Press release - April 28 and 29, 2015 (Spring Fair) - Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Hall C
The National Job Fair & Training Expo returns to Toronto on April 28 and 29
with nearly 115 companies – a 15% increase from last year
More employment and career opportunities in a wide variety of industries
Friday, April 24, 2015 (Toronto) – The National Job Fair & Training Expo, Ontario’s largest and most comprehensive job and career fair, will offer a unique set of opportunities at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building, Exhibit Hall C) on April 28 and 29 (next Tuesday and Wednesday) for all those seeking employment and those interested in developing their careers through a variety of offers from nearly 115 companies on exhibit. For job seekers, a visit is a huge investment in their job search process and career development. A visit provides direct access to a volume of organizations that the public will not find anywhere else.
Being presented in Toronto, most of The National Job Fair & Training Expo exhibitors are from the GTA and surrounding areas, but this 26th edition also includes employers from several provinces, such as Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia and Manitoba, and employers with employment opportunities in other countries in Europe, Central America, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
This Fair, now in its 14th year of operations, is a public event which invites visitors to attend in order to develop their careers, whether they are looking for employment, self-employment, continuing education, career training, vocational training or apprenticeship opportunities, as well as prospecting entrepreneurial projects, small business services or career services. It is a business-to-consumer event with some
130 booths presented by nearly 115 companies ready and eager to meet with candidates.
COMPANIES FROM MANY INDUSTRIES WITH OFFERS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SECTORS
Exhibitors come from a wide range of industries including automotive, engineering, telecommunications, IT, sales, brokerage, real estate, banking, financial services, chemical, manufacturing, construction (hospitals facilities, subway stations, bridges, underground utility, pipeline, powerline, tunnelling, drilling, restoration), education, marketing, law enforcement, teaching, distribution, aerospace, direct selling, retail, insurance, administration, accounting, transportation, management, skilled trades, security and investigation and more.
Some of the great companies that visitors will encounter:CIBC, Bell Canada, OHL Construction Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Forbes Bros Ltd., Cresa, Exchange Solutions Inc., The Musket Transport Ltd., Wysdom Consulting Group Inc., Abell Pest Control Inc., HollisWealth - Mangrove Wealth Group, Canadian Linen and Uniform, Sun Life Financial, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, Ministry of Higher Education - Sultanate of Oman, Michels Canada, Global TESOL College,Teleperformance Canada, L.V. Lomas, ARI, Target Investigation & Security Ltd., Global RESP Corporation, Initiatives Prince George, Koch Fertilizer Canada LLC, White Shark Ltd.,Toronto Employment & Social Services, TigerDirect.ca, German School Beirut, Rodan + Fields, Professions North/Nord, Investors Group Financial Services, Combined Insurance Company of America, Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto Police Service, Automotive Training Centres, Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology,Centre francophone de Toronto, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Weldtech Training, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare, Royal Roads University, and many others! 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 5 pavilions – Employment, Training & Education, Entrepreneurship, Career Services and International (work & study abroad). The service areas of the fair include the Resumé Professional Assessment Centre, presented by The Career Foundation, the Public Presentation Area, the Entrepreneurship Seminar Room and the Career Posting Zone, presented by Employment News.
NEW CANADIANS AND NEWCOMERS EXPECTED IN LARGE NUMBERS
Newcomers and New Canadians traditionally attend in large numbers. The fair is a great place to be: They can visit exhibitors that participate to meet specifically with them, helping for information and support on landing a job in Ontario, such as North Vista Immigrant Consultants, The Career Foundation, Springboard, YMCA of Greater Toronto, YWCA Employment Services and Toronto Community Employment Services.
ADVISED-RICH PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINARS
The 11 advice-rich presentations on various career topics at the Public Presentation Area and the 12 entrepreneurship seminars, including 3 panel discussions, hosted by super speakers at the Entrepreneurship Seminar Room are an added value for the visitors. 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 employers and related companies. That is what best defines the fair’s mission and that is what makes the fair one of the most efficient ways to recruit and network.
Toronto’s National Job Fair & Training Expo runs on April 28 and 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Exhibit Hall C. Hours: 12pm-6pm on Tuesday, April 28 and 10am-6pm on Wednesday, April 29. Admission: $3.95 per adult.
For more information, visit TheNationalJobFair.com.
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President and Founder, Show Manager
The National Job Fair & Training Expo
Radio Spot - April 28 and 29, 2015 (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."