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"It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our
physical limits."

― E. Langer

  • Transferable Skills Assessment

  • Labor Market Survey 

  • Vocational Assessment and Evaluation

  • Activation Programs - Resilience Training


Three primary characteristics drive which level of assessment is most appropriate:

  • Purpose of referral

  • Specific referral questions

  • Severity of impairments and/or other barriers to employment



Transferable Skills Assessment


A Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) is used to determine suitable vocational goals for an individual by identifying the skills they have developed through past employment, training and volunteer/hobbies. Information regarding abilities and limitations are factored into the job goal recommendations.  The TSA assessment is useful for those who have limited opportunities for retaining new skills and must rely mainly on skills already developed for a new occupation.  The objective of a TSA is to identify suitable and realistic occupational options for the client (and referring agency) based on their past employment and educational history, functional abilities, aptitudes and transferable skills.  An interest inventory assessment can be administered. 


The resulting assessment report will contain:

  • Identification of job goals and National Occupational Classification Codes (NOC) that require no additional training or experiential learning (on the job training)

  • Wage information for each job

  • Recommendations for moving the vocational rehabilitation process forward


Re-Training: To increase marketability for additional occupational alternatives and/or to maximize earning potential, recommendations for re-training can be made based on the client's interests, aptitudes and needs.   


A Labor Market Survey can be provided which will review details of labour market prospects for the requested geographical area(s), contacts with employers and validation of employment potential for recommended occupational goals.



Vocational Assessment and Evaluation


Vocational assessment is the process of identifying and appraising an individual's level of functioning and performance in relation to vocational preparation and employment decision-making. The purpose of vocational assessment in rehabilitation is to:


  • plan a course of action

  • enhance client self-knowledge and vocational decision-making abilities

  • predict realistic employment outcomes that result in successful client vocational rehabilitation


Level 1 - Screening/Needs Assessment

  • Interview with client

  • Collection of background information and self-reported client information

  • Work interests, preferences and values

  • Self-estimates of competence and motivation

  • Reported work history and education

  • Review of functional assessment results (including abilities and limitations)


Level 2 - Clinical or Exploratory

  • Additional interviews

  • Collect/analyze documentation (e.g. school records, medical records, criminal records)

  • Career exploration

  • Vocational and/or adjustment counseling

  • Psychometric/standardized testing – Aptitude testing

  • Transferable skills analysis

  • Computerized job matching

  • Job analysis and/or environmental assessment

  • Assistive technology considerations


Level 3: Vocational Evaluation

  • Community based assessment

  • Volunteer placement

  • Work assessment

  • Work experience

  • Job shadow

  • Standardized testing

  • Transferable skills analysis; job matching


Activation Programs

Please contact us to discuss details of our resilience training program which can support chronic pain management, increasing life skills/activity and wellness.


Vocational Rehabilitation: Service
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