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YMCA YWCA Employment Services of Ottawa

Employment Services

Looking for work?

We can help!

We understand the challenges of looking for a new job or transitioning careers, and we’re here to help. Our Y employment staff will help you learn everything you need to have a successful job search and develop a personalized plan that works for you. Our services are open to all and there is no fee to participate.

Our Services

Our Employment Services Include:

  • Personalized employment consultation to help identify your goals and guide you through your job search.

  • Help building a professional resume and cover letter, as well as preparing for job interviews.

  • Connection to local employers in your field or related fields, with a possibility of subsidized placements.

  • Free access to computers, photocopier, printer, fax, internet and Wi-Fi.

  • Free access to a library of job search resources and courses to help you prepare and build your skills.

  • Assistance in determining licensing, certification and credential assessment pathways, including everything you’ll need to build your future in Ontario’s skilled trades.

  • Help understanding the local labour market, your rights as a worker and Canadian workplace culture.

  • Information on training, apprenticeships, community supports and job postings.

  • Free virtual or in-person workshops available to help you gain the skills you need to find your next job.

  • Information and support applying to participate in the Y’s Pre-Employment & Skills Training Programs.

  • Access to Second Career, Canada Ontario Job Grant, and skills training programs.

Sign Up

How to Get Started Today!

Step 1: Sign up to be registered with us

Step 2. Access our resource library, sign up for workshops/events, request an appointment to talk with a Y employment expert.

Step 3. Get connected to employment programs/services.

Event Calendar

Workshops and Events

Join us and learn about the skills you’ll need to find your next job! Our in-person and online workshops cover a range of topics including resume and cover letter writing, networking tips, and much more.

Upcoming Events

Fast Forward French and YMCA YWCA Hiring Session

Opportunities Expo/Expo d’Opportunités/معرض الفرص/Ярмарок Mожливостей

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Fast Forward French and YMCA YWCA Hiring Session

YMCA-YWCA & Fast Forward French - Hiring Session

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

" Thank you to the Y and to the staff who work hard with us and help us to find what we want to do in the future! "

- Anon

“ The Employment Access Center felt like a compass for me! I am grateful to have met my employment consultant, who helped me gain a clearer view about where to start. ”

– S. Hammoud

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