Where There's WIL, There's a (United) Way

A quick Google search of "united way" this month brings up dozens of news stories on the launch of the United Way campaigns across Canada and the US. From Arkansas to the Soo, and all the way over to Kamloops, local United Way charities are gearing up for what looks like to be a record year for fundraising. This year's goal for London Middlesex is $9.17 million dollars, up from last year's goal of $9.1 million.

London and Area Works Job Fair

On October 4, 2016, nearly 60 employers (at the time of this writing) will be coming together at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex for the London & Area Works Job Fair. With nearly 2,000 job openings, there's bound to be a lot of excitement and new beginnings. It's a great opportunity to meet employers, recruiters, and employment agencies (WIL Employment Connections will be there).

LMCA, WIL and King's University College Offer Help to Students

Every student could use a little help with school. We can’t help you with your homework, but we can help you pay your bills.
The London Multicultural Association is working with King’s University College and WIL Employment Connections to offer five scholarships of $250 to recent immigrants to the region. This is the second year of the scholarship program. Last year, three students were awarded the money. This year, the LMCA is able to give away five scholarships.

2015 - 2016 WIL Award

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization. WIL seeks nominations for the WIL Award from clients, staff, community partners and board members to identify and choose the recipient of this annual recognition.

2015 WIL Award

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization.  WIL seeks nominations for the WIL Award from clients, staff, community partners and board members to identify and choose the recipient of this annual recognition.

Tech Connect

On Wednesday March 4th, 2015, in partnership with WIL Employment Connections and the LMIEC Mentorship for Immigrant Employment program, TechAlliance will be providing the opportunity for internationally trained professionals in the tech sector to connect with some of London's thriving companies within the industry.

2013-14 WIL Award: Sarah Tattersall

Each year, WIL is very pleased to recognize an individual, group or company that has demonstrated Winning, Innovation and Leadership as related to the clients served by our organization. This year, our selection committee unanimously and enthusiastically selected Sarah Tattersall as the receipient of the 2014 WIL Award.

Support through Family Job Loss

Job loss causes life changes and transitions, which can mean many new challenges, but you and your family don't have to face it all alone.  Loss of income is only one of the many issues that job loss creates for all family members.

Connecting Immigrant Professionals to Jobs in Life Sciences

LifeSci Connect, a networking event hosted by the London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC), TechAlliance and WIL Employment Connections, took place on September 25th as part of National Biotechnology Week (September 20th – 27th). The event brought together industry-specific companies and new immigrant professionals for an evening of networking. Local employers are struggling to hire and retain highly-skilled workers and the purpose of the event was to connect newcomers to individuals and companies in their field.

How to Become a Mentor

The LMIEC Mentorship for Immigrant Employment program brings together internationally trained individuals with local volunteer mentors at London area companies. The program strengthens leadership, coaching and cross-cultural leadership skills of company employees who volunteer their time and knowledge as a mentor to a skilled Canadian newcomer.