Yesterday Tech Talent Canada hosting our fourth virtual job fair and it was our biggest event to date with over 3,000 registered candidates.
Unlike traditional in-person recruiting events, virtual job fairs allow us to capture more data points on the candidate demographics and it is always interesting to perform a post-mortem on the audience.
Here is a breakdown of yesterday’s event::
- 3,109 candidates registered for our February 24th event with 2,060 of the job seekers located in Canada (66%). Outside of Canada, sixty-one additional countries were represented at the event.
- Of the Canadian attendees, 819 were from Ontario (40%), 636 were from Alberta (31%), 432 were from British Columbia (21%), 78 were from Quebec, 17 were from Manitoba, 13 were from Atlantic Canada, and 12 were from Saskatchewan.
- Seventy-eight percent of attendees were interested in technical roles (Software Developer, Data Scientist, etc.) and 22% 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 38% of attendees claimed less than two years of experience. Twenty-seven percent had 2-5 years of experience, 18% had 6-10 years experience, and 17% noted 10+ years of experience!
- The audience of this virtual event was highly educated with 88% of attendees reporting that their highest level of education was college or university. Of that number, 1,023 attendees (37%) reported having a post graduate degree as well.
- It is also interesting to note that 48% of the audience reported that they are 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 April 28th and we anticipate another educated, experienced, and diverse candidate pool again.