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October 15, 2018

Training Consultant | Employment Counsellor Intake, Assessment and Referral Counsellor Part-time Administrative Assistant    

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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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World Skills is Proud to Support Advancing New Canadian Women in Technology (ANCWT)

February 02, 2018

  ANCWT is a bridging program for new immigrants and Syrian refugee women who have technical skills in engineering, technology, computer science and information technology from their home country. To find out more, visit www.ancwt.ca.

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World Skills was featured on CBC Ottawa News!

February 02, 2018

  What a terrific piece CBC Ottawa News created about our Retail Targeted Recruitment Event! Thanks, CBC Ottawa, for supporting the work we do to connect immigrants to employment. Find out what you missed by forwarding to 12:20 on the video. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1145065027845

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General Strategies to Successfuly Incorporate International Trained Talent into Workplace

February 02, 2018

  In our previous newsletter, we highlighted some successful strategies to effectively recruit, on-board an retain newcomer talent. In today’s blog post, we would like to introduce five successful strategies for incorporating international talent into your workplace that we hope will serve as a “stepping stones” for ongoing discussion in your workplace: Post jobs through World Skills Employment […]

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