Most trades and professions are accessible to
little people. However, they should avoid taking a job that requires a
large number of movements or significant muscle strength. We find
little people practicing different trades: accountants, switchboard
operators, psychologists, counselors, remedial educators,
microbiologists, evaluators, facilitators, and even truck drivers. The
professional choice should be made according to the tastes, interests,
and abilities of the person. We strongly encourage little people to
pursue their academic training at the university level because it will
facilitate their access to the labour market.
The job search has difficulties for all and complications are increased
when one is struck by apparent shortcomings. It is, in part, up to
little people to prove their skills and educate their prospective
employer to the issues confronting them.
For many years, the AQPPT has been striving for the inclusion of little
For more information or to get personal help, please consult the
members’ section (see page Participating
in the AQPPT under the section About Us).
- educating employers on the potential of
- opening its members' eyes to their own
- debunking the condition of little people.
For instance, still too many employers liken limitations to disease,
which involves frequent absences.
- assisting little people in their efforts
if they feel they are victims of discriminatory measures and want to
file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
- informing employers and little people of
opportunities for government funding (to adapt a job or qualify for a
work integration contract).
- informing its members of existing
resources in the field of employment, such as workforce external
services (SEMO), which specializes in the placement of persons with
- participating in workshops and seminars
on the labor market.