Daniel Levesque - President and Founder, Show Manager
Daniel Levesque is president, founder and owner of The National Job Fair & Training Expo Inc. Founded in 2002, the fair quickly became Ontario's largest recruitment event for the general public and Canada's leading edge event in the recruitment marketplace. In 2001, Daniel got a great idea: First, to create the largest multi-sector job and career fair in Canada right here in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada’s undisputed business and work capital and, second, to extend the savoir-faire of his company to other cities. He builds his succesfull exhibition on three key words: synergy, opportunity and network.
In 2005, he acquired The National Education Fair of Montreal, to which he added The National Job Fair of Montreal, then a third fair called The Study & Stay Abroad Fair. The three fairs are held simultaneously every year in October. SInce this acquisition, his company became the undisputed Canada's #1 organization specializing in recruitment events with nearly 500 exhibitors and more than 60,000 visitors yearly in Toronto and Montreal.
Daniel has 20 years' experience in public shows, special events and event marketing and communications. Prior to focusing on the development of The National Job Fair & Training Expo, he was a consultant in marketing communications and public relations from 1992 to 2002 and a reporter for Le Journal de Montréal from 1994 to 2006.
He was responsible for the strategic planning, logistics and/or communications for some 100 local, national and international events, launches and/or public activities, such as two International Money Laundering conferences organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1998 and 2001, the Doping in Sports Among Youth in Canada Conference organized by the World Forum on Physical Activity and Sport in 2001, the 1997 Bluenose II Canada Tour organized by the Bluenose II Preservation Trust and the launching of over 20 commemorative stamps for Canada Post Corporation between 1996 and 1999.
Between 1990 and 1998, Daniel published four books on fitness. His latest book, The Weider Weight Training Log (self published), has been distributed in Canada, United States and Great Britain. A former athlete in racewalking, he was on the Canadian Track and Field Team from 1983 to 1991, and he coached a Canadian racewalking athlete participating in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
He speaks English, French and a little Spanish. A passionate of the Roman Empire, antique civilizations and antiquities surviving from ancient cultures, he also enjoys history of the Medieval and Renaissance periods in France and in the regions of the Mediteranean, Adriatic and Aegean seas. He enjoys traveling, photography, cinema, music and architecture.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Laval University.
Government of NewFoundland and Labrador- Public Service Commission
"We attended the fair in the fall of 2009. We had antiocipated a fair like others that we have attended and saw this as an opportunity to walk around and meet other exhibitors during slow times. To our surprise, we quickly realized this wasn't just another job fair. We were so busy that my colleague and I did not speak to each other until 3:30 p.m. In addition, we have had a position that has been opened for almost 2 years as we found no qualified applicants in our search. During the first day in attendance, we found TWO qualified applicants! We can safely term our first appearance at The National Job Fair & Training Expo a great success."
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration - Global Experience Ontario
"Excellent coordination and organization. Daniel Levesque made sure our needs were met and always responded to our questions very effectively. We really appreciate his support."
Canadian Business College
"Fantastic! Organized with very friendly staff. Large booths make a very comfortable marketing environment... Well done! Keep up the excellent standards!"
The North West Company Ltd
"The North West Company would like to thank-you again for such a successful recruitment fair! It looks as though we have at least 75 candidates we will be contacting as a result of this event for Retail positions in Northern Canada. Our corporate HR team also brought in many resumes for IT positions. Thanks again Daniel for all of your hard work. We are looking forward to our continued relationship and more success in the fall!!!"
"I wanted to say thank you and I’m very happy RONA Ontario participated this year. Based on the over 200 resumes we received, I’m certain we’ll get some caliber candidates. I also wanted to commend you on your high level of Customer Service you have give RONA over the course of the last few months. Now understanding the magnitude of the job fair, your call back time and service is outstanding, and I look forward to having two booths next year!"
HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING (SASKATCHEWAN)
"After many years of involvement in major Trade Shows both in North America and Europe I would like to pass on a note of appreciation for the high level of organization exhibited by Daniel Levesque in the orchestration of The National Job Fair & Training Expo event in Toronto. For those of us who are exhibitors we always live under the constant pressure of our day to day business and often feel somewhat overwhelmed as we prepare for a Trade Show. It was comforting to have every step so well documented with timely reminders arriving as the event drew closer. The stress involved in preparation was greatly alleviated by the guidance provided. Thanks Daniel for the friendly, helpful and professional assistance. "
NIAGARA PENINSULA ABORIGINAL AREA MANAGEMENT BOARD (ONTARIO)
"You are one of the best Show Managers I have dealt with! This will be my first job fair at The National Job Fair and Training Expo and among all of the conferences etc. I have attended I absolutely love the informative emails. They provide us first-timers (and repeat attendees) to the National Job Fair and Training Expo with a detailed set of prepping guidelines. I'm very excited to be attending."