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  • World Skills Commemorates the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    September 30, 2021

    World Skills will be closed on September 30th, 2021 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Staff will be using this day to participate in local events and reflect on their role in reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous communities. We invite you to do the same. Our staff met on September 29 to to have a

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  • Employment Scam Information Session

    September 29, 2021

      If you have you ever been robbed or cheated, then you know the feeling of being violated and ashamed of your gullibility.   Every day, cunning criminals use false job opportunities (called “scams”) to rob job seekers, especially newcomers, of their money, their identity, their personal information, their dignity and much more.   Because

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  • ESDC Partnership with World Skills Employment Centre

    September 16, 2021

    In the fall of 2020, World Skills Employment Centre collaborated with Employment and Social Development Canada [ESDC] in creating an innovative approach to connecting amazing immigrant talent to opportunities at ESDC in the Ottawa region; specifically, for their Transformation Management Branch (TMB).   About TMB TMB is responsible for transforming how ESDC delivers its services

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  • Project Management Professional [PMP]® ToolKit for Success!

    August 30, 2021

      It is a well-known fact that project managers holding the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification are well sought after by employers from both the private and public sectors.   As part of its commitment to create opportunities for its clients, World Skills Employment Center (WS) recently kicked off a pilot initiative called “PMP® Toolkit for Success.” A

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  • Making Change One Community at a Time!

    June 3, 2021

    United Way East Ontario is working to break down barriers and address social issues within our local communities. Supporting Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew, United Way strives for solutions that improve lives and create opportunities for those who need it most. On May 25th, Human Resources Coordinator Joanne Brakis met with the Empowering Visible Minority

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  • Canada Revenue Agency’s Recruitment Process for ENW

    May 31, 2021

    The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women program participants received comprehensive information on the recruitment process at Canada Revenue Agency [CRA], Government of Canada. On May 14th, CRA Representatives graciously dedicated their time to network and coach the ENW participants on the following topics: Potential jobs in the fields of Finance, Human Resources, Law, Policy and

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  • Giving Back to Your Community with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

    May 17, 2021

    If you’re seeking a rewarding career and would like to give back to your community, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) may be the perfect organization for you.  Currently employing over 4,000 people, CFMWS believes in working as a team to care for their members and one another.   On May 4th, Joanne Jarocki,

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  • Ottawa Public Health – Vaccine Resources

    April 29, 2021

    Looking for more information on the COVID-19 Vaccines? Ottawa Public Health has put together a list of resources (websites, videos, handouts etc) for community partners and clients. Please be advised that these resources are constantly being updated, please frequently check for new details. TOP 3 Resources for Frontline Staff: Service provider presentationin English and French Présentation

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  • Connected Canadians: Connecting Older Adults with Technology Training and Support

    April 29, 2021

    The Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women program participants got a sneak peek of what it’s like to be a part of the Connected Canadians team. In our latest Targeted Recruitment event, the ladies were introduced to Connected Canadians, a non-profit organization founded in Ottawa that promotes digital literacy skills for seniors and older adults across

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  • Tips from Public Service Commission of Canada for Your Job Search

    April 29, 2021

    As a newcomer, applying for Jobs in the Government sector can seem like an intimidating process. However, the Empowering Newcomer Women [ENW] program participants received detailed information on the hiring process and deeper insights on working in the public sector. On April 27th, Helen Grantis, an Expert in Accessible and Inclusive staffing and Assessment at

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  • Read All About It! – World Skills First Virtual Job Fair Symposium 2021

    April 20, 2021

    Worlds Skills is recognized for hosting its Annual Job Fairs. With the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the team quickly came together with an innovative idea to allow newcomers to participate while keeping safe. This year World Skills held its first Virtual Job Fair & Symposium with success! The Virtual Job Fair was a three-day event from

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  • Working For Thermo Fisher Scientific

    March 15, 2021

    Why should you work for Thermo Fisher Scientific? Here are four reasons! You will have the opportunity to define your path, work in a position with purpose and passion, and achieve your absolute best! Thermo Fisher is the world leader in serving science with the mission to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer

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