15th IEP Conference and Hiring Expo

Conference Details

The 15th Annual IEP Conference will be held on March 22 and 23, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Registration now open. Click Participate link below.

Thank you to all the sponsors, panelists, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers and supporters for making the 14th Annual IEP Conference held on March 3rd, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre possible. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Celebrating over 15 years of providing IEPs with information, resource and networking opportunities to succeed in Canada, the IEP Conference is regarded as one of the most innovative and respectful events for Internationally Educated Professional newcomers seeking practical, effective career advice.

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Clive Hall

President - Lane Furniture Inc. (Canada); and ANS Property Management Services - The Straight Goods Panelist

Clive Hall embodies the drive of an entrepreneur with the best of Canadian values: respect for all, nurturing communities and cultures, and paying it forward. From his early years as a Jamaican immigrant, Clive found his footing through the life-changing support of a schoolteacher who set him on a solid educational path. Coupled with ambition and sweat equity, he secured a pizza franchise before he was twenty, and built his formal knowledge in studying marketing (Humber College) and business (B. Economics, University of Guelph). Since then, he’s dabbled in the courier industry (VP at Fed-Ex as well as starting his own venture), property management (growing from administering one building to 14), and furniture production and distribution (supplying Carnival Cruise lines through a unique relationship with the Mennonites). His career journey includes failures as well as successes – a combination which powerfully informs him as a pragmatic business leader, husband and father, and tireless mentor to job seekers, particularly youth, trying to successfully navigate the Canadian system.

Sukhjit Singh

CCS, CIRS, CEIS, MBA, B.SC.(COMP. ENGG.) Career Strategist| Settlement & Integration | Community Development Sukh For Change - Skill Building Presenter

Sukhjit Singh is an accomplished Career Development Professional and an avid volunteer. Being inspired by Volunteerism and becoming a passionate and proud Canadian; A strong supporter of social and civic inclusion for newcomers to Canada, he feels that volunteer work is not only a way to gain Canadian work experience, but it is the best way to participate in and learn about new country as well. Sukhjit recently published his first book “Same Shoes, Different Doors”. This book is chronological stories of his journey of struggle and success as a new immigrant in Canada. Sukhjit lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife and daughter; he is interested in sports and now a days he is learning karate.

Darya Duma

PEng, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner - President, 4DPM - Engineering Sector Hub Facilitator

Darya is the owner of 4DPM, providing training, facilitation and consulting services in project management. Darya has over 20 years experience managing projects in construction, standards development and business consulting, and in project management consulting and training. Practice areas include PM governance, PM software implementation, and course design and delivery. Darya has volunteered for the Project Management Institute, lectures at Queens University and is a member of the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 258 for Project, programme and portfolio management. Her corporate customers include Procept Associates, Canada’s two largest nuclear electricity generators, a defense contractor and two mining corporations.

Chris Metaxas

P.Eng. Principal, Executive Director of Engineering - Mooney Metaxas Engineering Inc. - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Chris is the Executive Director of Engineering for Mooney Metaxas Engineering Inc. (MME) and is a designated Consulting Professional Engineer under the PEO. Chris is responsible for overall management of engineering services including providing input into the talent acquisition and career development of technical staff at MME. He has worked for engineering consulting and design-build firms in roles including engineering design, project management and contract administration for private and public-sector clients. Chris also volunteered as a technical advisor for Bridging the Gap Africa and on the Board of Directors for the Sir Sanford Fleming Foundation supporting funding engineering education programmes.

