Toronto is getting a new career fair that’s the first-of-its-kind in the city

Finding a new career is fundamentally difficult, especially when you come from a diverse background or underrepresented group. In hopes of filling the gap, Toronto’s getting a new career fair that will focus on hiring BIPOC talent.

BLAXPO is a one-day career fair that aims to reduce the unemployment gap by highlighting BIPOC talent and matching people to companies that embody the same diverse spirit.

The event was founded by Four Brown Girls, a Canadian non-profit event management organization that focuses on activism and social innovation.

The second annual career fair will be held both online and in person at the Toronto Reference Library. The event is set to connect and educate both candidates and companies, all while matching potential employees to employers through their website.

There will be several activities for those attending including speed networking, masterclasses and a live podcast session.

Big companies such as Google, Deloitte, HSBC, YMCA and more are set to send out company representatives to be at this career fair.

To ensure attendees get the most out of this opportunity, BLAXPO has posted a few pointers to help people prepare before heading down to the event.

BLAXPO recommends visitors prepare their CV and cover letter, research the companies that will be attending, prepare a 30-second pitch to each employer, bring your business cards and prepare some thoughtful questions for the company representative.

The best part is that the career fair is free to attend, but registration is required.

BLAXPO will be held on October 22 from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm

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