VIATEC is holding a virtual career fair to bring together tech companies from Victoria with skilled, diverse, and experienced talent from across the country and Canadians abroad. You told us you are looking for more experienced, out-of-region candidates so we will be leveraging digital marketing and running targeted paid campaigns to reach the people with the skills and experience you need and inviting them to meet you at this virtual half-day event.
By participating in this event, your organization will benefit from:
Paid LinkedIn campaigns targeting roles specified by employers
Google Search campaigns targeted at experienced talent living elsewhere who want to relocate or work remotely for a company in Victoria
Promotion to experienced alumni via University channel partners
Promotion to diverse candidates via partnerships with diversity job boards and organizations
$625 worth of job posting credits (5 roles) to use within 1 year of the event
Increased overall brand awareness of the Victoria tech scene across Canada and to Canadians living abroad
Relocation resources related to finding housing, our proximity to larger tech hubs (for events and networking), and other top candidate challenges
This half-day event will feature companies like yours on a virtual platform where you can have a virtual booth and offer presentations and meet with an audience of job-seekers from across the country that have the skills and experience most in demand by our tech community in Victoria.
We'll be using the EventMobi platform to manage this event. EventMobi is a Canadian virtual event software, with proven virtual career fair success by partner tech associations such as Communitech's Tech Jam from Home. www.eventmobi.com
Showcase your organization
Drive candidates to your careers page, or choose your own call to action
(Optional) Set up a form to collect contact information of candidates who are interested in your organization
(Optional) Present your company: live or pre-recorded
Upload one or more videos OR set up a Zoom to educate candidates on what makes your organization special. Can be targeted to specific functions or kept general
Information on the overall tech scene, relocation information and services, etc
Registration for job seekers will be free
The employer registration fee is $500* for VIATEC Company members. This will be comped back to organizations in the form of credits for 5 job postings ($625 value) on the VIATEC job board
*Sustaining Patron and Community Builder members who already have complimentary job postings will not pay any registration fee
A minimum of 20 companies registered is needed to be able to host the event. If the minimum number isn't met, we will refund all registrants
Why are we doing this?
Our goal with this event is to address the top recruiting challenges faced by tech employers in Greater Victoria by:
building awareness of our region among experienced business and tech talent across the country and among Canadians living abroad
creating networking opportunities between candidates and employers
providing information and resources to aid candidates in relocation
to highlight the breadth and scope of our tech sector, and
to contribute to building a cohesive tech community by encouraging historically underrepresented candidates to participate.
Can I participate even if our organization doesn't have any currently open roles?
Yes! The Victoria Call For Talent event exists not only to fill immediately open roles but to act as a first touchpoint for longer-term career opportunities. The more participating members, the more we can also show the breadth and diversity of organizations in the community.
Can I participate as a Non-Member organization?
Yes, however, we are limiting employer participants for this event to tech-driven organizations. If you are unsure if your organization is a fit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How big of a time commitment should I expect?
Understanding the range of organizations' recruitment needs and availability, we have aimed to provide as much flexibility as possible.
Time commitment suggestions:
General booth setup: 30 min
(Optional) Pre-recorded video creation: 1-3 hrs
(Optional) Live presentation preparation: 45 min
Participation during event day: 1.5-3 hours
How will this be different from Discover Tectoria?
Discover Tectoria is largely attended by in-region, multi-level experienced candidates. Messaging and paid promotion for this event is focusing exclusively on experienced, diverse, and out-of-region candidates. This event will also be virtual and accessible from anywhere!
Functionally-targeted digital marketing. This pilot event is the first of its kind to budget specifically to address filling designated key roles indicated by company registrants.
Cost. Discover Tectoria booths start at $1000. Considering the challenge COVID is imposing on our members, we aim to remove as many cost barriers as possible to participate. The Victoria Call for Talent Event's upfront $500 will be comped back to you via five job posting credits, valued at $625, that you can use over the next year. Additionally, Community Builders and Sustaining Patrons pay no upfront cost, as they already have job posting benefits.
Do you have sponsorship opportunities for this event?
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact email@example.com
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos