Welcome Home (employee recruitment event)

Jun 06, 2019 06:00PM - Jun 06, 2019 09:00PM
St. Catharines, Ontario


Is your company looking to hire tech talent?

Join us on June 6 for Welcome Home - a networking event with food, wine and conversation for Niagara-based companies looking to hire tech talent and tech-talent looking for work in Niagara. Welcome Home aims to solve the paradox that exists between Niagara employers that are unable to find the tech talent they need and the talented individuals working in the GTA that would like nothing more than to live and work in Niagara but are unaware of organizations that are looking for their skills.

We often hear companies in Niagara say that they are unable to find tech talent to fill positions in their organizations. We also hear people in the GTA say that they want to work in Niagara for the quality of life, but don't think there are tech positions (that pay a decent salary) in Niagara for them. As an organization that grows the innovation economy in Niagara, Innovate Niagara is simply looking to fill that gap.

You’re probably wondering…

What’s the cost to participate?

  • Companies with fewer than 30 employees: $100
  • Companies with greater than 30 employees: $300

That’s a really reasonable cost, what do I get for that?

  • Two tickets for team members and a cruiser table to display your company’s materials
  • A short pitch where you can promote the job opportunity(ies) you’re hiring for to a room full of tech-talent looking for job opportunities in Niagara
  • A full evening of networking with other Niagara companies and a room full of tech-talent
  • Food and Wine at 13th Street Winery

How do I know if my company is eligible to participate?

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be a Niagara-based company with a current opening for a tech-based position.

What if my company isn’t considered a “tech company,” but I have a tech position within my company that I’m looking to fill?

That’s perfect. This event isn’t only for “tech companies.” Any Niagara-based company with a current opening for a tech position is eligible. For example; you could be a financial institution, government organization, manufacturer etc., but if you are looking for a Software Engineer, UX Designer, Developer/Programmer, IT specialist etc., this event is for you!

How can I be sure that I’ll find the employee I’m looking for at this event?

You can’t; however, Innovate Niagara is marketing this event to individuals and networks in the GTA that would like to work in Niagara in a tech role. We can’t guarantee a match but we’re hoping your chances increase by being in a room with your target audience with the chance to promote your opportunity. At the very least, you’ll have an opportunity to network over good food & wine at a beautiful Niagara winery.

This event sounds amazing, not only would I like to register, I would also like to sponsor. Can I do that?

Absolutely. Get in touch with us at info@innovateniagara.com for more details.

How do I register?


About the Organizer

Innovate Niagara
As the Regional Innovation Centre for Niagara, Innovate Niagara is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), a network of regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and programs to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and succeed.