February 2, 2018 is the employer deadline for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs application

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available at www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs. You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.

We encourage you to submit your 2018 application online. By doing so, you will benefit from a fast, easy-to-use, and secure way of applying as you will:

  • have access to the Canada Summer Jobs application 24/7, from any location, allowing you to complete it at your convenience;
  • ensure your application is received immediately by Service Canada;
  • receive an instant acknowledgement confirming that your application has been received; and,
  • avoid postal delays.

There are two systems available to enable you to apply online:

  1. Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS): If you already have a GCOS account, please use this online platform to submit an online application; or
  2. CSJ online application form.

For more information:

Click: www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs

Call: 1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105)

Visit: a Service Canada Centre

Watch a presentation on YouTube to help you with your application: https://youtu.be/7YGIMovrmsc

SAVE THE DATE – Building Connections 2018

Ottawa Employers, Educators and Service Providers,

 Ottawa Employment Hub, your Local Employment Planning Council, is pleased to announce that our free annual Building Connections event will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre on April 10th, 2018.

Mark your calendars for a day of networking, personal development, and learning how we can all work together to connect job seekers to jobs. Continental breakfast, free parking, and lunch will be provided.

Further event and registration details will be made available shortly.

Ottawa Employment Hub has partnered with Magnet

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Magnet is a collaborative network powered by a job-matching platform that connects employers to talent based on skills and qualifications. Magnet serves all Canadians and utilizes an advanced and protected recruitment model that can effectively, and efficiently promote diversity and support bias free recruitment strategies.

Start connecting to the right talent at ottawaemploymenthub.magnet.today


Thank you!


Refugee 613 and community partners, led by World Skills Employment Centre, thank Ottawa employers for their support and engagement with the Pathways to Employment for Refugees event on June 16, 2016.

Over 170 refugees were provided the opportunity to engage with 41 employers and 26 service providers, allowing them to learn about potential careers they can consider as they integrate into the Canadian labour market.

Check out some of the media coverage from the event:

Ottawa Business JournalOttawa CitizenCBC NewsMetro OttawaCity News



Working in the eveningWelcome to Ottawa Employment Hub, your Local Employment Planning Council, funded by Employment Ontario. Explore our website to find out more about the Ottawa pilot.


earn-eventOttawa Employment Hub is a proud sponsor of the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) Expo For Employers.

Open to Talent: Strengthening Your Workforce by
Hiring People with Disabilities

Tuesday, December 6 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ottawa City Hall | 110 Laurier Ave West

There is a strong business case as to why organizations should include people with disabilities as part of their workforce. This event will showcase the benefits, dispel myths and misconceptions, and provide information about many of the great resources available to ensure that your business is inclusive and that you have access to this great talent pool.

Click here to register for this FREE event before November 25, 2016

Join us on October 25th for our first “Running Your Ottawa Business” event

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Running Your Ottawa Business in a Changing World of Work

Ottawa Employment Hub, your Local Employment Planning Council, brings you a series of workshops and speakers on what you need to know about the workforce to run your Ottawa business.

October 25, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Ottawa Conference & Event Centre| 200 Coventry Rd |Free Parking


  • Workplace expert, Dr. Linda Duxbury, shares how the changing workforce will impact your business
  • Metcalf Foundation’s Tom Zizys highlights how your business investments in the workforce will pay off
  • Ottawa business organizations focus on the local picture and ask for your insights on what impacts you
  • Make connections to the programs and services that can help you get ready now


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