TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Homecoming has launched its third
annual application campaign to encourage talented local leaders living
abroad to return home and explore career opportunities through a
four-day event, taking place from June 7, 2012 to June 10, 2012.
"These talented professionals can provide valuable international insight
and experience to drive economic and social innovation," said Andrew
Graham, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "Our past two events have
included participants from over 22 countries. Dozens have successfully
moved back to Toronto since and we look forward to welcoming a large
and talented group of homecomers this year."
Studies indicate that Toronto loses a significant number of young
professionals every year to jobs in the United States and abroad. Many
have great success and contribute to the social and economic innovation
of their adopted city. Many of these leaders would like to return to
Canada, but find it difficult to find the high quality job
opportunities that are available.
"The purpose of Toronto Homecoming is to make it easier for emerging
leaders to connect with the great jobs that are available in Toronto,
and to help them re-establish themselves in the city. We are looking
for high performers and innovators with success in driving change who
have an existing connection to Toronto through work, family or
studies." noted Eva Wong Scanlan, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming.
The application deadline to be considered for acceptance to the event is
March 16, 2012. Applicants should be professionals in the early-to-mid
stages of their careers and former Torontonians that live abroad and
want to return to the city. Successful applicants will be notified by
March 31, 2012.
Participation in the event is limited to 100 people and applicants will
be assessed on their professional, civic and volunteer experience.
Career opportunities are divided into three streams:
1) Financial & Professional Services
2) Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods
3) Technology and Telecom
Events during the conference include:
Opportunities to meet with leading companies and organizations looking
to hire international talent
Interaction with executive search firms looking to place candidates with
Toronto companies and organizations
Social and networking events
Optional neighbourhood tours and family-oriented events
Toronto Homecoming is an initiative of the CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network. As a group of volunteers, our goal is to connect talented Torontonians
living abroad with opportunities in the city.
Toronto Homecoming 2010 attracted 40 Torontonians back to the city from all over the world. Toronto Homecoming 2011 was even bigger, with close to 100 people and dozens of partnering
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