Hire A Newcomer Woman!

March 02, 2020

We are super excited to see that 90% of our ENW program participants from Cohort 1 and 2 are HIRED right here in Ottawa. In less than 4 months, with the intense support from our staff, employers and champions, we are helping our newcomer women integrate into our workplaces. Some have even gotten promotions! As we observe International Women’s Day this month, we want to challenge and encourage employers to step up on the agenda of increasing equality and opportunities for newcomer visible minority women.

Our initiative, Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Labour Market’, is the perfect place to source talent and meet exceptional women who are ready for work! Let us know about your job opportunities! If you are an employer or recruitment firm, come and meet our talented participants on March 10th! Here are some of the profiles of the women. We can do this Ottawa – Let’s make International Women’s Day count for our newcomer women!


I find it very rewarding to meet with candidates who are exceptionally driven and who can add to our organization. It’s a great opportunity to meet with qualified candidates face to face.

A. Ali, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

“A lot of uncovered talent that just needs a chance to get their foot in the door.” – Rega, LRO Staffing

What is a Targeted Recruitment Event?

It is an event which brings our program participants face to face with potential employers and recruiters. This is a critical intervention for newcomers for several reasons: newcomers get to meet employers who can assess their fit against actual and projected hiring needs. We save employers time and money by taking care of all of the logistics! We save them from endless hours of going through resumes! The optimal case scenario is when employers come with real opportunities which they want to fill.

There is talent right here in Ottawa. Newcomers, including newcomer women are a hidden talent pool. It is to your advantage to tap into this talent pool! Our next targeted recruitment event is March 10, 2020 for NEWCOMER WOMEN only. 





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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 counselling, 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 or a 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.