It’s time to dust off your resume. It’s not easy finding work in a busy city, particularly if you don’t have specific education or relevant experience. However, there are plenty of jobs in Ottawa right now that don't require years of prior experience. Some companies will even pay up to $22 per hour!

If you’re looking for a new job with no experience, it can be hard to find a company that will consider your application at all, let alone pay you above minimum wage.

However, that doesn’t mean there are no opportunities out there for you.

From care roles and labour jobs, to transport positions and sales opportunities, there are tons of cool openings in Ottawa right now.

Regardless of your level of experience, there are plenty of companies that are totally willing to hire and train rookies!

Even better, many are prepared to pay pretty big bucks. While Ontario minimum wage is $14, all of these roles pay at least $16 per hour.

Not bad, eh?

Personal Care Attendant

Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 per hour 

Company: Dalia Dimitri

Why You Should Apply: If you’ve got a caring nature, this job could be perfect. The role revolves around helping a person with disabilities and you'll be required to aid them in their day-to-day life. The company is looking for somebody who completed high school but no prior experience in the field is necessary.

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Construction Labourer

Salary: $22.00 per hour

Company: Sidewalks Plus ltd.

Why You Should Apply: If you’d like to get experience in a manual trade, this looks like a good place to start. While you’ll need a high school education and a driving license to apply, no previous experience is required. The work site is outdoors and occasionally away from home, but your travel expenses and accommodation will be covered.

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House Cleaner

Salary: $18.00 per hour

Company: TrueQuality Cleaning Inc.

Why You Should Apply: If you like keeping things tidy, how about getting paid for it? This company is looking for somebody to vacuum, dust, clean and sweep and they’ll pay you pretty good money to do it. You’ll need to have a high school certificate, but otherwise you don’t need any specific experience to apply.

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Transport Driver

Salary: $18.80 per hour

Company: National Tire Distributors

Why You Should Apply: If you’re comfortable and confident driving, this could be a great gig. You'll need a valid and clean licence and a record-check, but no specific education or experience is necessary to apply. Sounds promising, eh? 

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Salesperson

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 per hour

Company: Cozzy Coverings

Why You Should Apply: Here you’d be required to greet customers, give advice about products and prepare merchandise for purchase or rental. While the employer would prefer some kind of prior experience, it's not listed as being necessary to apply.

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Administrative Assistant

Salary: $14.10 to $16.50 per hour

Company: Holland Cross Dental Centre

Why You Should Apply: While experience is listed as an asset, it’s not required for this administrative role. The job is based in a dental office and they’re looking for somebody who’s flexible, reliable, organized and a team-player. 

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Warehouse Associate

Salary: $16.80 per hour

Company: National Tire Distributors

Why You Should Apply: The company hasn’t provided too much information about the role here, but they’re promising to pay pretty big bucks to the new-starter. This job requires no specific experience or education and doesn’t list specific skills, either. While there’s not too much to lean on here, it could still be worth applying for!

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*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

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