Project SEARCH Thunder Bay

What is Project Search?

Project SEARCH offers total workplace immersion for students with disabilities with the singular goal of competitive employment for every program graduate. A site strives to achieve that goal by creating an atmosphere of high expectations. Worldwide at 600 job sites, 80% of Project SEARCH graduates achieve employment with over 70% meeting their strict criteria for competitive employment.

In collaboration with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, this unique business-led, one-year, transition to work program for young people with developmental or intellectual disabilities will prepare students for employment, build Job readiness skills and provide hands on career training.

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Eligibility Criteria:


  • 18-21 years old
  • Eligible for ODSP - Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Independent self-care, social & communication skills
  • Ability to take direction & change behaviour
  • Meet employer hiring/on-boarding criteria
  • Have the DESIRE to Work!

View full Project SEARCH Thunder Bay Program Eligibility Criteria Here

APPLY Today!

Application Deadline:
4:00 p.m. Monday, April 24th, 2023

Click here for the Application Form

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