Build ON



Build ON: 

Build ON is a pre-arrival service funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. We provide specialized information and orientation about the Skilled Trades to new immigrants approved to immigrate to Ontario, Canada. Click here to learn WHAT WE DO

We are also part of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region and believe in providing the same quality of service in which the YMCA-YWCA is known.



Build ON is a service offered by the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.  The YMCA was established in 1844, as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is Ottawa’s leading resource for health, fitness and recreation, child care, camping and outdoor education, and social services. We help:

  • Promote child and youth development
  • Facilitate individual self-reliance
  • Develop healthier communities and vital neighbourhoods

Our four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – form the foundation of all YMCA-YWCA programs. The YMCA-YWCA has been committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region has been delivering quality orientation, language assessment and employment programming for newcomers and immigrants since 1993, and is thrilled to officially deliver Build ON through funding from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.



The Build ON team is a friendly group of experts in the skilled trades with different experiences and backgrounds. Diversity and Multiculturalism, pillars in Canadian society, are definitely reflected in our team. We have all worked with newcomers and understand the struggles and challenges of arriving in a new country. Combined, the team has travelled almost everywhere in the world and speak several different languages. We hope to provide the best service possible for our clients and help them succeed in their new home. For more information, click here


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