Energy, Mining and Engineering International Jobs Expo

Energy, Mining and Engineering International Jobs Expo

April 26, 2012 16:21 ET

Australian and New Zealand Energy, Mining and Engineering Recruitment Expo Returns to Canada

Organisers respond to labour poaching accusations

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2012) - On the heels of two hugely successful recruitment expos in 2011, Working In Ltd. returns to Canada with the Energy, Mining & Engineering International Jobs Expo. In addition to the Calgary and Edmonton Expos on May 5-6, 2012 and May 12-13, 2012, respectively, a one-day Vancouver, BC Expo on May 9, 2012 has been added to the schedule.

"Australian, New Zealand, and Peruvian employers will be on-site to interview, hire and offer sponsorships," says Rupert Merrick, event organizer with Working In. "Stracon, a South American based mining company, will be at the Calgary and Vancouver expos recruiting for jobs in Peru."

For those interested in the Australasian positions, professional seminars will be available for attendees to learn more about employment opportunities, exciting projects, working and living in Australia and New Zealand, and the process of moving "down under".

While some have accused the Australia and New Zealand companies of "poaching" highly skilled Canadian workers while Canada faces a looming labour shortage, Merrick replies that, "These are global industries and any Canadian oil and gas office looks like the UN these days. There are 2,500 Australians currently working in downtown Calgary."

The Expos will be held in Calgary on May 5-6, 2012 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre; in Vancouver on May 9, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency; and in Edmonton on May 12-13, 2012 at the Mayfield Inn & Suites.

The Expo features major industry players including Arrow Energy, SKM, Oceana Gold, Peabody Energy, and Lycopodium, among others.

Some of the many advantages of working in Australasia include gaining international work experience, adding exciting projects to CVs, pay rates that are on average 20% higher than Alberta, temperate climate, beautiful landscapes, friendly people and exhilarating outdoor adventure opportunities. Peru is a great option for an offshore experience closer to home.

Established in 1998, Working In is an award-winning global company, providing a highly focused media channel to connect skilled professionals with employers through quality and popular expos, magazines and websites. Working In has successfully organized the Opportunities Overseas Expo in the UK and South Africa for the past 13 years, providing as a highly targeted recruitment platform for Canadian employers.

Tickets are $10 each and are available online at

For media accreditation, interview requests, or photo opportunities, please contact Janice ter Borg.

Contact Information

  • Energy, Mining & Engineering International Jobs Expo
    c/o: Mission Possible Communication Strategies Ltd.
    Janice ter Borg
    Canadian media relations
    Cell: (403) 816-6163