Author: Ledianis Rivero Sosa

World Skills is looking for Youth for a Brief Research Study

The Federal Internship for Newcomers Program – Youth Initiative (FIN-YESS) at World Skills Employment Centre is working on a new research study to: Explore the opportunities and constraints to young newcomer professionals’ employment in the Canadian public service Assess if new strategies are needed to promote the Canadian public service as an employer of choice for youth

World Skills Commemorates the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

World Skills will be closed on September 30th, 2021 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Staff will be using this day to participate in local events and reflect on their role in reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous communities. We invite you to do the same. Our staff met on September 29 to to have a

World Skills Celebrates 10 Years of the FIN Program

On February 18, World Skills hosted a virtual event to celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (FIN) and its alumni. What a wonderful occasion it was! Over 100 clients, FIN alumni, public servants, World Skills staff and partners joined from across Canada. The event ended officially at 7:30 pm and

World Skills Events Continue to Have Traction!

On June 4, 2020 World Skills hosted an event for internationally trained professionals with the topic of Emotional Intelligence and Job Search. The presenter was Dragana Mrdjenovic, Manager of Settlement and Integration at OCISO. Close to 40 of our clients participated and many of them shared their insights and personal experiences about the topic and

World Skills Present a the Talent Summit

On September 24, 2019, World Skills was present at the Talent Summit organized by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal which took place at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. We were represented by an amazing team: Andy Rapoch, Employer Engagement Coordinator; Fatima Saadeddine and Haguer Abdelmoneim, Recruitment Specialists; Hanieh Khoshkhou, Manager of Workplace Language

A Newcomer’s Story of Integration through the FIN Program

  As we gear up for the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program 2019-2020, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the accomplishments of some of our amazing clients who participated in previous competition years and were successfully placed as interns in the public sector. One of them, Klodiana Puro, talks about how

Congratulations to the Graduates!

  It was a great day yesterday, November 14 for diversity and inclusion as we celebrated immigrants who are helping to shape the Canadian public service through the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program. The FIN Program team held the graduation ceremony for the FIN Program interns who received placements in the year 2017-2018. Everybody looked so happy!