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Help Bring Immigrants and New Canadians Together with Employers to Find Jobs That Match Their Skills

Did you know?

The Canadian workforce is shrinking. To stay competitive we need a skilled labour force. Immigrants will help fill this gap — currently 58% do not find employment in the field that they are trained in and nearly 40% live in low income situations.

By providing skilled immigrants with access to jobs that match their skills, you help them and their families live a better life and contribute more fully to their community.

Our community goal:

Help bring immigrants and new Canadians together with employers to find jobs that match their skills.

How we're getting there:

Managing Hire Immigrants Ottawa, to help employers access the talents of skilled immigrants in Ottawa. More than 200 employers have taken part, which has resulted in more than 1000 job opportunities for new immigrants.


  • 1,181 skilled immigrants have found work related to their field of expertise through Hire Immigrants Ottawa, a communitywide initiative funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Immigration and administered by United Way.
  • 91% of international professionals who participated in an employment preparation program that focused on training, job shadowing, mentorship and peer support received Canadian work experience in their field of study — another 53% secured employment.

Learn more about Immigrants and New Canadians

Photo of Immigrants and New Canadians fact sheet Download our Immigrants and New Canadians fact sheet (PDF, 260 KB)