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!
The online event will be hosted on an innovative, user-friendly platform where job seekers and employers can connect through one-on-one text chat, audio and video
Thank you to all of the Job Seekers and Employers that joined us on April 26th! To view the live webinars from the event, please visit:
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.
Employer Registration is Now Full. To join the waiting list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virtual Job Fair is limited to those employers offering employment within the 16 member municipalities of the County of Simcoe and the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Base Borden, Chippewas of Rama First Nations and Beausoleil First Nation. Member Municipalities include the Townships of Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Tay, Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, Clearview, and Tiny and the Towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene and Midland. Recruiting agencies that are not hiring directly are not eligible to participate as an employer.
Which Industry Sectors Attended?
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- Hospitality, Tourism, Arts & Culture
- Healthcare & Social Assistance
- Education & Training
- Government & Public Administration
- Professional Services, Scientific & Technical Services
- Not for profit
- Agriculture & Food Processing
Which Employers Attended?
What Type of Positions were Being Filled?
- General Labour
- Forklift Operator
- Room Attendant
- Assistant Server
- Personal Support Workers & Assistants
- Registered Practical Nurses & Registered Nurses
- Shingler, Roofing Laborers, Soffit, Fascia & Trough Laborer
- Mechanical Designer, Parts & Service Coordinator
- Correctional Officer
- Industrial Designer, Electronics Engineer
- Care Coordinator, Team Assistant
- Welder, Machinist, Machine Operator, Warehouse Associate
- Assembly Operator, Automation Supervisor, Afternoon Shift Lead
- Shipping Clerk, Buyer, Customer Service Agent, Supervisor
- Skilled trades, Engineering Design, PLC Programming, Robotics
- Bicycle tour guide
- Physiotherapist Assistant & Registered Physiotherapist
- Fitness Instructors & Occupational Therapists
- Security guards
- Educational Assistant Supply List
- Sales associate, Yard Associate
- Occupational Therapy, Communicative Disorders Assistant, Social Worker, Speech & Language Pathologist
- Controls Programmer, Electrician, Electrical Designer
- Converting Machine Operator, Converting Set-up, Maintenance Technician, Printing Press Operator
- Industrial Cleaners
- Group Home Worker
- Deck Builder, Carpenter
- Industrial Millwright
- Golf Maintenance, Culinary, Security, Health & Safety
- Maintenance, Lifeguards, Recreation & Leisure
- Metrology Specialist, Inventory Control Clerk
- Financial Analyst & General Machinists
- Medical Lab Technologist, Med Lab Assistant & Patient Flow Navigator
- Registration Clerk
- Community Health Worker
- Accounting Associate, Collections Analyst & Cash Posting Specialist
- Environmental staff
- Childcare educator
- Health Care Aid
- Executive Coordinator and Community Liaison
- Summer Youth Direct Support Workers
- Records Clerk
- Childcare Workers
- & More Coming Soon!
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. On the day of the event, Employment Ontario offices (virtually and/or in-person) will be available to support job seekers. Select libraries will also be open for job seekers that would like to access technology. To view a list of operating hours, click here.
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, the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, RTO7 and the Province of Ontario.