WILL was founded in 1984 as a nonprofit community organization dedicated to helping immigrants find work. Due to WILL’s experience in helping clients achieve career success WILL’s services expanded to offer job placements, employment counselling for regulated careers as well as supporting employers in finding experienced talent.
Our clients are from all around the globe and include healthcare professionals, engineers and other skilled professionals. With our expertise in all areas of Immigrant employment needs we have become the only full-service immigrant employment agency in Ontario, and we are helping to reduce key labour shortages in Ontario.
It has been truly heartening to see the rebound in the employment numbers across our region. At WILL, we have a unique opportunity to see a full picture of the impact and integration of our work as the only full-service immigrant employment agency in Ontario.
While, the unemployment rate in the Southwestern Ontario region is down this year marking the region’s lowest jobless level amid the pandemic and the government announced significant investments to attract large-scale manufacturers back to Southwestern Ontario many individuals are not benefiting from this economic expansion due to continued systemic barriers. That is why the programs and services WILL provides are more important than ever. At WILL we are more than ready and up to the challenge of increasing the connections with our region’s employers and the labour force they require.
We look forward to many more years of welcoming, innovating, learning and leading together.
The global pandemic continued to created unique challenges for immigrants and the WILL team. Regardless of the economic landscape WILL aligned further for future growth to ensure its foundation is even stronger. Key highlights included new WILL led initiatives that supported international medical graduates to increase connections in the Ontario healthcare system and support the needs for local vaccination efforts. As an outcome of our strong partnerships with employers we were quick to identify gaps and opportunities to support the employment needs throughout Southwestern Ontario.Read the report