International Association of
Machinists-Center For Administering
Rehabilitation and Employment Services


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have a physical, sensory or neurological disability
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must live on the Island of Montréal
  • Must receive employment insurance benefits / employment assistance or be without income
  • Must be over 16 years of age

Definition of persons with disabilities

Definition of persons with disabilities

A person with a disability has a long term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and: This definition also includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace. Disabilities include: co-ordination or dexterity (difficulty using hands or arms, for example, grasping or handling a stapler or using a keyboard), mobility (difficulty moving around, for example, from one office to another or up and down stairs), blind or visual impairment (unable to see or difficulty seeing, deaf or hard of hearing (unable to hear or difficulty in hearing), speech impairment (unable to speak or difficulty speaking and being understood), other disability (including learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and all other types of disabilities).

Government of Canada – Employment Equity Act - modified 2013-06-19
Handicapped person: a person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities.”

An Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration

Government of Quebec - Loi assurant l’exercice des droits des personnes handicapées en vue de leur intégration scolaire, professionnelle et sociale (R.L.R.Q., c. E–20.1) – modified 2014-06-16

Examples of physical, sensory or neurological disabilities (non-exhaustive list)