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Costco Hiring Session (Bilingual) / Seance d’embauche de Costco (bilingue)

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Y Employment Access Centre ( and World Skills ( invite you to a hiring session with Costco Wholesale on Tuesday, August 11th! Costco is looking for new people to join their bilingual (English and French) inbound contact centre team. Meet with hiring managers in an informal group setting to learn more about the role and the company. You will have the opportunity to talk about your customer service skills and experience and why you think you would be a…

Working in the Public Sector: An Introductory Workshop (English)

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you thinking about working in the Public Sector in Canada? Would you like to get some basic information about jobs in the government? About this Event Come and join us for the "Working in the Public Sector: An Introductory Workshop" to learn more! At the workshop, you will get: An overview of the public service (federal, provincial, and municipal) Information on career and job opportunities in the public sector Tools, resources, and options on how to navigate the public…

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About Us

World Skills has been a leader in enhancing newcomers’ economic integration into the Canadian economy for over 20 years.

Founded by Local Agencies Serving Immigrants, a coalition of settlement agencies in Ottawa, World Skills is a non-profit employment centre dedicated exclusively to the employment needs of newcomers and to the needs of the local labour market. We help immigrants incorporate into the workforce through employment competency building, job search training and support, cultural competency building and language training.

We connect talented newcomers to employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We partner with employers to help them meet their labour market needs by understanding their business requirements, finding and pre-screening internationally trained newcomers and offering cross-cultural training.

World Skills' News

Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counselling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

For group format, we're mostly using zoom and for one/one we're very open to whichever technology works for you.

If you're a newcomer job seeker who'd like to register or a stakeholder who'd like to find out more, please connect with us via e-mail at

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.