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Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
180 Argyle Avenue, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7
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Intersection O'Connor St and Catherine St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Paid parking available * underground and street parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Pre-employment training and support for immigrants who want to work in the skilled trades. 
Program includes: 
* Six weeks of in-class, non-technical training  
* Orientation to skilled trades and apprenticeships  
* Access to in-demand certification (WHMIS, Service Excellence, etc.)  
* Work towards earning Ontario Secondary School Diploma  
* Three-week work placement in trade following training  
* Ongoing individualized job search support  
* Specialized one-on-one employment consultation for job seekers  
Services for Employers (ongoing) include: 
* Help with staffing needs  
* Access to job fairs and customized hiring sessions  
* Access to a large pool of pre-screened candidates of all skill levels in all four trade sectors 
* No-risk co-op placements with pre-screened mature learners 
Services for service providers: 
* Able to refer clients interested in trades to one-time individual consultation with trades experts
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Application Available by referral to any client of employment or settlement services in Ottawa-Gatineau
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ~ Immigrants (Canada)
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-788-5001
Fax 613-788-5051
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive Kendra Duval, Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services; Phone: 613-788-5001 ext 5035; Email:
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