August 11, 2011

CNE Job Fair ... August 12th info

It's Day 5 of the SCCY CNE Job Fair and there are still some great CNE job opportunities to be had. Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers, Cashiers, and Sales Associates are just some of the jobs that employers are looking to fill today.

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 12:

Busterswill be at the job fair from 10:00am to 1:00pm and they are looking to hire 12 Counter Attendants and 4 Kitchen Helpers.

Maggie's will be at the job fair from 11:00am to 1:00pm and they are looking to hire a number of Cashiers.

Billbrooke Concessions will be at the job fair from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and they are looking to hire a number of 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 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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. According to some reports, students are lining up at 7am to secure an interview spot - so arrive early or you may be disappointed!

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...

is there only 3 jobs tommorw?...any ideas if any of these are popular jobs that people come out too?

Anonymous said...

Also isnt billbroke concessions a company for snow cones, pop corn and carnival conncesions?.. what do you mean by sales associates, is this cashier or a counter helper.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment!

No, there aren't only 3 jobs - it's just that there are only 3 CNE employers scheduled to attend tomorrow. Each employer will hire a number of staff and I estimate that between 25 and 35 jobs will be available tomorrow - assuming that each employer hires about 10 people.

In my opinion, the next really popular employer will be the Canadian Midway hiring Ticket Sellers and Ride Attendants, but they aren't scheduled to attend until next Monday.

Anonymous said...

I am really frustrated at this fair. Service Canada doesn't do anything about budding. People like myself line up from about 6 in the morning only to get budded by groups of people later on. I didnt get an interview the yet and I have lined up for the past 3 days.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment.

I know that attending the SCCY CNE Job Fair isn't always fair. 5 years ago, when I was organizing the event, we had the same issue - although the job fair wasn't nearly as big back then. If you do go down and you aren't able to get an interview, take your resume and start walking around the CNE grounds - you'll see vendors setting up and that can be a perfect time to approach them and ask them if they are looking to hire any additional staff.

Andrew Hercules said...

Sorry, I forgot to include a response to the second comment.

Yes, Billbrooke Concessions specializes in snow cones, popcorn, and the like. Personally, I would agree that the job title is closer to a Counter Attendant than Sales Associate; however, it looks as though that was the job title selected by the employer. What you can do is prepare a cover letter and resume that mentions both titles - Sales Associate and Counter Attendant.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Do you mean the vendors may still need people even after hiring at the job fair?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! No, not the vendors that attend the job fair. But other vendors - remember than the CNE probably has hundreds of vendors that take part. The ones who attend the job fair represent just a fraction of those that will probably need to hire a few extra people for the CNE.

Anonymous said...

What type of ride is The Canadian Midway? I haven't heard about it before. What's the minimum age requirement for both ticket seller and ride attendent?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there!

The Canadian Midway are the people who own and operate the rides and game stands at the CNE.

At the moment, there isn't a set age requirement, although I would expect that you would need to be at least 14 or 15 - perhaps even 18 for the Ride Attendant job. As for the Ticket Seller job, there are 150 vacancies so it'll be a popular day at the job fair.

Anonymous said...

on the subject of age limit

on the CNE website, it stated that the minimum age for a ticket seller is 18+. Does this mean that it also applies for The Canadian Midway job position of ticket seller?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! In terms of the age limit, it's really up to the company. Although I'm not 100% as to why, I would think that the CNE's age minimum is because their insurance company will only bond (or insure) people over the age of 18 to handle money and payments.

The Canadian Midway is a completely different company and can stipulate any age minimums based on legislation. Usually, most jobs require you to be at least 16 years old to handle cash; however, it is an individual decision.

Anonymous said...

do you look over resumes and cover letters?