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 LMI Stats

4.2% unemployment rate in Ottawa in February – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 4.2%, which remained the same as the rate in January. Both the provincial and national unemployment rate remained relatively stable at 5.3% and 5.6% 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 Q4.

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.


We have decided to POSTPONE the event scheduled for March 24th given the public health concerns around COVID-19. While this is disappointing, with 39 employers and close to 250 job seekers signed up, we feel that it is the best call at this time.

We are providing job seekers with the opportunity to share their résumé and let us know with which Job Fair employers they are interested in connecting (based on available positions). Please click here to upload your resume (in Word or PDF format) and let us know with whom you would like to share it.

Thank you for your interest in our event, and we will let you know when we are ready to move forward. Feel free to reach us by email at muftis@algonquincollege.com with any questions. We wish everyone the best in the coming weeks.