Canada Pension Plan - Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Provided by: Government of Canada - Service Canada - AKA: Employment and Social Development Canada; ESDC; Human Resources and Skills Development (former name)

Service Description

A voluntary program that helps Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit recipients return to work.

Individuals receiving a CPP disability benefit may be eligible for vocational counseling, financial support for training, and job-search services.

Services offered may include:
  • Employment counselling and guidance: One-on-one guidance to identify needs, assess education and current job skills, discuss work goals and find out about the current local job market
  • Planning a return to work: A vocational rehabilitation specialist will help develop an individualized return-to-work rehabilitation plan in consultation with the treating doctor or nurse practitioner
  • Improving skills/retraining: CPP may cover the costs to improve skills, upgrade education or retrain to secure a job
  • Developing job-search skills: After work-related rehabilitation is completed, the vocational rehabilitation specialist can help participants find work


Individuals can participate if they:
-Are receiving a CPP disability benefit
-Are willing and able to participate in the program
-Are motivated
-Are likely to return to work through the assistance of this program
-Have a stable medical condition
No fees
How to Access:
Call or drop in
Documents Required:
Contact for details
Program Hours:
Mon:8:30am - 4:30pm
Tue:8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed:8:30am - 4:30pm
Thu:8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri:8:30am - 4:30pm
CPP/OAS toll-free number
Program Phone Numbers:
English * Some locations offer French services * Other languages available by phone
Coverage Area:

Service Locations & Contact Info