How to Network and Find a Job Using Digital Tools

December 10, 2020

Building professional connections while trying to find a job in a new country – especially during a global pandemic – can be frustrating. So, how do you expand our network in the absence of face-to-face meetings and informational interviews? Or present yourself as a potential candidate at remote networking events?   At a virtual Coaching […]

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Francophones Consider Opportunities at Language School

November 25, 2020

As part of our ongoing efforts to introduce internationally trained newcomers and local employers to each other, we organized an Information and Targeted Recruitment event on Tuesday 24 November, 2020. Like all our programs, services and events these days, this session was hosted virtually and was attended by our Francophone clients who are considering using […]

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Top Skills That Employers Are Currently Looking for

October 16, 2020

What are the top skills that employers are currently looking for, and how can newcomer jobseekers keep working on their employment goals during this period of physical distancing and social isolation? This was the topic of discussion at a successful virtual event that we hosted on October 15, 2020, where our clients had the opportunity […]

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The Professional Newcomer Women Behind ENW

September 03, 2020

On August 20th, The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women program wrapped up another fantastic session with our Model 2 participants. Cohort 8 consisted of newcomer women within a variety of professional backgrounds such as Medicine, Law, Computer Science, and Education. The one thing which they all had in common was the determination to find a […]

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Virtual Speed Networking Event for FIN Candidates

September 03, 2020

At World Skills Employment Centre we continue to do the work of supporting newcomers integrate into the Canadian labour market, despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought into our personal and professional lives. In the last few months, we have had to adapt and innovate in ways that we didn’t even think were possible. Thanks […]

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Tips on How to Prepare for a Virtual Interview

August 13, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic most of us continue to stay indoors and seek work remotely. Since many companies still need to make hiring decisions during this time, phone and video interviews are becoming a widespread solution. Keeping this in mind, we hosted a workshop on August 12, 2020 where Yvonne Robinson-Jackson, career coach and […]

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Employment Resources and Programs for Newcomers

August 05, 2020

On July 22, alongside our community partners, The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women Program hosted an event that offered information about various employment and training programs for newcomers in Ottawa, including eligibility criteria, and referral processes. World Skills and its partner organizations offer a variety of employment-related support services to newcomers, such as valuable training, […]

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ENWs Unstoppable & Empowered Newcomer Women

July 30, 2020

“I am now empowered to always do better. Hearing other women’s stories has given me the ability to push forward.” A quote from Dareen, one of our brilliant newcomer women, who has completed the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women Program. Dareen’s inspiring words are among the many positive testimonials of the confidence, motivation, and support […]

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Digital Literacy is the Key to Success in the Public Sector

July 10, 2020

In light of the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 has brought into our professional lives, World Skills Employment Centre hosted a Public Sector Employer Panel on July 08, 2020. The aim of this online discussion was to help newcomer job seekers get a better sense of the current and foreseeable job opportunities in the Public Service. […]

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The Parallels of Newcomer Women

June 30, 2020

On Saturday, June 20th the ENW program hosted a special networking event with past and current program participants. We had the pleasure of having two special guest speakers Anna-Karina Tabuñar President/Founder & Head of Communications at Iona Street Media and Dipalli Bhatt Director of Marketing at Incognito Software Systems.  Both of these women were newcomers several […]

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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.