August 16, 2011

CNE Job Fair ... August 17th info

It's the second-last day of the SCCY CNE Job Fair and even though there's just one employer scheduled to attend today, there are 12 openings available so it's still worthwhile to venture down to the Dufferin Gates.

At the moment, and based on the information given to me by the job fair organizers, Wings & Fries will be at the job fair from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and they are looking to hire 8 Counter Attendants and 4 Cooks.

If you go down, you might also be able to walk around the CNE and speak with vendors directly who may need to hire additional staff. If you do decide to do this, click here for tips on how to uncover those hidden CNE vendor jobs.

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...

Hey thanks for all your help with posting all the CNE jobs for each day!

I got the Ticket Seller job for Midway and was wondering in the past how long are your shifts and what's in the ticket booths?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Congratulations on getting the job - you must be really excited!

As for the job, I'm not 100% certain what the shifts will be like, but from what I've heard, they are 5 to 8 hours in length. And if you're selling tickets, you'll be in a booth with a roll of tickets and a cash register. However, you could also be one of the people talking with CNE patrons and asking them to try out a game. You should follow up with The Canadian Midway to see where you'll be!

But still, congratulations on a job well done! :-)

Anonymous said...

What is usually left on the last day of the job fair?

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow will be the last day for the job fair. So what is usually left on the last day?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment! I'm in the process of uploading a post about who is attending the last day of the CNE job fair. At the moment, it looks like just Frontier Foods will be there - but check back in a few moments for an update.

Anonymous said...

is there tax charged on ride ticket sales?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Yes, tax is charged on ride ticket sales - whether they are purchased at the CNE or beforehand at a licensed CNE ticket seller.

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