Employment for Autistic Professionals

By working with both Autistic youth and employer-partners, the Autism CanTech! program supports the development of inclusive and accessible workplaces and removes barriers for Autistic professionals to get employed. Successful applicants will be enrolled in a 6-month program that will prepare them to perform data processing roles for a variety of businesses in the digital economy including those in education, finance, government, artificial intelligence, or health business.

Supportive Programing for Autistic Participants and Employers

Autism CanTech! combines supportive programming for participants and employers-partners with career coaching and innovative assistive technology called RoboCoach developed by Technology North Corp. In this program, Autistic youth gain entry-level employability and technical skills for the digital economy through coursework, a work experience, and a range of additional supports. Employers gain entry-level employees with unique perspectives, and the supports that they need to enhance accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

Participants, employers, and the wider community are further supported by the ACT! Centre, where they have access to workshops, skills development, mentorship programming, peer networks, and larger community connections.

Autism Centred Approach

Autism CanTech! has engaged individuals with lived Autism experience to inform the development of the program so that all elements are designed holding those we serve in mind.


NorQuest College
Edmonton Campus

10230 108 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4Z7
contact@autismcantech.ca
1.833.405.9919

Douglas College
New Westminster campus

700 Royal Avenue 
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5 
778.628.5823 

Humber College
North Campus

205 Humber College Blvd,
Toronto, ON  M9W 5L7
416.795.5561

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Treaty Acknowledgement

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The ACT! Program is honoured to teach and learn across many traditional and treaty lands including the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt (KuhKite) and Kwikwetlem First Nations to the West; through the treatied lands and traditional territories of the Nehiyawak, Dene, Stoney Nakoda, Nakota Sioux, Tsuutina, Annishnabe, Metis, and Inuit; all the way to the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit in the Place of the Alders along the Humber River Watershed in the East. The Autism CanTech! Team is dedicated to ensuring that Indigenous voice is centered, honoured and respected. In this spirit, we invite you to reflect on your relationship to the lands on which you are currently located, and take action for positive change in your community in this time of reconciliation.