Celebrating Our Journey and Planning For the Future!

April 06, 2020

The ENW team, champions, proteges, and employers, got together for an extraordinary event to celebrate the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Canadian labour Market program since it began 6 months ago! It was an excellent opportunity for protégés and champions to share testimonials about their progressive journey in regards to giving […]

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COVID-19 Impact on Employment, Employer Panel Discussion

March 30, 2020

Today we held our virtual Employer Panel Discussion via Zoom Video Communications for our clients participating in the Empowering Newcomer Visible Minority Women to Succeed in the Canadian Labor Market Initiative. A special thank you to our guest speakers who gave our participants insight on the current employment situation and to answer their questions about how the […]

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World Skills Action Plan in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

  Last week the nation received the announcement that establishments must close to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our teams at World Skills Employment Centre have been working towards finding a solution to continue providing services to our clients in a safe manner.  We are pleased to let you know that our […]

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Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women – Magdalene Cooman

March 09, 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are happy to announce Magdalene Cooman Director of Employer Engagement with World Skills Employment Centre has been recognized by Femmes Remarquables as one of Ottawa’s Distinguished Women!   Magdalene has been awarded & acknowledged as a Community Pillar, by creating and supporting initiatives that have connected newcomers to […]

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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 […]

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March Break 2020 – ambiSHEous Workshop for Girls Grade 7-12

February 28, 2020

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World Skills 4th Annual Job Fair Employers

February 06, 2020

We would like to thank all the employers attending our 4th Annual Job Fair. Here’s a look at the participating organizations! Looking to attend our 4th Annual Job Fair on February 20th, 2020, at the Gloucester Centre? If you are a newcomer job seeker in Ottawa, make sure to register to save your spot!

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Jobseekers Get Advice About Working in the Public Sector

February 05, 2020

   Internationally trained newcomers interested in working in the government spent the afternoon speaking and networking with employers in the Public Sector on Tuesday February 4, 2020. Organized by World Skills Employment Centre and Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO), in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the event was held in two parts: – […]

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Benefits of Attending World Skill’s 4th Annual Job Fair

February 05, 2020

With our 4th Annual Job Fair taking place on February 20th at Gloucester mall, here are 4 reasons why you should attend! Job fairs allow job seekers to meet with multiple employers in a single location and develop relationships that may lead to an employment opportunity, while also providing employers with the convenience of finding […]

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FIN Alumni Share Their Struggles and Triumphs

January 29, 2020

Everyone loves a good success story! And there were several inspiring ones at our Alumni event on January 23, 2020! Interns and graduates of the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) – a program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – shared their experiences and stories of determination and success with a roomful of […]

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