June 23, 2018

Another full-time job with the 2018 CNE ... but apply quickly!

Are you still looking for a full-time summer job? Are you interested in working at the CNE? Do you have excellent communication and customer support skills?

If this sounds like you, then consider applying for the CNE 2018 Gates & Admissions Support role.

The job involves supporting the Gates & Admissions department before and during the CNE. It's a full-time contract - 35 hours per week - that runs from July 9 to September 8, 2018.

Duties include:

  • Supporting all activities related to the gates and admissions layout
  • Supporting the implementation of the CNE transportation and parking plans
  • Providing support with respect to the CNE requirements around the site during move-in, and move-out for all events
  • Working with a 3rd party supplier to support activities related to parking
  • Offering direct support of deployment of emergency and traffic control services
  • Assisting in the implementation of the security plan, liaising with 3rd party security providers and security consultants as directed
  • Assisting in managing the expectations of 3rd party suppliers including online ticketing provider, merchant account provider and gate services provider to ensure proper delivery of services as directed. · Perform other duties as assigned
To apply, visit the CNE jobs portal, scroll down, and click the blue 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to fill out a short, 5-question application form, and upload your cover letter and resume. 

Note the application deadline ... all applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2018. And because of the short timeline between the application closing date and contract start date, I'd expect that interviews will take place the following week. 

June 10, 2018

CNE hiring three supervisor-level roles - apply now!

If you are still looking for a full-time summer job, aare interested in securing a CNE job, and are available to start work as soon as possible, then check out these opportunities with the CNE's Business Development & Innovation team.

Senior Supervisor, Friends of the CNE
Reporting to the Manager, Guest Experience, this role will involve working within the Guest Experience department and supervising approximately 125 staff that are part of the CNE’s volunteer program. CNE volunteers can be found at each of the entry gates and provide event information to guests. CNE volunteers also provide support to other departments during the event as needed

Supervisor, Online Ticketing Support Call Centre
Reporting to the Manager, Guest Experience, this role will involve working in the CNE’s inbound call centre and overseeing the call centre leading up to and during the CNE period. The call centre provides support to CNE guests for issues related to online ticket sales and also provides general information about the CNE.

Senior Supervisor, Guest Experience
Reporting to the Manager, Guest Experience, this role will involve working within the Guest Experience department and supervising approximately 70 Information Services staff for the 18-day event. The Information Services staff group is responsible for providing CNE guests with event information in person during the event, by email, or by phone. This group also deals with the processing of guest complaints.

If you are interested in one or more of the roles listed above, then make sure you apply quickly - applications are due by 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

To apply, click the job title link, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click the blue "Apply Now" button. You will then need to complete a short application form that will ask you for your name, phone number, email address. You will also need to upload your cover letter and resume.

A few things to note:

1) Make sure your cover letter is addressed to the CNE Human Resources Department and that you include the job are you applying to. With three different jobs open, you want to make sure your application is put into the right pile for review. 

2) These jobs are customer-service focused. So be sure to include any customer service experience or skills that would enable you to thrive in a role that is all about the customer. Check out my CNE job search tips page (point #2) for a list of the skills that will make your application stand out.

3) Respect the application deadline. Just to reiterate, it's 4pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and the CNE will likely remove the job ad shortly after the deadline. Don't wait until the last minute! Apply today, tomorrow, or Tuesday to ensure your application is received on time.

June 9, 2018

The 2018 CNE jobs recruitment campaign has begun!

Good news for those that are hoping to get a summer job at the 2018 CNE ... the annual recruitment campaign for CNE jobs has begun!

This year, the CNE Human Resources team will be hiring for positions across a range of departments - from the CNE casino to exhibition & sales to guest relations.

For a full list of available CNE jobs, visit my 2018 CNE Jobs page.

Before you submit your application, take note of a few things:

1. Pay attention to any minimum age requirements as some jobs require you to be at least 16 or 18 years old due to insurance and operational reasons.

2. Ideally, you should be available to work the entire duration of the CNE - from August 17 to September 3, 2018.

3. You need to be flexible as the CNE needs staff to work a variety of shifts because it runs from morning to night on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

4. You need to attending Mandatory Orientation Session and job-specific training dates. If you are hired, you will be told when the orientation and training sessions will be held. Usually, they are held a week or two before the CNE opening day on August 17, 2018.

