Did you know that more than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely on volunteers? Over 13 million volunteers contribute 2.1 billion hours annually — volunteering is a way of life in Canada and we are very proud of it.
In 2016-2017, volunteers with World Skills contributed 5,495 hours of their time, expertise and passion to help us help newcomers integrate economically into their communities.
If you are a newcomer who is looking for a way to learn more about the Canadian workplace culture, volunteering is a great way to do that.
• Gaining Canadian work experience in a supportive environment
• Practicing and developing your skills
• Directly impacting the community
• Expanding your professional network
• Meeting new people, making friends and building your connections
For additional volunteer opportunities in Ottawa, please visit Volunteer Ottawa.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.
Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.