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Jobs and careers

Ottawa Public Library resources, services and programs help all wanting to learn techniques for searching for a job or career.

To learn how to succeed in your job search, to be proactive and reach potential employers, explore the guide below.

Job Searching Guide

Explore books and websites on topics related to job searching and careers

Online resources

Homepage for Learning Express Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and exam preparation for work and life at all school levels.
Homepage for Lynda.com
With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills you can use today.
Homepage for ReferenceCanada
A directory of 2.1 million Canadian company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Enables entrepreneurs, job-hunters, and consumers to find businesses in any industry...
Homepage for Worxica
Worxica, a curated job vacancy archive, is Canada's first free big data job market research tool. It's built specifically for job seekers and recruiters. The tools is a curated, online archive of two million Canadian job vacancies advertised over the...

Blogs

03/03/2020
A three-part series of professional workshops to help you advance your career. Each workshop...
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17/10/2019
The theme for Financial Literacy Month in Canada is Take Charge of Your Finances...
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19/08/2019
Career Reboot Group at Ottawa Public Library has another great season of workshops helping job seekers and career changers.
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16/04/2019
Did you know that the library, in conjuction with the Community Employment Resource Centre...
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