Press release - 2014 Spring Fair
The National Job Fair & Training Expo returns to Toronto with a
variety of industries - nearly 115 companies - offering
exciting employment and career opportunities
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Updated on Wednesday, April 2 (Toronto) – The National Job Fair & Training Expo, Ontario’s largest and most comprehensive recruitment event, offers two days of opportunities for all those seeking employment or who wish to develop their careers through a variety of options. The Fair, now entering its 13th year of operations, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building, Exhibit, Hall C) from April 2-3, 2014.
Being held in Toronto, most exhibitors of The National Job Fair & Training Expo come from Ontario, but this 24th edition includes several companies from across Canada with opportunities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a public event, which invites visitors to attend in order to develop their careers, whether they are looking for a job, self-employment, continuing education, career training, entrepreneurship services or career services. It is a business-to-consumer event with 147 booths presented by 115 companies ready and eager to meet with candidates.
New this year is WelcomePack Canada, an organization that provides services to new Canadians. Every visitor to The National Job Fair & Training Expo who can provide a Permanent Residence (PR) card that was issued on or after September 2011 will receive a welcome pack gift box worth about $1,000. New immigrants can also visit the Siskinds Immigration Group booth for information on the immigration process.
COMPANIES FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES WITH OFFER IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SECTORS
Exhibitors come from a range of industries including automotive, banking, real estate, finance, chemical, manufacturing, construction, education, marketing, law enforcement, distribution, retail, insurance, administration, transportation, accounting, management, engineering, mining, telecommunications, skilled trades, non-profit, marketing and sale, to name a few.
Some of the companies and organizations representing various industries include: CIBC in banking and financial; L.V. Lomas Ltd, Maxxam and Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC in the chemical industry; Pfaff Automotive Partners Inc, Edmonton Ford Hires, Nortrux Inc. and Fountain Tire in the automotive/transportation; as well as Vector Marketing Canada, Kognitive Marketing, Mosaic Sales Solutions, Future Buildings, TigerDirect.ca, Training Business Pros and the Certified Marketing Management Professionals of Canada in the marketing, digital marketing and sales industries. Other exhibitors include Dicom Express, Exchange Solutions Inc, CPA Ontario, Teleperformance Canada, Keller Williams Edge Realty, Medix School of Healthcare, Canadian Security Institute/ Moody’s Analytics, TORCE Financial Group, Combined Insurance Company of America, Investors Group Financial Services, the City of Yorkton in Saskatchewan, Labour Ready, Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd., the Academy of Learning College, the Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Weldtech Training. To review the complete list of exhibitors, visit List of participating companies.
FIVE PAVILIONS TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED
To make it easier for visitors to find what they need, The National Job Fair & Training Expo is composed of five pavilions – Employment Pavilion, including specific recruitment zones by province or by sector, Training & Education Pavilion, Entrepreneurship Pavilion, Career Services Pavilion and International Pavilion (work & study abroad). The service areas of the fair include the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre, presented by The Career Foundation, the Communication Skills Workshop Centre, presented by Toastmasters District 60, the Career Posting Zone, presented by Employment News and the Documentation Centre.
A NEW SERVICE CENTRE FOCUSING ON COMMUNCIATION SKILLS
Toastmasters District 60, a regular to the Fair, made a step forward to become an Associate Sponsor to manage a new public service at the fair – The Communication Skills Workshop Centre. Essentially, this new service provides 12 workshops to the visitors interested in developing their communication skills, whether it is for public speaking, presentations, event hosting, group facilitation or confidence building. Communication skills can make a huge difference in a job interview and the work environment often requires these qualifications.
ADVISED-RICH PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINARS
The 14 advice-rich presentations on various career topics at the Public Presentation Area and the 12 entrepreneurship seminars hosted by super speakers at the Entrepreneurship Seminar Room add value to the visit for attendees. For more information and schedule, visit Public Presentations and Entrepreneurship Seminars.
The National Job Fair & Training Expo offers a direct contact recruitment approach, creating face-to-face encounters between real candidates and real companies. That is what best defines the Fair’s mission to be one of the most efficient ways to recruit and network.
The National Job Fair & Training Expo is produced by Canada’s number one organization specializing in recruitment events. The Toronto fair runs from April 2-3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Exhibit Hall C. Hours: 10am-6pm. Admission: $4.95 per adult.
For more information, visit TheNationalJobFair.com.
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Dani Stern, DS Publicity Group
Tel: (416) 457-3475
Radio Spot - 2014 Spring Fair
The National Job Fair & Trainign Expo is extensively advertising on radio before the event. You can listen to a sample of our radio spots here or simply click on the speakers.
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."