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Tuesday April 9th, 2024

Discover Canada – Live TV Channel

blue circle   Watch real-time presentations from officials of cities across Canada

Blue  Opportunities for employment, education, entrepreneurship and lifestyle

Blue  Discover Canada TV Channel is live with the ability to ask questions

Discover Canada

8:30 am

Join Global Talent Alliance Canada as they kick off the live channel for the day. They will give a sneak peak of all the daily presenters and let you know what you can look forward to during the live job fair!


Presenter: Nausheen Ali 

The capital region of New Brunswick is home to Fredericton, the capital city of the province of New Brunswick, as well as several other towns and villages that stand out for their natural beauty and economic vitality. Fredericton has been recognized as one of the Smart 7 communities in the world due to its focus on innovation and digitization, making it the knowledge hub of the region. Join Specialists from Fredericton region as we dig deeper into everything that Fredericton has to offer its residents, including newcomers, international students, businesses, and entrepreneurs looking for a top-notch support network. Multiple resources and a specialised support infrastructure are available to those who choose to make the Fredericton region their home.


Presenter: Ryan Humeniuk and Alex Ross

Welcome to Live and Work in Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Join us to learn more about living, working and playing in Greater Sudbury. With its large city amenities along with 330 lakes within its boundaries, Greater Sudbury offers many types of living opportunities both in urban and rural settings. Spend less time commuting and more time exploring nature and outdoor recreation.


Ryan Humeniuk is the Technical Coordinator - Workforce, within the Economic Development Division of the City of Greater Sudbury.  Ryan has worked for the City of Greater Sudbury since 2003, coordinating the physician recruitment program for the City since 2007, and more recently, in addition to physician recruitment, has also been working on workforce and talent attraction initiatives. 


Alex Ross is involved in various initiatives to support workforce development, talent attraction and retention, and newcomer integration in the city. He works with employers, community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to promote Greater Sudbury as a destination of choice for skilled workers and professionals.



Presenter: Rachel Hua & Raluca Costea

Getting Ready for Your New Life in Canada

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey to your new life in Canada? Join Settlement Counsellors from Next Stop Canada and Newcomer Information Center of YMCA GTA for an informative presentation on "Getting Ready for Your New Life in Canada"!

Next Stop Canada is YMCA’s online pre-arrival settlement service funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that helps those who are immigrating to Canada feel more confident and prepared before they arrive.

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a welcoming place for immigrants starting their new lives in Canada. The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and has been serving the community for more than 20 years as the first stop for many newcomers coming to Toronto. Our services ensure that newcomers to Canada receive relevant and up-to-date information to make informed decisions and to achieve their personal settlement goals. We strive to help immigrants adapt and integrate into Canadian society smoothly and successfully.


Presenter: Megan Dobbin

TechNL is the industry association for technology companies in Newfoundland and Labrador.  This presentation will cover who we are, more about the growing tech sector in Newfoundland and Labrador, and some of the benefits of living and working in this beautiful province.

Megan Dobbin is the Special Projects Lead with Ready Talent at techNL.  She is well acquainted with the local technology and start-up sector, having worked at Memorial University’s start-up incubator Genesis, before launching St. John’s Hop On Hop Off’s first ever season.  In 2021, she completed her MBA at the University of Edinburgh and most recently worked as the Business Development Manager for cleantech company in London. She is thrilled to be back in Newfoundland and Labrador, connecting job seekers and employers in NL’s growing tech sector.

Presenter: Cat Seier and Jon Quinn


"Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Canadian Tech Job Market"

Meet Cat Seier, With over a decade of leadership and coaching experience, Cat is a dynamic professional that is passionate about motivating others. Certified in Change Management and Adult Education in Workplace Learning, Cat is committed to creating inclusive and impactful environments and is dedicated to mental health advocacy. Her insights, honed through varied experiences, drive her to inspire positive transformations and resilience in individuals and organizations alike.

Unlock success in the Canadian tech job market with our workshop! Learn tips on how to craft standout resumes tailored to the industry's demands and navigate various interview stages, from technical assessments to behavioural evaluations. Discover the art of setting yourself apart by showcasing soft skills, building an impressive portfolio, and embracing continuous learning. Dive into the power of networking and create meaningful connections within the tech community. Join us to gain the competitive edge needed to thrive in Canada's dynamic tech landscape.


Presenter:  Naman Setia and Fatine Boutayeb

The CRA is responsible for administering tax, benefits, and related programs on behalf of the federal government of Canada as well as other governments within Canada. The work we do contributes to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians by ensuring the services and programs for citizens and communities are available and accessible. Did you know we are one of the largest organizations in the Public Service of Canada? We are building a diverse team of professionals who value integrity, respect, and collaboration. Come join us for our presentation and learn about how we are more than just a paycheque.


