The Education & Career Fair (ECF) is B.C.'s Largest Career Development Fair. Our mission is to support the career pursuits of B.C. residents “starting from square one”.
This includes secondary students planning for higher education; young adults looking to transfer their work experience & skills to a different industry; and new immigrants seeking employment and further training to settle in Canada.
- Education for all
- Supporting personal & professional success
- Embracing innovative learning
History of the Education & Career Fairs
Education & Career Fairs (ECF) started off with just one Fair in Vancouver back in 1996. Now over 20 years later, ECF is still connecting the next generation with valuable tools, resources and contacts to prepare for entering the workforce.
1996 - Inaugural Fair in Vancouver, B.C. was held at the Pacific Coliseum and welcomed 1800 visitors
1997 - Abbotsford was added to the list of cities and ECF welcomed 3700 visitors in its 2nd year
2002 - ECF traveled across the pond to Victoria to make it a total of 3 cities
2003 - Kelowna welcomed us with a whopping 3200 visitors at our first Fair in the Okanagan
2008 - The Fair grew to include Kamloops, making for a total of 5 Fairs
2016 - ECF celebrated 20 years along with 9,000 visitors and 123 exhibitors at 4 cities across B.C.!