Education and Training - For People with Disabilities

  • Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities
    Under this grant, students with permanent disabilities may receive $2,000 per academic year to help cover the costs of accommodation, tuition, and books.
  • Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities
    This grant provides up to $8,000 in non-repayable assistance per academic year for students with permanent disabilities who need exceptional education-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids.
  • Canada Student Loans Program - Permanent Disability Benefit
    The Permanent Disability Benefit (PDB) allows for the forgiveness of Canada Student Loans for persons who have a permanent disability and are experiencing hardship repaying their loans due to their disability.
  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
    The 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.
  • Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program
    The Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers vocational counselling, financial support for training, and job search services to recipients of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits to help them return to work.
  • Literature for the Blind
    The Literature for the Blind service offers postage-free delivery for items used by visually impaired persons.

Other programs and services:

  • Training and Employment Initiatives
    Employment and Social Development Canada supports several Employment Programs to help unemployed and underemployed Canadians, including those facing barriers to employment.
  • Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)
    The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows individuals to withdraw funds from their registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to finance training or education for themselves or their spouse or common-law partner.

See all Education and Training programs and services.