World Skills For Employers 


Discover how your business can hire skilled immigrants and play a key role in successfully integrating them into our economy and society.


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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. We do this through a variety of free services including:

  • Pre-screening candidates
  • Hosting recruitment and “meet the employer” events to meet potential hires
  • Organizing cross-cultural communications training sessions
  • Providing on-the-job language training
  • Creating, co-developing and co-delivering mentorship programs



Save Costs and Grow your Reputation

By partnering with World Skills, employers benefit from greatly reduced human resourcing costs and ready access to highly skilled immigrants. This increases the organization’s appeal to other internationally trained professionals, and potential for reaching new markets at home and abroad. 


Participating Employers



Hiring Newcomers Makes Good Business Sense

Ottawa employers are becoming increasingly hiring newcomers to meet their labour market requirements.  Luckily, on average of 6,000 newcomers a year settle in Ottawa, providing employers with a steadily growing pool of skilled, highly educated and talented candidates to fill their workforce needs.

  • Newcomers comprise 27% of Ottawa’s labour force with an undergraduate degree, 37% with a graduate degree, and 57% of candidates with an earned doctorate.
  • Newcomers bring international experience, intelligence, global perspectives and specialized strengths and skill sets, and often business connections.


World Skills’ Pool of Internationally Trained Candidates

There are more than 3,500 internationally trained individuals in our inventory ready for your full-time, part-time, contract or internship positions 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 – and more. 

In addition, employers can access a pool of pre-screened job-ready candidates through the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program.


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Targeted Recruitment Events

Targeted recruitment events are hosted by World Skills at no cost to employers, for a variety of sectors, professions, and areas of expertise. These events enable employers to meet numerous talented newcomers in one place and at one time, optimizing their recruitment budgets and efficiency. 

Cross-Cultural Training

Cross-cultural Training is available to employers and their teams, assisting them to improve their recruitment interviewing, onboarding and retention rates and training programs, and raising their organization’s appeal to internationally trained individuals. 


On-the-Job Language Training

On-the-Job Language Training offers employers the opportunity to build newcomer employees’ communication comfort and competencies. World Skills no-cost language training at work supports their integration into your workplace. 

Become an Employer Champion

World Skills seeks to engage local employers and other stakeholders to be advocates for newcomers and to be coaches to advance their newcomers’ integration into the Ottawa labour market. 

Join our Team of Volunteer Coaches

As a volunteer coach, you get an opportunity to share your knowledge, expertise and time helping to support and encourage their economic integration into the community. At the same time, you will also be developing leadership skills, gaining diverse perspectives and supporting your organization’s corporate social responsibility goals. 

Testimonial from the Business Development Bank of Canada


Supporting Employers

Here is a list of local organizations that provide services to support the recruitment, retention and promotion of talented newcomers:

 Want to Learn More About our Services? 


Let us guide you in your search for highly skilled newcomers for your business. 



Contact Us

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


World Skills gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders:

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