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Join us on June 2nd from 10:00am-2:00pm for the Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair! 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.  

How to register?

Job Searchers

We are hosting a virtual job fair so that you can pursue your job search from anywhere — safely. Join us to connect with leading local employers who are actively recruiting.  To register, please click here.

Would you like assistance with preparation for the job fair? Contact your local Employment Ontario service provider.

Who is hiring?

Employers registered include Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Maple Leaf Foods, MiTek Canada, MacLean Engineering, Reinhart Foods Limited, Vins Plastics, SYDNIC Computer Systems, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Innovative Automation, Glueckler Metal Inc., Tempo Plastics, HJV equipment, CANPLAS, DECAST Ltd, Dr. Parekh and Associates, Sienna Senior Living, Compass Group Canada, Landmark Bus Lines, Assemble Rite Ltd, Clear Air Solutions, KD Wray Professional Corporation, Baxter, City of Barrie, eCapital, Baxter, Topper’s Pizza, The House of Cannabis, Kumi Canada Corporation, Friday Harbour Resort, ThermEco Construction Corp, Horseshoe Resort, La Clé, Georgian Bakery, Albarrie Canada, K & M Contracting, Joe Johnson Equipment, Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services, Kelsey’s original roadhouse, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, Right at Home Canada, Georgian Triangle, Industrial Filter Manufacturing, Central Painting, PolyJohn Canada Inc, Saunders Book Company, Turf King / TK Pest Control, Town of Innisfil, Ventex Alumavent Inc, Agema Work Inc., H&J Stsir and Rail, The Look Company Inc., ORO Design & Manufacturing Ltd., MVT Canadian Bus Inc., Country Signs, Ultramar Gas Station, Deluxe Canada, Napoleon, Weldco-Beales Manufacturing, Prodomax Automation Ltd., Closing the Gap Healthcare, Town of New Tecumseth, Moore Packaging, Donaleighs Irish Public House, North Country BBQ, Lot 88 Kitchen & Bar, The County of Simcoe, Comfort Keepers Barrie, Southshore Group Inc., Baytech Plastics, Parkbridge Communities, Primerica, Linear Automation Inc., Polyethics Industries, Tim Hortons, Sheridan Seating Inc., Paradigm Precision, Kubota Materials Canada Corporation, Ben-Mor Cables Inc., Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd., Leadbetter Foods, SAE INC. Jet Ice Limited and MVT Canadian Bus, Inc. (Barrie Transit).

Employers

Employer registration is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact edo@simcoe.ca

The Virtual Job Fair is limited to those employers offering employment within the sixteen 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 in the job fair.

How can job searchers 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.

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FOCUS Employment Centre will be hosting a Virtual Interview Success Workshop on May 31st

Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services offers a variety of workshops to assist you in successfully navigating the world of job searching. Check out the Virtual Employment Resource Centre.

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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 partnership with member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, the Province of Ontario, Employment Ontario and several supporting partners.  

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