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In this issue - March 5, 2012




MBOT Launches New "ITS in Mississauga"
Discussion Forum on LinkedIn




Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) has created a new discussion group on LinkedIn for members that are experienced, knowledgeable or interested in the hiring/integration of Internationally Trained Professionals into our workforce. In the forum you can post articles, participate in discussions, share best practices, advice and referrals, or simply learn from others. The forum is not to be used to "sell" your products or services and will be strictly enforced. 


The discussion group can be found by searching "MBOT- ITS in Mississauga" in LinkedIn.


For further information, please contact Steven Isidori at sisidori@mbot.com.

MBOT Employer Seminar with the Honourable Charles Sousa,
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration


Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) will be hosting the Honourable Charles Sousa on Thursday March 8th @ The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga. The seminar is part of MBOT's ITS in Mississauga program and will discuss hiring & integrating Internationally Trained Professionals into the workforce.


If you have not registered for the event there is limited space left, so please register today!


Charles Sousa was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He currently serves as Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. He also a member of the Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet.


Event Details:

Start Date & Time:

March 8th 8:00 a.m.

End Date & Time:

March 8th 9:00 a.m.


Living Arts Centre (RBC Theatre)





Postal Code:

L5B 4B8









For more information, or to register please click here.  

MBOT Job Fair

As part of Mississauga Board of Trade's (MBOT) ITS in Mississauga program, MBOT will host a job fair Thursday March 8th 2012 @ The Living Arts Centre. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with local companies that are hiring, who will be pre-screening candidates on the spot, as well as taking resumes and applications.


Last year's event proved to be a success for both employers and job seekers, as many employers were able to meet with candidates that suited the positions they were hiring for.


MBOT hosted over 40 employers and was attended by over 600 people. Many different sectors lined the atrium of the Living Arts Centre. Local community partners were also present, providing employment advice and highlighting their many programs and serves to help individuals become gainfully employed.


Companies in attendance this year span a wide range of areas including:

  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Reel state
  • Financial; and
  • Many more!  

A sample of positions being recruited for include: Engineering Professionals; BI Architect; Manager Bas; Java Developer; Business Analyst; QA; Dot Net Developers, C#; Inside Sales Coordinator - Energy Efficiency; Energy; Advisors; Nursing; Security; Policing; Transportation; Manufacturing; Sales; Administration Plus many more!


Event Details:

Start Date & Time:

March 8th 10:00 a.m.

End Date & Time:

March 8th 2:30 p.m.


Living Arts Centre (Atrium)





Postal Code:

L5B 4B8


New Employer Resource Tool Launched



"Welcome to ITSinMississauga's new employer resource tool. The resource was designed with/for employers who are looking to hire Internationally Trained Professionals in mind. The resource was consulted with professionals to ensure the list of services were representative of the issues businesses are currently dealing with.


No longer will you (employers) have to spend valuable time searching for an agency to assist you in the process of hiring Internationally Trained Professionals. MBOT has done the work for you. Simply click on the Resource Directory and an agency that has been carefully vetted and categorized (in relation to their core service) by MBOT and the agency them-selves will appear.


MBOT didn't stop there; each agency has further been individually profiled and contains video interviews of not only the agency, but local businesses who have used their services.


The end result is a more dynamic, more efficient, quicker, and strategic resource tool for you (the employer) to take advantage of and in turn better serve your business, as well as the business community abroad."


- Steven Isidori, Policy & Research Coordinator


The employer resource can be found at www.itsinmississauga.ca. For more information contact Steven at sisidori@mbot.com, or (905) 273 6151 ext. 38.



MBOT Hosts the Honourable Charles Sousa & MBOT Job Fair

Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ Living Arts Centre


Good Morning Mississauga (GMM) - March w/ Social Media 101

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ Radisson Plaza Mississauga Toronto Airport
Growth & Power Breakfast Series - March w/ Tim Ray of FoodScrooge.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ Glenerin Inn & the Spa
Mississauga Business Xchange (MBX) - March
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ Swiss Chalet
2012 Chair's Gala - East Coast
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @ International Centre


Please click here to register for the events listed above.

For more information, please call (905) 273 6151.



Canadian Chamber Releases Policy Brief on
"Preparing Canada's Youth for the Jobs of Tomorrow"


The Canadian Chamber is calling on key stakeholder to work together to ensure our young people have the skills and knowledge to successfully transition and integrate into the labour market. Our youth are the future of this country. We must unleash and harness their full creative, productive and leadership potential to build a foundation for lasting prosperity and competitiveness. 


The full policy brief can be viewed here.


This is the latest instalment in the Economic Policy Series by Tina Kremmidas, Chief Economist of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 


For more information please contact the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Southern Ontario Process and Automation Show


Thursday, May 3, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mississauga Convention Centre
75 Derry Road West

Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3


Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand to help solve manufacturing issues. The exhibitors are world class experts in improving production efficiencies, reducing plant downtime, while maintaining personnel and environmental safety within your plant.


You can expect to see plenty of new products and demonstrations by the experts. Compare multiple technologies at the show all in one day. This is a great opportunity to source new suppliers and technologies.


Be sure to check out MBOT's booth at the Process and Automation Show!


This event is FREE to attend - all visitors should register in advance. To register, please click here. To view the event invitation, please click hereFor Exhibitor inquiries call Rob Sommerville or Andy Rowe at (905)770 8077 or email rsommerville@cpecn.com or arowe@cpecn.com.