The Education & Career Fair (ECF) is B.C.'s Largest Career Development Fair. This includes secondary students planning for higher education and exploring career options; 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.
Since 1996, ECF has worked hard in the aim of facilitating connections that drive career decisions and inspire growth for individuals and organizations in an evolving economy and job market. Over the years, we have helped students and young adults plan their education and career journey by connecting them with valuable tools and contacts. ECF has attracted over 12,000 attendees across all fairs in British Columbia, and last year, we have expanded our scope to launch a series of fairs is Ontario as well. ECF is today proud to be recognized by Business in Vancouver as "Top Trade Shows in the Lower Mainland".
ECF mission is to create community connections by inspiring students and employment seekers in skill development and education pathways.
ECF vision is to facilitate connections that drive career decisions and economic opportunities for individuals and organizations across the globe.
- Promoting education for all.
- Supporting personal & professional success.
- Embracing innovative learning.
The Education & Career Fairs is for...
Grade 12 Students
- Student life
- Financial planning tools
- Essential career skills
Grade 11 Students
- Scholarships, bursaries and grants
- Future labour market trends
- Work experience opportunities
Grade 10 Students
- Essential life skills
- Career exploration
- Employment standards
- Connecting programs to job prospects
- Tools to facilitate goal-setting
- Resources for student health & wellness
Young Adults & New Immigrants
- Job search
- Continuing education
- Skills training
- Student support services
- On-campus residences
- Tuition, housing and other costs
Benefits for Visitors
Experience unique 1-on-1 interactions that lead to career-changing discoveries at ECF. School recruiters, industry experts and human resource managers share their own network of connections. ECF is truly a one stop shop to discover opportunities that you may never have imagined before!
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to pursue a career in one of Canada’s hot industries? ECF will have representatives available from emerging industries in Canada to share their experiences.
Practice your employ-ability skills with the ones who know best! Receive personalized advice from recruiters and managers for everything from resume writing to interviewing at The Job Skills Workshop.
Sit, listen and reflect at The Learning Lounge. Speakers share their experiences and wisdom on everything from paying for school to work/life balance.
Who Will Be at ECF?
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.!
2020 - ECF launching virtual fairs
2021 - ECF expanding to its first fairs in Ontario