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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mahatma Gandhi


Thank you to all the sponsors, panellists, speakers, exhibitors, supporters, and the Toronto Employment and Social Services volunteers for making the 15th Annual IEP Conference held on March 22nd, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre possible. Couldn't have done it without you!

WELCOME to PCPI's Annual IEP Conference & Hiring Expo, celebrating 15 years of supporting Internationally Educated Professionals realize their career dreams in Canada! The event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Day 1 (Come learn, network, practise and prepare to showcase your very best job-ready skills!)

Christopher Alexander, MBA, Emcee, Plenary Session, Past Chair, PCPI; President and CEO, Zhoosh Service Enterprise;Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Festival Management Committee

Erin McGinn, Welcoming Remarks, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development (MAESD)

Richard H. Pinnock, MBA, Member, Peel-Halton Local Employment Planning Council, presenting on the topic:

"Mastering Soft Skills"

Mr. Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, Afternoon Keynote Speaker, presenting on the topic:

“Winning in the Workplace: Your Talents + Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces =
A Growing Competitive Advantage for Canadian Companies”

The "Straight Goods" Roundup featuring 'down to earth', practical career advice from inspiring IEPs and diversity leaders in the corporate, private and not for profit sectors:

Heather F. Turnbull, Moderator, Founder – Lanaverde Inc., Turnbull Consulting Group

Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director, WomanACT (Woman Abuse Council of Toronto)

Clive Hall, President, Lane Furniture Inc., (Canada) ANS Property Management Services

Devasundari (Devi) Arasanayagam, Manager - Community & Labour Market, City of Toronto

Professional Sector Conversation Hubs – 90 minutes of fast-paced, up to date information and job-ready advice enthusiastically shared by IEPs and other thought leaders representing five professional sectors, as well as the all-new Entrepreneurship Hub. Ask questions, gain market intelligence, and get connected for job success in your chosen profession.

Skill Building Workshops for Outstanding Job Seeking: Discover the secrets of an Effective LinkedIn Profile; and learn "What Makes You Memorable", from the employer’s perspective.

Participate in Draws and Win Prizes!

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Day 2 Bring your résumé, business cards and enthusiasm to the all-new Hiring Expo!

Practise your Canadian workplace skills for success as you meet Employers who are hiring. Get familiar with their company culture, and apply for open positions.

Visit the Marketplace – your one-stop consultation centre for career information and advice from dozens of regulators, licensing bodies, accreditors, language trainers, academic institutions, and career services providers

Plus: Participate in Knowledge ‘Pods’ (interactive learning sessions) on topics like: mastering difficult interview questions, perfecting your elevator pitch, preparing your references, and much more. Register for a free résumé/CV critique.

Participate and enter for the Grand Prize Draw!

Strategic Partner Video featuring WES

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Platinum Sponsor Video featuring CPA Ontario

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