Hire Talented Newcomers

Hiring Newcomers Makes Good Business Sense

Ottawa is becoming increasingly reliant on immigrants to meet its labour market requirements. Luckily, an average of 6,000 immigrants a year settle in Ottawa, providing employers with a pool of skilled, highly educated and talented candidates to fill their workforce needs.

The benefits to employers are apparent:
•  Immigrants comprise 27% of Ottawa’s labour force with an undergraduate degree, 37% with a graduate degree, and
   57% of candidates with an earned doctorate.
•  Immigrants bring international experience, intelligence, and often connections in addition to global perspectives
   and specialized strengths and skill sets

World Skills’ Pool of Internationally Trained Candidates 

There are more than 1,000 internationally trained individuals in our inventory ready for your full-time, contract or internship position. We work with talent 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.

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

World Skills’ Recruitment Services

Contact our recruitment experts to find new talent, new ideas and new solutions for your business. Email us at ws@ottawa-worldskills.org or call (613) 233-0453 Ext. 300.

See our brochure.

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.