Connecting with Employers

WIL's Sales & Marketing Team has built a solid reputation among local employers as a professional non-profit organization that brings employers and skilled talent together.  WIL connected 501 clients to employment last year and 72 clients gained Canadian work experience by completing a volunteer placement related to their job goal.  Our placements have strengthened hundreds of local companies across all sectors - from accounting to engineering and from the service industry to manufacturing.

The value of Employment Counselling

The Employment Counselling team at WIL is one of the first points of contact for clients connecting with our organization.  An appointment is scheduled with an Intake Counsellor who provides initial information about our services to ensure the individual has come to the most appropriate agency based on their own unique employment needs.  From there, an Employment Counsellor works with the individual to provide a full confidential assessment of the individual’s background and discusses appropriate steps towards employment.  This often includes participation in programs and ser

Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The federal government has announced several changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program in response to recent criticism that the program helps suppress wages and allows employers to skip over Canadians in favour of hiring foreign workers.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program changes:

Ontario launches new Immigration Strategy

On November 5, 2012, the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario's Minister of Citizenship & Immigration released the province's first-ever immigration strategy.  The strategy sets a new direction in how the province proposes to select, welcome and help immigrants.  The vision is to build a highly skilled workforce and support the development of strong communities where all Ontarians can thrive.   The strategy follows the release of the Final Report by Ontario's

Employment Resource Centre officially re-opens

On Wednesday, September 26th, Anne Langille (Executive Director, WIL Employment Connections) and Steve Cordes (Executive Director, Youth Opportunities Unlimited) cut the ribbon to officially re-open The Skill Centre Employment Resource Centre in downtown London. 

Ribbon Cutting, Skill Centre ERC

New Computer Literacy Workshop starts October 9th.

WIL is offering a new 1-week Computer Literacy Workshop beginning October 9, 2012.  This workshop has been designed for immigrant clientele with little or no previous experience working with computers. The workshop involves 25 hours (one full week) of class time (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:00pm). 

Register now for September 4th EJSS Workshops

Still a few spaces available in our Essential Job Search Skills Workshop starting on September 4th, 2012.  Call 519-663-0774 to learn how to register.  Topics covered in this 5 day program include Job Search Strategies; Resumes and Cover Letters; Job Application Forms; Job Interviews; and Workplace Success. 

This workshop is a FREE PROGRAM for all area job seekers funded through Employment Ontario.

We're having a Job Fair!

Join us on Wednesday, July 25th for a Job Fair from 10am to 3pm on the 6th Floor of The Skill Centre (141 Dundas Street). WIL has partnered with local employers who are currently recruiting for positions in Food Service, Production/Manufacturing, Customer Service/Call Centre, Retail and Security. Bring your resume, meet employers and learn about local employment opportunities. 

2012 WIL Award

Gus Kotsiomitis, VP Commercial Banking (London/St. Thomas) for RBC Royal Bank has been recognized by WIL Employment Connections for outstanding community leadership in facilitating the economic integration of immigrants and newcomers in London region.  Gus was presented with the 2012 WIL Award at our Annual General Meeting held on June 21, 2012. 

LMIEC launches Job Match Network

The London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) Job Match Network will provide an integrated job matching service for internationally trained immigrants (ITIs) and employers in the Greater London Area.

By actively connecting an expanded talent pool of multiple agencies with job orders from multiple employer entry points, this project will result in more job orders being filled, increased employer satisfaction, sustained newcomer engagement and improved labour market outcomes for ITIs.