London is a welcoming city for job seekers with international professional backgrounds. There are a wide range of services and bridge training programs available to help skilled newcomers access the local job market.
Resources to help job seekers find employment
Local Job Fairs
Online Job Search Tools and Websites
The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board job listing allows you to search job opportunities in London on a specialized city map that includes bus routes, employment support service locations, child care centres, and more. This map is a great tool to see services available near your new home, and find job opportunities near you.
The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is the lead economic development agency for London, Canada. The LEDC Board offers a list of job boards and staffing agencies commonly used by local job seekers. LEDC also has the following job portals to help jobseekers discover technology and manufacturing-related positions in the City of London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties:
- London Tech Jobs: The London Region’s digital creative and information technology sectors are thriving and have many open job opportunities within the digital media, financial technology, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, software, information and communication technology fields.
- London Manufacturing Jobs: The London Region's manufacturing and food processing sectors are thriving and have many open job opportunities within the advanced materials, building materials, water and environment, industry 4.0, cannabis, food processing, and industrial internet of things (IIoT) fields.
Search the Government of Canada Job Bank for thousands of jobs across Canada, with the ability to filter your search results based on location, job title, necessary education and/or training, salary, and more. You can also create a Job Match account to make a customized profile for yourself, which can connect you with employers looking for your specific talents and expertise.
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Internship opportunities and resources
Internships are career-development opportunities that are usually unpaid. The advantage of these opportunities is that they help you get valuable experience and build connections in the community.
Opportunities for Newcomers
Internships for newcomers offered by the City of London
Under the City of London’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Plan, the City offers two types of paid internships: one focused on new immigrants, foreign trained professionals, persons with disabilities and recent post-secondary graduates; and a second internship exclusively for international student graduates. Meaningful work assignments and formal feedback ensure that you are able to grow your skills, build your portfolio, and come away with solid references. These positions are hosted across the organization and are a great way to to jump start your career.
Opportunities for Anyone
Career Edge connects job seekers with paid internships at top employers in Canada, secure employment opportunities, and resources to start meaningful careers. It is a great resource gain valuable Canadian experience that matches your education, skill set, and career choice.
Volunteering opportunities and resources
While looking for a job, you may also consider volunteering as it offers the opportunity to start your professional network by connecting with different people, obtaining local employment related experience, and finding potential references.
In London, some employers will hire volunteers for a paid job position after completion of their placement. An important characteristic of the London economy is building our workforce locally and helping each other succeed. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with:
Pillar Nonprofit Network features over 600 non-profit organizations sharing knowledge and building relationships towards positive social change. You can search through recent volunteer positions in the Opportunities section of the site.
WILL IMMPLOY Mentorship programs connect immigrant job seekers with regional business leaders through occupation and industry specific networking and events. Contact one of their Community Partners for a referral.