Join the Circle of Champions for Empowering Newcomer Women

French Translation

The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women Circle of Champions initiative is designed to match newcomer, visible minority women with professionals and corporate Champions who will help them to overcome obstacles and to secure employment. Delivered in partnership with Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, the program will expand networking opportunities for this particularly marginalized group, and develop their skills for successful labour market integration.

Program participants benefit from targeted interventions to support their career development. These interventions include: needs assessment, career planning, portfolio building workshops; job matching; professional branding; targeted recruitment events; retention support and self-leadership workshops to motivate and inspire women to reach their goals. 

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of newcomer women? 

If you are a professional, you can:

  • Use your expertise and skills to coach and support a woman towards her goals
  • Participate in coaching and targeted recruitment events

If you are an employer, you can:

  • Hire a newcomer woman
  • Promote newcomer talent through your networks
  • Connect us to women initiatives at your workplace
  • Host an event for newcomer women

Learn more by completing our survey.  One of our staff will connect with you.




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 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.