Montreal Job and Training Fair

Montreal Job and Training Fair

March 10, 2009 07:00 ET

Are You A Job Hunter? We Expect to See You at the Montreal Job And Training Fair!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - On March 17th and 18th of this year, the Montreal Job and Training Fair will open its doors from 10 a.m. at the Palais des Congres de Montreal. The 32nd edition of the largest gathering of its kind in Quebec will showcase no less than 180 different companies working in many sectors of activities. There will be jobs available as well as solutions in the area of specialized training and continuing education, not to mention employment assistance services. Admission to the fair is free.


The fair is open to all. Whether you are you looking for a job because you need one or you just want to make a change, whether you are in the process of rethinking your career plan or still, are looking for a promising kind of training or personal development, or whether in your heart of heart you are an entrepreneur or indeed a real entrepreneur, at the fair, the employment professionals will be there to answer your questions.


The exhibitors are on the floor to satisfy their manpower requirements; they are looking for serious and competent workers. Here are some of the exhibitors present at the Montreal Job and Training Fair: Bell Distribution, Staples, Costco Montreal, Rona, Simplex - Equipment Rental, Wal-Mart Canada, Winners Home Sense, Metro Richelieu, Provigo inc., Mouvement Federation des Caisses Desjardins, Starbucks, Videotron Ltee, etc.

THE RETAIL TRADE; a labor force in demand and one that is becoming scarcer

The lack of applicants remains the most determining problem according to employers, especially for sales staff. The retail trade is hard hit by a labor force shortage, which prevails in several sectors in Quebec. Already affected by the ageing of the population, the retail trade is manifestly confronted with an increasing competition from other sectors (such as manufacturing). But those sectors are also faced with a labor force shortage and compete with retailers by offering better conditions.

Source : Diagnostic sectoriel de la main-d'oeuvre du commerce de detail 2008 - 2011
(sector-based diagnosis of the retail trade manpower 2008 - 2011) available at the following address:


- Starting a business: the alternative: presentation by Sylvain Martin, Intake worker at SAJE Montreal Metro - assistance services to young entrepreneurs.

- Coming to work in Alberta - Information on the employment market for those who wish to go work and settle in Alberta. Presentation by Francois Vigneault, The Alberta Economic Development Council

- Work in the Yukon, yes, it's possible! - Presentation on the living conditions as well as on the labor market in the Yukon. Presentation by Stephanie Chevalier, Job and training counselor and Annie-Claude Dupuis, Project officer, RDEE Yukon, Association franco-yukonnaise.

- Pedal towards success - Description of services offered to persons having physical and sensory handicaps to help them obtain and hold suitable jobs. Presentation by Julie Plante, Job counselor, AIM CROIT



Detail Quebec and the Montreal Job and Traning Fair renew their alliance for the greater benefit of job hunters and retail trade recruiters. Effectively, Detail Quebec will not hold a retail trade job fair but joins the Montreal Job and Training Fair for the second consecutive year to help the retail trade labor force concentrate on its job hunting at one unique address.




The Montreal Job and Training Fair and the Corporation des carrossiers professionnels du Quebec (CCPQ) join their resources to produce a "A SHOW WITHIN A SHOW" which brings together the body shop and after-market car industries. With the support of its members and its corporate partners, the sector leaders, the Corporation des carrossiers professionnels du Quebec (CCPQ) promotes the interests of an industry generating economic fallouts totaling more than 1,7 billion dollars annually and provides some 20,000 jobs within the province.



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The Montreal Job and Training Fair

To be held next March 17 & 18 at the Palais des congres de Montreal

We hope to see you!

MONTREAL JOB AND TRAINING FAIR / Practical information

Proud of its unequalled success to this day, the Montreal Job and Training Fair has gained an enviable reputation and stands out as a leading market event. The Montreal Job and Training Fair thus remains the leading choice for those looking for jobs and training courses. Every one agrees on this: human contacts and face-to-face meetings are still the best means to match positions to candidates who will occupy them!

Name: Montreal Job and Training Fair, 32nd edition
Location: Palais des congres de Montreal
159, Saint-Antoine West, Room 210
Place-d'Armes Subway Station
Schedule: Tuesday, March 17th, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free for visitors
Partners: Detail Quebec
Corporation des carrossiers professionnels du Quebec
Producer: Expoz Inc.
Maud Allard, President
110, de la Barre Street, Suite 225
Longueuil (Quebec) J4K 1A3
Telephone: 450 651-7407
Fax: 450 651-2355
Internet site:

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