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The Opportunities Fund can provide disability supports for both individuals and employers. Here’s how!


  1. Paid Work Experience / Wage Subsidy
  2. Skills for Employment (for courses and programs not eligible for student loans or WorkBC funding)
  3. Self-Employment
  4. Professional Development / Skills for Advancement funding
  5. Support Services and Accommodation Support while in the above activities

Employers – Inclusive Hiring and Employee Advancement:

  1. Inclusive Hiring support – posting jobs; job-matching with possible candidates; developing inclusive hiring policies to advance your organization’s commitment to inclusion
  2. Partial coverage of a new employee’s wages for a negotiated period of time reducing recruitment costs
  3. Support Services and Accommodation Support
  4. Provide funding for Career Advancement / Professional Development of current employees
  5. Partial coverage of an employee’s wages while in the Professional Development or on the job training

Employer Application

To discuss a wage subsidy, connect with the Community Coordinator in your area. Click to see map below. Click here for Employer Application Form.

Client Eligibility

  • Persons who have a self-disclosed disability or chronic health condition
  • Persons who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Persons who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Persons who are ineligible for Employment Insurance programs and services
  • Persons who reside in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky Corridor or Sunshine Coast

Client Application

  • Work with an Employment Case Manager
  • Self-referral is not accepted for the time being. Please contact your local WorkBC centre for employment services

What Areas Do We Serve?

We serve the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky Corridor, and Sunshine Coast. See the map below for all our service areas.

General Inquiries

Tel: (604) 451-5511
Fax: (604) 630-3041

Mailing Address:
The Opportunities Fund

BC Centre for Ability
2805 Kingsway, Vancouver V5R 5H9

The Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities is a program of the BC Centre for Ability.
The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative