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. 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.

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.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: North York Memorial Hall – 5110 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M2N 7J8

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Experience Guelph Job Fair

(Guelph) On March 6, 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 400-500 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 post jobs for recent graduates for free on U of G’s online job board.

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

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Erwin Hymer Employee Manufacturing Job Fair

(Cambridge) In response to the Erwin Hymer Group closure, the City of Cambridge is hosting a manufacturing job fair to support the former employees in finding work. Local manufacturing businesses who are interesting in hiring workers with previous experience in the manufacturing sector will be present. The first hour of the job fair will be dedicated to promoting former Erwin Hymer employees and the remainder of the fair will be open to the general public.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Armenian Community Centre Paragon Banquet Hall – 15 International Village Dr., Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7M5

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ACE2019 Career Fair

(Toronto) The ACE Career Fair is the largest career fair at the University of Toronto in respects to the number of student participants. Employers from over 30 industries attend this event –from science, to art, to business. Please note, this event has an $8.00 entry fee.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Hart House, University of Toronto – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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HireCanada Spring 2019 Job Fair & Training Expo

(Mississauga) HireCanada’s Job Fair & Training Expo provides a professional setting for candidates to meet and network with career advisors, recruiters, and college and university admissions staff face to face. Available positions range from electricians, machine operators, accountants, and careers with the Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Navy.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Living Arts Centre – 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8

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Jobs Canada Windsor Job Fair

(Windsor) The Windsor Job Fair attracts a wide range of exhibitors and individuals seeking employment and career growth opportunities. Some of the industries represented will include advertising, legal, manufacturing, tourism, aerospace, marketing, finance, and more. This is a great event for those looking to gain interview skills and meet employers in a face to face setting.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Quality Inn & Suites – 675 Goyeau St., Windsor, ON N9A 1H3

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Sheridan College Public Safety Career Fair

(Brampton) The Sheridan College Public Safety Career Fair showcases employment opportunities in national and public security, investigations, law enforcement, and protection services. Attendees have the chance to explore life in the public safety industry, find out how to apply for open positions, and have a professional LinkedIn photo taken. Please note, this event is for Sheridan College students and graduates only.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Sheridan College – Davis Campus – 7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 5H9

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TorontoJobs.ca 2019 Career Fair

(Toronto) The TorontoJobs.ca Career Fair gives job seekers a chance to network and access hundreds of open job opportunities within the Greater Toronto Area. Exhibitors are seeking candidates in a variety of fields including accounting, sales, finance, customer service, manufacturing, IT, administration, marketing, and more.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON M5J 2H5

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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.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Western Fair Agriplex – 845 Florence St., London, ON N5W 6G6

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Cambridge Employment Expo

(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.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre – 200 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, ON N3C 1Z4

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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 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.

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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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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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