Hiring Bias in Canada a Barrier to Success in the Workforce for Canadians with Disabilities

Large pool of driven, high-achieving talent being largely ignored by Canadian employers. – Statistics show employees with disabilities often score higher
than their co-workers in job performance and job retention. – 16 per cent of Canadians – equivalent to the population of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan – have a disability. – 70 per cent of Canadians with disabilities are unemployed versus 7.1 per cent of the general population. – Best practices demonstrate these biases can be overcome and people with disabilities can make meaningful contributions to corporations’ success.