Specialized Support by Talent Pool

Broadening your search for talent…

Indigenous People

Kagita Mikam Aboriginal Training and Services Kagita Mikam’s primary objective is to provide training and employment services that will get our clients back in the work force. Our success is being monitored based on the number of full time jobs resulting from training, as well as proof that we can generate savings to various income supports. (613) 962-3103 info @kagitamikam.ca

Tungasuvvingat Inuit  Inuit receive job and career support from the Employment Services Team. The team works with job seekers, employers and government programs to bring the right people together with the resources they need for success. (613) 565-5885 employ-mgr@tungasuvvingatinuit.ca


The Youth Job Connection program offers hiring incentives for employers and for youth (15 to 29 years old) it offers access to paid pre-employment training, job opportunities, and mentorship programs. Youth Job Connection is administered by YSB (esmanager@ysb.ca or 613-688-0440 or 613-236-8244) and City of Ottawa (613-580-2424 ext. 14372).

Youth Job Connection Summer offers hiring incentives for employers, and summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year for high school students in Ottawa from ages 15-18. Youth Job Connection Summer is administered by YSB (esmanager@ysb.ca or 613-688-0440 or 613-236-8244) and City of Ottawa (613-580-2424 ext. 14372).

Youth Futures is a 7-month program by City of Ottawa that provides skills, information, support and practical experience to succeed in college, university and the work force. It provides at no cost, in both official languages, advanced leadership training, mentorship, a variety of employment positions and a post-secondary experience. Contact Mary Harris at mary.harris@ottawa.ca for more information on how to recruit a Youth Futures participant.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas. Contact school boards for further info: Ottawa Carleton District School Board 613-596-8286. Ottawa Catholic School Board 613-224-2222. Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) 613-742-8960. French Language Catholic School Board 613-675-4691 (Eastern) 613-744-2555 (Southern and Central)


College and Universities:

Algonquin College Co-op Students participating in Cooperative Education bring with them the latest industry skills, enthusiasm and an eagerness to contribute to your team!  In addition to this, by hiring an Algonquin College Co-op student you may qualify for an Ontario tax credit worth up to $3,000 per student, each term. 613-727-4723 Ext 7623 coop@algonquincollege.com

Algonquin College Employment Support Centre As a business, you have access to qualified students and graduates who meet the needs of your employement. HireAC is a free job posting board for your employment opportunities. Recruitment events, job fairs, networking nights and information sessions are available for businesses to participate and meet students. 613-727-4723 x5824 Carol Ann Mahoney: mahonec@algonquicollege.com

Carleton University Employer Services Provides assistance to hire bright, motivated co-op students for 4 to 16 months. You can hire Carleton students for part-time and seasonal needs. Meet students at Carleton’s student fairs and events, post to the volunteer board and learn about options for recruiting talented interns. (613) 520-2600.  Interviews: x2926 Co-op: x2221 Internships: x4086 Events: x1646

Carleton University, Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL) The CUAEL project connects employers to variety of talented students, from across disciplines, who will work full-time or part-time three month placements. All placements will have wages subsidies. Full-time positions are partially subsidized, part-time positions will be fully subsidized.  613-520-2600 x 5098 CUAEL@cunetcarleton.ca

La Cité Collégiale Find qualified alumni or students to fill available full time or part time positions within your organisation. Register to begin posting on the job board. 613-742-2483

University of Ottawa – Career Development Centre Career Services offers many services businesses can use to organize a successful recruitment or marketing campaign on campus at the University of Ottawa. 613-562-5806 cdc@uOttawa.ca

Willis College helps employers access a wide range of qualified individuals. They offer free recruitment services with minimized risk by pre-screening candidates. 1-877-233-1128


Ottawa School Boards:

As an employer, you may be looking to hire a student through co-operative education and supervised placements.

Ottawa Carleton District School Board Co-operative Education contact Deirdre Stuart at 613-596-8286.

Ottawa Catholic School Board co-op programs call 613-224-2222

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario 613-742-8960

French Language Catholic School Board 613-675-4691 (Eastern) 613-744-2555 (Southern and Central)


For Information on Funding Support to hire students please go to:


Persons with a Disability

For information about funding supports for persons with a disability, please click here.

