August 9, 2011

CNE Job Fair ... August 10th info

The past two days of the SCCY CNE Job Fair have been a huge success and Day 3 will be no exception. At least five different CNE employers will be present - along with another employer who's looking to hire full- and part-time staff for jobs during the school year!

Here is an up-to-date list of the employers scheduled to attend the SCCY CNE Job Fair - at the Dufferin Gates located at 10 Dufferin Street - on August 10:

Chicago Fries, Swiss Waffles, and Angel Garden Chinese Food will be at the job fair from 10:00am to 12:00pm and they are looking to hire a number of Counter Attendants, Food Handlers, and Customer Service Representatives.

Toronto Urban Music Festival will be at the job fair from 10:00am to 12:00pm and they are looking to hire a number of Servers.

Frontier Foods will be at the job fair from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and they are looking to hire 10 Counter Attendants.

Bouchard's Poutine will be at the job fair from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and they are looking to hire a number of Kitchen Helpers, Cashiers, and Servers.

Acu-Relax will be at the job fair from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and they are looking to hire 10 Sales Associates.

And if you're looking for a full- or part-time job once the CNE ends and have you a food handling and/or SmartServe certificate, check out the 10 different jobs available with Centerplate. They will be at the job fair from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

If you're planning on attending the SCCY CNE Job Fair, here are some things to keep in mind:

1.) Take public transit. If going by the TTC, take the subway to Dufferin station and then take the 29 Dufferin bus southbound to the "Dufferin Gate Loop" stop. If you're going by GO Train, take the Lakeshore West train to Exhibition GO Station. After exiting the station, walk west along Manitoba Drive to Saskatchewan Road. Continue to walk west along Saskatchewan Road and then head north on Dufferin Street.

2.) Get your resume and cover letter ready. Download the free cover letter and resume templates I've developed. And if you need help, job fair staff will be on hand each day to help you tailor your resume and cover letter for the job(s) you want.

3.) Bring photo ID with you in case you get an on-the-spot job offer.

4.) Dress professionally - khakis or dress pants and a button shirt are perfect. And bring a sweater or rain jacket because the weather near the lake can change quickly.

5.) Arrive early to register for an interview slot because the job fair works on a first come, first served basis. Employers have a limited number of interview slots and the slots for the popular jobs fill quickly.

6.) After registering for an interview, stay close to the job fair area and don't leave. You may lose your spot if the job fair staff call you name and you don't show up.

7.) Bring activities like games, cards, or a book, along with drinks and snacks since the job fair is in an area where there isn't much going on.

8.) Have fun!

For more information, contact the SCCY - Dufferin Mall staff at 416 583 4849 or sign up for email updates with

Good luck - and remember to come back later for an updated list of employers attending tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

I was just wondering; I recently just attended the CNE job fair and waited since 6:40 in the morning with no luck of even getting an interview. Do you think I would have a chance of snagging a job by walking around and handing out my resume to different vendors? If so do you have any tips?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hi there! Sorry to hear about that - I've been hearing that this year is really busy and I'm sure it must be disappointing to not have gotten an interview.

I definitely recommend you be proactive and walk around the CNE grounds and distribute your resume. I'll actually post that information later this week. But in a nutshell, have a resume in hand, be safe, be professional, and who knows. I do know that a number of people have score jobs by walking around the grounds - and often, those are jobs that nobody knows about because they aren't advertised.