Presenter: Dr. Nora Angeles

Welcome to Langley

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of British Columbia, Langley combines history, culture, and natural beauty in a captivating blend. Langley is more than just a picturesque destination; it's a place where opportunities abound for newcomers. This presentation highlights the local amenities, educational institutions, and employment prospects that make Langley an attractive choice for individuals and families looking to make Canada their new home. Whether you're planning a visit or contemplating a move, immerse yourself in the heart of Langley, where community warmth meets the splendor of nature, and let your journey begin in this enchanting corner of the world.

Wednesday April 10th, 2024 

Career Forum – Live TV Channel

Blue  Join experts from organizations that help new Canadians with career development

blue circle   Skills Training Programs, Education, Immigration Pathways, Job Connections

Blue  Career Forum TV Channel is live with the ability to ask questions


8:30 am

Join Global Talent Alliance Canada as they discuss their service offerings including: Talent Recruiting, International IT Recruiting, Global Talent Stream Consulting and Onboarding Support for Canadian employers.

Founded in 2021 to combine their experience and industry knowledge of the Canadian job market.  Their team has the skillset and network to help you grow as a business or as an individual.

Their Job Seeker services include skills training, employer connections and career counselling. Go visit their booth for job opportunities in Ottawa!

9:00 am

Presenter: Shaw Quan (VP, Global Outreach) and Jay Siddons (VP, Platform Growth)

Building Your Success in the Tech Sector of Canada

G-TAC (Global Talent Alliance Canada) is set to deliver an insightful presentation focusing on "Building Your Success in the Tech Sector of Canada." As a leading agency dedicated to nurturing Canada's talent pipeline, G-TAC utilizes its national digital platform to proactively connect global talent with Canadian employers and shape the nation's talent landscape. In particular, G-TAC has a strong presence in the tech sector, offering comprehensive services to help tech professionals relaunch or accelerate their careers. This presentation promises valuable insights for those looking to thrive in Canada's dynamic tech industry.

Join us to discover how G-TAC can empower you to navigate the tech landscape, seize emerging opportunities, and achieve your career goals.

10:00 am

Presenter: Thomas Puthenmadhom

Thomas Puthenmadhom is an outreach professional with over 8 years of experience in the newcomer employment sector. He currently works as the Marketing Coordinator for the Community Outreach and Workforce Development department of Humber College. As part of this role, he develops and executes marketing strategies to promote programs & services for newcomers, refugees, youth, and other equity-seeking groups in the community.

Bridging the Gap to Employment in Ontario

Looking to restart your IT or Supply Chain career in Ontario? Join Humber College to learn how "Bridging Programs" help newcomers bridge the gap to employment in their field

Humber College offers 4 Bridging Programs for internationally-trained professionals:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Full Stack .NET Cloud Developer
  • Supply Chain 
  • Engineering/Architecture

Bridging Programs are specialized, short-term, training programs that help new immigrants to:

  • Develop the technical skills & soft skills being demanded by Canadian employers
  • Connect with employers through targeted hiring events
  • Build your professional network in Canada  

You will also learn more about valuable resources and supports available in the community to help newcomers pursue training/licensing/certification programs to achieve your career goals. 


Presenter: Sheila Cheung

Sheila Cheung, BA RISIA is a Student Recruitment Officer at the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. Sheila plays a key role in recruitment and advising workforce professionals, newcomers and international students on how to pursue the CPA program and confer the Canadian professional accounting designation-CPA in BC, Canada. Sheila’s career in education allows her to align her passion for recruitment and advising, to helping persons imagine and reach their career goals

CPABC ‘Accounting Certification and Employment in Canada’

Expand your employment opportunities in accounting and become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada. Get the job, career advancement and stability by getting the Canadian accounting designation that employers prefer. Tune into this live webinar and learn how to transfer your international education and work experience into the admission requirements of becoming a CPA in Canada. Visit us at the CPABC booth and get your questions answered. We look forward to meeting you!


Presenter: Kim Tobin

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides BC employers with solutions, tools and resources they need to attract, hire and retain qualified immigrant talent. We believe that the successful integration of skilled newcomers into the BC labour force is critical to both their success and the province’s long-term economic performance. We work with employers, government, and other partner stakeholders to ensure that BC employers can effectively integrate global talent.



Navigating Canada's Digital Landscape: Labour Market Trends and Resilience in the ICT Sector

Alberta’s digital economy has grown significantly since early 2020 with nearly 30,000 jobs added in the province. Alberta’s two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton have had record-breaking investments in recent years and are seen as an attractive and affordable city for internationally trained professionals to call home. To support the growth of Alberta’s digital economy, recruiting talent is essential. Come join ICTC’s Sashie Steenstra and Heather McGeer, who will share insights on in-demand jobs, sectors driving the digital economy, and actionable job search tips for newcomers and internationally educated professionals interested in learning more about Alberta's thriving tech sector.

