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Specialisterne Canada

Specialisterne Canada Inc., a charitable not-for-profit Canadian organization, focused on building a bridge between neurodivergent job seekers and employers. We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and build inclusive organizations through education, training, and advisory.

Specialisterne Foundation

Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.

Our Recruitment Process

Research confirms that there are significantly better tools and methods for recruiters to rely upon than resumes and interviews. We use methods that are based on research.

Specialisterne Canada works with employers with an interest in diversifying their workforce and expanding their talent pools to include those who may think and problem-solve differently. Our unique recruitment model is designed to remove the barriers often embedded in the traditional hiring process and provide an environment where everyone can be at their best and most productive. An overview of the process is provided below.


The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a relaxed setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills. Learn more about the workshop here.

Training Program

Candidates whose profiles are well-suited for the roles for which we are recruiting will be invited to participate in a 4-week paid training program on the employer’s site. It will include case studies, real-life projects, as well as training relevant to the roles and work environment.


Upon successful completion of the training program,  Employment offers are extended to the candidates. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne provides support to the new employee in their transition into their new role and helps implement strategies to facilitate success in the workplace.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.