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New Mentorship Program for the Non-Profit Sector will be launched on September 7th!

September 01, 2017

  Ottawa non-profits of all stripes are getting on board with the Mentorship Program World Skills Employment Centre is running this fall. It is a key component of the Centre’s Non-profit Employer Engagement Program (NEEP), a provincially funded initiative to enhance the HR capacity of local non-profits to recruit, select, on-board, retain and develop internationally […]

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Upcoming Workshop – What’s Your Social Style?

August 25, 2017

What’s Your Social Style? Attend our interactive workshop on August 31 and find out! Good communication skills require a high level of self-awareness. Understanding your personal social style of communicating will go a long way toward helping you to create good and lasting impressions on others. By becoming more aware of how others perceive you, […]

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Special thanks to our long standing volunteer – Lisa Anna Palmer

August 18, 2017

Over the years, many volunteers have served our newcomers at World Skills Employment Centre. One of those special volunteers is Lisa Anna Palmer, who has volunteered with World Skills and especially the Ottawa Job Match Network for over five years and also mentored several staff. I first met Lisa at Hire Immigrants Ottawa  in 2012 where she […]

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Employers working with the Ottawa Job Match Network to help Newcomers to Succeed in Ottawa

August 16, 2017

  On July 21, The Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) held its Employer Engagement Event and Targeted Recruitment Event. This event brings together employers and internationally trained individuals who have been a part of the program, to learn more about each other. Employers get to present their companies and their perspectives on employment in Ottawa […]

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Welcome to Dreamland!

August 11, 2017

  This blog post was written as part of an assignment prepared by our group during the Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) program, cohort Business Administration & Management July 11-14 & 18 – 21. The purpose of our blog is to give some practical tips to newcomers in order to have a comfortable transition in Canada. Welcome to the Dreamland! We […]

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Entrepreneurship Connections

July 28, 2017

New to Canada? Interested in starting a business? We Can Help!   Entrepreneurship Connections helps newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this innovative and informative program will assist you with setting up a successful small business […]

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World Skills Summer Event. Team building at its best.

July 17, 2017

Team building is defined as: The action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation. (Taken from a Google search). And this is exactly what happened last Friday July 14, 2017! World Skills celebrated […]

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Launch of Mentorship Program – Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

Are you a non profit employer? World Skills Employment Centre would like to invite you / your organization to participate in its first Mentorship Program for the non-profit sector on September 2017, at the 123 Slater Street, from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  This initiative is part of our Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which was […]

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Internship Opportunities with Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

World Skills Employment Centre is seeking partnerships with non profit employers to provide internship opportunities for newcomers.  This initiative is part of the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The objective of the internship program is to create an active engagement between newcomer professionals and employers […]

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Roadmap to Employment. Celebrating Success.

July 07, 2017

Last night we held the first event to celebrate the successes of the Roadmap to Employment Program (RTE) at World Skills. We’d like to thank everyone who has touched this program; because of your intervention, guidance, expertise and commitment to helping newcomers find employment, we have changed lives, sped up the integration time and helped to heal spirits. […]

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