The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) is a community initiative, led by United Way Ottawa, that builds partnerships across communities to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We provide a coordinated access point for education and expertise on employment, accessibility and workplace inclusion for both people with disabilities and employers. 613-228-6700 earn@unitedwayottawa.ca

Acclaim Ability Management’s LearnAbility program is an online and interactive learning program designed to meet your legal training obligations while avoiding work disruption and staying within budget. Their comprehensive collection of e-learning modules is mobile friendly, can be fully customized and gives your entire team 24/7 access to Human Resources, Wellbeing, Workplace Safety and Employment Training seminars. 1- 877-867-6064  info@acclaimability.com

Acclaim Ability Management’s Wellability Program can help your organization achieve its business objectives by reducing the incidence of illnesses and injuries in the workplace by helping you develop a comprehensive wellness strategy. 1- 877-867-6064  info@acclaimability.com

Carleton University, Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL) The CUAEL project connects employers to variety of talented students, from across disciplines, who will work full-time or part-time three month placements. All placements will have wages subsidies. Full-time positions are partially subsidized, part-time positions will be fully subsidized.  Inquiries 613-520-2600 x 5098 CUAEL@cunetcarleton.ca

Canadian Hearing Society CHS can help you find qualified candidates for job opportunities in your organization or business, and implement strategies to make your workplace accessible to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing employees and consumers.  Inquiries 613-521-0509 TDD: 613-521-0634 Richard Vallée rvallee@chs.ca  or Maria Bossio mbossio@chs.ca

Causeway Work Centre Causeway Work Centre is a community economic development organization that provides staffing support to employers seeking to hire persons experiencing barriers to employment. 613-725-3494 x 106 Margarita Alfonso malfonso@causewayworkcentre.org

Canadian National Institute for The Blind  CNIB can assist employers with the knowledge and tools necessary to hire someone with vision loss or to support an employee returning to work after vision loss including workplace assessments.  Depending on the employers needs, some services are free, others may be employer sponsored.  613-563-4021 Theresa Guolla Teresa.guolla@vlrehab.ca

CVE Inc CVE Inc. offers, at no cost to the employer, the AODA Compliance Review which can help ensure your organization is prepared for the implementation of the AODA guidelines. Offers free training in the form of our Workplace Diversification Training sessions which outlines aspects about working with individuals with disabilities and how co-workers can create an accommodating and welcoming environment for all staff members. 613-237-7368 cve@cve.ca

Distinct Programmes Inc Assists both candidates and employers during the pre-hire, hiring, and initial transition period of employment; can also provide long-term monitoring to ensure the ongoing success of candidates and sustained satisfaction of their employers. Service is offered in English, French, and Chinese. 613-260-9059 distinctprogrammes@sympatico.ca

LiveWorkPlay Trained specialists who bring employers and people with intellectual disabilities together to create mutually beneficial employment relationships.  Manager of Employment Partnerships Jen Soucy 613-702-0327 jen@liveworkplay.ca

March of Dimes Finding and hiring the right employee can be expensive and time consuming no matter the size of your business. March of Dimes Employment Services helps you find the best candidates for your organization. 613-596-3463 info@marchofdimes.ca

Neil Squire Society Giving Employers Access to Skilled, Job Ready Candidates with Disabilities through the Working Together program. The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development.  Regional Manager Cheryl Colmer 613-723-3575 cherylc@neilsquire.ca

Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc PPRC assists both public and private sector employers find reliable employees at no cost through the ODSP Employment Supports Program. Placement incentives, subsidies, job coaching and retention support.  1-800-427-6214 lsimpson@pprc.com

Y’s Owl Maclure Co-op Centre – Employment Supports is a tailored employment service for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. It is a fully supported process which includes career planning, job coaching and ongoing support for long term employee and employer relationship. 613-721-1500 or sheris@ysowlmaclure.org

Newcomers & Immigrants

Catholic Centre for Immigrants A Career Transition Job Developer will work with your organization to understand your needs and potentially save time and resources by providing a pool of qualified candidates from our roster of over 400 professionals.  Michelle James 613.232.9634 X322 michelle@cciottawa.ca

Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) This resource helps employers to enhance their efforts in hiring and integrating skilled immigrants. It highlights identified barriers that employers face and recommends strategies that they can adapt or adopt. 613.683.3370 or Kelly McGahey 613.228.2502 info@hireimmigrantsottawa.ca

Ottawa Chinese Community Centre OCC matches international talent with local businesses for global success. Helping small and medium-size businesses fill their expertise gaps and while supporting internationally educated professionals (IEPs) find jobs in their field of expertise more quickly.  613-235-4875 x 146 info@in-tac.ca

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) The Community Economic Development (CED) program delivers career mentoring and networking programs to support newcomers to obtain employment in their field, develop an understanding of the Canadian workplace culture, build networks and develop strategies for employment maintenance and advancement within the Canadian workplace. 613-725-0202

Willis College Every month Willis College produces graduates who are ready to make a positive impact in your organization. We can help employers achieve their goals they set by giving them access to a wide range of highly qualified individuals. 1-877-233-1128

World Skills World Skills’ Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) program specialists provide employers with access to a local pool of talent from around the world. In addition, employers can access a pool of pre-screened job-ready candidates through thFederal Internship for Newcomers Program. Contact recruitment experts to find new talent, new ideas and new solutions for your business.  (613) 233-0453 X300 ws@ottawa-worldskills.org