World Skills Action Plan in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020


Last week the nation received the announcement that establishments must close to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our teams at World Skills Employment Centre have been working towards finding a solution to continue providing services to our clients in a safe manner.  We are pleased to let you know that our programs are gradually moving online.  We will deliver online employment services using e-mail, telephone and other online technologies. 

Some of our program have already started delivering services online: Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Canadian Labour Market is offering workshops and information sessions to qualified women, the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program will deliver online info sessions to qualified candidates, the Career Access for Newcomers (CAN) program will deliver its first online workshop next week, and other programs and services will join!

Newcomers are also able to access one-on-one initial employability assessments and employment counselling. Our job board is still active and we are continuing to source talent for employers. 

We are proud and very grateful to our staff for their hard work and commitment in responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of our newcomer clients during this difficult time. Please keep following World Skills Employment Centre to stay informed of upcoming changes! 

Remember to keep safe and stay home as much as possible so that we can reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Coming up:  Online Information session for Empowering Newcomer Women To Succeed In the Canadian Labour Market

Contact World Skills: 

World Skills Employment Centre

300-219 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa ON  K2P 2H4

(613) 233-0453 Ext. 300

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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.