No experience? No worries. If you assumed that first-time opportunities must always come with a small salary, think again. There are so many jobs in Ottawa right now that are willing to hire people with zero experience, and some even pay up to $35 per hour!
Finding a new job can be pretty stressful, especially if you’ve got limited experience or are unsure what your particular skills are.
While first-time positions often pay minimum wage, that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities out there offering big bucks to new starters.
The minimum hourly wage in Ontario right now is $14, and some of these companies will actually pay you double that.
Open to Canadians with absolutely no experience, there’s everything from retail positions and construction roles, to technician jobs and management placements.
Whether you’re a people-person, love working outdoors, or want to learn a new skill, O-Town is bound to have a role that’s perfectly suited to you.
If this list doesn't quite have you covered, perhaps a career in the government would suit your skillset? Alternatively, students can earn up to $34 per hour working for the Canada Border Services Agency.
If you're really looking for a fresh start, you could even apply to become an Ottawa zombie!
Grab a pen and your resume, it's time to get paid.
Salary: From $17.00 to $25.00 per hour
Company: Ambassador Realty Inc.
Why You Should Apply: If you're organized and a people-person, this one's for you. You'll be required to greet guests, maintain work records and keep the office running smoothly. The best part is, no specific experience and no education is required.
Salary: $25.00 per hour
Company: Sidewalks Plus ltd.
Why You Should Apply: With a starting salary of $25 per hour, this is a great gig. While you'll be required to do physically demanding tasks, you need no labour experience to apply. You'll also get to spend all day outside, which is a bonus for sun-lovers.
Retail Store Manager
Salary: $34.50 per hour
Why You Should Apply: This is a seriously impressive opportunity for anybody interested in sales. The company is willing to train a new-starter, and no education or experience is required. Oh, and it pays a whopping $34.50 per hour.
Salary: $26.50 per hour
Company: Cambridge Resources International (Canada) Inc.
Why You Should Apply: If you like to keep busy, this place is promising a “fast-paced environment.” While experience is an asset for this role, it’s not required, so it’s worth applying if you’ve got good communication skills and would be confident completing office-based tasks. It's located a little further out, though, which is worth keeping in mind.
Salary: $21.00 to $32.00 per hour
Company: Gladwin Building Services Inc.
Why You Should Apply: This permanent, full-time position calls for somebody who’s reliable and has great communication skills. You don’t need any relevant or professional experience to apply, and there’s big bucks to be made if you make the cut.
Security Alarms Technician
Salary: $22.00 to $30.00 per hour
Company: Henderson Security
Why You Should Apply: With three vacancies available, this is a great opportunity for anybody with limited experience but who’s willing to learn. The company is prepared to fully train their new recruits, and you could earn up to $30 per hour.
Salary: $18.00 to $25.00 per hour
Company: Stix n Stonz Inc.
Why You Should Apply: This company has two roles up for grabs, and no education or experience is required. While they don’t provide too much information about the job, it’s likely to involve manual work and being outdoors. With a pay scale of $18 to $25 per hour, it’s worth taking a punt!