Unlike traditional in-person recruiting events, virtual events have no borders. This fact was proven by the numbers at Tech Talent Canada’s virtual job fair last week:
- 1,771 candidates registered for our October 21st event with 1,270 of the job seekers located in Canada (72%) and 93 participating from the United States (5%). Outside of Canada and the U.S, sixty-seven additional countries were represented at the event.
- Of the 1,270 Canadian attendees, 754 were from British Columbia (59%), 264 were from Ontario (21%), 181 were from Alberta (14%), 33 were from Quebec, 20 were from Saskatchewan, 10 were from Manitoba, and 8 were from Atlantic Canada.
- Seventy-six percent of attendees were interested in technical roles (Software Developer, Data Scientist, etc.) and 24% were looking for a non-technical role (Marketing Manager, Human Resources, etc.).
- While most job fairs are overwhelmed with young job seekers and fresh grads, only 31% of attendees claimed less than two years of experience. Thirty percent had 2-5 years of experience, 20% had 6-10 years experience, and a whooping 19% noted 10+ years of experience.
- The audience of this virtual event was the most educated to date with 93% of attendees reporting that their highest level of education was college or university. Of that number, 651 attendees (40%) also reported having a post graduate degree as well.
- It is also interesting to note that the audience split 50/50 when we asked them if they were currently employed. It appears the anonymity of virtual events is drawing out participants that are gainfully employed but curious about their career options.
Tech Talent Canada’s next virtual job fair is on November 25th and we anticipate an educated, experienced, and diverse audience again.
If you’re hiring, grab your virtual booth now for only $1,000.