Five Job Fairs To Check Out in and Around Mississauga

Published May 2, 2017 at 3:04 am


Career fairs are an excellent free resource to learn about different employers, jobs, careers, and industries, as well as continuing education. They can help you connect your skill sets or interests to a career, help you learn about trends in the current job market, and provide you with vital networking opportunities.

In addition, career fairs often provide workshops on resume writing, interview skills, mentoring, and career sessions. Companies also commonly host on-the-spot interviews and hire same day. Further, there will be excellent speakers on stage throughout the day for different topic sessions.

Invest in your career and spend a couple hours at one of these upcoming specialized job fairs in Mississauga and the GTA:

1. Hire Canada Career Fair & Training Expo

Date/Time: June 14, 2017, 11am-3pm
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga

This career fair is one of Mississauga’s most successful recruitment events. Open to the general public, this event connects recruiters, admissions staff, and career advisors with qualified applicants. Hire Canada has been providing job and networking opportunities to attendees of this event since 2008. Whether seeking a permanent job or career or seasonal or part-time work, looking to upgrade your skills or for information on continuing education, this event will cater to your needs. This job fair offers:

  • Personal connections to companies and recruiters
  • Discovery network of new companies, industries, and opportunities
  • Job search maximization
  • Career coaches, resume advisors
  • Admissions staff

2. Student Times Job & Education Fair 

Date/Time: September 13, 2017, 10am-2pm
Location: The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

This event caters to students with employers, colleges and universities on site offering hundreds of jobs. Student Times endeavours to be the one stop shop for all student needs. High school, college, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are welcomed to this event which will include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • On-the-spot interviews
  • Free resume critiques
  • Free social media workshops
  • Higher educational advice

3. We Are Trades Career Advancement Fair

Date/Time: May 11, 2017, 10am-3pm
Location: National Event Venue, 1000 Finch Avenue West, Scarborough

This semi-annual career advancement fair combines both trade show and job fair into one industrious event. This job fair caters specifically to the trades and labour industries including construction, automotive, industrial, and services. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional seeking full-time, part-time, apprenticeship, or contract work, employers will be available seeking to hire for various positions and work styles. Resume review sessions will be hosted by HR Connexions Canada. You are welcome to bring, if available, a portfolio of completed projects to be prepared for potential interviews with employers. As a bonus, there will be contests, prizes, and giveaways.

4. Not Your Average Career Fair

Date/Time: May 13, 2017, 9am-4pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

Explore options outside of the traditional college or university path at this unique career fair. Here you can discover how you can earn a living doing what you love. Learn about different jobs such as skilled trades, homeopathic and naturopathic professions, entrepreneurship, and arts. There will be exhibitors, guest speakers and panelists including:

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • The Institute of Holistic Nutrition
  • triOS College
  • North American Business College of Sciences and Languages
  • Teach Me Social
  • Canadian Small Business Women

5. Career, Education and Settlement Fair

Date/Time: June 3, 2017, 10am-4:30pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

This annual national career fair is in its seventh year with its Toronto stop scheduled for June. Hosted by Canadian Immigrant magazine and in association with Centennial College, this event is focussed on helping Canadian immigrants settle successfully into Canada with job satisfaction. This event will provide the tools, resources, and strategies required for personal growth and success in the Canadian economy and society. The event features:

  • Diverse exhibitors (including employers hiring on site), education institutes and social service agencies
  • Resumé clinic
  • Speed mentoring
  • Networking sessions
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Accent reduction clinic
  • Social media boot camp workshop
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