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Employer Information

Recruitment Materials

Please bring a sufficient supply of recruitment materials, as no printing facilities are available on site.

Advance shipments of materials may be delivered to FirstOntario Centre. Any packages that have not been previously identified will be rejected. Please note this is a non-secure holding area.

Return shipments are the responsibility of the exhibitor. No materials may remain at the facility beyond 4:30 p.m. on the day of the fair.

Please refer to the Shipping & Handling Information page for detailed instructions, including information on customs and transportation services.

Audio-Visual Equipment

Companies registered for this fair are responsible for bringing their own audio-visual equipment.

Booth Signage and Nametags

We will provide each representative with a lanyard and exhibitor identification badge. Badges will be personalized with the company name only. All employers must wear their identification badge while at the fair.

Booth Set-Up and Hours

We strongly recommend that employers set up their booth the day before the event, if possible. Staff will be available to assist you from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. If you are unable to come the day before the fair, you can also set up the morning of the event from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Note: The loading dock doors will close promptly at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the fair. Please plan accordingly.

Loading Instructions

Large displays can enter and pull into the loading dock area located off Bay St. You will have 15 minutes for unloading in this area. We will have volunteers and dollies ready to help unload your car and bring your packages to your booth. Please have all packages clearly marked with your company name and booth number.

Note: Load-in space is very limited at the FirstOntario Centre. We highly suggest that you set up the day before, if possible.

Refreshments and Lunch

Breakfast will be provided between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be available between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Representatives must show their lanyard to access the employer lounge.   

Accommodation Information

For employers travelling from out of town who wish to stay in the Hamilton area, please refer to our list of nearby hotels. While Connect to Careers does not endorse a particular establishment, we have negotiated accommodation rates for our employer partners if booked prior to February 4, 2020.

Sheraton Hotel
Staybridge Suites
Visitors Inn

Due to conferences and other large events in the region, we advise that you book your rooms early. When booking your room, please mention that you are attending the Connect to Careers Job Fair for McMaster University for a preferred rate.

Other Promotional Opportunities

Become a featured employer on our site.

Your organization's ad and/or logo will rotate on the Connect to Careers homepage and link back to your organization’s career page or main site.

The cost to become a featured employer is $100 (CAD) plus HST. Your ad/logo will remain on the Connect to Careers site for a few months following the event.

Specs for the featured employer image:

  • Width: 250 pixels
  • Height: 250 pixels
  • Format: JPEG (.jpg)
  • Maximum file size: 8KB
  • Ideal file size: 4KB or less

Swag Sponsor

The Branding Company

23 Tamara Pl, Brantford, ON N3P 1M8

The Branding Company logo

Please feel free to add your job postings to the OSCARplus boards. For more information about this, please contact Teresa Finelli at Additionally, if you would like to provide a link to your careers website and/or job postings, this will be added to your company profile on the Connect to Careers pages for job seekers.


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