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Organization: Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre  
Phone Numbers: 613-235-4875
Fax: 613-235-5466
Email: occsc@occsc.org
Website: www.occsc.org
Address:
400 Cooper St, Ste 2000
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2H8
Intersection: Bank St and Somerset St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm * Sat 9 am-4 pm * LINC evenings and Sats
Executives: Sharon Kan - Executive Director
613-235-4875 ext 117 * sharon.kan@occsc.org
Contacts: Stephen Noah - Operations Manager
613-235-4875 ext 116 * stephen.noah@occsc.org@occsc.org
Service Description: Non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization committed to advancing the full social and economic integration and participation of newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Ottawa.

Employment Services, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), Client and Counselling Services such as orientation to the city, practical settlement advice such as helping with government services, housing assistance, school registration, health insurance, getting a driver's licence and providing family counselling.

Counselling Services: assists immigrants and newcomers with social issues adjusting to life in Ottawa * financial difficulties * family conflicts * mental health issues * problems with the law * racial discrimination * family law * legal problems * sponsorship matters * and Convention Refugee support.

Employment Support Services:

Job Search Workshop (JSW): helps with finding jobs * help with resume and cover letter writing * interview skills and mock interviews * individual consultations on job readiness

Enhanced Language Training for IT Professionals (ELT): assists internationally trained professionals in information technology (IT) to make the transition to equivalent careers in Canada. IT workplace terminology training * Networking and Communication skills * Professional job placements of various lengths * Job referrals and information meetings with prospective employers

Job Placement Services: brings together employers in Ottawa and internationally trained newcomers * organizes other employment related training and information sessions with local employers and/or employment placement agencies * works with employers to create a respectful, inclusive, multicultural workplace

Language Training: Language Instruction for Newcomers Canada (LINC): helps newcomers to learn English at different levels of proficiency, to better and faster adapt to the Canadian society * field trips * workshops * guest speakers * experts in different fields that provide valuable additional information and knowledge to the LINC participants
  • Income tax preparation assistance for low-income individuals

Fees: None
Application: Call for an appointment or drop-in
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: All immigrants, newcomers and refugees

LINC: Newcomers to Canada 18 years and older who are permanent residents or Convention refugees (for some other eligible immigration categories, please call the office) * Youth LINC: 18 to 29 years old

Family Counselling Services: Residents of Ottawa, Persons living on low-income or receiving social assistance
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Chinese ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin)
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Employment Assistance
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Ethnocultural Groups
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services

This information was last completely updated on March 14, 2017

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