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Employment Opportunity Exchange Victoria 2019

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome to the 2nd Employment Opportunity Exchange (EOE)!

Employers, and newcomers and immigrants to Canada are invited to attend a new kind of employment event—an opportunity to build relationships and participate in facilitated discussion to share experiences and address barriers and misconceptions. Let’s create meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities together!

Employers and job seekers must pre-register for the Morning Program on Eventbrite. No cost for job seekers. Lunch included for registered participants.

Afternoon Career Fair is drop-in and open to all. Employers must register and pre-pay fee for Career Fair.


  • Newcomer and immigrant panel: TBD
  • Cultural competency experts: TBD
  • Local employers from many different industries: TBD
  • Newcomers and immigrants to Canada


  1. 8:30 Registration*
  2. 9:00 Opening remarks*
  3. 9:30 Newcomer and immigrant panel*
  4. 10:15-12:15 Engagement Tables*
  5. 12:30-1:15 Lunch*
  6. 1:30-3:30 One-on-one employer informational sessions**
  7. 1:30-4:00 Career Fair

*Must pre-register on Eventbrite

**First come, first serve sign up during morning registration

Employment Opportunities Exchange Mission Statement:

Newcomers and immigrants to Canada are the future of the Canadian labour force, bringing advanced education, global versatility, adaptability, multilingualism, and a drive to succeed. The Employment Opportunity Exchange moves beyond a traditional job fair and offers accessible and inclusive opportunities for prospective employers and newcomers and immigrants to Canada to personally connect to break down barriers, address misconceptions, discover each other’s assets and build relationships that lead to meaningful and sustainable employment in our community. The EOE inaugural event is open to all newcomers and immigrants to Canada and to actively recruiting employers interested in growing their cultural competencies and learning how to support a workplace of inclusion and diversity.

Co-hosted by Here Magazine, Construction Foundation of British Columbia, Your Entrepreneurial Society, and Comfort Inn and Suites

Accessible. Free on-site parking. BC Transit Routes here.

Read about the November 2018 Employment Opportunity Exchange



April 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Here Magazine
YES Victoria


Comfort Inn & Suites
3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, V8T 5C7 Canada
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