Mehemed Delibasic

M.Sc., P.Eng. - Manager, Transportation Planning - WSP Canada Inc. - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Mehemed Delibasic is the Manager of Transportation Planning at WSP Canada Inc. and has over 18 years of experience in the transportation sector. Mehemed holds a Masters of Science degree in Traffic/ Transportation Engineering. Mehemed’s projects include Transportation Master Plans, GO Transit / Metrolinx / TTC LRT-BRT-Subway transit projects, Municipal and Provincial Class Environmental Assessments, transportation demand and traffic management, transportation / urban planning, preliminary and detailed highway / road design, transportation impact and traffic safety studies, and traffic operations and parking studies. Mehemed volunteers with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Pauline Gavilanez

CHRL - Director, Human Resources - DMC Mining Services - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Pauline Gavilaniz is a member of DMC Mining Services’ Executive Leadership Team and provides strategic direction in Human Resources. As a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Pauline’s career spans 20+ years within the large Construction, Waste Management and Engineering Consulting sectors. Pauline is the President of the EHRA (Engineering Human Resources Association) Executive Board of Directors. As an advocate and leader with respect to "Multi-culturalism" and "New Canadians" initiatives, she has participated in numerous community and professional events as a panelist and subject matter expert.

Rene McKeown

CHRP, RPR, ICMP - Director, Human Resources - The Municipal Infrastructure Group (TMIG) - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Rene is the Director of Human Resources for The Municipal Infrastructure Group as well as TMIG's Social Procurement Liaison. Having worked in HR for the last 20 years, Rene is very familiar with acquiring and developing talent in the field of civil engineering. Rene considers herself a life learner and has recently enrolled in Centennial College's Leadership and Inclusion Certificate Program so she can learn to better understand policies and practices as they relate to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Dr. Ali Hoss

PhD, PEng, CEM, CMVP - Business Manager, Energy Performance Program - Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Ali Hoss is IESO’s business manager responsible for developing, managing, and implementing the Energy Performance Program and strategic account plans for multi-site customers. Ali is an award-winning professional engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. Ali has been awarded for contributions to the energy profession and for the development of innovative sustainable energy technologies. Ali has authored more than 12 journal and conference papers, co-authored 2 book chapters, and has delivered many lectures and presentations at national and international conferences, symposia, and technical meetings.

David J. Fortin

BASc, MBA, PEng - CEO - DataRealm Inc. - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Dave started his career in Finance at Ford Motor Company, Powertrain division. At Ford he also worked in Manufacturing Controls engineering and Manufacturing Data Systems. From Ford, he went to Flow, where he was Product Manager and General Manager of Flow Software Technologies. After 4 years at Flow, Dave started DataRealm Inc. DataRealm grew and facilitated corporate-wide data collection into Ford, which became a corporate standard. DataRealm now employs 35 and is incorporated in Canada, US and Mexico. Its customers include Ford, GM, Chrysler/FCA, Honda, ABB Robotics, Thyssen Krupp Systems Engineering, Jamieson Vitamins and more.

Réjeanne Aimée

BESc, MBA, PEng - Senior Consultant - KPMG - Engineering Sector Hub Panelist

Réjeanne is currently a Senior Consultant with KPMG, having previously worked at SR&ED Consulting and General Motors. She was elected to the OSPE Board of Directors in 2017 and appointed as Secretary of the Board in 2018. Réjeanne has volunteered with Women in Engineering Science (WIES) by leading the Marketing and Media for the Design Competition Leadership Committee and as a coding volunteer. She has dedicated time to supporting children ages 11-14 to design, build and market apps to support sports rehabilitation. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BESc. from the University of Western Ontario.

Maureen A. Ford

Program Manager, Talent Innovation - Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) - IT Sector Hub Facilitator

Maureen Ford is Program Manager of the ICTC initiative that connects employers to newcomer ICT professionals who are employment-ready after completing ICTC’s bridge training program called the Integrated Work Experience Strategy (IWES) Program. IWES is a workforce-solution bridge training program that prepares and assists internationally educated and experienced ICT professionals to secure employment and continue their career in Canada's Digital economy. ICTC is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters industry economic development and consumer engagement in a global market. For more information visit www.ictc-ctic.ca

Ron Lokaisingh

CEO - Odyssey Services - IT Sector Hub Panelist

Ron Lokaisingh is CEO of Odyssey Services, a Global messaging platform company. His experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and technical background has enabled him to launch and expand several technology businesses over the past 20 years: Digital Horizons, a SaaS digital delivery service; CyberKare Technologies, a Professional Services company; and Syncron Technologies, a software and hardware integration company. Ron's passion for helping people realize and actualize their business dreams, has led him to coaching and mentoring, and to creating a new venture to help entrepreneurs and small business grow their companies, with solid strategy, planning and implementation, emphasizing Marketing and Sales, and how it all connects.

