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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 or 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: EOreferrals@ottawa.ca

By phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 14372

Online employment workshops

Career Cruising

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

Date Time
Friday October 16, 2020  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 October 13, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday October 29, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday October 6, 2020 - In french 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Friday October 23, 2020 - In french 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Acing the interview

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

Date Time
Wednesday October 14, 2020  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Wednesday October 28, 2020  10:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday October 20, 2020 - In french 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

How to shine in the workplace and keep your job

Learn techniques for being successful in the workplace

Date Time
Thursday October 1, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday October 15, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:30 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
Wednesday October 7, 2020  9:30 am to 10:30 am
Thursday October 8, 2020 - In french 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

How to apply for City of Ottawa jobs

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

Date Time
Friday October 2, 2020  10:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday October 22, 2020  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Social Media and job search

Learn how to use Social Media as a job search tool

Date Time
Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Apprenticeship workshop

Learn about skilled trades and apprenticeship

Date Time
Friday October 9, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Online job banks and searches

Looking for work can be more productive if you take advantage of information at an Employment Resource Centres and in our training programs. These facilities allow you to access job lists, fax machines, computers, Internet service and workshops to create job opportunities. Internet job banks.

Government job posting sites

Private job posting sites

International job search sites

Employment search links

Employment for persons with disabilities

Self-employment

Looking for a specific company? Try: