Job seeker being interviewed at CERC Ottawa office


Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) provides free employment services to all Ontario residents seeking employment and training, with a focus on those living in Bells Corners, Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton and Rural Ottawa South West and North West. If you are interested in training, please refer to the Better Jobs Ontario information. Feel free to come in to our centre for assistance, no appointment is necessary.


  • Resume development
  • Job search assistance
  • One-on-one Employment Counselling
  • Career interest assessments
  • Social Media Guidance

Job Search Help

We work directly with employers and area agencies to maintain an up-to-date listing of available job postings. We help match and prepare applicable candidates for employment.

Contact us to register and let us help you.

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  • Job Searching
    • Job searching tips ( pdf | doc )
    • Job search websites ( pdf | doc )
  • The Job Market ( pdf | doc )
  • Interviewing Skills
    • Behavioural Interview Questions ( pdf | doc )
    • Informational Interview Questions ( pdf | doc )
  • The Visible Job Market ( pdf | doc )
  • Labour Market Information Websites ( pdf | doc )



The Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) helps youth access various programs and services that will help them find work and gain valuable experience.


Our Services:

  • Assisting with career decision making
  • Obtaining labour market information and resources
  • Developing resumes, cover letters, and social media presence
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Connecting with employers
  • Drop in programming
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CERC offers several employment focused workshops that will assist you greatly in your job search.