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 Fall & Winter 2019

Employers have many opportunities to connect with post-secondary students and alumni. Check out the following career fairs taking place throughout Fall & Winter 2019.

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.

OAC Food & Agriculture Job Fair

(Guelph) The OAC (Ontario Agricultural College) Food and Agriculture Job Fair helps organizations recruit and hire students interested in the agricultural, business, and environmental industries. Employers can connect with potential hires to meet their upcoming co-op or summer hiring needs, as well as to discuss full-time jobs for recent graduates.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Peter Clark Hall (Lower Level of University Centre), University of Guelph – 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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Sales & Marketing Career Fair

(Toronto) This event connects job seekers with organizations looking for top talent in Sales and Marketing, including executive, management, specialist, and representative positions in a variety of industries (pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, engineering, insurance, and others).

Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: First Canadian Place Gallery, Main Floor – 100 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9

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Newcomers Canada: Reroute Global Talent Expo

(Toronto) Newcomers Canada introduces skilled global workers to employers and industry experts. Exhibiting organizations establish themselves as leaders in diversity and inclusion and make strong connections with a wide pool of top talent.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 255 Front Street West, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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Orangeville & Area Job Fair

(Orangeville) With hundreds of job seekers in attendance, the Orangeville & Area Job Fair is a valuable recruitment resource. Organizations can showcase local employment opportunities, including both current and future job needs, to potential candidates.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites – 7 Buena Vista Drive, Orangeville, ON L9W 0A2

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Brampton Blue Collar Job Fair

(Brampton) Employers can attend the Brampton Blue Collar Job Fair to meet with potential job candidates interested in roles within manual work and trades sectors. Represented industries include food processing, technical installation, manufacturing, mining, and construction.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Grand Convention Centre – 8800 The Gore Road, Brampton, ON L6P 0B1

Register Now 2019 Career Fair

(Toronto) The Career Fair is one of the largest and most interactive career fairs in the GTA, with over 10,000 job seekers in attendance, looking for employment in Administration, Customer Service, Business Development & Marketing, Finance, Labour, Logistics, Information Technology, and other fields.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe St. Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H5

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Experience Guelph Career Fair

(Guelph) Attracting hundreds of students from across all academic programs, the Experience Guelph Career Fair allows employers to meet face-to-face with qualified, skilled potential hires who are seeking employment opportunities for co-op programs, or full-time jobs as new graduates.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: University Centre Courtyard, University of Guelph – 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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Tech Talent Toronto Job Fair

(Toronto) A unique event and recruiting resource, the Tech Talent Toronto Job Fair connects Toronto’s fastest growing companies with the city’s top talent in tech. Hiring companies have the chance to highlight and pitch their employer brand and advantages to skilled candidates.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9

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Hamilton Job Fair

(Hamilton) The Hamilton Job Fair connects recruiters, HR Managers, and hiring companies with job seekers in the Hamilton area from a range of educational backgrounds and levels of experience.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBA – Hamilton

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Sheridan STEM Career Fair

(Brampton) At Sheridan’s STEM Career Fair, organizations can showcase their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related opportunities, including jobs for recent graduates, as well as part-time, co-op, summer, or contract jobs. Employers will meet STEM students and graduates who have practical, hands-on skills and industry-relevant knowledge.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Davis Campus – 7899 McLaughlin Rd, Athletic Centre, Brampton, ON L6Y 5H9

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London Job Fair

(London) The London Job Fair connects recruiters and hiring organizations with job seekers of all kinds, including professional adults, newcomers, temporary and permanent foreign workers, skilled workers, landed immigrants, and local and international students.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBA – London, ON

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Windsor Job Fair – Women in Skilled Trades 2019 – Employers Needed!

(Windsor) As of December 10, 2019, 25 pre-apprentices will have completed The CNC Industrial Mechanic Millwright Program – Year 6 – Women in Skilled Trades, sponsored by WEST of Windsor Inc. through St. Clair College. Students who have completed the program will be trained pre-apprentices looking for the following positions/apprenticeship placements: welder, tool/die maker/mold, CNC operators, industrial electrician, CNC lathe machinist, etc.

Employers seeking skilled trades people are invited to participate in the job fair on December 5th. There is no cost to reserving an employer booth. RSVP to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Company name
  • Position/Title

  • Positions you need filled
  • Phone
  • Email address

Event Details

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON N9A 6S4 – FCEM Building Room 2001

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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: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Manulife Sportsplex – RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E., Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4

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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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As Marketing Coordinator at Mentor Works, an organization that helps optimize the funding discovery and application process, Myra educates and inspires leaders on ways to enhance their business’ growth projects through blog and web publication, social media, and event management. To read more of Myra’s government funding content, view Mentor Works’ blog.

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1 March 2019 Reply

Thanks so much for the insight, Lauren. We periodically launch new articles on top recruitment events and are always looking for additional events to promote.

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