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REES Enhanced Internship Training Project (RINT)

OBJECTIVE: 

The REES Internship Training Partnership Project provides people with physical disabilities with on-the-job training and experience to aide in the transition to appropriate and meaningful employment. Unlike many other programs, this project is very flexible and requires very little paperwork on the part of the employer. This project is funded by Human Resources Development Canada Opportunities Fund. 

GOALS: 

The REES Internship Training Program through Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) works with people with disabilities or health conditions to connect with employment through a paid internship or wage subsidy. The goal is to match qualified candidates with employment that will result in earning money, gaining references, meeting new people, learning new skills, and benefiting from all of the additional benefits that come with being employed. In many instances, after the internship is completed, RINT Participants may be hired directly by that employer, or have gained new skills and references that will be of benefit for pursuing meaningful employment elsewhere with:

  • Minimal paperwork required
  • REES covers WCB
  • Ongoing support as needed
  • Assistance offered to access funding for some certifications, and transportation costs
  • Flexible start dates

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Individuals with physical disabilities and or health conditions
  • Are not presently in receipt of Employment Insurance (E.I.) benefits
  • Have not established an E.I. claim in the last 36 months
  • Were not paid E.I. maternity or parental benefits within the last five years 

DURATION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Participants involved in the internship portion of the project will receive an internship wage for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25 hours per week for a set duration, paid for by the Opportunities Fund and administered by REES. Every effort will be made by the employers to facilitate the movement of the participant into paid employment following the successful completion of the participant and at that time take over the payment of wages (at the rate of pay designated for that position).

Participants involved in a Targeted Wage Subsidy will be employed and paid by the employer at the standard company rate for that position. REES, in turn, will reimburse the company for a mutually agreed upon percentage of the wage.

For more information, contact: 

Jenny Taylor 
REES Enhanced Internship Training Project Coordinator

p. 204.832.7337 Ext 230 
e. jtaylor@re-es.org

Project funded by The Government of Canada, Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Project funded by The Government of Canada, Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities