Careers Expo & Employment Fair
Connect with Okanagan College's
brightest minds and dynamic community job seekers.
About the organizer
This year's event is brought to you by Okanagan College Careers Hub and the Trades Apprenticeship Hiring Project.
Volunteer sign-up is open
Unique student opportunity to interact one-on-one with employers!
Additionally, volunteers will be provided a letter confirming their role/duties and a boxed lunch on the day of the event.
Volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours and staggered throughout the day, with varying event support duties.
Showcase your organization & connect with Okanagan College students!
The annual Careers Expo and Employment Fair is a premier event providing a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with OC's talented students, alumni, and public job seekers. OC has students from a wide variety of program areas, such as: Business, Engineering Technologies, Health, Trades, Office Administration, Computer Information Systems, Arts, and Sciences. Use our Program Search to find more information on programs offered at Okanagan College.
Current students, OC alumni, and members of the job seeking public are welcome to attend! We expect approximately 1000 attendees based on past events.
By participating, your organization will have the opportunity to:
- Showcase your company's mission, values, and development opportunities
- Network with potential candidates and other industry players; identify top student and community talent
- Share co-op and other work integrated learning opportunities; as well as part-time, full-time, or volunteer job openings
- Raise brand awareness amongst the student community
This event provides an excellent opportunity to engage with OC students from diverse training backgrounds who possess a wide range of skills and expertise in a variety of fields. Seize this opportunity to position your company at the forefront of Okanagan College's Annual Careers Expo & Employment Fair!
Explore jobs and work integrated learning
Open to members of both OC and the wider Okanagan communities. Employers are encouraged to share all all available openings within their organizations, including but not limited to: full-time, part-time, co-ops, internships, graduate opportunities, and volunteer roles.
Many featured employers have offices across Canada; therefore, opportunities can extend beyond the Okanagan Valley and British Columbia.
Network & Industry Connections
Connect with industry leaders
The Careers Expo & Employment Fair is an incredible opportunity for students and community members to establish connections to their industry of interest and ask career related questions. Attendees will find exhibitors from industries including municipalities, construction, technologies, wine, law enforcement, hospitality, food & beverage, health, retail, and more.
For people interested in learning about educational pathways at Okanagan College, OC representatives will be at the event to answer questions.
I met my future employer at the OC Careers Expo. They were able to give me great advice on which classes to take in order to have a leg up in my industry.
Culinary Arts Diploma Alumni
I got my co-op by meeting with a passionate chef at OC's Employment Fair. That 10 week opportunity led me to a full-time position after graduation.
Exhibitors are welcome to begin setting up after 8am. We encourage exhibitors to arrive at Okanagan College's Kelowna KLO Campus at least 1 hour prior to the event opening at 10am.
There will be student volunteers at the event to help set up booths or carry supplies. Please do not hesitate to ask a volunteer or OC staff for support setting up or tearing down your booth!
Two boxed lunch coupons are included in each registration. Lunches will be delivered to exhibitors between 11:30-12:30 on the day of the event.
Refreshments and light snacks will be available in the Exhibitors Lounges throughout the day of the event.
The Kelowna campus has a number of food services available to exhibitors and attendees.
Electricity is available for a limited number of exhibitor booths. An exhibitors request for electricity must be made through the registration process. While OC staff will try their best to accommodate electrical needs on the day of, electricity cannot be guaranteed for exhibitors who did not request it through the Eventbrite registration.
If you require electricity, but did not request it through registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Exhibitors can check this page for an updated floorplan with assigned booth locations. On the day of the Careers Expo and Employment Fair, OC staff and student volunteers will be equipped with maps to assist exhibitors in finding their booth.
There is limited on campus, paid parking available. Visitors can park in all OC lots and regular parking rates are in effect. Permits are available through the PayByPhone app or at one of the available pay stations. Please visit OC's page on Parking and Transportation for more information.
We strongly advise exhibitors to consider coordinating drop off and pick up or to make use of Kelowna's taxi services and public transit.
Current Taxi - 250 864 8294
Kelowna Cabs - 250 762 2222
West Cabs - 778 754 8888