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Job search

Resources and supports are available to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and the skilled labour needs of employers.

Employment Ontario Centre - 370 Catherine Street, 1st floor

EO virtual services available during COVID-19 closures

The City of Ottawa Employment Ontario is open virtually!

Our Employment Specialists can help you:

  • Write your resume and cover letter
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Find information on apprenticeships
  • Register for free live online employment workshops call by phone 613-580-2424 ext. 26402
  • By offering employers financial incentives to hire you
  • Receive financial support for attending online workshops (for youth aged 16-29)
  • With online applications for financial help such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Register for online training - Over 150 interactive courses to help you get a job, including:
    • Career planning
    • Building a resume and cover letter
    • Help with networking and interviewing
    • Building effective communication, customer service, problem solving, teamwork, and time management skills

Please contact us to find out how we can support you and your job search:

By email:

By phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 14372

Online employment workshops

Please register by emailing at or by phone at 613-580-2424 Extension. 26402 with your name, the name and date and time of the workshop you would like to participate in and your contact information. Please register 48 hours / 2 business days prior to the event to allow for processing.

Career Cruising

Try out the amazing Career Matchmaker, and explore and find the career of your dreams.

Date Time
Friday January 7, 2022  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Friday January 21, 2022  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Building a better résumé

Be better prepared to write an effective resume: Learn how to structure your resume and best describe your work experiences and accomplishments.

Date Time
Tuesday January 4, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday January 18, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday January 20, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Acing the interview

Learn how to prepare yourself for an interview and explore common interview questions

Date Time
Wednesday January 5, 2022  10:00 am to 11:30 am
Wednesday January 19, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Success in the workplace

Tips and tools to help you land the job you want, succeed in the workplace, and move ahead in your career

Date Time
Thursday January 6, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Thursday January 20, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

How to make the most of a virtual job fair and interview 

Learn how to stand out and get noticed in a virtual job fair and interview

Date Time
Tuesday January 13, 2022  10:00 am to 11:30 am

How to apply for City of Ottawa jobs

Learn how to create an external profile in e-recruitment and apply

Date Time

MS Word

Introduction to MS Word

Date Time
Thursday January 27, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

MS Excel

Introduction to MS Excel

Date Time
Monday January 17, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Apprenticeship workshop

Learn about skilled trades and apprenticeship

Date Time
Friday January 14, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Getting ready for job search

Learn the importance of self-care in job search and how self-discovery can improve your job search outcomes

Date Time
Monday January 10, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Social Media and job search

How to use Social Media as a job search tool

Date Time
Wednesday January 26, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Explore your training options

Explore different training options

Date Time
Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:00 am to 11:30 am

SAO information session

Learn about our free training program, focused on light and heavy duty cleaning/Hospitality, which includes skills training, workplace skills and job search supports

Date Time
Tuesday January 11, 2022 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday January 11, 2022 - in french 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Tuesday January 25, 2022 - in french 9:00 am to 10:00 am