THE NATIONAL JOB FAIR

THE NATIONAL JOB FAIR

March 22, 2005 16:39 ET

Jobboom.com Becomes Title Sponsor


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MARCH 22, 2005 - 16:39 ET

Jobboom.com Becomes Title Sponsor

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) - The National Job Fair
Inc., producer of The National Job Fair & Training Expo, is proud to
officially announce an exclusive title sponsorship agreement with
Jobboom.com, a division of Canoe Inc., for the next two editions on
April 6 and 7, 2005, and September 14 and 15, 2005, at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre.

Jobboom.com has been one of the leading sources of online job postings
and career counselling for French-speaking candidates since 1997.
Jobboom.com launched its national expansion with an aggressive
multimedia advertising campaign in October 2004.

"We're excited about our involvement with The National Job Fair Inc.,"
said Bruno Leclaire, President & Chief Executive Officer of CANOE Inc.
"Jobboom.com already has a national footprint in the online careers
industry, and our involvement with this prestigious show adds to our
momentum."

"This title sponsorship agreement with Jobboom.com brings The National
Job Fair & Training Expo to new heights," said Daniel Levesque,
President and Founder of The National Job Fair & Training Expo. "The
agreement is a significant development that proves once again that the
Ontario job market and business community endorse our exhibition and
support its mission. This is an important development, and it is part of
our continuous progression.

The National Job Fair & Training Expo, title sponsor Jobboom.com, major
sponsors The Toronto Sun and the Ontario Government, the 10 official
partners, the more than 100 organizations exhibiting - and their growing
numbers - and some 15,000 job hunters, transition seekers and those with
education/training goals will come together on April 6 and 7, creating a
unique synergy with thousands of opportunities in various sectors.

Jobboom.com Internet Area

On April 6 and 7, job seekers will have the opportunity to get a closer
look at Jobboom.com, a 1.3-million-member jobsite. Jobboom.com will
present the Jobboom.com Internet Area, a first at The National Job Fair
& Training Expo. Job seekers will have a unique chance to discover their
jobsite at booths 531, 533, 630 and 632. By visiting the Jobboom.com
Internet Area, job seekers will also have the chance to enter a contest
to win exciting prizes.

Jobboom.com Public Presentation

Jobboom.com will also take part in our Public Presentation Program on
April 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., in the Central Stage Area. Guest
speakers Mike McLarnon and Pierre Dufour of Jobboom will introduce the
jobsite in detail and explain how Jobboom.com can give candidates the
needed edge. Attendees are invited to discover a tool that will be
useful in their career for years to come.

The National Job Fair & Training Expo consists of four main pavilions
(Employment Pavilion, Training & Education Pavilion, Career Services
Pavilion and Biz Launch Self-Employment Pavilion), The Jobs Avenue, the
Jobboom.com Internet Area, the Public Presentation Area and the
Conference Area.

The National Job Fair & Training Expo

The mission of The National Job Fair & Training Expo is to play a major
role in the Ontario job, career, training and education markets by
creating an exhibition twice a year, in spring and fall, that stimulates
employment in a dynamic and proactive environment. As it adapts to the
changing conditions of the job market, the exhibition recognizes and
explores all facets of the job-search process and career development for
the largest captive audience of highly motivated candidates.

Jobboom.com

Jobboom.com and jobboomformation.com (lifelong learning) are part of
CANOE, an integrated company offering e-commerce, information,
communication and IT consulting services. Canoe Inc. owns the CANOE
network, which serves 6.1 million unique visitors per month (source:
comScore Media Metrix, All Locations, December 2004) and includes
Canoe.ca, Canoe.qc.ca, La Toile du Quebec (Toile.com), Money.canoe.ca
and Webfin.com, Megagiciel.com, and the TVA television network's sites
(tva.canoe.com). Canoe Inc. also operates a string of e-commerce sites:
Autonet.ca (automobiles), Flirt.canoe.ca and ReseauContact.com (dating),
ClassifiedExtra.ca and ClasseesExtra.ca (classifieds). Its subsidiary
Progisia Informatique offers IT consulting services including
e-commerce, outsourcing, integration and secure transaction environments.

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