Ontario Works Services

Partners for Jobs (P4J) is an employment strategy developed by the City of Ottawa to help unemployed and under-employed residents develop an employment plan that leads to finding and keeping a job.

Ontario Works participants

OW employment activities

Learn about activities that can help you get a rewarding job.

Education and training

There are options to receive more education and training to help you find a job.

Job placements

Find out about programs to get on the job training and experience.

Building skills for work

There are lots of workshops offered to help you prepare for, find and keep a job and improve your computer skills.


Find out about self-employment and if it might be an option for you.

Support when you get a job

Partners for Jobs can help you keep a job when you start working with supports to make it easier to stay employed.

Help for young parents – LEAP

Find out about the LEAP program that helps young parents finish high school while also learning about child development.

Employment Resource Areas

The resource areas are located in each of the Social Service Centres:


Central Employment Ontario Centre

Central, Youth Zone Jeunesse*



2339 Ogilvie Rd. 1st floor, (Beacon Hill Shopping Centre)


613-580-2424 ext. 12240

370 Catherine St., Suite 100 (near Bay St.)


613-580-2424 ext. 26402

370 Catherine St. (side door)


Ph: 613-580-9663


100 Constellation Cres. (near Baseline Rd. and Woodroffe Ave.), 2nd Floor

613-580-2424 ext. 27480

2020 Walkley Rd. (near Conroy Rd.) 


613-580-2424 ext. 15041

The Youth Zone Jeunesse is a centre for youth between the age of 16 and 30 that provides employment services in addition to information on housing, legal issues, education, training and more.


Learn about Partners for Jobs recruitment and retention services.


Marketing services, training staff, attracting volunteers and recruiting new employees are typical challenges faced by many private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Partners for Jobs can help develop partnerships that address these challenges and benefit all parties involved.

The Partners for Jobs strategy involves the City working with private, public and not-for-profit sectors to monitor labour market trends and plan training programs that meet current and future job market needs.

Community partners interested in providing employment support, training or work experience, can obtain more information about our employment activities by contacting us at 613-560-0616 or partnersforjobs@ottawa.ca.