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 ideal venue for the initial screening of job candidates. Based on the face-to-face interactions that take place, employers may decide to request first-round interviews or even extend job offers.

Ontario Career Fairs to Attend in Winter 2020

Employers have many opportunities to connect with post-secondary students and alumni. Check out the following career fairs taking place throughout Winter 2020.

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.

Barrie Job Fair

(Barrie) The Barrie Job Fair offers the unique opportunity for applicants to view job postings and send out applications in advance of meeting potential employers. The event aims to match potential candidates with recruiters, HR managers, hiring companies, associations, and employment agencies. Register your business today to ensure that potential candidates can find your business.

Event Details

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, 20 Fairview Road, Barrie, ON L4N 4P8

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Canada Job Expo

(Toronto) The Canada Job Expo is a group of professionals who have been helping companies and candidates with their expertise in the fields of event planning, human resources, recruitment, career counseling, employee benefits, and other areas. The Canada Job Expo currently has six career fairs planned throughout 2020.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: North York Memorial Hall

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: North York Memorial Hall

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Kitchener Job Fair

(Kitchener) Attendees of the Kitchener Job Fair will find many opportunities in various industries such as Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, Media, Technology, Oil, Mining, Engineering, Finance, Health Care, and more. With an estimated 500+ exhibitors, the Kitchener Job Fair prides itself on its variety of industries attending.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conf. Ctr. 30 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON N2A 2N2

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Windsor Job Fair

(Windsor) Hosted at the Quality Inn & Suites, the Windsor Job Fair offers the unique opportunity to send in your resume and view job boards before attending the event. Register your business to ensure candidates can find your business before the job fair begins.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Quality Inn & Suites – 675 Goyeau St, Windsor, ON N9A 1H3

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London Job Fair

(London) The London Job Fair is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in London and hosts an estimated 25 Exhibitors and 250 visitors. They feature technical institutes, career counselling services, financing opportunities, and more.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 300 King St, London, ON N6B 1S2

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Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Job Fair

(Waterloo) P4E Ontario job fairs are attended by up to 4,000 students and alumni from four institutions (University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and University of Guelph). The winter Job Fair promotes all types of positions, including full-time jobs for recent graduates, as well as contract, summer, part-time, or co-op jobs, across all disciplines.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Manulife Sportsplex – RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E., Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4

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Experience Guelph – University of Guelph

(Guelph) Located on the University of Guelph campus, this event is a great opportunity for employers to get to know 300-350 students and alumni from the University of Guelph. This event is advertised through the various University of Guelph social media channels and direct email marketing campaigns. Lunch for up to three representatives is included, as well as a table, Wi-Fi access and promotion of your organization’s marketing materials.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: University Centre Courtyard, University of Guelph

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Connect to Careers Job Fair

(Hamilton) The Connect to Careers Job Fair is a free drop-in event where employers can meet face-to-face with more than 3,000 students and alumni from McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Redeemer University College, as well as local job seekers.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L4

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TOTech Career Fair

(Toronto) If you are looking for a career in developing/programing, IT, AI, robotics, cyber security, big data, fintech, or other tech-related jobs, look no further than the career fair that’s exclusively for tech candidates. Network with like-minded professionals and sit in on pitches about what top employers have to offer their employees.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5

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Hire Canada Spring Job Fair & Training Expo

(Mississauga) The Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo provides its attendees with a fantastic opportunity to network with new employers and understand what they are looking for in new candidates. Stand out from the pool of individuals who apply online by making a personal connection with an employer before you even apply.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Living Arts Centre – 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON

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Recruiting Resources to Find Top Talent for Your Workforce

Finding the right employees can be challenging and employers often find it overwhelming when trying to look for potential candidates. 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 your business can attract and retain employees that will help you grow and succeed.

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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Matthew has a background in digital marketing, working with small business owners on their branding, digital marketing strategy, and the execution of their campaigns. As a Marketing Coordinator at Mentor Works, Matthew continues to help business owners by creating educational content on what Government funding opportunities are available to Canadian businesses.

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