Author: Ledianis Rivero Sosa

“A Tailored Resume: The starting point of a successful job search” – Our presenters rocked!

Last January 21, 2016 World Skills hosted an event for internationally educated professionals interested in learning more about how to tailor their resumes. A total of 23 World Skills clients participated. We had two fantastic guest speakers and our own Magdalene Cooman, Director of Employer Engagement as presenters. One of the guest speakers was Meghan Baldeau, Senior

“Addressing the Barrier of Canadian Work Experience” – Great event for World Skills’ clients

Yesterday – December 16, 2015 – World Skills hosted an event with the topic: “Addressing the Barrier of Canadian work Experience”. It was very well attended by close to 30 World Skills clients who interacted with the panelists representing some of our community partners: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, In-TAC, Volunteer Ottawa, and PQCHC-ITP Program. The

Public Sector Coaching Event_Promoting Newcomer Talent

What a wonderful event it was at the University of Ottawa! Both coaches and candidates had an amazing experience. Thank you Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO), CIC and Ottawa U for working together with us to support newcomer talent! Job seekers received valuable tips on navigating the Canadian labour market and enhanced their professional network and coaches met

World Skills’ LinkedIn-a-Thon Event was a Success!!

  On November 25, 2015, World Skills Employment Centre, Hire Immigrants Ottawa and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, held the first ever LinkedIn-a-Thon Event in Ottawa.  It was graciously hosted by Kivuto. This event formed part of the Alternative Careers Program which is aimed at supporting newcomers to find suitable jobs which match their skills and

A newcomers’s experience looking for a job…

  Rula Alkhzouz is a Jordanian-born immigrant to Ottawa. She is university educated, has many years of work experience, but was having difficulties adjusting to the Canadian labour market. She started volunteering at World Skills Employment Centre and after a few months a position became available, she was interviewed for it and she was offered

Champions for World Skills: Coaching for Success!

Champions for World Skills Coaching for Success! is an initiative which seeks to engage local employers and other stakeholders to be advocates for newcomers and to use coaching as a strategy to advance their integration into the Ottawa labour market. At the launch, you will hear inspiring stories of employers and individuals who have effectively championed

World Skills Receives ‘Strategic Community Partnership Appreciation Award, 2015’ from TD Canada

On June 16, 2015, World Skills Employment Centre was proud to receive the ‘Strategic Community Partnership Appreciation Award, 2015’ from the TD Ontario North and East, Asian Leadership Network. “We were delighted to be chosen for this award and we are proud of the mentorship program which we have developed with the Asian Leadership Network

“This workshop is a MUST!” Find Out What One World Skills Client Has to Say.

Tuija Niemi is a World Skills client who took part in the Job Search Workshop offered by World Skills Employment Centre. She wrote to us recently telling about her experience with the workshops. “I attended the 2nd part of the Job Search Workshop. The workshop was very useful; not only did it give me good