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CACEE Atlantic Talent Summit 2017

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Date(s) - 25/09/2017
All Day

Casino Nova Scotia, Compass Room


We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the CACEE Atlantic Talent Summit, which will take place at the Casino Nova Scotia, Compass Room on September 25th, 2017. Join us in Halifax for what promises to be an engaging day of learning, discussions, and networking!

Register now at Talent Summit and take advantage of our Early Bird rates until August 4th, 2017!

If you are planning to be in Halifax on September 26th for the Halifax Universities Career Fair, why not plan to come a day early so you can take part in both events? More information on the Halifax Universities Career Fair can be found at:

Pricing as follows:

Member Early Bird (registered by August 4th): $60.00

Member Regular: $75.00

Non-Member Regular: $125.00

Non-Member, Registered for Halifax Career Fair, 10% discount off non-member pricing: $112.50


Preliminary Program

8:30 a.m. Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m. Conference Opening/Keynote- to be confirmed

9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Hiring International Students, Busting Myths and Telling Truths

Process to hire, onboard, and train international students? Resources needed? How to create buy-in from senior leadership. How have they helped employers fill hard-to-fill roles. Employer experiences of ROI from hiring international students.

Panelists include representatives from: TD Bank, United Way Halifax, Nova Scotia Department of Labor and Advanced Education

Facilitated by Paula Barry, AVP Student Experience, MSVU

10:50 a.m. Reveal: MSVU new tool to make hiring international students and graduates easier

This resource provides tips, resources and tools on how to successfully ease their transition into the workplace. There are several videos where you will hear from international students, recent graduates, university staff, and employers. We hope you find inspiration and a deeper understanding of the benefits that come from creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

11:00 a.m. Nutrition Break

11:15 a.m. – Student Panel Discussion: Diverse student perspectives on employment in Atlantic Canada

Are students optimistic about career options after graduation? What are they doing/ should they be doing to prepare themselves? What do you need from employers/institutions? What do you look for in an employer? Does a diverse workplace matter to you and why?

Facilitated by: Nathan Laurie, President and CEO, Rankmyinternship

Rankmyinternship helps students identify top employers of internships, co-ops and practicums across North America. The site allows students to write about their work experience in a constructive, positive and helpful way so that other students can read up about what it’s like to work at that company.

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Group Discussion: How to facilitate diverse recruitment

Interactive small-group discussions where participants are asked to develop best practices to address cases presented followed by large group review and feedback. Magnet will also present their comments and findings regarding diverse recruitment strategies, tools, and best practices.

Facilitated by: Mark Patterson, Executive Director, Magnet and Hire Immigrants, Ryerson University and Anica Vasic, Manager, Magnet

Magnet is a network powered by data-rich, job-matching technology that connects job seekers with employers based upon skills, preferences and talent needs. Magnet’s goal is to address unemployment and under-employment specifically as it relates to youth, new immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and other individuals facing barriers to employment.

3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

3:15-4:30 p.m. Networking Reception

This will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and new connections to discuss what has transpired over the course of the day. Light refreshments will be served.

After the Talent Summit, TD will be hosting an informal networking evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Lower Deck Beer Market Food and beverage will be provided.


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