Media Advisory - Demand for event connecting industry with skilled immigrant
workers sparks second Algonquin College conference

OTTAWA, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Sparked by the success of a similar event last year, Algonquin College will again bring some 500 skilled immigrant professionals together with dozens of employers at the 2010 Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference.

The event takes place Tuesday, March 9 at the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, when Algonquin President, Robert Gillett opens a full day of presentations and workshops designed to provide information and resources to professionals making the transition to the Canadian workforce from outside the country.

With looming labour shortages, Canadian companies are working hard to recruit and train the necessary people to maintain and grow the national workforce.

Professionals hoping to upgrade their skills and merge into the Canadian workforce will use the conference to connect with business leaders from five major sectors: finance and accounting; engineering; information and communications technology; healthcare and related professions, and human resources, sales and marketing.

The event is jointly presented by Algonquin College, facilitated by the Algonquin College Access Program (ACAP), La Cité Collégiale and LASI World Skills.

    What:     2010 Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference

    Who:      Keynote Lionel Laroche, President, MCB Solutions Inc.
              Robert Gillett, President of Algonquin College
              Hundreds of Internationally Educated Professionals

    When:     Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
              Best Time: 9:30 a.m. - Keynote speaker

    Where:    Ottawa Marriott Hotel 100 Kent Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7
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About The Algonquin College Access Program (ACAP)

The Algonquin College Access Program (ACAP) is a dedicated group of Algonquin College employees that works with employers, non profit organizations and government to bring under represented groups into college programs for the benefit of the entire community. Discover more about Algonquin College at

Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

SOURCE Algonquin College

For further information: For further information: Shaun Markey, (613) 728-9951

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