Kickstart your Career in Canada

Enhancing newcomers’ economic integration since 1997

We offer resources and support for newcomers in Ottawa and Canadian employers who wish to fill their labour market gaps

What We Do for Newcomers

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 newcomers integrate 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.

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Take Charge of Your Career in Canada

Discover the various programs, tools and resources World Skills offers to newcomers.

  • Job Search Support
  • Enhanced Language Training
  • Access to Employment Opportunities
  • Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Services
  • Talent to Employment Matching Services
  • Corporate Mentorship Programs
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Not Sure Where to Start?

Contact us today to learn more about our programs, newcomer support services and volunteer opportunities.

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World Skills Employment Centre

Securing a job is one of the most important steps to immigrating to a new country. Our job board offers newcomers the opportunity to start their careers in Canada. If you are a newcomer, see what opportunities are available today. If you are an employer, seek talented individuals who are eager to find employment.

Here are some of our popular programs for Newcomers:

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What We Do For Employers

Discover how your business can hire skilled immigrants and play a key role in successfully integrating them into our economy and society.

World Skills is your Strategic Partner. We collaborate with employers in all sectors. We offer them an array of services to meet their recruitment needs, and support their goal of being a diverse and inclusive employer.

We help them enhance their ability to recruit, hire, onboard and retain skilled and talented internationally trained professionals.

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Hire Trained Newcomers that will Bring Value to your Business

Explore the programs, tools and resources World Skills offers to employers for effective hiring of newcomers:

  • Targeted Recruitment Events
  • Cross-Cultural Training
  • On-The-Job Language Training To be moved to Workplace Language Training
  • Employer Champion
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World Skills’ Pool of Internationally Trained Candidates

There are more than 1,000 internationally trained individuals in our inventory ready for your full-time, contract or internship position. We work with talent in accounting, administration, architecture, business management, construction, customer service representatives, education, engineering, finance, hospitality, human resources, IT, research and development, sales, science, social science and tourism.

In addition, employers can access a pool of pre-screened job-ready candidates through the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program.

Start Finding Talent With Our Job Board Today

Here are some of our popular programs for Employers:

Upcoming Events

World Skills host a combination of online and in-person events weekly to accommodate the needs of newcomer job seekers through our programs. Frequently visit this page to keep updated with events.

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What You Can Do to Make a Difference

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There is More than One Way to Contribute

By donating to World Skills Employment Center you allow us to fund programs that help newcomers get jobs and integrate into our community faster.

  • Give a gift of Honour or a Legacy donation
  • Become a Monthly Donor
  • Donate Product or Supplies
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Become a Volunteer and Make a World of Difference

  • Gaining Canadian work experience in a supportive environment
  • Practicing and developing your skills
  • Directly impacting the community
  • Expanding your professional network
  • Meeting new people, making friends and building your connections.

Interested in becoming a volunteer at World Skills? Register by completing our Volunteer Application Form and sending it to volunteer@ottawa-worldskills.org.

News

Catch the Latest World Skills Updates

  • Celebrating Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Ottawa Newcomer Entrepreneurs Hub Hosts Annual Alumni Networking Event

    January 30, 2024

    Members of the Ottawa business community and various other community organizations joined the Ottawa Newcomer Entrepreneurs Hub (ONE Hub) in hosting its Annual Alumni Celebratory Event! More than 75 attendees had the opportunity to network with business experts and learn about available resources to support immigrant entrepreneurs in Ottawa. The event was held to celebrate

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  • Express Employment Professionals Ottawa East Donates to World Skills Employment Centre

    December 11, 2023

    World Skills Employment Centre is pleased to receive a donation from local Ottawa business, Express Employment Professionals Ottawa East. On Tuesday, December 7th, Business Developer at Express Employment Professionals  Craig Winchester presented a cheque of $3,412.50 to World Skills. Express Employment Professionals of Ottawa is a leading staffing provider helping job seekers find work with

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  • Over 600 Newcomers Connect with Employers at World Skills’ Fall Job Fair

    November 24, 2023

    “Finding a job for many people can be a daunting and difficult exercise. To do so as newcomer to Canada can sometimes feel almost impossible. But thanks to incredible organizations like World Skills Employment Centre, Ottawa’s newest residents can get the support they need to find employment.” – City of Ottawa Mayor, Mark Sutcliffe. Over

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