Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Only half of disabled Canadians have a full or part-time job: CIBC poll - CTV NEWS

by Michelle McQuigge,
Originally published: January 17, 2017
Publisher: CTVnews.ca

A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities.

The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found that only half of respondents living with a disability have a full or part-time job.

Two years ago, Statistics Canada released similar figures putting the employment rate for disabled Canadians at 49 per cent, compared to 79 per cent for the general population.