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BC Job Fairs 2012 - 2013




BC Jobs Start Here: BC Job Fairs 2012 – 2013

the bc job fair experience 


BC Jobs Start Here: BC Job Fairs began in September 2012 with an initial run of 24 communities, which attracted more than 31,000 British Columbians. Based on positive feedback from exhibitors and attendees, the fairs were extended through March 2013 with 23 additional stops. Attendance nearly tripled at the 2013 fairs – with approximately 134,000 British Columbians attending the job fairs throughout the province.


In 2013, a new skills-training kiosk was added to showcase more than 50 Career Trek videos and share information on skills training in B.C.


Exhibitors at each fair included employers from a range of sectors, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, training authorities and local WorkBC Employment Services Centres. The BC Jobs Start Here mobile exhibit was also onsite to answer questions and help visitors navigate the BC Jobs Plan and WorkBC websites using iPads.



  • By 2020, British Columbia will see more than one million job openings, with 67 per cent of those expected for the Mainland/Southwest region.
  • 134,156 attendees visited BC Jobs Start Here: BC Job Fairs 2012 – 2013 
  • More than 470 exhibitors at 47 BC Jobs Start Here: BC Job Fairs throughout 42 BC communities 
  • The job fairs are being organized as part of Canada Starts Here: the BC Jobs Plan, the Province’s strategy for economic growth and job creation.

Tips for the future


The BC Jobs Start Here: BC Jobs Fair tip sheet has helped thousands of British Columbians prepare for BC Job Fairs. Whether you’re looking for your first job, or a change in career, these principles do not change! Download the BC Job Fairs Tip sheet


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