City of Ottawa



Ottawa has a small-town feel, but it also has a prosperous and growing economy. Ottawa is home to Canada’s Federal government, and has both provincial government offices and a municipal government.

Job search help

These web sites list jobs in Ottawa:

National Job Bank

Public Service Commission

Ontario Government Jobs

City of Ottawa

Private employment services may also be available

Business start-ups

These organizations offer advice and support to people starting small businesses in Ottawa:

Entrepreneurship Centre
Offers advice and counsel, seminars, online training, networking and other resources to entrepreneurs.

Government Services for Entrepreneurs
A collaboration of 43 government departments. Helps entrepreneurs to get regional information, advice and support, online and by phone.

Provides information on the government permits and licences businesses need to operate in Ottawa and other parts of Canada.

Business Assistance Program
Helps businesses provide services in English and French. Offers translation services, workshops and help recruiting bilingual staff.

The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI)
delivers its economic development services through a unique partnership with the City of Ottawa to move Ottawa’s economy forward.

Entering the workforce

This organization helps immigrants evaluate foreign credentials

World Education Services Canada

Partners for Jobs (P4J)
An employment strategy developed by the City of Ottawa to help unemployed and underemployed Ottawa residents. P4J offers programs and services to help individuals prepare for, find and keep a job. Many of the activities offered through P4J are delivered in partnership with community agencies, training and education providers, private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Employment Ontario and Youth Zone Jeunesse
Youth Zone Jeunesse offers job search, career planning and placement services for youth between the ages of 16 and 30.

These organizations help immigrants evaluate foreign credentials and enter the Ottawa workforce:

Algonquin College Of Applied Arts And Technology, Faculty Of Arts, Media And Design, Career And Academic Access Centre, Career And College Preparation, Job Readiness Training

Canada Business Development Bank Of Canada, Consulting Services To Small And Medium Enterprises

Service Canada, Human Resource Centre Canada, Ottawa Human Resource centres

Economic And Social Council Of Ottawa Carleton, Emploi-Cesoc

Jewish Family Services Of Ottawa, Jewish Family Employment Services

Lasi World Skills

National Capital Region, YMCA YWCA Employment, Enterprise And Newcomer Services

Neil Squire Society, Central Regional Office

Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Labour Market and Training Division, Apprenticeship Client Services Unit

Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board, Fresh Start Adult Business And Technology Programme

Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board, St Nicholas Adult High School

Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Adult High School

Ottawa Centre For Research And Innovation, Entrepreneurship Centre

Ottawa Community Loan Fund

Vanier Community Service Centre, Employment Services And Practice Firm

Ottawa Women’s Training and Employment Network (OWTEN)

Ontario Labour Market Information Guide

Foreign-Trained Trades people

Hire Immigrants Ottawa



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