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2013 WIL Awards

July 8, 2013

WIL Employment Connections (WIL) has recognized three individuals for demonstrating exceptional Winning and Innovative Leadership in assisting immigrants and newcomers in our community.  Gerry Macartney, Jeniffer Lagman and Chris DeMelo were each presented with the 2013 WIL Award at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2013.  

New Citizen Culture Pass

June 20, 2013

Citizen Culture is a new program that gives newcomers a free pass to explore history, art and culture in London.

If you’re a resident of London and you’ve been living in Canada for five years or less, you are eligible to receive a ‘Newcomers’ pass.  The pass won’t be available until later this summer, but you can sign up online to be notified when it is ready

Visit www.citizenculture.ca to sign up to receive more information

Do you have a Resumé Emergency?

June 6, 2013

Need a new resumé quick? Join us for Resumé 911 at The Skill Centre ERC (141 Dundas St., 4th Floor) on Thursday June 13, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm.  No appointment necessary.  Bring an electronic copy and hard copy of your current resume  – get expert help and advice.  Click here for more information.

New Loan Program

December 21, 2012

The Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program provides ITWs (residing in southwestern Ontario) access to the funds necessary to achieve foreign credential recognition and employment outcomes commensurate with their international education, skills and experience. Loans operate as a flexible line of credit to assist ITWs in covering the direct and indirect costs related to foreign credential recognition, including:

  • Qualification assessment
  • Exam and Licensure fees
  • Tuition fees for training and skills upgrading

Online Job Fair starts October 22

September 24, 2012

London’s Employment Ontario partners are hosting a Virtual Online Job fair October 22-28, 2012.  Apply from home or visit our office.  Connect with us electronically or in-person for tips, ideas and workshops leading up to the event too! 

For more information, contact WIL’s Sales & Marketing team or visit the London Job Fair website at www.londonjobfair.ca

New Loan Program for Internationally Trained Workers

April 9, 2012

The Government of Canada has announced that WIL Employment Connections is one of the first organizations selected under the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot Program.  The announcement was made by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development in St. Thomas, Ontario on February 22, 2012.

Congratulations LMIEC

April 9, 2012

The London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) has been recognized by the Economic Developers Council of Ontario for excellence in Workforce Development.

Click here for more details