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for Graduates

Transition to Employment

Congratulations on graduating Queen's! Did you receive academic accommodations? If so, you might need to put some thought on transitioning to work and whether you would benefit from workplace accommodations. Career Services has resources and services to help students.

  • Strategize about asking for accommodation(s) during the hiring process or on the job
  • Think about disclosure (is it necessary? When to do it? How to do it?)
  • Connect with “disability-friendly” employer organizations
  • Leverage your relevant experience (paid or unpaid) in resumes and interviews
  • Use tools to determine career options that fit your unique interests, skills and needs

Career Services also has an accessible workstation for student use. It is equipped with JAWS, Kurzweil 3000, Dragon etc. in our Career Information Area (3rd floor, Gordon Hall).

Contact Information
phone   (613) 533-2992
fax   (613) 533-2535 
location   Gordon Hall, 3rd floor

Employment Resources

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Canada-wide network of organizations and individuals. Our mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities.

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
A federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to maximizing the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities.

National Educational Assocation of Disabled Students (NEADS)
A Consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.

Ontario Disability Employment Network
A professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.

Ontario Disability Program: Employment Support
Employment support or for starting own business.

Service Canada: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
Provides funding for national, regional and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.

Service Canada: Canada Pension Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Helps people who receive a Canada Pension Plan disability benefit return to Canada's labour market.

Job Search Websites

Ability Edge
National paid internship program for graduates with self-declared disabilities to assist them in gaining career-building work experience.

Handicap Emploi.com
Find a job where you will be able to use your full potential and expertise by taking into account your disability or the characteristics of your handicap.

KEYS Job Centre
KEYS Job Centre is a community-based centre with expertise in employment and employment related services as well as a regularly updated job board.

Kingston is Hiring
A web-based talent recruitment and applicant tracking system hosted by iCIMS. KEDCO updates the Kingston is Hiring career database weekly, showcasing the career opportunities available in the community.

Accommodation at Convocation

Queen's is committed to ensuring that all of our Convocation participants - graduates, guests and faculty - experience a day that is enjoyable, as well as memorable. If you are a guest with a disability coming to Queen's for a convocation ceremony, please visit the "for Visitors" section for more information for visiting the Queen's campus.

It is recommended that you arrive as early as possible, and no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. Arriving early ensures that you will receive suitable seating before the Procession, which begins 15 minutes prior to the start time.  If a graduate or a guest attending Convocation has a disability, seating can be reserved by completing an online form (PDF - Office of the University Registrar).

Please note that the Form must be submitted by the graduate on behalf of their guest(s).

The Office of the University Registrar's website has more important information and services for persons with disabilities under "Special Needs" (scroll down).