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Today’s shortage of skilled workers will only get worse. The good news is that untapped talent is already here. One in five Londoners are immigrants and most are professionally trained.
The London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) launched in 2008 as a business-led organization with the purpose to connect local employers to Canadian newcomers and, in turn, strengthen our local economy.
Today the LMIEC is an established organization linking employers to effective, no-cost tools and resources for recruiting, hiring and retaining skilled immigrants. Together with our community partners, the LMIEC connects companies to top talent through:
The LMIEC has also become an invaluable knowledge sharing network of business leaders who have experienced the benefits of hiring globally. Companies who have benefited from LMIEC participation and support continue to work with the Council to share successes, identify challenges and most importantly – shape the next solution.
TD Bank Group explores the many challenges faced by new immigrants as they attempt to make a new life in a new country. Watch how mentoring can provide confidence, cultural awareness and much needed friendly support.
In 2012 IECs continued to develop new ideas and put them into action so skilled immigrants find employment.
Read more about Gus Kotsiomitis’ work in London.
Gus Kotsiomitis, VP Commercial Banking (London/St. Thomas) for RBC Royal Bank has been recognized by WIL Employment Connections for his outstanding community leadership
The Network will provide an integrated job matching service for internationally trained immigrants and employers in the Greater London Area.
“Knocking Down Barriers Faced By New Immigrants To Canada: Fitting the Pieces Together” argues that immigration selection should focus on both short-term and long-term labour market needs while settlement services should be co-ordinated to boost the workforce integration of immigrants and ensure Canada’s long-term prosperity.
London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council(LMIEC) and the London Economic Development Corporation received Top Honour in the category of Workforce Development.
Campaign celebrates newcomer success and regional mentors.
Spotlighting LMIEC’s Mentorship for Newcomer Success Program
The London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council and its successes of 2010-2011 are featured in the WIL Employment Connections annual report.