Virtual Job Fair

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Is your business hiring and looking for a way to promote your job opportunities? Are you searching for a new career in a growing region?

The Work in Simcoe County job fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to meet area companies!  

Join on November 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm! The online event will be hosted on an innovative, user-friendly platform called Brazen where job seekers and employers can connect through one-on-one text chat, audio and video.

Who Should Attend?  

  • Job Seekers: anyone looking to get back into the workforce or anyone looking for a new career
  • Employers: with open positions are invited to share their job opportunities

Job Seekers – Why Attend?  

  • Pursue your job search from the comfort of your own home 
  • Speak directly with local companies that are hiring via 1:1 text, audio or video chats  
  • Attend live webinar sessions during the event on topics such as career pathways

Job Seekers – Why Register Early?

  • View the companies and job opportunities in advance of the event  
  • Access 1:1 support from Employment Ontario including free assistance with resume writing, developing a job search plan and preparing for the event. Contact an Employment Ontario office near you.

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Employers – Why Attend?  

  • Customizable booth and set-up support (If you participated in the June event, we can replicate your booth for you!) 
  • Unlimited 1:1 text, audio or video chats with job seekers   
  • Access to job seeker profiles and resumes 1-week pre-event 
  • Opportunity to pre book interviews leading up to the day of the event 
  • Increased visibility – participating employers and opportunities will be profiled in event advertising  

Employer Registration is now full. To be added to a waiting list, please contact [email protected]

Which Employers are Attending?

If you are unable to attend the job fair but would like Employment Ontario to advertise open positions on your behalf, please send an email to [email protected] 

What types of positions are being filled?

To view all available positions for specific employers, we encourage you to complete your registration as a job seeker and visit the booths in advance of the event on November 9th.

Examples of positions being filled at this event include:

Food and beverage positions, landscaping, financial analyst, property services supervisor, converting machine operator, transit driver, CNC Machinist, working foreman, project coordinator, maintenance millwright, industrial electrician, personal support workers, registered nurses, tube park attendants, house keeping, service technicians (agriculture), sales specialists, language assistants, registered early childhood educator and assistants, supply education assistants, customer service representatives, Nordic ski instructor, mechanics, receptionists, golf pro, camp counsellor, mechanical engineering, technology and systems lead, business development representatives, marketing associates, office manager, aestheticians, yoga instructors, registered massage therapists, account manager and more!

Employment Ontario Resources

Employers can connect with a local Employment Ontario service provider for help with staff training, hiring incentives and recruiting top talent. Job seekers and those looking to access skills training are also encouraged to contact your local service provider. Contact an Employment Ontario office near you.

Youth Employment Pathways Program – Georgian Career and Employment Services

Get paid to train and find a job! If you are between 15 and 30 and looking for work, the FREE Youth Employment Pathways program offers all the training you need to develop your skills and employability to get a job and keep it. Participants complete an average of 30 hours per week (over a 6-week period) of online training courses and additional practical on-the-job experience. For more information or to register, contact: [email protected]

How can job seekers prepare for a Virtual Job Fair? 

  • Create a strong virtual profile. Ensure your resume is up to date
  • Research the company or companies you’re interested in working for before the virtual job fair event
  • Have an introduction and your resume ready! Be prepared to answer questions and ask about the company. You may be interviewed on the spot, so think about and even write down some answers to interview questions you could be asked. 
  • Test out the platform, as well as your audio, visual and internet connection prior to the day of, to ensure everything is working well.  
  • Plan where you will be sitting in advance. Find a quiet spot with a neutral background and good lighting. 
  • Dress like you would for an in-person job fair or job interview to make a good impression on your potential future employer.  
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled meetings or interviews. 
  • Maintain eye contact and practice active listening. Try to smile and nod naturally as you would during an in-person conversation. 
  • Ask questions and follow up. Send a thank you email to those you spoke with at the virtual job fair. This will make you stand out and show the employer that you are interested in working for their company. 
  • Connect with Employment Ontario to help you prepare!

How does the Brazen platform work? 

Brazen is an online event and chat platform that allows organizations to quickly reach, engage, and hire top talent. You can watch a quick  5-minute video of how it works. 

This event is presented by the County of Simcoe in collaboration with member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Employment Ontario, Georgian College, Lakehead University and the Province of Ontario.