Welcoming all newcomers to Ottawa. We provide the tools needed to ensure everyone has a chance to participate and feel welcome in our society.


We are here to offer you our knowledge, help and support.


Helping job seekers and connecting employers with skilled international talent.

Language Training

Free and low cost English & French classes. Part time schedules during the week, weekends and evenings.

Settlement & Integration

Find services to settle successfully in Ottawa. Services available in Chinese, Arabic and English.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Open House

Join us on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 12:00 -13: 30pm for a virtual open house.
Hear about our programs and services and meet and speak directly to staff.

Anti-Asian Racism: A Path Forward

OCCSC is co-sponsoring a virtual series of learning sessions on the topic of Anti-Asian racism. Join us Saturday, June 12, 19 and 26, and July 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Become a Full Stack Developer

Scholarship opportunity for newcomer women and eligible Ontarians to become full stack developers. 12 or 30 week training available.

OCCSC needs your help.

We are proud to provide important support services to newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Ottawa for over 45 years. We want to continue assisting everyone settle in Ottawa successfully with our programs and services.

Please help us in ensuring our continuous support for those in need.


Our Funders