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 October – The seasonally adjusted Ottawa unemployment rate sat at 4.2%, which decreased by 0.2 points compared to the rate in September. Both the provincial and national unemployment rate remained relatively stable at 5.4% 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

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.

Staying Connected Newsletter – November 2019

Your Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) welcomes you to our newsletter!

Please click here to view our third edition of our Staying Connected – November 2019.