Northeastern British Columbia


Disability Employment Services


Clients with a Disability Employed 20 Hours or More per Week


A Client with a disability working more than 20 hours a week is eligible for EPBC Case Management when:

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may be eligible for EPBC services if they have had their Employment needs assessed and it has been determined that they are unable to successfully make the transition to the labour market without EPBC services.

These individuals must:

All Students can access the EPBC Self-Serve Resource Area.


Financial Supports Provided to General Clients with a disability

General Clients with a disability can participate in training in the same manner as BCEA PWD Clients. They are eligible for Program Financial Supports when assessed as needed to assist with Tuition and other training related costs, like books and fees. They can also be assisted with other costs like dependent care, transportation and disability related costs essential to enable them to participate. They are not eligible for EPBC living supports and like BCEA Clients they must not receive any type of Financial Supports directly.


Employment Related Disability Supports

Financial Supports for employment related disability costs may be provided for special devices, aids or special assistance if required for participation in Skills Training. This includes disability supports for interpreting, tutoring, or attendant services for a Client in Skills Training if alternate sources of funding are exhausted (e.g. Canada Study Grant for Students with Disabilities or funding available through the training institution).

For all Clients requesting Financial Supports to assist with employment related disability support costs, the EPBC Service Provider must complete a Disability Related Employment Needs Assessment (DRENA).

Note: Aids and devices required for activities of daily living, rather than for employment related needs, are not eligible for EPBC Financial Support. EPBC Service Providers must not provide disability supports to a Client for any non-employment related reasons or needs (e.g. psychiatric treatment, surgical procedures, other medical treatment or personal counselling).


Employment Related Disability Support Types

Assistive Devices, Equipment and Technology
Communication/Hearing Devices
Ergonomic Supports
Restorative Supports
Attendant Services
Interpreting or Captioning
Workplace Access & Modification
Vehicle Modification
Tutoring for clients with disabilities