Presenter: Sashie Steenstra (Director, Workforce Solutions)

With over 20 years of experience in post-secondary and non-profit settings, Sashie’s career has focused on workforce development, experiential learning, curriculum design, business development, and project management. Her expertise lies in overseeing the planning, coordination, and implementation of workforce development programs, ensuring their alignment with organizational goals and industry practices. She actively seeks opportunities to engage with diverse stakeholders, including industry leaders, educational institutions, and community organizations. In her role as Director, Workforce Solutions the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Sashie works closely with the Associate Vice-President, Skills Excellence, and plays an instrumental role in spearheading the strategic growth of ICTC’s workforce initiatives. She oversees existing programs, leads planning and development efforts, and pursues opportunities for new initiatives, ensuring alignment with labor market demands, skills mapping, and ICTC’s micro-credential strategy. Sashie holds a BSc. and an MA (Anthropology) from the University of Calgary and has a Certified Career Development Professional designation.

Sashie Steenstra, BSc., MA, CCDP (she/her)

Manager, Workforce Development Solutions | Gestionnaire des solutions pour le développement de la main-d'œuvre Sashie Steenstra <s.steenstra@ictc-ctic.ca>

Presenter: Heather McGeer (Research and Policy Analyst)

Heather is a Research and Policy Analyst at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Heather's work at ICTC spans from equitable labour market rebounds following COVID-19, to technological implications for the quality of work, to current initiatives and labour market needs relating to green transportation and sustainable supply chains. Prior to joining ICTC, Heather’s work helped support research in the fields of science, technology, and journalism, as well as supported thought leadership initiatives for more inclusive cities. Heather holds a Master of Professional Communication from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business from the University of Guelph. Heather enjoys bringing her interdisciplinary background to research focused on the future of work, equity, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives and environmental sustainability, and the digital economy.

Heather McGeer (She/Her)

Research & Policy Analyst | Analyste de la recherche et des politiques Heather McGeer <h.mcgeer@ictc-ctic.ca>


Presenter: Andrea Palacios (Project Manager)

Andrea Palacios is the Project Manager for the EFTD program, having been an integral part of the ECO team for the past 2 years. With over two decades of experience in the engineering and environmental sectors..

At ECO Canada, our role is that of stewards for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. We facilitate everything from generating jobs and financing wages to education and labour market studies. Our focus is on every phase of the career pathway for environmental professionals. Our objective is to stimulate and guide eco-friendly, sustainable economic expansion while maintaining environmental best practices as a paramount concern. We confront conventional wisdom by operating beyond the traditional activist mindset.

We collaborate with governmental bodies, policymakers, educational institutions, learners, employers, experts, industry sectors, and global audiences to affirm Canada’s position as a world front-runner in pioneering workforce strategies and job creation. We continue to be the preferred reference for the environmental labour market; our research offers unparalleled data and interpretation on economic and labour patterns that highlight occupational voids within the industry.


Presenter: David Dinh

Navigating Canada's Immigration Programs

Canada is proactively leveraging its immigration programs to boost its global competitiveness. These programs serve diverse purposes and are administered by various authorities. Some are under federal jurisdiction, while others fall under provincial or territorial governments. Additionally, certain programs are tailored to specific skills or occupations, while others offer unique pathways for foreign students or prioritize the transition of foreign temporary workers. Moreover, Canada has specialized programs catering to entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, and employer sponsorship initiatives. Given this array of options, the question arises: how do you choose the right path?

David Tuy Dinh, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), is here to help you navigate the intricate Canadian immigration system. He will not only guide you through the process but also shed light on recent changes and emerging trends. Moreover, he will provide valuable perspectives and insights that can significantly enhance your chances of success in the selection process. With David's expertise, you can confidently find your way through the Canadian immigration landscape, whether you opt for the traditional route or one of the many express pathways available.

National VCE Greetings

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada

Jason Kenney
Premier of Alberta

John Horgan
Premier of British Columbia

Brian Pallister
Premier of Manitoba

Doug Ford
Premier of Ontario

Jim Watson, Ottawa Mayor

Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Mayor

Kennedy Stewart, Vancouver Mayor

Sandra Masters, Mayor of Regina

Josie Osborne, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs

Danny Breen, St Johns Mayor

About G-TAC's 15th National VCE

The G-TAC National Virtual Career Expo is Canada’s largest online job fair - providing multiple opportunities over a 36-hour period for job seekers and employers to engage & connect with each other.

About G-TAC

G-TAC brings together Canadian companies, Regional Governments, Employment Service providers, Educational Institutions, with skilled professionals, from across Canada, and those global professionals soon coming to Canada. Our mission is to help businesses fill their expertise gaps and help professionals find jobs in their field. G-TAC has more than 600 business partners across Canada.

Who can join?

G-TAC is hosting this virtual career expo for two groups of people:

1) All who have registered with G-TAC for employment support

2) Any job seekers who are legal to work in Canada.

Why should you join?

Make direct contact with your target employers!

You will get the chance to browse for jobs listed by our partner companies, apply directly for job openings, chat with the employer representatives and our employment counsellors, and learn more about working in different parts of Canada - ALL IN REAL TIME.

What's in it for you?

1) We can help you directly engage and connect with employers across Canada, and submit your resume to them.

2) Our counsellors will help to direct you to certain booths, employers, and partners based on your background.

3) Our network includes some of the fastest growing companies in Canada and Regional Experts of Canadian cities.


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