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.

Ottawa Labour Market Bulletin

We have developed a new Monthly Labour Market Bulletin to provide a view of the changing local labour market during the current COVID-19 situation.

Explore the July bulletin to see what industry sectors and occupations have been most impacted in Ottawa.

Current LMI Stats

9.0% unemployment rate in Ottawa in June, up 1.3 points from May, based on seasonally adjusted three-month moving average.  Comparable Ontario and national rates were 12.4% (up 1.6 points) and 13.0% (up 1.5 points) respectively.  News reports typically look at monthly data, however, showing 12.2% (down 1.4 points) for Ontario and 12.3% (down 1.4 points) nationally in June. Comparable data is not available at the local level.
(Source: Statistics Canada tables 14-10-0294-01 and 14-10-0287-03)

Explore more local LMI for Q2 2020:  Ottawa this Quarter and Real-time Labour Supply & Demand Report.

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.

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.


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.