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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:

By phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 14372

Online employment workshops

Please register for workshops 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
Thursday April 1, 2021 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Friday April 23, 2021  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 April 6, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday April 12, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Wednesday April 14, 2021 - In French 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Monday April 26, 2021 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Friday April 30, 2021 - In French 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 April 7, 2021  10:00 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday April 20, 2021 - In French 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Wednesday April 21, 2021 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday April 27, 2021 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 April 8, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Thursday April 22, 2021 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 April 13, 2021  9:30 am to 11:00 am
Thursday April 15, 2021 - In french 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

How to apply for City of Ottawa jobs

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

Date Time
Friday April 9, 2021  10:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday April 29, 2021 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

Apprenticeship workshop

Learn about skilled trades and apprenticeship

Date Time
Friday April 16, 2021 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 April 19, 2021 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


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


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