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Our offices will be Closed on Monday, February 18, 2019

February 17, 2019

Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Family Day. See you on Tuesday!

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Newcomers Get Insights from Experts at Public Sector Event

January 31, 2019

  The weather was not a deterrent to our highly motivated clients who braved the chill and commuted from all over the city to attend a much-anticipated learning, coaching and networking event on Tuesday January 29, 2019. Organized by World Skills Employment Centre and Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO), in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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A Newcomer’s Story of Integration through the FIN Program

January 24, 2019

  As we gear up for the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program 2019-2020, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the accomplishments of some of our amazing clients who participated in previous competition years and were successfully placed as interns in the public sector. One of them, Klodiana Puro, talks about how […]

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Congratulations to the Graduates!

November 15, 2018

  It was a great day yesterday, November 14 for diversity and inclusion as we celebrated immigrants who are helping to shape the Canadian public service through the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program. The FIN Program team held the graduation ceremony for the FIN Program interns who received placements in the year 2017-2018. Everybody looked so happy!   […]

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Celebrating a Multicultural Workplace

July 03, 2018

During WOW week, a series of events organized by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (olip), World Skills Employment Centre celebrated Multiculturalism Day in style! On June 27, 2018 we hosted an open house as part of the celebrations throughout the city. We invited our partners and neighbours in the community to visit our office to […]

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Hundreds Flood Hiring Fair at Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

June 01, 2018

  World Skills Employment Centre held a job fair with over 200 clients in attendance. There was a lineup at the registration desk where services were offered in English, French and Arabic.  The turnout was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. At one point, the floor was so full, people had to squeeze past one another […]

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Partnership is the Thread to the Industrial Sewing Project

May 23, 2018

  The Industrial Sewing Project is a partnership between Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), Taggart Family YMCA/YWCA, The City of Ottawa, World Skills, and Make Sew Create, an Ottawa-based industrial sewing training centre. The Industrial Sewing Project is the result of outreach efforts as well as connecting with newcomers, employers, and listening to the needs […]

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The Accenture Mentorship Program is Underway!

April 26, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, World Skills and Accenture welcomed the first of two cohorts of IT professionals selected to take part in the Accenture Mentorship Program. The program is comprised of five modules to be delivered over a period of four weeks to candidates who have experience in the field of Information Technology. The aim […]

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WIN-WIN – Hiring Great People for Great Jobs

April 10, 2018

This summer, when Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) needed to quickly hire experienced project managers with expertise in international trade and development in developing countries for newly-funded programs, it found them at World Skills Employment Centre. In fact, they found two! And both in record time. TFO Canada and World Skills are natural partners. […]

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Networking is the Key to Making Connections

March 27, 2018

By Olga Kiseliova There are many hoops that newcomers have to jump through on their way to establishing a career in a new country. Lack of a network is one of them. It might be very difficult to build a network from scratch, but there is a light in the end of the tunnel. Small […]

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