Welcome to London
- Access to talent is a key success factor for London's many growing companies, while jobseekers benefit from London's career opportunities and vibrant quality of life.
- Employers, on this page you will find resources to help recruit talent and grow your business.
- Jobseekers, you can explore jobs and support services on this page and in our self-serve Concierge to help accelerate your career. If you're new to London, our Concierge also provides resources around housing, healthcare, childcare, and more.
For your business to be competitive you should seek a location that will provide a qualified and available workforce. To help you do that we’ve provided you with a simple 3 step process.
- Step 1 – Assess your needs: The first step is to identify your immediate and future employee needs. How many staff do you need? What skills and experience do they need to have? What education levels should they have? What are you willing to pay employees?
- Step 2 – Analyze workforce availability: Next up, you should look at the existing workforce. How many people currently work in your industry? What is the current size of the workforce with the required skills and capabilities? What is the typical wage for the positions you are hiring for? Is there a recognized shortage of qualified people? Are there educational establishments in the area graduating people with the skills your business needs? Is the area attracting new people with the qualifications your business needs?
- Step 3 – Gap analysis: The final step is to summarize the gaps between the workforce you need and the workforce availability both now and in the future. Can you find, hire and retain the employees your business need to be successful? Is this likely to get easier or harder in the future?
- London & Area Works: Featuring growing companies and helpful hints for getting employed
- Ivey Executive Education/LEDC Programming: A new academic-industry partnership addressing employment needs and enhancing leadership skills through talent development training. Contact the LEDC to see if you’re eligible for a hometown discount
- Fanshawe/LEDC Partnership: First of its kind partnership in Ontario, bringing education and industry needs together through initiatives such as job fairs, industry tours, and a series of workshops called Business Momentum
- The Job Developers Network: A forum for job developers from 16 non-profit employment agencies in the London area. Each organization can help businesses find the right employees and jobseekers find the right company to work at
- Immploy: Provides tools, news, and events to connect local employers to Canadian newcomers
Whether you’re starting a business or expanding an existing one, employers can discover valuable information below that supports your business growth.
- Worktrends.ca: An online tool to provide access to up-to-date labour market information about skills, education and training trends
- Recruiting talent? Take a look at the following list of job fairs, as well as this helpful guide to make the most of your opportunity
- Discover resources for your business, along with networking opportunities to grow your network and make new connections, in the London Concierge
- Explore local co-operative and internship opportunities at Fanshawe College, triOS College, and Western University, as well as incentives to support your recruitment efforts
- Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC): Discover local labour market information and resources, such as this Apprenticeship Toolbox to help ease the steps required when hiring an apprentice
New to London or looking for a career change? Discover resources that can help you accelerate your career in London and be prepared for job fairs and interactions with employers using this helpful guide
- Links2Work.on.ca: Take a look at local job boards including Knighthunter.com, and employment resources to support your job search
- Explore our sector pages, which feature a live feed of job opportunities: food processing, professional services, health, manufacturing, and digital creative
- Immigration.London.ca: Access services to help everyone make the move to London
- Salary Expert: Compare the cost of living between two locations and learn which place is better in terms of employment to make an informed decision before relocating
- Discover London’s top employers on our Business Directory and find where they are located
Testimonial: Packaging Inc
We have access to the brightest minds and skills here in London and it’s across all levels - engineers, designers, project managers and plant floor technicians. The quality of life and the type of work we do makes it easy to attract talent from other centres~ Ron Harris, Owner, Jones Packaging Inc.
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