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April 04, 2011 12:50 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Opens Its Doors to Help New Canadians Find Employment

Job Seekers will meet face-to-face with BMO employees through 'Speed Mentoring' program at the bank's Meadowvale Customer Contact Centre.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - BMO Financial Group's new Meadowvale Customer Contact Centre (CCC) in Mississauga, Ontario, is open for business -- and BMO is hiring. To help find qualified candidates and assist job-seeking newcomers at the same time, BMO has partnered with ACCES Employment to host one of ACCES' innovative Speed Mentoring events.

Through a series of rapid-fire 'speed mentoring' sessions, more than a dozen BMO employees will meet with each of the hopeful job seekers to explore their skills, experience and career aspirations. The BMO mentors will provide mentees with advice about everything from networking strategies, resume preparation, interviewing and job opportunities within the bank, all in a tightly-timed series of back-to-back-to-back conversations that will each last 10 minutes. 

News media are invited to observe the Speed Mentoring as it takes place and to interview mentees, mentors, ACCES and BMO spokespeople.

Photo and video opportunities are also available throughout the event.

WHAT: BMO Financial Group Meadowvale CCC Speed Mentoring event
   
WHO: 12-14 new Canadians seeking employment in BMO's new call centre
  12-14 BMO call centre employees will act as mentors
  Jennifer Reid, Vice President, Customer Contact Centre, BMO Financial Group
  Allison Pond, Executive Director, ACCES Employment
   
WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2011 -- 2:00-4:00 pm
   
WHERE: BMO Meadowvale CCC
  2465 Argentia Road,
  Mississauga, ON L5N 0B4
   
  The Contact Centre is close to the Meadowvale GO Train station, Mississauga transit, and Highways 401 and 407. Lots of free parking.

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