I have not looked at any assistance programs yet. If I need to, 3 applications a week is barely looking at all. As humiliating as it would be, I think the process is easier in Canada (at least based on the odd news story on government waste, etc). I've already lowered my standards to just about anything, and need to concentrate on application volume.
BTW, my existing email address (in my profile) is valid and should remain so for the foreseeable future. I disabled PMs because returning to the forum to answer one (if I left email notifications on) would undoubtedly lead to going through the rest of the forum, as well. I don't mind email, though, if anyone has a question on hex editing DD/BD saves, or something.
I have mentioned Larian in cover letters and resumes for jobs utilizing related skills. I'm getting a very low response rate, though, so I'm guessing I'm over qualified for crappy jobs and not quite qualified enough for good ones.