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 earlier this week:
- 1,751 candidates registered for our November 25th event with 1,170 of the job seekers located in Canada (69%) and 98 participating from the United States (6%). Outside of Canada and the U.S, sixty-nine additional countries were represented at the event.
- Of the 1,170 Canadian attendees, 595 were from Ontario (51%), 390 were from British Columbia (33%), 122 were from Alberta (10%), 37 were from Quebec, 14 were from Atlantic Canada, 9 were from Manitoba, and 3 were from Saskatchewan.
- 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 33% of attendees claimed less than two years of experience. Twenty-nine percent had 2-5 years of experience, 19% had 6-10 years experience, and a 19% noted 10+ years of experience!
- The audience of this virtual event was highly educated with 90% of attendees reporting that their highest level of education was college or university. Of that number, 651 attendees (39%) reported having a post graduate degree as well.
- It is also interesting to note that 52% 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 January 27th and we anticipate another educated, experienced, and diverse audience again.