Wendy Woods

M.B.A - Founder & Principal - Watershed Training Solutions - Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub Facilitator

Wendy Woods brings over a decade's worth of corporate training and coaching experience specializing in Leadership and Resilience. By focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Neuroscience, she helps her clients leverage their time, increase their effectiveness, and achieve better results. Prior to Watershed, Wendy worked for leading Bay Street companies such as Dynamic Mutual Funds, Richardson Greenshields and RBC Dominion Securities. She has her Honours B.A. in Psychology, an M.B.A., a Certificate in Adult Education, a Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, and a license in Emotional Intelligence (MHS).

Leo Liu

Manager, Facial Tissue & Multicultural Marketing at Kruger Products - Kruger Products - Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub Panelist

Leo Liu is the Marketing Manager at Kruger Products, the largest tissue product company in Canada. Previously, he held several brand management roles at Reckitt Benckiser Canada and Unilever US, where he led brand strategy, product innovation and consumer communication. Leo graduated from Yale University with a M. A. Degree in Statistics in 2011. He was born, raised in China and received a Master’s degree of Electrical Engineering from Peking University. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two young sons. During his spare time, he is an active Real Estate Investor and enjoys reading, golf and basketball.

Winnie Biala Mittal

Senior Marketing Manager, Multicultural Marketing - Telus - Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub Panelist

Winnie is a passionate marketer at heart with over 10 years of experience across various industries including Telecommunications, Retail, Financial & Consumer Packaged Goods, in both Hong Kong & Toronto. Having born & raised in Hong Kong to Indian parents, and then having the opportunity to study at the University of Toronto, she has embraced the diversity of the Chinese, Indian & Canadian cultures. She has been able to share such knowledge as she worked across various multi-million dollar brands such as Walmart, Motrin & Smirnoff. In her current role at Telus, she continues on that journey of building her multicultural experience.

Abhijeet Ray

Vice-President, Media and PR - Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing & Advertising- Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub Panelist

Abhijeet Ray describes himself as a ‘serial migrant worker’ - which matches with his professional profile of having worked in 10 organizations across 7 countries. Some of the roles were pan-regional, which took him to over 15 markets each with its distinctive culture and marcom landscape. What makes him tick is the adrenalin rush of navigating starkly different work and life challenges that each new market threw up and did not necessarily help build a traditional career path. His assignments have been mainly in the world of marketing communications, working with both specialist consultancies as well as global multinationals. He moved to Canada in 2013 and his current major assignment is heading Media and PR as VP at Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing and Advertising.

Shashank Tiwari

Global Engagement Lead - RIWI Corp

Shashank has 15 years of B2B sales and account management experience in technology consulting and marketing research. He helps several Fortune 500 firms to invest in right business technologies by filtering the hype around technology and consumer trends. In his current role, Shashank is Global Engagement Lead at RIWI Corp, where he actively engages global clients for accelerated growth. He acts as an interface with all levels of management in client organizations, including CEOs, Business Unit Heads and Marketing Heads. He has also led complex sales for one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, Forrester Research.

Heather F. Turnbull

Founder – Lanaverde Inc., Turnbull Consulting Group - Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Facilitator

Heather Turnbull helps Not for Profit and Corporate sector organizations develop strategy, articulate relevancy and impact, and implement solutions that are potent, innovative and sustainable. Heather's facilitation techniques support important conversations, build consensus, and guide implementation for real progress. Her 25+ years experience includes assignments in mergers and acquisitions (specifically talent development and culture integration), leadership, and employee and volunteer engagement. A native Maritimer, Heather has proudly served in numerous volunteer capacities at both the executive and committee levels, including Global President of the Association of Career Professionals (ACP) International, as well as extensive involvement with the IEP Conferences.

