Recruitment Resources and Career Fairs to Attend During Fall 2018

When it comes to finding students and recent grads to expand your workforce, career fairs provide a unique opportunity for employers to gain face-to-face exposure to relevant and engaged talent. Every year, college and university campuses host job fairs to support professional networking and recruitment opportunities for students and Canadian businesses.

By participating in these events, businesses can promote their company, network with other organizations, and recruit new employees.

Career fairs are typically one-day events where businesses can set up a booth and interact with the campus’ student body and/or recent grads. Colleges and universities are filled with knowledgeable, skilled youth that are eager to start developing a career path. Through these events, businesses can generate an ideal list of potential candidates by exposing their company and brand to an interested audience.

For many employers, career fairs are an initial screening of potential employees. Based on the face-to-face interactions that take place, employers may decide to offer first-round interviews or job offers.

Ontario Career Fairs to Attend in Fall 2018

As the new academic year kicks off, employers will have several opportunities to connect with post-secondary students and alumni. Check out the following career fairs taking place throughout Fall 2018.

Can’t attend a career fair? Download the How to Recruit Top Talent slide deck to learn about job boards for hiring students and recent graduates.

York University Career Fair

(North York) The York University Job Fair will be for employers looking to fill jobs for recent graduates from York University for opportunities including part-time, full-time, summer, and internship placements. Employers representing many industries such as government, marketing, business, and education will be actively seeking to fill positions. This is a great event for employers and York University students and graduates to develop professional relationships.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday September 18, 2018
Time
: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location
: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building – 88 The Pond Rd. North York, ON M3J 0K9

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Canada Job Expo

(Toronto) The Canada Job Expo is a great event to attend whether you are a graduate, unemployed, new to Canada, or just looking to change career paths. In addition to Ontario companies, businesses located in Western Canada as well as some international organizations will be represented. This is the GTA’s most attended job and career fair, providing a successful day of professional interactions, networking, and learning. Please Note: Registration spots are filling up fast, so those interested in attending should register at their earliest convenience.

Event Details

Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: North York Memorial Hall – 5110 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M2N 7J8

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McMaster University Fall Career Fair

(Hamilton) The Fall Career Fair is the largest career event on McMaster’s campus, featuring employers looking to fill open co-op, part-time, full-time, and internship positions with top talent McMaster students. Over 100 companies in multiple industries will be exhibitors, creating an excellent forum for networking in an organic and meaningful way.

Event Details

Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
Time
: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location
: David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre at McMaster University – 1280 Main St. W Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

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London and Area Works Job Fair

(London) Over 40 hiring companies and employment agencies with 1500+ open positions will be at the London and Area Works Job Fair, looking forward to meeting and networking with enthusiastic job seekers. There will be a variety of industries represented such as transportation, manufacturing, marketing, healthcare, and insurance. The event will also take place in April and September 2019, with specific dates noted on the website.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Western Fair Agriplex – 845 Florence St. London, ON N5W 6G6

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Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Career Fair

(Waterloo) This career fair is Canada’s largest collaborative P4E career fair, together with the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, University of Guelph, and Conestoga College. This Ontario job fair event was first established in 1994 and brings together over 2,500 students and alumni from four Ontario-based academic institutions. Please Note: Only students and alumni from the participating post-secondary institutions are eligible to attend the P4E Career Fair.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018
Time
: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Location
: RIM Park – 2001 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4

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TorontoJobs.ca 2018 Career Fair

(Mississauga) This is the 11th year of the TorontoJobs.ca Career Fair, giving job seekers a chance to network and access hundreds of open job opportunities with the Greater Toronto Area. Exhibitors are looking for candidates in a variety of fields including accounting, sales, finance, customer service, manufacturing, IT, administration, marketing, and more.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Living Arts Centre – 4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga, ON L5B 0A1

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Western University Career Fair

(London) Those interested in their first job, internship, or co-op opportunities are encouraged to attend the Western University Career Fair. Over 60 organizations will be represented, providing valuable information about their career opportunities. The employer listing for this Ontario job fair will be available in September so those interested are encouraged to check back in the Fall.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Time: 10:am – 3:00pm
Location: Mustang Lounge UCC Main Level – 1151 Richmond St. London, ON N6A 3K7

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Communitech Tech Jam Corridor Edition

(Mississauga) The Communitech Tech Jam Corridor Edition is a hiring and networking event connecting tech companies from the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor with qualified tech and non-tech talent. This event is a casual, no-suits-and-ties, matchmaking-only opportunity between leaders and innovators within the Canadian tech world and job seekers. Over 50 representatives will be present, from big brands to startups, and companies will be pitching to attendees on why their company is a great place to work.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday October 3, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre – 755 Derry Road West Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

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Chatham-Kent WORKS! Community Job Fair

(Chatham-Kent) This is CK WORKS’ second annual job fair, this year hosting over 30 employers actively seeking employees. Some companies will be holding interviews right on site, so interested employees should come prepared. Registrants will receive weekly updates and recruitment resources starting October 5th to keep up-to-date on employer participants and the positions they are hiring for.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre – 565 Richmond St. Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 1R2

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Experience Guelph Career Fair

(Guelph) On November 8, the University of Guelph will be hosting an Ontario career fair to kick off the new school year. The university’s Fall event typically draws between 350-400 students and alumni from a range of post-secondary programs. During the event, employers and prospective candidates can network and discuss employment opportunities. In addition, participating businesses will have the ability to share job for recent graduates for free on U of G’s online job board.

Event Details

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: University Centre Courtyard, University of Guelph – 50 Stone Rd. East Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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Recruiting Resources to Find Top Talent for Your Workforce

If you’re unable to attend an upcoming career fair, there are still other opportunities for you to learn more about recruiting top talent. Developing a strategic hiring process ensures businesses can attract and retain employees that will help the business grow and succeed. Finding the right employees can be challenging and employers often find it overwhelming when trying to find the right candidates.

Download Mentor Works’ How to Find and Recruit Top Talent slide deck to discover recruiting methods and opportunities for your business.

 

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Myra Bredin holds a Diploma of Business Marketing at Conestoga College. Her interest in blog writing, social media and event planning makes her excited to be Mentor Works’ Marketing Analyst, where she can use these skills to educate and support Canadian businesses with government funding.

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