FAQ’S: For Job Seekers

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board states that WISL is a free tool. Does that mean that it is free for job seekers? For employers? Both?

WISL is a free tool for everyone! WISL has been launched as a free resource provided and managed by SLWDB to help job seekers and employers alike. Unlike several sites designed to aid job seekers, SLWDB does not charge job seekers a fee for an account/profile.

I found a job on WISL I’d like to apply to. How do I apply for this job?

Each job posting links back to its original source. For more details about the job and how to apply, click the job title or the “Go to Job Posting” link near the bottom of the listing.

How do I see the job postings in a simple text format, not on the map?

See the text postings on our Job Listings tool. To toggle between the map view and the list view, use the view drop down menu found along the grey navigation bar found at the top of the screen.

How do I see the job postings mapped out, not in listed text form?

See job postings as well as local employment and training resources mapped by location on our Job Map.
To toggle between the map view and the list view, use the view drop down menu found at the top of the screen.

It is hard to go through every listing to find the type of job I want. How do I simplify my search?

The toolbars on the left-hand side of the job board and map tools have a variety of filters to streamline your search and help you find only the type jobs you are interested in. For more details, please refer to the WISL Guidebook pages 3- 5.

WISL GUIDEBOOK INSTRUCTIONS

Why can I not filter for my particular job/skill/career interest(s)?

The wide-ranging filters are pre-determined by the WISL and may in a few cases not be able to be tailored to every job seeker’s specific needs. In such cases, it is recommended that you use the keyword search function located on the top of the left toolbar. For more details on navigating the search tools, see the WISL Guidebook.

WISL GUIDEBOOK INSTRUCTIONS

I need more help finding a job.

Find an Employment Ontario Services location on the WISL Map or at a local Employment Ontario service provider.

The WISL Map will also provide the following:

  • An Ontario Works location
  • Private employment services
  • Find OMLTSD Apprenticeship services

To learn more about in-demand jobs and the local labour market in our Local Labour Market Annual Report and our Employer One Report.

To learn about skilled trades in Sarnia-Lambton in our Skilled Trades report.

To subscribe to receive the latest WISL job postings in a weekly email.

FAQ’S: For Employers And Community Resource Providers

I have a job opportunity that I would like featured on WISL. How do I add my posting to this board?

When you, the employer, posts a job opportunity on any of the top 23 job postings websites for the Sarnia Lambton region (list of aggregated job sites below FAQ section on this page), WISL automatically collects your posting on its board/map to be viewed by job seekers across the county. Employers will not be able to post their job opportunities directly to WISL nor can they submit their postings to SLWDB to be added to the jobs board.

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board states that WISL is a free tool. Does that mean that it is free for job seekers? For employers? Both?

WISL is a free to everyone! WISL has been launched as a free resource provided and managed by the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board to help job seekers and employers alike. Several of the compatible job board sites (listed in Table 1) will charge employers a fee to post job opportunities, but many of these provide their services free of charge. Explore the compatible sites in order to select the on that fits best for your candidate search.

I am a local employer but I am hiring for a job outside of the Sarnia Lambton Region, why isn’t my job posting/appearing on WISL?

If you are an employer hiring for a job outside of our region, WISL will not collect it from its originating compatible job postings website. WISL specifically seeks and collects job opportunities within Lambton County. For resources to help you fill these types of positions, contact an Employment Ontario service center in your area.

I am trying to hire for a job opening in the Sarnia Lambton region but my job posting is not appearing on WISL. Where did I go wrong?

There are a few reasons your job may not be getting collected by WISL:

  1. It is not posted with one of the sites aggregated by WISL. (See the list of aggregated job sites below FAQ section on this page)
  2. You may have forgotten to input an address/location of the job. Search for your job using the search function on WISL. If your job shows up here, but not on the map tool, return to your original posting and input the location of your company or job. For any changes to your original job posting, please allow 24 hours for updated information to appear on WISL.
  3. Your address may be incompatible. If you are unable to find your job posting on neither job board nor the map tool, return to your original posting and check the address/location listed. If the address associated with the job posting is that of a head office or location outside of the Sarnia Lambton region, modify the address to reflect the location of the job position itself. For any changes to your original job posting, please allow 24 hours for updated information to appear on WISL.
  4. Your posting was created before the launch of WISL. WISL started aggregating jobs in March 2020. If your posting is older than that date, you will have to re-post your job at its original source. For any changes to your original job posting, please allow 24 hours for updated information to appear on WISL. Be advised that opting to “refresh” this type of job posting on most sites will not lead to WISL collecting the posting.

The four-troubleshooting options resolve job posting issues most of the time. If you have attempted each of these options and still cannot view your job posting on WISL, please contact SLWDB using the contact form.

I have a job board I’d like to be aggregated by WISL.

Sites used for WISL job postings must meet certain criteria. To determine if your job board is eligible, and for more information, please contact SLWDB using the contact form.

The map is missing my childcare centre/employment agency/service centre etc. How can it be added to WISL?

The map is missing my childcare centre/employment agency/service centre etc. How can it be added to WISL?
Our map locations are populated through a variety of regularly updated community resources. To find out if your location will be included, and for more information, please contact SLWDB using the contact form.

List Of Job Posting Sites Aggregated

By The WISL Job Board And Job Map

Name of job posting websiteSite Link
Aboriginal Job Boardaboriginaljobboard.ca
Adzunaadzuna.ca
Canadian Executive Searchcanadianexecutivesearch.com
Career Arccareerarc.com
Career Buildercareerbuilder.ca
Career Jetcareerjet.ca
County of Lambtoncountyoflambton.njoyn.com
Dr Careersdrcareers.ca
Government of Canadaemploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca
Agilus Work Solutionsen.agilus.ca
Government of Ontariogojobs.gov.on.ca
Indeedindeed.ca
Job Bankjobbank.gc.ca
Jobilicojobillico.com
Kijijikijiji.ca
Lambton Collegelambtoncollege.ca
Local Worklocalwork.ca
Apply to Educationnetwork.applytoeducation.com
City of Sarniasarnia.ca
Simply Hiredsimplyhired.ca
Workopolisworkopolis.com
Elutaeluta.ca
Wow Jobswowjobs.ca
Agilecagilec.ca
Goodwill Industriesgoodwillindustries.ca
Charity Villagecharityvillage.com
Randstadrandstad.ca
YMCAymcaswo.ca