University/College Job Fair Promotes Employment Opportunities
Waterloo - In a time of economic uncertainty, students and graduates of local
post-secondary institutions can find employment opportunities by meeting
with employers who seek their skills. It happens at the annual
University/College Job Fair - the largest event of its kind in Canada.
The Job Fair is for students and alumni of Conestoga College and the
three local universities - Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier and Waterloo - who by
participating have an exclusive opportunity to present themselves as
outstanding candidates for employment to representatives of firms who
now have or soon will have job openings. This year’s event, the 16th
annual, is on Wednesday, February 4 at RIM Park in Waterloo. Job Fair
hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
This success of the Job Fair is the result of the co-operation among
the four higher education institutions and their commitment to providing
a high level of service to students and alumni. Expected attendance will
be in the thousands. The timing of the event is especially meaningful
for students now in their final semester of studies, or those seeking
More than 180 employers are registered for the event. Their
participation indicates that they will have employment opportunities
available within the next six months.
Admission to the event is open to anyone with a valid, current student
or alumni ID from any of the four participating post-secondary
institutions. For those eligible to attend, full details, including
employer profiles, can be found at the event website:
Among the many employers represented will be COM DEV, Research In
Motion Ltd., Open Text Corporation, Winners Merchants International, ING
Canada, Agfa Healthcare Inc., Scotiabank, Toronto Hydro Corporation, the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Teksystems, Xerox Canada Ltd., Staples
Canada, Region of Waterloo Public Health, the St. Lawrence Seaway
Management Corporation, and Abercrombie and Fitch.