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 January – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 4.2%, which remained the same as the rate in December. 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.

When: March 24th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Innovation Centre Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Station Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2C5

Ottawa Employment Hub is pleased to be partnering with the City of Ottawa, Making It in Manufacturing, and Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association on an upcoming event to showcase careers and connect job seekers to jobs in manufacturing, construction and skilled trades.

Employers are invited to register here for a free booth (6′ table and 2 chairs) for the Job & Career Fair. You will also have the option to provide a 10-minute presentation in our Business Spotlight room which can accommodate 30 job seekers/students.