Employment Ontario

Employment Services La Cité is a not-for-profit community-based organization with over 25 years of providing high-quality employment services to Ottawa, Orleans and Eastern Ontario (Casselman, Embrun, Russell, etc.).

This program of Employment Ontario is funded by the Government of Ontario. We deliver Employment Ontario’s Employment Services within the Ontario College system.


Our vision

Employment Services La Cité’s vision is to connect jobs to people and assist employers in their recruitment and training needs.

Employment Resource Centre (CER) - Employment Ontario - Vision

About us

Designed to meet the needs of all job seekers, we offer a full service open to all, providing access to computers, printers, telephones, and a library of both online and in-print resources to support your career and employment goals.

We will provide the following supports:

  • We work on your behalf to create work opportunities with potential employers, that are matched to your skills;
  • We assist in negotiating the employer relationship on your behalf, which may include financial supports for you and your employer;
  • We are Funded through the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development – in the delivery of an effective, accountable and efficient customer-driven service within the parameters of continuous improvement;
  • We are committed to strengthening the skills of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario population by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations. We seek to meet the immediate and emerging needs of businesses and workers so they can thrive in our dynamic economy.

Working with partners across our region we are committed to one common goal: to address the unemployment and under-employment of people across Ottawa, Orleans and Eastern Ontario.

Our Network

This year, La Cité Employment Services supported a network that includes:

  • 5,000+ job seekers visit our sites last year;
  • 2,500+ jobs posted;
  • 1,000+ business relationships with employers;
  • 50+ community-based partners;

Our Statement

Welcome to Employment Services La Cité! We hope this website will be a great resource.

Employment Service is in the jobs business. Across our region, we design on-demand workforce programs in partnership with businesses, educators, and providers. We support the development of education and skills training while connecting jobs to people and people to jobs.

Through our work, we are known for our expertise in:

  • Meeting the needs of workers and businesses;
  • Innovative programming;
  • Creating multiple education and employment pathways for job seekers to succeed;
  • Building Ottawa and Eastern Ontario’s workforce development capacity.

We are part of a broader workforce development community that is dedicated to meeting the needs of job seekers, students of all ages, and businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

We are committed to ensuring that regional businesses have access to a pipeline of skilled workers and those job seekers in Ottawa, Orleans and Eastern Ontario (Casselman, Embrun, Russell, etc.) have access to good jobs.

Our team

Jessica Lamarche | Front Desk Clerk (Casselman)

Jessica Lamarche

Front Desk Clerk (Casselman)

Annie Caron | Employment Counselor

Annie Caron

Employment Counselor

Julie Lalonde | Employment counselor

Julie Lalonde

Employment counselor


Andréanne Dupelle | Employment Counselor

Andréanne Dupelle

Employment Counselor

Aleksandra  Mansurova | Employment Counselor

Aleksandra Mansurova

Employment Counselor

Fatima Zahra Mechyakha | Employment Counselor

Fatima Zahra Mechyakha

Employment Counselor

Vanessa Roy |

Vanessa Roy

  | Employment Counselor

Employment Counselor

Abdenbi Nachifa | Front desk clerk Orleans

Abdenbi Nachifa

Front desk clerk Orleans

Kaven Guimond |

Kaven Guimond

  | Operations Supervisor

Operations Supervisor

Our services