80 TALENTED PROFESSIONALS WILL RETURN HOME TO TORONTO FROM MAY 9 TO 11,
TORONTO, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Homecoming will launch its fourth
annual event this week with a three-day conference to encourage
professionals living abroad to return home to Toronto and explore job
opportunities within the city.
"There are thousands of talented Canadians living abroad who would like
to return to Toronto but find it challenging to find the right job,"
said Andrew Graham, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "This event matches
up these individuals with companies looking for global talent and helps
remove some of the barriers for them to return and reconnect with the
The event runs from May 9 to May 11 and will begin on Thursday May 9
with an opening night reception gala. Toronto Homecoming 2013 will
include networking sessions, workshops, keynotes from Toronto business
leaders, city tours and receptions with past participants and corporate
"This event has grown over the past four years with a record number of
applications this year, so we look forward to building on that success
to enhance economic growth in Toronto and highlight our global business
mindset," added Eva Wong Scanlan, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "Over
the past three years we have hosted 200 participants from over 25
countries and almost half have returned to work in Toronto."
Attendees are professionals in the early-to-mid stages of their careers
and typically Canadians who live abroad and want to return to the city.
Participation in the conference is limited and applicants were assessed
on their educational backgrounds and professional experience.
Toronto Homecoming is a not-for-profit initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance's Emerging Leaders Network. Our goal is to connect talented Canadians living abroad with great
career opportunities in the Toronto Region.
Toronto Homecoming has hosted more than 200 participants over the past three years from
over 25 different countries. Almost half of those participants are
currently living in the region and many have found exciting jobs with
our corporate partners.
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