Special service centres
Resumé Professional Assessment Centre
The Resumé Professional Assessment Centre is a unique service area developed and implemented by The National Job Fair & Training Expo, in partnership with The Career Foundation, to offer job/career seekers with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to improve their resumé and their career development in two one-on-one sessions on site as follows:
1) Get a FREE resumé critique session
2) Get a FREE career development assessment session
The resumé critique session can be followed by a career development assessment session with a professional career counseller/specialist that will help you bring your career to the next stage.
Instructions to visitors to get a session at the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre (please note that this service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis):
Step 1: Information Desk
- Get in line in the area reserved for this activity and wait until you get at the Information Desk.
- Learn about what you can do and get at the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre from the gatekeeper coordinator.
- Follow instructions from the coordinator. You will be directed to the next resumé critique specialist available to get your free resumé assessment.
- Get advise from the career development specialist about your career plans.
Step 2: 10-minute Resumé Critique Session
One-to-one Fast-Track Consultation. Receive tips on how to improve your resumé in:
- Style & presentation to get attention
- Structure and content for powerful impact
- Formatting to show your uniqueness
- Business and professional image
Step 3: 10-minute Career Development Assessment
One-to-one Preliminary Consultation
- Identify and plan for the help you still need to get your job search and career on track.
- Learn about FREE services near your home to assist you to become successfully employed.
Take advantage of professional resumé and careeer specialists for this unique opportunity to learn from the best. Make sure you attend early so that you can be the first to get into the FREE resumé critique and career development sessions. This is your chance to get the right tips for your career and to increase your chances to be hired. This interactive and face-to-face session will help you to succeed in your job search.
A staggering turnout
The Resumé Professional Assessment Centre, an area attached to the Career Services Pavilion, was launched at the 2005 Fall Fair. This unique centre is always very successful and is always improved from one event to the next and job seekers are excited at this very special opportunity.
About The Career Foundation
The Career Foundation offers a wide range of careers and job related programs including: Resource Centres, Assessment Centres, Career Planning, Language Training and Job Placement Projects. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, it now serves a flow of over 50 thousand unemployed people each year including many high school students and new immigrants. The Career Foundation is funded by Employment Ontario, the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, Labour Market and Training Division, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) and private sector companies.
A long-time exhibitor, The Career Foundation has joined The National Job Fair & Training Expo's family of official partners in 2004. The Career Foundation has not missed a single edition since the 4th edition in 2004.
New Canadians Employment Consulting Centre
Presented in partnership with ACCES Employment, a leader in connecting New Canadians to opportunities in their fields, the New Canadians Employment Consulting Centre is a one-stop shop for New Canadians to begin their job search. The New Canadians Employment Consulting Centre, an area attached to the Training & Education Pavilion, was launched at the 2008 Fall Fair.
As a service centre specifically designed for New Canadians, the New Canadians Employment Consulting Centre will offer free individual consulting with knowledgeable employment consultants. At these free 15-minute sessions, New Canadians can learn of the first steps they need to take to begin their job search in Canada.
The sessions will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis and are available for free to all visitors attending the event. To make use of this outstanding service, visitors should make sure to attend the event early so that they can avoid line ups or reduce the waiting time at the Centre.
The total visible minority in Toronto represents over 40%. In March 2005, Statistics Canada projected that the visible minority proportion will comprise a majority in Toronto by 2012. The National Job Fair & Training Expo’s attendees has always reflected the Toronto census. By visiting The National Job Fair and Training Expo, New Canadians will find all the services they need to transition into Canada's workforce.
About ACCES Employment
ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting qualified personnel with employers. Each year, over 15,000 job seekers are served at their five locations across the GTA. ACCES is a non-profit charitable organization and receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors and the United Way of Greater Toronto. A long-time exhibitor, ACCES Employment has joined The National Job Fair & Training Expo's family of official partners in 2008. ACCES Employment has not missed a single edition since the 6th edition in 2005. ACCES has its own exhibit booth in the Career Services Pavilion to present the entire range of services they provide to job seekers.
The Career Posting Zone
A must-see. Hundreds of jobs, training and career services, and business opportunities from exhibitors on job posting boards for your review.
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."
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."