Become an Employer Champion

Championing Newcomers

World Skills engages 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.

Lack of a network and lack of sector specific knowledge are two of the biggest barriers for newcomers to secure employment. Professionals in Ottawa can provide support to our newcomers through various forms of coaching and employers can gain access to the largest pool of newcomers in Ottawa.

Here are some areas in which you can help:

• Resume coach
• Interview coach
• Informational interview coach
• Guest speaker on subjects such as: industry specific information, personal journey, cross-cultural competencies
   and experiences, motivation, etc.
• Event sponsorship opportunities
• Entrepreneurship coach
• Social enterprise coach
• Networking coach
• Social media coach
• LinkedIn coach
• Pronunciation coach
• Paid internship; employment opportunity
• Corporate mentorship

Who can participate

• Employers, recruiters, managers, and other company representatives
• Professionals who wish to share sector specific or industry knowledge; or human resources expertise

The advantages of being an employer champion

• Meet and access the largest pool of talented newcomers in Ottawa
• Enhance individual or organizational cross-cultural awareness, knowledge and competencies
• Develop your mentoring/coaching/leadership/presentation skills
• Gain international perspectives and insights into international markets
• Share the opportunity to hire newcomer talent

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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 counseling, 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 as a World skills Client please click this link to book an appointment. 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.