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

4.7% unemployment rate in Ottawa in October 2018 – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 4.7%, which increased by 0.1 points compared to the rate in September. Both the provincial and national unemployment rate remained relatively stable at 5.7% and 5.9% respectively. (Source: Statistics Canada – CANSIM 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 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 with your questions.

Magnet

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.

Skilled Labour Shortages, Immigrants and Hidden Talent

View the latest publication from the Ottawa Board of Trade on Skilled Labour Shortages, Immigrants and Hidden Talent HERE.