About Us


World Skills is a registered charity and a recognized leader in responding to the needs of the local labour market while promoting the skills and talents of immigrants.

World Skills provides employers with access to a local pool of talent from around the world and has strong partnerships with more than 100 Ottawa employers. Since 2005, more than 20,000 internationally trained professionals have benefited from World Skills services.

World Skills was founded in 1997 by Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI), a coalition of settlement agencies in Ottawa, and is now a member of LASI.

Our Mission

World Skills aims to enhance the economic integration of immigrants, refugees and newcomers by:

  • Developing and offering programs and services that assist them in increasing their employability in the Canadian job market.
  • Creating employment opportunities for them through increasing public awareness of their employability and by forming partnerships with employers in the Ottawa region.

Charity Registration Number: 871616603RR0001



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