Youth

When you work, you build your skills and become more independent. A job can help you live on your own and buy the things you want. A job also lets you give back to the community. 

You might need help to find a job or learn how to do the job — and that's OK. There are many ways to help you be successful at work.  

When you're ready to explore job options, ask yourself: 

  • What do I like to do? You can think about the things you enjoy and the things you're good at — and how you might use those interests and skills in a job.
  • What type of work do I want to do? You can find a job doing something that matters to you. If you're unsure, career counseling can help.
  • What type of education or training will I need to get the job I want? You might need to take classes, enroll in a training program or have an apprenticeship.
  • How will work impact my benefits? Your benefits might change. Still, when you work, you'll make more money than you would if you were on benefits alone.
  • Am I comfortable speaking up for myself? At work, you'll need to be clear about what you need and what you understand — and what you don't understand.

 

Learn more

For youth:

Finding a job: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

Working: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

Young people and benefits | Disability Benefits 101

For parents or guardians:

What parents can do to support future employment | Disability Benefits 101

 

How the Hub can help

The Hub team can help you and your parents or guardians:

  • Find training programs and other resources to prepare for the type of work you want
  • Connect you to employment resources
  • Identify appropriate supports and accommodations
  • Plan next steps

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