Roadmap to Employment

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The Roadmap to Employment (RTE) program at World Skills supports newcomers with lower language skills, including refugees, to find employment in the Ottawa region.

Newcomers with lower language skills can benefit from tailored support to navigate the job market. At RTE, we help clients make the most of their talents, supporting them to explore opportunities that match their interests, skills and strengths.  We also identify sector-specific language training that can help remove barriers to employment, and lead to a more secure future.

Clients are accompanied on their journey to employment through participation in a variety of job search preparation sessions.

What do newcomers gain by participating in the program?

  • Personalized support to identify goals and create an action plan to improve workplace language skills and secure employment.
  • Access to employment counselling and ongoing support to overcome barriers to employment.
  • Opportunities to participate in job-readiness workshops where you will:
    • develop the skills and confidence to conduct your job search;
    • gain a better understanding of the Canadian workplace;
    • develop a Canadian-style resume; and
    • enhance your interview skills.
  • Connections to employers through networking events, employer referrals, and job matching activities.
  • Access to enhanced workplace language and communication skills courses including On-The-Job Language Training for various occupations.
  • Referrals to other services, such as language and computer courses, with World Skills or other community organizations.

The Roadmap to Employment program is for someone who:

  • has a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 3-5
  • is a resident of Ontario
  • is a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Live-in Caregiver, and
  • is legally permitted to work in Canada

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Work with us to achieve your goal! 

Contact the World Skills Employment Centre at: ws@ottawa-worldskills.org

(613)800-0700 Ext. 403

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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 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.