Entrepreneurship Connections

Entrepreneurship Connections helps newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this innovative and informative program will assist you with setting up a successful small business in the Canadian market.

Program Benefits

• Learn how to develop a business plan
• Learn about the legal aspects of starting your business in Canada
• Receive techniques to present your business to different target groups
• Learn about financing options
• Hear about government resources for small business
• Strengthen your understanding of Human Resources
• Cover topics such as marketing your business, market research, cash flow, sales, taxation and social media
• Work with established entrepreneurs as mentors

Participation Criteria

• You need to be a Permanent Resident or Approved Refugee
• You need to be a client of World Skills to participate. Fill-out the contact us form to book an appointment.


• The next session will be held in fall 2018
• To learn more about Entrepreneurship Connections and how to register, please contact us.


Entrepreneurship (part of Enhanced Language Training)

Gain the knowledge required to be a successful entrepreneur while enhancing your English language competency.

Course Benefits

• Make an informed decision about becoming an entrepreneur
• Learn how to write a business plan
• Understand customers
• Market products or services
• Look at the financial aspects of starting and running a business
• Present your business to potential investors

Participation Criteria

• You need to be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or a live-in caregiver residing in Ontario
Canadian Language Benchmarks (listening, speaking, reading and writing) levels 6-9
• You need to be a client of World Skills to participate. Fill-out the contact us form to book an appointment.


• To learn more about this course and how to register, please contact us.

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 ws@ottawa-worldskills.org

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.