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. 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 Spring 2019
Employers have many opportunities to connect with post-secondary students and alumni. Check out the following career fairs taking place throughout Spring 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.
(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.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Western Fair Agriplex – 845 Florence St., London, ON N5W 6G6
(Cambridge) The Employment Expo is a perfect opportunity for individuals to network and gather information about new job openings with employers and recruiters. Exhibitors will connect directly with job seekers and find qualified candidates. Employment opportunities for job seekers looking for part-time, full-time, co-op, and internship positions will be showcased.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre – 200 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, ON N3C 1Z4
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 find the right 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.