February 28, 2017 | By WCG Services
Posted in Disability Management, Workplace Culture
A study by Statistics Canada revealed that in 2011, the rate of working Canadians with disabilities was 49%. Compare that to the 79% of Canadians without disabilities who had jobs, and you can see that finding work is not equal for everyone in Canada.
The same study also found that among those people with disabilities, 12% revealed they had been refused jobs because of their conditions. That number increased based on how severe their conditions were.
That means hundreds of thousands of Canadians are unemployed because they have a disability. Yes, some people can’t work because of their conditions, but not as many as you may think!
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