Rauf Ali Jan

CPA, CA, ACA (Pakistan) - Director - Disclosure Controls & Procedures Office - Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) - Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Panelist

After completing his CA from Pakistan in 2008, Rauf looked to Canada to advance his career opportunities. He spent 3 years with PwC in the Bahamas, finally coming to Canada in 2013. Applying for hundreds of jobs and giving dozens of interviews, he finally secured a contract at Collins Barrow. He switched to Ernst Young, serving as a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Assurance practice before moving to RBC in Summer 2017. Rauf has experienced first-hand the challenges newcomers face, hence he is actively involved in helping them through the CPA Ontario Volunteer program, CA Pakistan Canada Chapter and CMA Pakistan members group.

Jenny Okonkwo

MBA, CGMA CPA, CMA - Founder - Transform Consulting Inc. - Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Panelist

Jenny Okonkwo’s practice is focused on helping companies minimize financial risk to maximize commercial opportunity. Her clients include Molson Coors Canada, Labatt Breweries, Pepsico, Burger King, Skyservice and Johnson & Johnson. Jenny Okonkwo is also a recognized leader in the professional accounting community. She founded the Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN), an organization that provides mentoring and career development opportunities for its members. Jenny’s leadership and achievements with BFAN were featured in the September 2017 issue of CPA Canada Magazine. In 2016, Jenny received a Diversity Advancement Network Role Model award, and just recently she was nominated by TRIEC for the Pioneers for Change (PfC) 2018 Award.

Vishal Mehta

CPA, CMA, MBA, B.Eng. - Team Leader, Business Planning and Strategy - TELUS - Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Panelist

Vishal is responsible for financial planning, strategy and executive reporting for Koodo Mobile, PC Mobile and Public Mobile brands. His portfolio also includes data analytics in order to support the marketing function with key insights that drive better customer experiences and create shareholder value. Prior to this role, Vishal did his MBA and CPA, CMA through Schulich’s combined Master’s program and has 4+ years of capital markets experience in India in equity research, and in raising capital for the real estate sector.

Carmen Jacques

CPA, CGA - Student Recruitment Manager - Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario - Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Panelist

Carmen Jacques, CPA, CGA, is a Student Recruitment Manager with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. In addition to her CPA designation, Carmen also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai. A skilled accountant with a wealth of experience in international industry, Carmen offers exceptional knowledge and expertise in helping new Canadians. Carmen personifies the values of CPA Ontario, and is an invaluable resource when communicating the career benefits and opportunities offered by a CPA designation. For more information about your future career as a CPA, you will have an opportunity speak to Carmen.

Nava Israel

PhD - Program Manager, Bridge Training Program For Internationally Trained Mental Health Professionals (BTMH) - Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto - Healthcare & Related Professions Sector Hub Facilitator

Dr. Nava Israel is a dynamic professional and entrepreneur who thrives in an ever-evolving landscape of learning, business and industry. She is an internationally educated professional in the field of healthcare, and a leader in driving fairness and social change for immigrants in Canada. Nava is the Program Manager of a bridge training program for mental health professionals at the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, and a Director of Programs at the Toronto New Life Wellness Place, an innovative social enterprise designed to support entrepreneurial, immigrant health and wellness professionals.

Dr. Mayada Sharef

Senior Program Development Coordinator - HealthForceOntario - Healthcare & Related Professions Sector Hub Panelist

Mayada is an internationally educated doctor, educator, community development professional, registered psychotherapist, and certified counsellor/career counsellor. She started her work with internationally educated professionals in New Zealand in 1996 and continued supporting newcomer health professionals in Canada. She has been working in HealthForceOntario for the last ten years, currently in the role of Senior Program Development Coordinator. Mayada has both strong academic knowledge and rich practical expertise relevant to building careers in the countries of settlement. She has developed and implemented programs and workshops in the areas of the medical culture and communication, health communication and alternative careers.

Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor - University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health - Healthcare & Related Professions Sector Hub Panelist

Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan is an internationally-recognized scientist and academic leader in global public health and post-graduate education initiatives, with diverse experience in both developed and developing countries. Currently, Dr. Bhuiyan is co-founder and program lead of the innovative Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. The bridging program provides ITMDs with training to transition into non-licensed health care positions. Dr. Bhuiyan holds positions at Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Services as Adjunct Professor and he is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Carolyn Menezes

Manager of the International Department, Bridging programs and the Michener English Language Assessment - The Michener Institute of Education at UHN - Healthcare & Related Professions Sector Hub Panelist

Carolyn is an internationally educated professional who immigrated to Canada in 1988. She is the Manager of the International Department, Bridging programs and the Michener English Language Assessment programs at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Her career at Michener started 30 years ago. Support of International students in the full-time programs and the design and development of international customized curriculum are two of the many projects that she is currently involved in. In 2015, Carolyn assumed leadership of the Bridging programs, and actively supports Internationally Educated Health Professionals who are preparing to write their regulatory exams.

Dr. Ruth Lee

Executive Director - CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses - Healthcare & Related Professions Sector Hub Panelist

Ruth is the Executive Director of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, and Associate Clinical Professor at School of Nursing, McMaster University. Ruth received her BScN and MScN from the Faculty of Nursing and PhD from the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Ruth’s clinical expertise spans from staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, program manager, Chief of Nursing Practice, and Executive Director. Her research, publications and presentations include culturally competent practice, diversity and cultural issues in health care, and health human resources planning with a focus on internationally educated nurses.

Andrea Moffat

President, Divercity Consultants Effective Diversity & Marketing Solutions - Entrepreneurship Sector Hub Panelist

Founder and Lead Facilitator of Divercity Consultants Andrea Moffat knows what it takes to make a business successful. For over 10 years she has run her own venture and provided coaching and training to many startups. She is also a part time College Instructor with The Business School at Centennial College and a dedicated community activist.

Brent Lowe

Author and Scale-Up Coach - The Scale Coach for Founder CEOs - Entrepreneurship Sector Hub Panelist

Author and Scale-Up Coach to Founder CEOs, Brent Lowe is the trusted expert for founders when in growth mode. Facing intense pressure to grow, founders work with Brent to add fuel to their personal performance and that of their teams. After founding three successful companies by the age of 24, Brent redirected his energy to helping other founders build great businesses. He served on the senior leadership teams of three early-stage companies before becoming a coach, facilitator and advisor. Brent recently co-authored "Reinventing Scale-Ups", where he explores radical ideas that will challenge your own thinking about what it means to be a leader.

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Platinum Sponsor

CIFP

Silver Sponsor

City of Toronto

Silver Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

Reach thousands of skilled professionals at the conference.

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Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

7:30 am - 8:25 am

Room:

LOWER LEVEL

Registration in MTCC North Building

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

8:25 am - 8:30 am

Room:

TBD

Indigenous Performance

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Room:

TBD

With Glowing Hearts

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

8:35 am - 8:55 am

Room:

TBD

Welcoming Remarks

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

8:55 am - 9:30 am

Room:

TBD

Keynote Presentation

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Room:

TBD

The Straight Goods Panel

Be Tomorrow Ready, Today: Maximize your opportunities with organizations who value your talent and skills, including as Entrepreneurs! The ‘Straight Goods’ Segment Overview (45 minutes) Overview: Four speakers ( representing corporate, not for profit, government, and entrepreneurial sectors) offer ‘straight goods’ advice from their lived experiences as an immigrant/IEP/Employer - navigating their own careers or supporting others in accessing the Canadian job market, with special emphasis on hiring, managing, and retaining culturally diverse talent.

