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


Catch the Latest World Skills Updates

  • Arrive Prepared in Canada

    August 22, 2023

    Did you know that at World Skills, we help newcomers kick-start their Job Search journey before arriving in Canada? Making the decision to move to another country to start a new life is exciting but can also be very challenging. Navigating culture shock, a new climate, a different job market, learning new skills and integrating

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  • Discover Exciting New Job Opportunities in the Self Storage Industry

    July 10, 2023

    Did you know that the Self-storage Industry offers remote jobs as well?  Self-storage has become an increasingly popular industry in recent years. With people downsizing their homes, relocating, or simply looking for a place to store their belongings, the demand for self-storage units has risen. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the

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  • Canada Border Services Agency launches Recruitment Drive – Partners with World Skills

    July 6, 2023

    The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has partnered with World Skills Employment Centre to host a Recruitment Drive and Information Session for IT professionals. The session was held in June where newcomers had an opportunity to learn about the benefits of working at the CBSA. .The CBSA’s Data and Database Administration Division says it is

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