Autonomy

We believe that every individual has the potential to achieve his/her objectives

LSQ / ASL
available

for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons

Adaptability of our services

and ability of being solution-focused according to the disability and needs of each individual

L'étape
is for whom?

The services of L’ETAPE are addressed to persons having a [1] physical or sensorial functional disability who live on Montreal or Laval . Our services are offered in French and in English. For deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, we communicate in sign language (LSQ/ASL) and the oral technique.

The integration of persons having a functional disability takes place in different sectors : manufacturing, public and parapublic, non-traditional trades and the new technologies, etc.

Each year, at L’ÉTAPE, close to  750 persons participate in our activities. More than 75% of these persons develop their employability and in this way, integrate the labour market.

The services are entirely free.

[1] Any person having a deficiency bringing a significant and persistent incapacity and who is subject to meet obstacles in the accomplishment of everyday activities.

Carole, Store Clerk at Placement Potentiel

After I got laid off from my job in pharmacy, I looked for employment. I sent resumes, called employers, without success. Finally, I got help from L’ÉTAPE. I met people that listened to me and understood how hard it was to find a job. My employment counsellor was very humane. We worked together and found a job adapted to my condition and disability. After all these refusals, it was almost a miracle. I now work for Placement Potentiel, an adapted business, at the Winners in Lasalle.
I want to sincerely thank L’ÉTAPE and Placement Potentiel that have allowed me to find that job!
I strongly recommend L’ÉTAPE for your job search!

Carole, Store Clerk at Placement Potentiel

Hoang Oanh Pham, Receptionist at Les Dragons d’Or

L’ÉTAPE has allowed me to acquire more self-confidence and improve my skills in job interviews. They helped me prepare for my job search. At L’ÉTAPE, the staff is very friendly, polite and reliable, especially my employment counsellor. L’ÉTAPE offers a well-organized service that is faithful to its name (Étape means step in French). They offered me a very good and efficient service.

Hoang Oanh Pham, Receptionist at Les Dragons d’Or

Giuseppe Giulietti, Independent General Contractor, Construction Adapt-Solutions Inc.

Thanks to L’ÉTAPE, SPHERE-Québec and Emploi-Québec, I was able to create my own construction business specialized in adaptation.

For over 10 years, I’ve been proud and happy that my employment has given the opportunity to improve the quality of life of many people with disabilities.

Giuseppe Giulietti, Independent General Contractor, Construction Adapt-Solutions Inc.

Dmitri Stroilov, Machinist at Industries Spectra Prenium

My name is Dmitri Stroilov. I started school at Centre Anjou. I took the professional training (DEP) program in machining techniques for one year. After that, I moved to the next level and studied for six months to get my certification and professional specialization (ASP).

I started Spectra Prenium in 2009. I was in training for 2-3 weeks. This was an opportunity to acquire job-ready abilities to advance my career, and it gave me a real sense of pride and accomplishment. Then, I gained experience and became highly skilled. My experienced coworker helped me communicate. I am using paper to write and communicate with my supervisor and my coworkers.

L’ÉTAPE helped me find a job as a machinist and I am very happy about it. Thanks to all of you!

Dmitri Stroilov, Machinist at Industries Spectra Prenium

Joël Alcantara-Frias, Warehouse Clerk at Bédard Ressources

L’ÉTAPE helped me write my resume, prepare for my job interviews, send my resumes by email, in summary all aspects of my job searches.

L’ÉTAPE has helped me find my job at Bédard Ressources. I’ve been working there for seven months now. I love my job and I thank L’ÉTAPE for it.

Joël Alcantara-Frias, Warehouse Clerk at Bédard Ressources

When I lost my first job, L’ÉTAPE helped me find another one. Thanks to all.


Henri, employee, J.P. Carton


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