Pre-requisites and requirements:

  • Diagnosed or self-diagnosed as autistic.
  • Between the ages of 18-30.
  • Citizen, permanent resident, or refugee in Canada.
  • Can legally work in Canada.
  • Will not be employed, in a transitional program, in training, or enrolled in school at the start of the program.
  • Confident using a PC and software programs (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, etc.).
  • Can stick to routines; is ready to learn new skills and motivated to find long-term employment in the digital economy.
  • Passionate about technology, computers, gaming, hardware and software
  • Independent, functional communication is required to participate in the program. This may take the form of verbal communication or communication with an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) or something comparable.
  • Not eligible for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Funding/Programming (Alberta only) (Note: Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis).
  •  Have a high school diploma (Note: Exceptions may be made for those without a diploma provided they have an equivalent level of literacy and numeracy skills).
  • Is ready and able to work for the duration of the work experience (2 months).

NorQuest College, Alberta & Sask

Next Program start date:  November 2021
Program start date: Nov 29, 2021 
Program end date:  June 30, 2022 
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery:  Virtual
Location: Alberta and Saskatchewan-wide 
Application deadline: November 15, 2021 

Upcoming Dates:
Virtual (Alberta Wide): January 2022
In-Person (Edmonton Campus): March 2022

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, British Columbia 

Next Program start date: March 2022
Program start date: March 28, 2022
Program end date: September 30, 2022  
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In- person OR Virtual), 
Location: Douglas College –New Westminster BC Campus  
Application deadline February 15, 2022

Apply early to avoid dissapointment.