CNIB Employment Services from Coast to Coast
Do you need help with your career plan or preparing to enter the workforce? Or could you use assistance with a job search, retraining or working out job accommodations with your employer? CNIB employment counsellors are available to assist you, no matter where you are!
In British Colombia, CNIB offers one-on-one employment counselling, assistance with writing resumes and cover letters, job search assistance and strategies, help with accessing funding for training and/or assistive technology and training with assistive technology for the workplace. In addition, CNIB can provide workplace assessments and accommodation and assistance obtaining work experience opportunities. Workshops on computer basics, Internet job search, interview techniques and practice sessions are also available.
For more information, please visit CNIB in British Columbia or call 1-800-563-2642 .
In Alberta, CNIB offers an employment-readiness program that assists people with vision loss through one-on-one employment counselling, workshops and computer training.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Alberta or call 1-800-563-2642.
In Saskatchewan, Career & Employment Specialists work with senior students and working-age adults who recently lost their vision and require support for job retention or retraining. Programs help people with vision loss to identify strengths, develop communication skills, focus on career planning, identify occupational opportunities and develop job readiness skills.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Saskatchewan or call 1-800-563-2642.
In Manitoba, CNIB provides vocational assessments, helps people explore career interests and develop employment plans, markets to potential employers and investigates job opportunities and accommodations.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Manitoba or call 1-800-563-2642.
In Ontario, CNIB Career and Employment Services range from pre-employment services to accommodation assessment and support. There are a number of community resources across Ontario that CNIB staff liaise with, including: Northern Lights, Victoria County Career Services, Watton Career Services, The Opportunity Centre, Peterborough Employment Resource Centre, Ontario Disability Support Program - Employment Services, Canadian Council for Rehab and Work and Ontario March of Dimes.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Ontario or call 1-800-563-2642.
CNIB offers computer training to people registered for CNIB services. These courses are offered with the help of either a screen magnifier (e.g., Zoomtext) or a screen reader (e.g., JAWS). Learn to use Windows, Word, Excel or to navigate the internet. Participants are sure to find a course to match their needs.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Quebec or call 1-800-563-2642.
For more information, please visit CNIB in New Brunswick or call 1-800-563-2642.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Nova Scotia/PEI or call 1-800-563-2642.
Newfoundland and Labrador
In Newfoundland, CNIB works with community partners to provide counselling to people with vision loss to help establish employment options and obtain suitable employment.
For more information, please visit CNIB in Newfoundland and Labrador or call 1-800-563-2642.