November 16, 2020 - The Education & Career Fairs (ECF), British Columbia's biggest career development fair expands into Ontario by launching 5 online education and career fairs from February to March 2021.
ECF plans to bring its 24+ years of experience into Ontario to meet the need for virtual student fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. At ECF Ontario, students, job seekers, and immigrants will be able to chat with education institutes, associations, and employers during school hours.
Working together with school districts, attending the ECF has been added to the curriculum for numerous career planning classes across British Columbia and Ontario secondary schools. The ECF experience features:
- Live chat with admissions officers, employers, and financial aid representatives
- Virtual workshops and online seminars
- Videos of school campus tours, success stories, and more
- Job opportunities listing
The 2019 British Columbia fairs have reported attendance of 12,000 attendees and 100+ exhibitors across 5 in-person fairs, by going virtual the ECF team is expecting to easily surpass this total at both British Columbia and Ontario fairs. Throughout 2021, ECF will be hosting a series of virtual fairs for Ontario residents located in the regions below.
East Region (Ottawa, Upper Canada, Durham):
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
West Region (Waterloo, Upper Grand, Grand Erie):
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Central Region (Halton, Peel, York):
Thursday, February 18, 2021 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Registration for ECF Ontario will open in January 2021. Registration is free and open to anyone.
Since 1996, the Education and Career Fairs (ECF) has helped the next generation of students and young adults plan out their education and career journeys by introducing them to resources and contacts from organizations across Canada. More than just a trade show, ECF breaks down communication barriers between an organization and an individual. The 2019 fairs have gathered over 12,000 attendees and 100+ exhibitors. In 2020-2021, ECF is expanding by hosting 6 virtual fairs for British Columbia and 5 virtual fairs for Ontario.