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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Empowering Underemployed Newcomer Women – June 2020

June 30, 2020

The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women Program wrapped up its first cohort for visible minority newcomer immigrant women who are underemployed. The participants of this cohort identified themselves as underemployed, currently working in a transitional job or in a position that is below their capacity. The workshops focused on career management and advancement. Participants gained […]

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World Skills Now Hosts Online Job Interviews For Employers

June 25, 2020

Arranging interview sessions is something World Skills has always offered employers. But hosting them online provides employers with a lot more value-added. They are so much easier and faster to organize. Zoom really lives up to its name in this role! In mid-June, COSTCO was the first employer to take advantage of this recruiting service. […]

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World Skills Events Continue to Have Traction!

June 05, 2020

On June 4, 2020 World Skills hosted an event for internationally trained professionals with the topic of Emotional Intelligence and Job Search. The presenter was Dragana Mrdjenovic, Manager of Settlement and Integration at OCISO. Close to 40 of our clients participated and many of them shared their insights and personal experiences about the topic and […]

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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.