Encounter Job Conference 2013 Helped Over 500 Young Professionals in Job Search and Career Development

Young Professional Division of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada successfully held its 2nd annual Encounter Career Conference at the North York Civic Center on Oct 12, 2013. The conference, organized by YPD of CPAC with the support of TD Canada Bank, brought together more than 500 young professionals, students, guest-speakers, employers, and NGOs for an exciting day at the North York Civic Center. Enlight invited political and business leaders of the highest caliber to share their knowledge and experience on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and volunteering to job hunting and career development.

Young Professionals Devision (Enlight) is built on the vision that young people can realize their potential by meeting and learning from the best in business and industry. Our members represent a wide variety of fields and sectors. Through these cross-industry, cross-functional collaborations, we hope to help our members build and develop the skills, knowledge and networks that will help them in this dynamic global marketplace. Enlight is the young professionals division of the Chinese Professional Association of Canada (CPAC), which has been helping Chinese professionals in Canada since 1992, with over 27,000 registered members.

Encounter Job Conference was delighted by the presence of following guest speakers Ms. Olivia Chow, NDP Member of Parliament of Trinity-Spadina; Mr. Bryan Wang, owner of Asian Legend; Ms. Evelyn Nakamura, VP of Toronto Trillium Lions Club; Mr. Jeffrey Ma, President of University of Toronto Chinese Alumni Association; Ms. Amy Wong, External Recruiter of TD Canada Bank; Mr. Bobby Wang, Associate at McCarthy Tetrault LLP; Mr. Jason Qi Associate at TD Securities; and Mr. Brian Wu, Financial Valuation Manager at KPMG.

One innovation particular to this year’s Encounter Job Conference were the Breakout Sessions where three sessions were held simultaneously, and participants could attend the one that interest them the most. This innovation could not have happened without the partnership between Enlight and other great young professional associations such as Toronto Trillium Lions Club, Young Taiwanese Merchant Association of Toronto (YTMAT), University of Toronto Chinese Alumni Association (UTCAA)。

CPAC YPD’s second Encounter Job Conference strived to serve young professionals from and around the Greater Toronto Area with pride and excellence. The event facilitated a welcoming environment of professional learning, and career development. The exchange of ideas and industry information will help Chinese young professionals to thrive in the Canadian job market.