To apply for a CNE job, you must complete the online application form. To access the form, visit the job ad of the position you want to apply for and scroll down to the bottom to the "Apply" section. You'll see two buttons - click "New Resume/CV" if you've never applied to the CNE before, or click "Existing Resume/CV" if you applied in a previous year.

For tips on how to apply for a CNE job - and how to make your application stand out - be sure to check out the CNE Jobs Application Tips page.

Good luck!

August 9, 2017

Summer Job Spotlight ... Booster Juice CNE job fair on Thursday, August 10

If you are still looking for a summer job with this year's CNE and you are available tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, August 10), then make sure you check out the Booster Juice CNE Job Fair.

The job fair will take place at the Booster Juice located at 2296 Bloor Street West from 1pm to 5pm.

They are looking for staff who have experience providing great customer service and who are available to work a variety of shifts during the 18-day CNE, which runs from August 16th to September 4th.

For more information, including a list of job duties, check out the job ad on Indeed.

July 18, 2017

2017 CNE Job Fair scheduled for August 2 and August 3

Earlier today, I was on the CNE's Job Website and noticed that the CNE Hiring Team is hosting the 2017 CNE Job Fair on Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3.

During the job fair, more than 30 concessionaires, vendors, exhibitors, and midway/game operators will be in attendance and will be hiring for hundreds of different positions, including:

Short Order Cook
Dishwasher / Food Prep
Front Line Service / Cashier
Game Attendant
Retail / Sales Associate

In order to attend the 2017 CNE Summer Job Fair, you must first apply online with your cover letter and resume and submit an application for the job(s) you are interested in.

Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed by the CNE Hiring Team. If you meet the minimum requirements specified in the job advertisement, you will be invited to the job fair and will receive an email with the job fair's location along with confirmation on the day and time you should attend.

Note: Carefully review the requirements for each job - there's no point in applying to a job with requirements that you do not possess (e.g. minimum age, licences, certificates, etc.) 

And if you apply to attend the job fair, but aren't invited, don't despair! There will still be many other CNE job opportunities advertised over the next few weeks. I'll do my best to keep an an updated list of CNE jobs but you can always search for CNE jobs on various sites like Craigslist or Kijiji or the Service Canada Job Bank.

Good luck!

June 23, 2017

Summer Job Spotlight ... CNE 2017 summer jobs posted!

Over the past few days, I've received multiple emails from readers and all have been asking ...

"Has the CNE started hiring yet?"

Yes, they have - and you can find a full list here!

Over the next few weeks, I'll keep the list updated as I expect more jobs to be advertised. And if you're looking for a job with one of the CNE's vendors/exhibitors, midway operators, or fast food kiosks, those jobs are usually advertised from July onwards.

If you're applying for a CNE 2017 job, please remember to read each job ad carefully. Some CNE jobs require specific skills, experience, or educational background. For example, the Auditor job requires applicants who have completed at least one (1) year of college/university.

For more tips and tricks on landing a CNE job, check out my previous post on how to find a summer job with the CNE.

Good luck!

August 11, 2016

Summer Job Spotlight ... Bluenotes looking for CNE staff

Yes, that's right ... Bluenotes, the fashion chain you can find in almost every mall, is setting up shop at the CNE. And to support their operations, they are hiring a number of Cashiers, Sales Associates, and Stock Associates for both part-time and full-time roles.

Ideally, you should have retail experience, thrive in a fast-paced/sales/team-driven environment, and can work various shifts during the CNE.

If you are interested in applying for a CNE job with Bluenotes, email your resume and cover letter to Karen Tennant, Regional Sales Director - Bluenotes.

August 5, 2016

Summer Job Spotlight ... CNE job fair on Wednesday, August 10

If you are still looking for a CNE job and are available on Wednesday, August 10, you will definitely want to attend the COSTI Employment Services CNE Job Fair.


There will be on-the-spot hiring for more than 200 positions with various employers, including Manchu Wok, Tiny Tom Donuts, and St. Louis Wings. Definitely bring a few copies of your resume and two pieces of ID - and I would recommend that you also bring your Social Insurance Number.

The job fair will take place at COSTI Employment Services located at 700 Caledonia Road (map). It starts at 10am and goes until 2pm.

Admission is free, but I would recommend that you call to register as the job fair is very popular.

To register, or for more information, call 416 789 7925.