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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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Empowered Newcomer Women on the Journey to Success

May 27, 2020

  On Thursday, May 21st, the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women Program completed yet another cohort! It is always a gratifying and inspirational last day when we wrap up our workshops and hear the experiences of our brilliant participants. As a newcomer, it is not easy finding a job; one must get accustomed to the […]

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World Skills Employer Panel Discussion – April 29th, 2020

May 07, 2020

There are many unanswered questions during this time of uncertainty. You may be wondering how to navigate the circumstance of a pandemic as a job seeker. World Skills has held its third Employer Panel discussion on April 29th to lay out the steps for success despite COVID-19. Take a look at the vital advice provided […]

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World Skills Employer Panel Discussion – April 16th, 2020

April 21, 2020

On April 16th, World Skills had the opportunity to host its second Employer Panel Discussion to address the current and foreseeable job market during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Attendees got the opportunity to ask important questions on how this situation could impact their career prospects. Our panellists were asked a series of five questions […]

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Empowering Quotes for Newcomer Women

April 16, 2020

Do you have a quote that empowers you? A quote that you can relate to and that which inspires and grounds you?  An empowering quote can be a simple sentence, phrase, or passage written by someone that you can relate to deeply. On April 14, 2020, a new group of newcomer visible minority women joined […]

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT RESOURCES

April 14, 2020

Situations like the one we’re all facing due to COVID-19 may affect our well-being and mental health. Everyone will experience these events in their own way. It is completely natural to feel stress and concern during these times and so it is important to practice positive coping strategies and to reach out for support. Below […]

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Congrats to Our Recent ENW Participants!

April 06, 2020

Congratulations to the recent participants of Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Canadian Labour Market program, who completed their employment skills training program. Despite the office closures, the program successfully transitioned online, and our women were able to attend via Zoom, a video conferencing software. Our team hosted group workshops, one-on-one counselling […]

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Celebrating Our Journey and Planning For the Future!

April 06, 2020

The ENW team, champions, proteges, and employers, got together for an extraordinary event to celebrate the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Canadian labour Market program since it began 6 months ago! It was an excellent opportunity for protégés and champions to share testimonials about their progressive journey in regards to giving […]

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COVID-19 Impact on Employment, Employer Panel Discussion

March 30, 2020

Today we held our virtual Employer Panel Discussion via Zoom Video Communications for our clients participating in the Empowering Newcomer Visible Minority Women to Succeed in the Canadian Labor Market Initiative. A special thank you to our guest speakers who gave our participants insight on the current employment situation and to answer their questions about how the […]

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World Skills' News

Testimonials

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 ws@ottawa-worldskills.org

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.