Bank of Montreal which is one of Canada’s top 5 banks released a Labour Market Report Card in January of 2019 reviewing the final quarter of 2018. This report ranked London Ontario in the top 10 labour markets in Canada.
Check out some of the great employment opportunities in a city packed with culture, music, dining and shopping.
You can view the full report here in PDF format. Please click here: Bank of Montreal Labour Report
Jobs in London
The Canadian company is making the largest, single food industry investment in the country in a $660-million poultry plant in London.The plant is being built on
new employment lands on the south side of Hwy. 401 at Highbury Avenue. Maple Leaf chose London because of its highway access, proximity to chicken farmers, its shovel- ready land and its skilled labour.
The plant will employ 1,450 people by 2021 and is expected to generate $1.2 billion in economic impact.
Canada’s largest brewer is synonymous with London, where it was founded in 1847.The company is now part of multinational giant Anheuser-Busch InBev. Labatt is hiring eight people for its London operation, including millwright, operations group manager and quality control.
The Austria-based silicone product manufacturer recently unveiled a new 160,000-square-foot addition to its London facility.The company creates custom silicone products for the automotive, healthcare and consumer markets. Starlim will add 75 highly specialized production machines and will double its workforce, hiring up to 120 skilled workers over the next five years.
London technology companyVoices. com is hiring 18 people and boosting its already rapidly growing workforce by 15 per cent at once.
Voices.com is the largest marketplace for voiceovers in the world, says Trisha Beausaert, senior manager for public relations.
Member talent work on a wide and growing range of projects, including commercials, documentaries, web videos, podcasts, mobile apps, crowdfunding campaigns, video games, cartoons, virtual and augmented reality games, audio books, and corporate training videos.
Growth has been rapid. Beausaert was employee No. 23 in 2013 and the company now employs 120 in London and has clients in more than 160 countries. Clients include National Geographic, Shopify, Microsoft,The History Channel, Discovery Channel,The Los Angeles Times, Bell, GoDaddy, Cisco and Hulu.
“We are proud to be based in London, Ontario, especially as London offers our team a high quality of life and unique opportunities that may not be found in a larger city,” said Ann Walton,Voices.com’s director of operations. She says London is home to theatres, concert venues, hidden- gem restaurants, and great education and health organizations.
“With Toronto two hours east and Detroit two hours west, London’s central location is an ideal base for anyone who wants to venture to larger metropolitan areas without paying big-city cost of living.”
Voices.com founders Dave and Stephanie Ciccarelli are Londoners who founded their company in a downtown recording studio in 2004.
In 2017, the company got an $18-million US investment from Morgan Stanley – believed to be the largest single investment in a London technology company – and the next year, bought a competitor from California and merged operations.
Recruiting employees has been easy, says Beausaert.
“The cost of living is very reasonable for younger people. It’s manageable for new grads or people who are mid-career and looking for a bigger house, bigger property, a smaller city or a different lifestyle.”
As well, the company designed and built a 45,000-square-foot open-concept office space in downtown London.
“For me, I had the option to go to Toronto or London. London feels like a city I can put my stamp on,” said Beausaert. “The lifestyle here is something can’t achieve in a larger city.You can have an amazing career and have a life after work.Your money goes so much further here.You can save here and still have a great life.”
IT research and advisory company Info- Tech has been growing so fast, it physically couldn’t contain the new employees it needed. So, it stitched a group of heritage buildings together to create the 70,000 square feet of stylish brick and beam office space that it moved into in December.
It plans to fill it with about 140 new employees this year, adding to the 250 people already working in its London headquarters.
Forty employees started on one day in January and more hiring is expected throughout 2019, including 100 in sales and 40 research analysts.
Info-Tech works with companies of all sizes in 18 different industries across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia and is constantly expanding its product offerings for its 30,000 subscribers, says Sean Burkett, vice-president of strategy.
“We are proud to be part of a community of businesses and organizations revitalizing London’s downtown.The neighbourhood has rich amenities for employees during the day as well as a vibrant nightlife afterhours,” said Burkett. “And we believe that as a city, London is able to showcase the best of what Canada has to offer while still remaining affordable for millennials and families.”