Hiring Success

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The inaugural International Job & Career Fair at Petrus Hall was a roaring success, particularly for Health Careers Manitoba. As an exhibitor, they showcased a wide range of opportunities, meeting diverse, skilled job seekers eager to contribute to Manitoba’s healthcare sector. The event facilitated potent connections, bridged talent gaps, and ushered in a wave of fresh, qualified professionals including eager job seekers with visitor visas. The fair is proof of the impactful results achieved when dynamic job seekers and innovative employers meet, especially during live in-person hiring events. Hon. Jon Reyes, Minister of Immigration and Labour was on hand to provide welcome greetings to all job seekers and employers.

Hiring & Recruiting Success at International Job & Career Fair

Nearly 400 job seekers flocked to Petrus Hall on Saturday, May 13 for the highly anticipated International Job & Career Fair. With the goal of connecting job seekers with leading employers, this event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to discover their dream jobs while expanding their professional networks. Job seekers were able to speak to recruiters directly and even conduct on-site in-person interviews.

The job fair showcased a diverse range of employers from different industries, including Health Careers Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press, Government of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, Canadian Armed Forces, Turning Leaf Support Services, Epic Opportunities, Independent Living Resource Centre, Del Communications, Fairmont Hotel, Lazy Bear Expeditions, Sea Bears, Vickar Auto Group, Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers, Inc (MAFTI), and virtual exhibitors Mary Brown’s Chicken and Russell Inn.

Recognizing the challenges faced by newcomers, settlement agencies such as Immigrant Centre Manitoba and Seven Oaks Immigrant Services were present to offer valuable assistance, including employment services. Kyle Duque of Duque Immigration Services addressed inquiries related to immigration and employment status, providing information on topics such as changing visitor status to working status and the process and benefits of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for employers.

The job fair was honored by the presence of Minister of Labour and Immigration, Hon. Jon Reyes, who welcomed all participants and shared the highlights of his recent immigration initiatives.

In a rapidly evolving job market, the International Job & Career Fair served as a vital platform, bridging the gap between skilled professionals and reputable employers. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with potential employers, explore various career paths, and uncover exclusive job openings in industries ranging from technology and healthcare to finance and marketing.

As the first annual International Job & Career Fair is now in the books, the Filipino Journal will continue to highlight career opportunities and connect job seekers with employers. Stay tuned for upcoming features in the Filipino Journal and follow us on social – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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