Job Referral & Matching

World Skills has partnerships with more than 100 Ottawa employers who are interested in hiring internationally trained professionals. These employers submit job postings directly to World Skills Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) service. Thousands of registered clients have found work through the OJMN job referral and matching service.


Get Matched Employers

Professionals that are assessed as ready for the Canadian workforce are eligible for job referral and matching. For some, this readiness will be attained during your first assessment at World Skills and for others, readiness will be achieved after completing recommended programs.


Job Referral & Matching gets you connected with potential employers



Employer information sessions, networking, and coaching events.



Application support for key employment opportunities, such as the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program.


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Job interview practice with local industry professionals.



Assistance with resume tailoring for specific positions.


Eligibility Criteria for the Job Referral and Matching Program


Internationally educated
(college diploma and/or university degree from abroad)


Permanent resident, Convention Refugee, Temporary resident, or foreign-born Canadian Citizen


Resident of Ontario


Unemployed or underemployed


Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5 or above


Legally entitled to work in Canada


Program Frequency

Two-hour Advanced Workplace Readiness support workshop held every month.


See What Past Clients Have to Say About Their Experience

“I’m an international medical graduate in orthopedic surgery who migrated to Canada, wondering how to start my life all over again. I was strongly recommended by several people to try the Catholic Centre for Immigrants services and World Skills who gave me information on how to prepare for my licensing exams and connected me to some people who were going through a similar process, which to this day was the most important advice and connections that I have received in my transition. I was encouraged, lifted up and healed psychologically. I also used tl;o think resume writing was so easy until I underwent a course with them on career transitions. We went through resume writing, customer care skills and relations in the Canadian setting, something that boosted my confidence and helped me prepare better for job interviews. They regularly sent us job adverts from which I was able to secure a job with the Public Health Agency of Canada after they helped me with resume writing for that particular job and a mock interview. My family and I are now happier and greatly thank World Skills for their support. Thanks once again, this is from the bottom of my heart. Long live World Skills.”

Michael Thu

“It was great and very helpful to have volunteers from the Career Transitions Team. They were flexible, eager, enthusiastic and most of all, allowed us to assist patients/clients in their preferred language; this contributed to provide a welcoming environment and positive experience in our clinic.”

Bruyère Family Medicine Centre

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

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Career Access For Newcomers Workshop

Learn the skills needed to lead a successful job search in Canada. Become familiar with the tools that will help you reach your employment goals.


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Empowering Visible Minority Women Program

A national pilot research project designed to test interventions which support visible minority newcomer women to access employment.


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Career Transitions For Internationally Trained Healthcare Professionals

Get the support you need to transition your skills and knowledge into healthcare-related roles.


Learn More About the Job Referral and Matching Program

Accessing World Skills’ job referral and matching program starts with a personalized assessment of your education, experience, and goals. Together we then plan your next steps. To schedule, an appointment please fill out the contact us form to book an appointment.


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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