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

5.5% unemployment rate in Ottawa in May – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 5.5%, which remained the same as the rate in April. Both the provincial and national unemployment rate remained relatively stable at 5.7% and 5.6% respectively. (Source: Statistics Canada – Table 14-10-0294-01)

Ottawa this Quarter – Explore our quarterly view of local employment, where people work, what they do, and current supply and demand (job ads and active job seekers).

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

We help employers access business statistics, funding and staffing support.  Explore our online HR toolkit, broaden your search for talent, and connect to job seekers and students now.

Explore our Employer Resources or contact us now at employers@ottawaemploymenthub.ca or 613-727-4723 ext. 7552 with your questions.


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.

Join us for our fifth annual “Building Connections” event

A day of networking and knowledge-sharing around the evolution of work and how Ottawa businesses and community partners can collaborate for future success. Register now: https://bit.ly/2FNDLe9