Date:

February 22, 2018

Time:

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Room:

TBD

Delegates move to Sectors

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Engineering Sector Hub

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview There is one combined session/sector of 90 minutes duration, featuring thought leaders or contributors who may be sector specialists, and possess good generalist knowledge. For specific information and for one-on-one consultations, delegates should be encouraged to speak to the Marketplace exhibitors and Hiring Employers on Day 2 of the Conference; and referred to websites, other references, etc.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Information Technology Sector Hub

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview There is one combined session/sector of 90 minutes duration, featuring thought leaders or contributors who may be sector specialists, and possess good generalist knowledge. For specific information and for one-on-one consultations, delegates should be encouraged to speak to the Marketplace exhibitors and Hiring Employers on Day 2 of the Conference; and referred to websites, other references, etc.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Sales, Marketing & Communications Sector Hub

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview There is one combined session/sector of 90 minutes duration, featuring thought leaders or contributors who may be sector specialists, and possess good generalist knowledge. For specific information and for one-on-one consultations, delegates should be encouraged to speak to the Marketplace exhibitors and Hiring Employers on Day 2 of the Conference; and referred to websites, other references, etc.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - Linked In

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - What Makes You Memorable

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - Linked In

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - What Makes You Memorable

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Lunch

Note: Light lunch provided for delegates from 12:00 – 1PM.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Healthcare and Related Professions Sector Hub

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview There is one combined session/sector of 90 minutes duration, featuring thought leaders or contributors who may be sector specialists, and possess good generalist knowledge. For specific information and for one-on-one consultations, delegates should be encouraged to speak to the Marketplace exhibitors and Hiring Employers on Day 2 of the Conference; and referred to websites, other references, etc.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Finance & Accounting

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview There is one combined session/sector of 90 minutes duration, featuring thought leaders or contributors who may be sector specialists, and possess good generalist knowledge. For specific information and for one-on-one consultations, delegates should be encouraged to speak to the Marketplace exhibitors and Hiring Employers on Day 2 of the Conference; and referred to websites, other references, etc.

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Entrepreneurship Sector Hub

"Be Tomorrow Ready, Today"
Overview:
Curious about starting your own business in Canada? You're not alone: it's one of the fastest growing career opportunities for newcomers!
In this fast-paced 90 minute session you'll:
•Learn firsthand from IEPs as they share their personal stories of challenge and reward, in pursuit of their career dreams.
•Discover how to leverage your prior experience, education and skills in operating a successful enterprise in the GTHA.
•Have opportunity to meet and network with other entrepreneurs

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - Linked In

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Skill Building Session - What Makes You Memorable

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Skill Building Session - Linked In

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Skill Building Session - What Makes You Memorable

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Room:

TBD

Delegates move to Plenary Room

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Room:

TBD

Closing Keynote

Date:

March 22, 2018

Time:

- 3:45 pm

Conference Ends

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

9:00 am -

Room:

LOWER LEVEL

Exhibits Open

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Room:

TBD

Difficult to Answer Interview Questions / Perfecting your elevator pitch

Master your “Elevator Pitch” What - How – When – Why! All about “Elevator Pitch” in _____ Seconds!

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Room:

TBD

Resume Critique

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Room:

TBD

How to prepare your references / Getting through the screening interview on the phone

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Resume Critique

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Difficult to Answer Interview Questions / Perfecting your elevator pitch

Master your “Elevator Pitch” What - How – When – Why! All about “Elevator Pitch” in _____ Seconds!

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Resume Critique

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Room:

TBD

How to prepare your references / Getting through the screening interview on the phone

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Resume Critique

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room:

TBD

Difficult to Answer Interview Questions / Perfecting your elevator pitch

Master your “Elevator Pitch” What - How – When – Why! All about “Elevator Pitch” in _____ Seconds!

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Room:

TBD

Resume Critique

Date:

March 23, 2018

Time:

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room:

TBD

How to prepare your references / Getting through the screening interview on the phone

Date:

Time:

- 3:30 pm

Exhibits Close