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A strong labour market in the Ottawa region for the past while means job opportunities haven’t been this vast in years. If you’re looking for a new job in the Ottawa area, here are some sites and resources to check out.
Happy job hunting!
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- Peter’s New Jobs
- Canadian Job Bank
- Ottawa Citizen - Working.com
- Career Aim
- Facebook Jobs
Major employers in Ottawa
Here is an unofficial list of some of the larger employers in Ottawa, who often may have job opportunities available.
- Federal government
- City of Ottawa
- National Capital Commission
- Algonquin College
- University of Ottawa
- Carleton University
- Calian Group
- Farm Boy
- Hydro Ottawa
An annual list of the top employers in Ottawa is published by Canada’s Top 100 Employers . The latest list is available at canadastop100.com/ottawa.
Here are some outside-the-box ideas we saw listed recently in Ottawa:
- Bagel baker
- Security screening investigator at CSIS
- Personal chauffeur
- Airport ramp attendant
- 911 call centre clerk
Job help and career coaching
There are a variety of resources available to help you find a job, get training or navigate career confusion. Here are some sites to check out.
- Employment Ontario
- Community Employment Resource Centre
- Kanata Kareer Group
- uOttawa Career Development Guide
- Canadian Certified Counsellor directory
- International Coach Federation - Find an Ottawa Career Coach
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Info on Ottawa’s economy and job market
Via the City of Ottawa:
As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa is a member of the G8 group of cities
Fourth largest city in Canada by population
Second largest city in Ontario by population
At 2,796 sq. km, Ottawa is larger than the cities of Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton combined
More than $40 billion GDP
More than $2.5 billion in venture capital investments since 2000
One of the principal advanced technology centres in North America, with more than 70,000 high-tech jobs
More than 25,000 employers
More than 500,000 jobs
The top five industries, by share of contribution to city GDP, are: High tech; federal government; finance, insurance, real estate; trade; and health and education.