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In-TAC’s Career Expo and Symposium 2014 Event was a great success

Ottawa, CANADA, October 9th, 2014

On October 8th, 2014, In-TAC hosted two major events; our second annual career expo and first national symposium entitled “Where Business Meets Immigration Policy Makers”. Both events were held concurrently at the Ottawa Convention Centre, and both were a success!

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With over 900 job seekers and visitors in attendance, and over 40 hiring employers and community resources looking to fill over 1000 job vacancies, In-TAC’s career expo was a busy place. The event, Ottawa’s largest career expo for IT and finance professionals, ran from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA), Royal Bank of Canada and Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program were this year’s sponsors.

The expo and symposium were launched by keynote speakers, Corinne Prince-St-Amand, Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Director General, Integration-Foreign Credentials Referral Office, and Dr. Tony Bailetti, Director of Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program who, during his opening speech, pledged his sponsorship for next year’s expo. Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA) presented In-TAC accounting graduate, Waseem Abbasi, with a $2500 scholarship.

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA) presented In-TAC accounting graduate, Waseem Abbasi (left), with a $2500 scholarship.

Job seekers commented that they liked the breadth of employers and the positive atmosphere. They also felt that the employers were really sociable and eager to answer questions. “Very professional and friendly, they made me feel welcome if I wanted to open a business”, commented one attendee about the Entrepreneur’s Corner.

Livia Koneval, WSIB Student Success Specialist said, “The event was outstanding, very well organized, the turn out tremendous. We met, networked and made connections with a great amount of prospective Algonquin College students.”

Stella Garcia Maiz of the Strategic Community Initiatives Branch of the City of Ottawa, commented that the symposium’s “subject matter was very interesting, if anything, we would have liked to have more time to engage in dialogue. It’s so important to make sure we continue to encourage conversations between key players, and the In-TAC Symposium was a perfect opportunity for it.”
Symposium and career expo attendees gathered around the media area at noon to hear Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Minister, Chris Alexander, speak about the labour shortages Canada is experiencing and what CIC is doing, through programs such as Alternative Careers and the new Express Entry model, to mitigate those challenges.

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In-TAC Career Expo 2014 Media Area with CIC Minister Chris Alexander giving a speech and taking questions from media and audience.

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Minister Chris Alexander

In-TAC would like to thank everyone who came out to make In-TAC’s 2nd annual career expo such a success! Special thanks to all of our partner employers who worked tirelessly all day interviewing and networking with motivated job seekers.


(left to right) Carl Nicholson, Vivian Chan, Minister Chris Alexander, Juliette Smith Corinne Prince St-Amand, Sharon Kan, Ying Xie & Carmen G. Muñoz,

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In-TAC Team and Minister Chris Alexander

(Please see below for a full list of employers and community partners exhibiting at In-TAC’s Career Expo 2014.)

(More pictures of the event can be found here. Photos courtesy of McCarthy Media Group and Profile Imaging)

Visit In-TAC’s website at for event updates or contact:

Carmen G. Muñoz,

National Program Manager  I     Phone: 613-220-9444


List of employers and community partners exhibiting at In-TAC’s Career Expo 2014

  1. Accountemps
  2. Adecco
  3. Algonquin College
  4. AstraQom International
  5. Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  6. CENX
  7. CIBC
  8. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  9. Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  10. Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (Co-sponsor)
  11. Futurpreneur Canada
  12. Halogen Software
  13. iNANO Medical
  14. inBay Technologies
  15. Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
  16. In-TAC Business Centre – Accounting Co-op
  17. In-TAC Employment Services
  18. :ITO 2.0
  19. Invest Ottawa
  20. Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
  21. JPMorgan Chase
  22. Kivuto Solutions Inc.
  23. Lead To Win – Carleton University
  24. Lixar
  25. Macadamian
  26. Nova Networks
  27. Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
  28. Ottawa Community Loan Fund
  29. Ottawa Public Library, Business Centre
  30. Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB)
  31. RCMP
  32. Renaissance Repair and Supply
  33. Royal Bank of Canada (Co-sponsor)
  34. Scotiabank
  35. S.i. Systems
  36. SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc.
  37. Sun Life Financial Canada
  38. Technology Innovation Management (TIM) – Carleton University (Main Sponsor)
  39. Telfer School of Management – University of Ottawa
  40. The Alternative Career Pathways initiative NACC
  41. YMCA/YWCA Employment Services