Success Story: City of Ottawa Career Showcase

The 2019 City of Ottawa Career Showcase took place on Thursday, October 3rd from noon to 6 pm at Ottawa City Hall’s Jean Pigott Place. The showcase helped people from diverse backgrounds and talents, including people with disabilities, explore various careers at the City. October is also Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), and in his opening remarks Mayor Jim Watson announced DEAM and later proclaimed it through social media.

The 538 participants who attended had the opportunity to visit information booths and attend employment workshops to learn more about working at the city. Some of the career opportunities featured were in the fields of technology, various trade positions, recreation, planning and technical, engineering, client support services, and business support roles. The workshops covered topics such as how to create an online profile and apply for positions on ottawa.ca/careers, creating a résumé that gets noticed and how to sharpen interview skills. Participants were able to ask questions of the workshop panelists whose members included city hiring managers and speakers representing community partnerships.

Of special note: Over the next five years, 30 PER CENT of the City of Ottawa’s workforce is either retiring or eligible to retire.

EARN is proud to have the City of Ottawa as a founding member of the network, an employer that: “promotes a respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment that brings together people from diverse backgrounds and talents to deliver services that enhance quality of life.”

The City of Ottawa as an employer was profiled in a previous newsletter edition. Find the profile here: Meet Our Members City of Ottawa

We are delighted also that jobseekers with disabilities who apply for positions at the City of Ottawa can now include EARN as a referral source when completing an online application.

To find out more about applying for positions with the City of Ottawa check ottawa.ca/careers regularly for any new employment opportunities.