Employer Connections

With Employer Connections activities, we enhance the preparation for internationally trained individuals to access employment opportunities commensurate with their education, qualifications, skills and experience.

Get Access to Networking and Coaching Opportunities

Through our coaching experts, you will get access to various opportunities and connections that will help you on your job search journey.


Employer Connections provides job seekers with:

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 Networking and coaching opportunities with employers, professionals, stakeholders, alumni, and other participants.



 Access to Targeted Recruitment Events with partnering employers.


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 One-on-one employability skills assessment.



Job matching and mentoring opportunities.



Interview coaching and job application feedback.


Eligibility Criteria for the Employer Connections 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


In addition, internationally trained professionals must be job ready, have a tailored résumé as well as a clear job objective, excellent communication, presentation, and interview skills.


Program Frequency

Fill out the contact us form to book an appointment.

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

Other Programs

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

World Skills For Employers 


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Discover how your business can hire skilled immigrants and play an integral part in the team.

Coaching and Networking Events


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Learn about how you can share best practices and provided employment insights as well as expert coaching for newcomer job seekers.


Job Fair Program


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Get access to employers and on-the-spot job openings insights at our Annual Job Fair. You will connect with employers, employment and job search experts.

Corporate Mentorship Program



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Corporate Mentorship Program provides mentoring services to highly skilled newcomers. Since 2010, over 1,000 newcomers have received mentoring services to help them secure employment.

Learn More About the Employer Connections Program

Make Connections that will Enhance your Career Goals


Contact Us

Phone: (613) 233-0453
Email: ws@ottawa-worldskills.org
237 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B8


World Skills gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders:

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