3rd annual career fair June 25

May 29, 2013 - All News

Staff Report
Canadian Immigrant and Scotiabank, in association with Centennial College, present the 3rd Annual Career, Education & Settlement Fair, a free day-long event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre taking place Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Doors open at 11 am.
Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Michael Coteau will be the guest of honour and will inaugurate the fair.
“With a three-pronged approach of settlement, careers and education, the 2013 fair brings to life our mission to inform, educate and motivate new Canadians,” said Gautam Sharma, Publisher of Canadian Immigrant. “After the tremendous success of last year’s event, we are excited to make this a bigger platform to connect and assist newcomers.”
Every year, thousands of immigrants arrive in Canada, particularly during the summer months, with great ambitions for their family’s future. However, many of them have little knowledge about the reality of Canadian living — from continuing education to obtaining employment and getting settled.
Canadian Immigrant has been a guiding star for such newcomers since its inception through its print as well as online publications. The fair expands its support of newcomers to Canada with comprehensive interactive sessions packed with useful information.
“Scotiabank is proud to be the lead sponsor of the 3rd Annual Career, Education & Settlement Fair,” said Jacqueline Bukaluk, Vice-President of Global Employment Strategies at Scotiabank. “Diversity and inclusion are important parts of Scotiabank’s culture. By celebrating differences, we can benefit from new perspectives and insights and provide leading, competitive service to our diverse customer base.”
Newcomers are encouraged to attend this fair to benefit from the various interactive workshops on topics offering information related to a newcomer’s most urgent needs such as finding a career, upgrading educational qualifications and settling successfully in Canada.
“We welcome newcomers into our college community and provide a nurturing environment to help them achieve new academic credentials and prepare them for the Canadian job market. The Career, Education and Settlement Fair is the perfect complement to our efforts,” said Prafulla Prabhu, Director, Marketing and Communications, Centennial College.
“All of this activity is fundamental to our mission to educate students for career success within the context of global citizenship and equity,” Prabhu added.
This event is tailored to meet the needs of those who are:
• An internationally trained professional
• Employed, under-employed or unemployed — with professional qualifications looking for a job
• Holding valuable foreign work experience and technical skills
• Seeking a career change upon arrival in Canada
• Looking for continuing education to advance career prospects
• Attracted to self-employment and entrepreneurship
• Planning to go back to school
• Keen on internships — paid or unpaid in the GTA
• Interested in getting career information, advice and support.
Attracting more than 287,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant magazine is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver and helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during their first years in Canada. Its mandate is to inform, educate and motivate.
The magazine provides easy-to-access content for newcomers who are looking for information, from careers, education and settling in to culture, money and business.
With more than 80,000 visitors per month, the website,, offers daily editorial, forums, tools and resources to help newcomers across Canada.
Canadian Immigrant is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.
Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada’s most international bank. With more than 82,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world.
Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college, established in 1966, primarily serving the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area with four campuses. It has a record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building.
Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. Almost 100 ethno-cultural groups are represented and more than 80 languages are spoken on campus.
The college supports enrolments of 16,000 full-time students and 22,000 part-time learners annually.
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