Welcome to Your Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC)

Ottawa Employment Hub is your provincially-funded Local Employment Planning Council.  We connect business and community partners to bridge the skills gap and broaden the search for talent.  We provide local labour market information to help employers, workers and job seekers make informed choices.

Current Stats

4.2% unemployment rate in Ottawa in December – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 4.2%, which decreased by 0.1 point compared to the rate in November. Both the provincial and national unemployment rate remained relatively stable at 5.4% and 5.7% respectively (Source: Statistics Canada –Table 14-10-0294-01).

Quarterly Reports – Explore Ottawa this Quarter, our quarterly view of local employment, and take a deep dive into our NEW Real-time Labour Supply & Demand Report for Q3.

LMI Help Desk

We provide local, provincial and national labour market statistics and information to help you understand the evolving world of work.

Explore our LMI Library now or contact us at LMI@ottawaemploymenthub.ca or 613-727-4723 ext. 5991 with your questions and custom requests.

Employer Help Desk

Answering your questions and connecting you to the right resources to build your workforce.  Free programs and services your business can access include:  staffing support, financial incentives, workplace training and upskilling, business and job statistics.

Contact us now to get started:  employers@ottawaemploymenthub.ca or 613-727-4723 ext. 7111.


We partner with Magnet, a collaborative network powered by a job-matching platform that connects employers to talent based on skills and qualifications. Find out more.

Ready to Work

We provide a Concierge Service and Student/New Grad Talent Pool, in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, to connect business to rising talent.  Find out more.

Real-time labour supply & demand in Ottawa

Ottawa Employment Hub is pleased to “officially” publish our first Quarterly Report on Real-time Labour Supply and Demand in Ottawa (2019 Q3 – Jul to Sep).  It is billed as “A quarterly view of job ads and job seeker profiles online, with up-to-date local news & intelligence.”  Thank you to Action Team #3 for their input and guidance!