Highlighting the Impact of Employment Solutions for Immigrant Job Seekers throughout Southwestern Ontario

November 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON – October 29, 2021 

 

On October 28, 2021, WIL Employment Connections held its 36th Annual General Meeting Celebration: “Aligned for Growth: The Foundation is Strong & The Future is Bright”.

 WIL Employment Connections, Immploy and the Access Centre for Regulated Employment came together to celebrate collective impacts over the last year: 

The WIL Board of Directors also announced the organization’s shared strategic directions for 2021-2026 as we seek to Amplify Our Impact for newcomers and employers across Southwestern Ontario:

Despite the changes the pandemic has brought, there were many outstanding highlights of the extensive work WIL has done during this past year. Some of this year’s highlights included:

WIL also recognized the 2020-2021 Award Recipients. These recipients align with the mission, vision and values at WIL in support all immigrants with successful employment and eliminating barriers and obstacles to employment:

The event ended with the announcement of a rebranding project that WIL and its projects have undergone as a result of key strategic initiatives to align the services internally with the needs of the sector.  Over the next few months, WIL will be transitioning to its new name and brand to WILL Employment Solutions with services delivered through WILL Work, WILL Access and WILL Immploy.   Watch the brand announcement here: https://youtu.be/pmaaReLFO7A

Regarding the rebranding and work over the last year, Jennifer Hollis, Executive Director stated that “this has been an exciting few years of strategic alignment and re-positioning to further build on the strong foundations over the last 36 years. We are all excited about this new brand and sharing more of the impact that this organisation is making across the region.”

“There is no better time to highlight the impact of the work done at WIL”, stated Tyler Kelly, Board of Directors’ President. “This organization has been a pillar in supporting all job seekers, specifically immigrants, in their employment journey. As we see the demand for highly skilled talent grow throughout the region, we are proud of the work that the WIL team does every day to support those needs and to strengthen the economy, but most importantly touch the lives of the many newcomers to Canada that are our regional employers, entrepreneurs, colleagues, neighbours and friends.”

The Annual Report for 2020-2021 is available here: http://www.wil.ca/wil2021/.

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Media Contact:

Jennifer Hollis,

Executive Director, WIL Employment Connections

519 663-0774 or email: jenniferh@wil.ca

 

About WIL Employment Connections

WIL Employment Connections (WIL) drives innovative employment solutions to bring immigrants and employers together. WIL is a non-profit organization and regional leader in delivering, managing and partnering on publicly-funded labour market access initiatives for immigrant talent since 1984. With funding from all three levels of government and an integrated suite of services to strengthen newcomer job seeker and employer connections, WIL is a leader in bringing organizations and stakeholders together in Southwestern Ontario to support a vision that all immigrants are successfully employed.

WIL partnership projects include the Access Centre for Regulated Employment that supports newcomers in achieving licensure/certifications, and Immploy, an immigrant employment council of Southwestern Ontario.