How to look for a job in Toronto
Looking for a job can be a lot of work. Depending on the type of work you're looking for, searching on job boards like Indeed sometimes isn't enough. Luckily, Toronto is packed with job fairs that allow you to literally meet your potential future employer face to face. Make a good impression because it could change your year and your bank account balance drastically.
Here's a round-up of job fairs happening in Toronto over the next two months.
People Store Staffing (August 25)
You'll want to get up early for this fair, People Store Staffing are hiring 100 busy bees to work at Hudson's Bay downtown! If you're going to work retail, it might as well be in one of our city's finest department stores.
Retail Council of Canada Job Fair (September 8)
A "retail job fair for youth and adults seeking career and seasonal opportunities in the Retail Sector." This one's a bit old school in that it's recommended you bring at least 10+ copies of your resume and dress to impress. There will be 20+ retailers with over 500 job opportunities.
Bilingual Job Fair (September 8)
Êtes-vous à la recherche d'un emploi? Pamplemousse? Bibliothèque? Then this fair is for you. 40 companies and about 500 jobs for the taking will be there representing everything from government to HR, to finance and tourism.
Toronto Job Fair (September 9)
Admission is free to this mega-job fair featuring work from all across the GTA. You can get an interview on the spot, attend a career workshop or just search out a gig with the hundreds of people there looking to fill all types positions.
Out on Bay (September 16-17)
This one's LGBT folks who are business minded. This day two conference at the Chelsea Hotel allows students the chance to meet professionals and employers, learn about LGBT issues in the workplace, as well as meet future mentors, take in some panels, workshops and a career fair.
U of T Recruitment Conference (September 17 and 24)
This is brand new event aimed at UofT graduating students and recent graduates. Think of it as a one-stop shop for students to meet representatives from over 20 organizations to hear about full-time and co-op opportunities that they are hiring for. Each participating employer will host a 45-minute information session about positions available at their company.
Canada Job Expo (September 21)
It's recommended you bring many resume's and dress professionally to this job bonanza. "One of the most attended and free job fairs in the Greater Toronto Area with an environment of networking, learning and a day of professional interactions." Past events have included folks from Apple Canada, Rogers Communications, Bell Canada, Canada Post.
York U fall Career Fair (September 22)
Employers exhibiting at this year's fair are recruiting York students and new grads for: full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships and summer jobs.
U of T Career Information Days (September 22-23)
This is the University's largest annualcareer fair for students. Admission to CID is restricted to University ofToronto students and recent graduates from all three campuses and is a great
opportunity for students to meet with representatives from over 100 top organizations.
Missassauga Career Fair (September 28)
Get to the Living Arts Centre for this job fair featuring 100's of current job openings. If you're looking to gain valuable career advice from influential people in the Recruitment Industry and even find a job stat in this part of the city, this fair is the one for you. Register now for this puppy.
Toronto Startup Job Fair (October 24)
I've been to this one and it's intense, but amazing. Go to this job fair and get ready to be yourself, bring things to backup your background and what you do and then be ready to be hired by a Toronto startup. Lots of young companies looking to work the city's brightest talent.
Ryerson Career Fairs (Various dates)
Best thing to do if you're a current Ryerson student or a graduate is to check out their website and see of them listed. There are options for types of jobs, new students, mature students, tech, part-time ... the list goes on and there's lots of opportunity's not to work at the Eaton Centre if you don't want to.
Did I miss a job fair this fall that you think is worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments.
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