Circle of Champions


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.


Two females shaking hands in a group

Become an Employer Champion for Newcomers

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.

Advantages of becoming 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

Eligibility Criteria for the Circle of Champion Program


  • Must be an employer, recruiter, manager or company representative
  •  Professionals who wish to share sector specific or industry knowledge; or human resources expertise


Program Frequency

Contact to find out more.


Discover Upcoming Events Happening at World Skills


Other Programs

Discover the Other Workshops, Programs and Services World Skills has to Offer

World Skills For Employers 


Eight team members standing with their arms crossed and smiling

Discover how your business can hire skilled immigrants and play an integral part in the team.

Coaching and Networking Events


Man in suit explaining something to his team members with coffee and papers on the table

Learn about how you can share best practices and provided employment insights as well as expert coaching for newcomer job seekers.


Job Fair Program


An office setting with a team celebrating with handshakes and high-fives

Get access to employers and on-the-spot job openings insights at our Annual Job Fair. You will connect with employers, employment and job search experts.

Corporate Mentorship Program



Man and women with hands on table smiling at each other

Corporate Mentorship Program provides mentoring services to highly skilled newcomers. Since 2010, over 1,000 newcomers have received mentoring services to help them secure employment.

Contact Us

Phone: (613) 233-0453
237 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B8


World Skills gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders:

logo 1a
Logo 2