Searching for a job can be challenging at any time but now this process can seem even more daunting. The staff of the Ottawa Public Library have brought together this collection of resources to help with your search. There are a variety of government and non-profit agencies that are working to get Canadians back to work as quickly as possible.
The Ottawa Public Library has resources, job searching guides and online programs to support you with your career goals during this time of uncertainty.
The City of Ottawa provides a list of local resources available for those who are searching for employment and financial assistance.
Use St. Lawrence College’s employment services and job board to assist you in finding and getting your next job. Access their industry-leading job board and find a job in your field from real, local employers. Get in-person assistance and employment help at their resource centres. Or use their online employment tools to improve all aspects of your job search, from resume building to interview preparation and career assessments.
The Community Employment Resource Centre provides the guidance, support and connections that you need to succeed. They offer a range of free services and resources to help you find the right job or training. Learn about industry opportunities or sharpen your skills to find the right job. Events and workshops are designed to help you succeed.
Let the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre help you find the support you're looking for. Simply check all boxes that apply. They'll show you which programs, workshops, services and opportunities will offer you the best support.
Receive personalized help with your resume, learn effective job searching techniques, and review potential job-matching opportunities. You can even explore subsidized placements or apprenticeship options. They also provide webinar workshops, interview aids, access to technology and more. YMCA services are open to all.
The Vanier Community Service Centre is a francophone organization offering a range of services in French and English to improve the quality of life for citizens of Ottawa. During the pandemic the centre continues to offer employment services and support both by phone and email. They continue to post job opportunities and offer online workshops.
The YSB serves youth between the ages of 15 and 29. They offer Employment Ontario Programs like Second Career, Job Creation Partnership, Youth Job Connection and more. Services are available online and in person through an application form.
The Youth Employment Works (YEW) program is a 16- week supported employment program which assists vulnerable youth between the ages of 16-29 to prepare, find and retain meaningful employment. Youth that participate in the YEW supported employment program are those that may not have completed high school, have a disability, suffer from mental health/substance use challenges, or other challenges that come with being a New Canadian, a single parent, or a visible minority.
Causeway is a not-for-profit agency in Ottawa. They help people with mental illness and other challenges find meaningful, rewarding work and live more independently. Causeway calls their employment programs “Avenues” because every program takes you on a potentially life-changing journey.
Unemployed or underemployed people with disabilities can get help through drop-in resource centres, job-search assistance programs, and job-skills workshops. Employment counselling and career planning services provide information about the labour market, grants, funding, apprenticeships, and other opportunities for ongoing support.
The Government of Ontario has a resource to support and connect job seekers and employers. There are work opportunities in essential jobs across Ontario. Access information about vital sectors such as agriculture, agri-food, food industry, and frontline health care. On this site, you can search for jobs or post a job that is available in Ontario. Information is provided about apprenticeship and training opportunities.
The Employment Resource Centre (ERC) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that provides high-quality employment services to the Ottawa and Russell county communities. ERC is a service of La Cité and is funded by the Government of Ontario. They work to connect employers with job seekers. They provide specific information for people seeking work during the pandemic.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) rules during the COVID-19 period. Employees have the right to take unpaid, job-protected infectious disease emergency leave if they are not performing the duties of their position because of specified reasons related to a designated infectious disease.
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Find supports like the Employment Insurance program (EI), the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and other supports. Open to individuals of all backgrounds, self-employed individuals, businesses, sectors and organizations.
The Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service, helping Canadians find work and plan their careers. The Government of Canada also makes it easier for employers to recruit and hire across the country through the Job Bank. This program is provided in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments. They have brought together job and career options available during the COVID-19 pandemic.