West Coast Virtual Fair Returns This Spring!

After three successful virtual fairs, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Victoria (UVic) are back with the SFU + UVic: Jobs & Volunteer Expo 2022! Our institutions are excited to offer all students and alumni the opportunity to connect with over ninety exhibitors this spring.

Fair Information

West Coast Virtual Fairs returned in Spring 2022 with our Jobs & Volunteer Expo! We are glad to have had many of you join us for this joint fair between SFU and UVic. 

The SFU + UVic: Jobs & Volunteer Expo was designed to provide students and alumni the chance to connect with representatives from various career and volunteer organizations. Various workshops were offered in the days leading up to the fair to better prepare attendees.

Now that the event is done, we would like to thank all the attendees for joining us! Sign up to our newsletter to be known when such events take place in the future. The West Coast Virtual Fairs team will return, and we hope you will too!

Why Should You Attend these Fairs

  • Discover career, co-op and volunteer opportunities from a wide variety of sectors. 
  • Practice networking with recruiters from different companies. 
  • Reduce the time spent on searching for opportunities by attending one fair with over fifty different employers across various sectors and industries.

What to Expect at such Fairs

  • Visit exhibitor booths to learn more about their organizations and their opportunities.
  • 1-on-1 sessions: Enjoy 15-minute private conversations with recruiters using the video conferencing tool embedded in the platform.
  • Group Sessions: Join recruiters for group info sessions with other students.
  • Receive live support from our Career Education Specialists and Career Peers.

Preparation Sessions

We offered a series of live panels and workshops this Spring to best equip attendees. Thank you to everyone who made it! For your reference, the workshops and panels offered were as follows:

  • Workshop: Rehash Your Resume [February 28,12:30PM-1:45PM, Zoom]
  • Panel Discussion: Your Well-being in Job Search [March 1, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM, Zoom]
  • Live Demo: How to Navigate a Virtual Career Fair [March 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM, Zoom]
  • Employer Panel: Network Like a Pro [March 3, 3:30PM-5:00PM, Zoom]

Click here to be taken to the West Coast Virtual Fairs' website to watch the recorded versions of the Live Demo and Employer Panel.

Important Dates

Date Action

Wed, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 8

 

 

 

Access the Virtual Fair Platform to
  • Sign-in to create your profile
  • Check out the 180+ digital booths from 88+ organizations
  • Pre-book 1:1 or group sessions with employers
  • Visit the resources section on the platform for helpful tips
Wed, Mar 9 - Thur, Mar 10

 
Return to the platform to access your booked sessions with employers
at the West Coast Virtual Fair (11:00 AM–4:00 PM)
 

Accessibility

  • The virtual event platform also provides text-based chat to support students and alumni.
  • It is not compulsory to have your camera and/or microphone on.
  • You do not have to be present for the entirety of the fair. We encourage students to schedule breaks in between their sessions.
  • If you have any accessibility needs please email info@westcoastvirtualfairs.com and we will do our best to address your needs.

Student Support Material

Student Guide

Click here to view a step-by-step guide on how the registration and profile set-up is to be conducted on the fair platform. The guide will also serve as an aid in navigating the fair platform itself.

Live Session Recordings and Student Resources

Missed on the Live Demo on navigating the fair platform, Eventus? Want to access the Student Resource Guide to make the most of the fair? Click here to view the West Coast Virtual Fairs' website to access everything you need to prepare for the fair.

 

Exhibitors List

Here is the list of all exhibitors who attended the SFU + UVic: Jobs & Volunteer Expo! Click the drop-down lists to have a peek.

Private Sector

AbeBooks, an Amazon Company

Active Care Youth & Adult Services

AltaML

Andritz Canada

Animal Logic

Animikii Inc.

Appraisal Institute of Canada - BC Association

Archer Cultural Resource Management Corporation.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Bench Accounting

BGC South Vancouver Island

BrainStation

Brex

Calgary Economic Development

Canadian Turner Construction

Canfor

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC)

Checkfront

David Schaeffer Engineering Ltd.

E-COMM 9-1-1

Eastwood Bio-Medical Company

EllisDon Construction

Fairmont Empress

FDM Group Canada inc.

Frontier School Division

Harvest Builders

Helcim

ICON plc

Infosys Limited Canada

Konrad Group

KPMG

Make A Future

Mark Anthony Group Inc

MDA

Microserve

MNP

Mphasis

MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd

NKPG Services Ltd

Northeastern University

Pathway Community Services Ltd.

Pepsico Beverages Canada

PharmaBioSource

Pomerleau Inc.

Qualicum Beach Cafe

Quantum Risk Control

R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.

S.i. Systems

SAP Canada Inc.

Save-On-Foods

Securiguard Services Ltd.

SEEDA

Shaw Communications

Sherwin Williams Company

SkyBox Labs

Solidigm

STEMCELL Technologies

The Bottle Depot

Vantage Marketing Canada

Venture for Canada

Wipro Limited

XMC Sponsorship & Marketing

Public Sector

BC Pension Corporation (Victoria, BC)

BC Public Service Agency

BC Transit

British Columbia Securities Commission

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Department of Education, Government of Nunavut

Federal Government Student Ambassadors (Canada Border Services Agency)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

ICBC - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

National Defence

Royal Canadian Navy

WorkBC.ca: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Charities

Beacon Community Services

British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)

Camp Goodtimes, Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Chantiers Jeunesse

Chilliwack Society for Community Living

Coastal Restoration Society

Developmental Disabilities Association

Family Services of Greater Vancouver - PRIYD Program

KidStart Mentoring Program (PLEA Community Services Society)

Pacifica Housing

Strive Living Society

YMCA

Youth 20/20 Can Victoria

Zajac Ranch for Children