

WorkBC can assist job seekers with the costs of, and support Clients and employers in, obtaining related supports that achieve the following objectives for the Client:

  • Reduce the Client’s barriers to employment due to their disability.

  • Increase the Client’s ability to find, start or maintain employment.

What is a disability?

Disabilities range from a physical injury, to learning difficulties, to mental illnesses. Some disabilities are easily identified; others require multiple opinions from qualified professionals.

Physical Disabilities:

Physical disabilities are when a person has sustained an injury that causes them to be unable to perform physical jobs as effectively as they could before the injury. These can include broken bones, arthritis, carpal tunnel, back pain, and others.

Learning Disabilities:

These can include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), difficulty reading, difficulty writing, and others

Mental Health Disabilities:

Mental health disabilities cover a large spectrum. Examples of mental health disabilities include depression, anxiety, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, schizophrenia, and others.

For more information about supported hiring for people with disability please contact WorkBC Employment Services to talk to a Customized Employment Coach.