2014 CPAC Professionals Day & Job Fair is on May 31 at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
May 7, TORONTO – CPAC Professionals Day 2014, a career development conference and job fair for immigrant professionals in the GTA, will be held on May 31 at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, announced Ms. Margaret Yang, President of CPAC at the press conference held today in the CPAC Conference Hall.
Continuing the decade-long success of this event, the 13th CPAC Professionals Day will bring a new lineup of speakers, employers and service providers and will be held in an upscale facility to match the profile of this event. The one-day event features a keynote speaker and 10 breakout sessions on various career related topics.
Royson Ng, President of Samtack Inc., will be the keynote speaker for Professionals Day 2014. Mr. Ng will share with the audience his story of success. Born and raised in Malaysia, he came to Canada in 1991 and started his career with various entry level jobs before joining Samtack. Under his leadership, the company has grown to be a leading distributor of personal computers, consumer electronics, dry food and health & beauty products and have such big name mass merchant clients as Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Office Depot, Staples and Wal-Mart. Mr. Ng attributes the success of the company to its employees, most of whom are immigrants.
Among the topics of the breakout sessions, “Career Options for Young Professionals” and “Youth Success Stories” will be of interest to young immigrants and university graduates. Popular sessions such as “Career Opportunities with government”, “Strategies to succeed in behavioral job interviews” will continue to attract big crowds. Again, speakers come from various sectors including government agencies, educational institutions, training and career development service providers, community agencies, employers and sponsors.
Close to 50 employers and service providers from various sectors and industries will participate in the Job Fair/Marketplace, bringing in a wide range of employment opportunities or promoting their programs and services to the participants.
“Professionals Day has been one of our efforts in helping immigrant professionals integrate into the community and become contributing members. This is an event where participants will get inspired, learn the latest information on the job market, upgrade their professional skills as well as get connected with employers, industry experts and peers,” said Ms. Yang.
The CAPC Professionals Day has received broad support from the corporate world, with BMO Financial Group being its Presenting Sponsor. “BMO Financial Group shares CPAC’s vision of empowering new immigrants. “As Canada’s first bank, BMO Financial Group has a long and proud history of supporting and serving multicultural communities across Canada,” said Ms. Vivien Yung, BMO’s Regional VP of Personal Banking. “ We are also the first bank in Canada to partner with CPAC to issue the Affinity MasterCard to help newcomer professionals establish their essential credit in Canada,” added Ms. Yung.
“As a proud diamond sponsor of CPAC’s annual Professionals Day, we recognize the challenges internationally trained professionals face when transitioning to Canada,” said Carmen Jacques, business development manager, CGA Ontario. “It’s essential that newcomers have access to programs that assist them in transitioning their lives and careers – we believe in the importance of working together to provide the essential stepping stones that drive success.”
Professional Day 2014 is open to the public. Admission is free. Online registration is available at http://cpac2014pday.eventbrite.com/ Registrants can redeem their confirmation for lunch at the event.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North (600 HWY-7 E Richmond Hill, Ontario)
Register at: http://cpac2014pday.eventbrite.com/
Enquiries: 416-298-7885 Ext. 101
The Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) is a federally registered, not-for-profit organization with the objective of serving and representing the interests of immigrant professionals. The Association has a membership of 29,000 across Canada and is the largest of its kind in Canada. Since its inception in 1992, it has expanded to serve diverse internationally trained professionals and plays an increasingly important role in our multicultural Canadian society, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area.
CPAC Professional Day 2014, a career development conference and job fair for immigrant professionals in the GTA, will be held on May 31 at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel. The photo was shot at the press conference of the event. From the left: The representative of the Diamond sponsor, Ms. Carmen Jacques, Business Development Manager of CGA Ontario; Ms. Margaret Yang, President of CPAC; The representative of the Presenting sponsor, Ms. Vivien Yung, Regional VP, Personal Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal; Mr. Andi Shi, Executive Director of CPAC.[nggallery id=9]