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Learn How to Set Up a Business in Canada

June 11, 2019

  Have a great business idea and don’t know where to start? Come join us at the Entrepreneurship Connections program, starting June 17, and learn how to: Develop a business plan Get funding and resources Market your business Present your ideas  Run a successful business You will also have the opportunity to work with established […]

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An Innovative Program for Budding Entrepreneurs

May 17, 2019

Are you new to Canada and interested in launching your own business? The Entrepreneurship Connections® program will help you do just that! Aimed at assisting newcomers to set up a successful small business in the Canadian market, this innovative and informative program has many interesting features. If you are interested in knowing more, please register […]

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Our Annual Job Fair was a Success!

March 28, 2019

Turnout was fantastic for World Skills’ second annual job fair with registration selling out in the first 24 hours! Over 200 clients and more than 20 employers were in attendance.   On March 19, 2019, World Skills hosted our annual job fair in partnership with CESOC (Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton) at the Ottawa Conference […]

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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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