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  • Over 600 Newcomers Connect with Employers at World Skills’ Fall Job Fair

    November 24, 2023

    “Finding a job for many people can be a daunting and difficult exercise. To do so as newcomer to Canada can sometimes feel almost impossible. But thanks to incredible organizations like World Skills Employment Centre, Ottawa’s newest residents can get the support they need to find employment.” – City of Ottawa Mayor, Mark Sutcliffe. Over

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  • Job Fair for Immigrant Jobseekers

    November 14, 2023

    Join us on Tuesday, November 21 at the  Ottawa Conference and Event Centre for the this year’s second installment of the World Skills Job Fair. We are excited to host over 30 Ottawa employers who are currently recruiting talent. Learn more about the Job Fair here.

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  • Celebrating the launch of the Credential Recognition Program (CRP)

    November 7, 2023

    Newcomers with career paths in regulated fields including the Skilled Trades, who are seeking to have their credentials recognized, undertaking training for an alternative career, or both can benefit from the Credential Recognition Program (CRP). The Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) recently celebrated the launch of the program in partnership with World Skills Employment Centre,

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  • Immigration Minister hosts press conference at World Skills Employment Centre, discusses plans to improve immigration system

    November 1, 2023

    On Tuesday, October 31, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, unveiled the Strategic Immigration Review report and revealed plans to improve Canada’s immigration system. The Minister made the announcement at a press conference held at World Skills Employment Centre. Minister Miller outlined several plans to transform Canada’s immigration system to welcome

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  • National Capital Commission (NCC) shares career opportunities with newcomers at recruitment event

    October 31, 2023

    The National Capital Council (NCC) recently welcomed more than 80 skilled immigrants to the NCC’s first-ever recruitment and networking event with World Skills Employment Centre. Speaking to clients at the event which was held on October 24, NCC’s CEO Tobi Nussbaum emphasized his commitment to making the NCC one of Ottawa’s most diverse and inclusive

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  • World Skills Employment Centre Has Moved!

    October 18, 2023

    World Skills Employment Centre is excited to announce the opening of our new office at 237 Argyle Avenue!

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  • Arrive Prepared in Canada

    August 22, 2023

    Did you know that at World Skills, we help newcomers kick-start their Job Search journey before arriving in Canada? Making the decision to move to another country to start a new life is exciting but can also be very challenging. Navigating culture shock, a new climate, a different job market, learning new skills and integrating

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  • Discover Exciting New Job Opportunities in the Self Storage Industry

    July 10, 2023

    Did you know that the Self-storage Industry offers remote jobs as well?  Self-storage has become an increasingly popular industry in recent years. With people downsizing their homes, relocating, or simply looking for a place to store their belongings, the demand for self-storage units has risen. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the

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  • Canada Border Services Agency launches Recruitment Drive – Partners with World Skills

    July 6, 2023

    The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has partnered with World Skills Employment Centre to host a Recruitment Drive and Information Session for IT professionals. The session was held in June where newcomers had an opportunity to learn about the benefits of working at the CBSA. .The CBSA’s Data and Database Administration Division says it is

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  • World Skills Wins 2023 Non-Profit Award

    July 4, 2023

      World Skills – Most Empowering Immigrant Employment Skills Development Organization 2023 – Ontario (Ottawa, July 4, 2023) ) In 2023, World Skills Employment  Centre was nominated for the 2023 Non-profit Awards, organized and hosted by Acquisition International, a United Kingdom based multimedia company. World Skills won thd award in the category of, “Most Empowering

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  • Youth Advisory Committee Recruitment  

    June 29, 2023

    FIN YESS Program  Background Information:    The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program, which is managed by the Settlement and Integration Policy Branch within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), aims to provide short-term work experience to internationally trained professionals in federal, provincial and municipal government organizations   The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS), run by Employment

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  • Museums of the Future – Ingenium

    February 9, 2023

      January 24, 2023   Canada’s national museums are one of Ottawa’s unique pleasures. It doesn’t take long for newcomers to discover them, especially if they have children.   And it doesn’t take long to get a job with them, said Kate Moore, the HR Director for Ingenium, the Crown Corporation that manages these museums, the Agriculture

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