CPAC Job Posting: Summer Student – Program Assistant

Start Date: June 17th, 2019 (9 weeks)

Company Information

CPAC (formerly Chinese Professionals Association of Canada) is a service provider as well as a membership and community organization with over 30,000 members of cross-cultural backgrounds. It has advocated for and served the internationally trained professionals community for over two decades, especially in helping them obtain licences, find employment, advance career, integrate in society, and develop leadership skills.

Job Summary

The Program Assistant will be providing assistance with the outreach and promotion of CPAC’s 18th Annual Professionals Day Job Fair & Career Conference. This special event is designed to help internationally trained professionals gain job search skills through workshops, and meet and network with employers across the GTA. The position requires a significant ability to work independently. The ideal candidate is a bright problem-solver with a positive attitude and thrives in a collaborative, team-based work environment. Experience with special event planning, execution or marketing is an asset. The Program Assistant will report to the Professionals Day Project Manager.


Work closely with members of the program team to assist in the execution of the Professionals Day event, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in marketing outreach and liaison to community partners, employers volunteers and participants
  • Assist in identifying and researching potential speakers/exhibitors/employers
  • Assist in the recruitment of event speakers, exhibitors, participants and volunteers
  • Assist in responding to inquiries via phone and email
  • Maintain database records of exhibitors and outreach efforts
  • Provide administrative support to the Program team
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Post-Secondary program in Event Management, Business, Marketing or a related field
  • Fluency in English with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solver with the proven ability to take initiative
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proficiency with computer, internet marketing and social media skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a dynamic team
  • Experience with event planning, marketing, sales, or non-profits is an asset


Students must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Please forward your resume to: by May 31, 2019.We thank all candidates for their interests. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.