frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the Mega Job Fair. If you cannot find the answers to your questions here, feel free to inquire at lily.dhadral@pics.bc.ca or at 604-596-7722 ext. 154 or kathleen.hughes@pics.bc.ca ext. 158.

Is this a free event?

Yes, this is a free event to the general public.

Do I need to register to attend the event?

Yes, you can register online or the door. By registering online, visitors can get into the event quicker through an express line. If you would like to register click here.

Where is the event located?

The event is located at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The address is:  3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4.

What are my transportation/ parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Croatian Cultural Centre is a few blocks away from the Broadway-Commercial Skytrain station. Limited free parking is available on the site and on the street.

What is the dress code for the event?

While there is no specific dress code required, we suggest that you would dress as you would for a formal interview.

What kinds of businesses would I expect to see?

Job seekers will get an opportunity to explore industries such as banking, healthcare, credit unions, insurance, government organizations/ branches, career placement agencies, restaurants, retailers,  security groups and more.

For the full list of currently registered exhibitors click here.

What kinds of positions will organizations be hiring?

The list of available job positions will be posted on the organization’s individual feature pages. If the information is not available on the page, a link to the company’s website will also be available to find more information.

What do I need to bring to the event?

Make sure to bring multiple copies of your resume to distribute to employers.  There will be many organizations present looking to fill different job positions, it would beneficial  to tailor your resume to specific jobs and organizations attending the fair. It is always a good idea to take notes, so bringing stationary such as pens and paper is advised. You will also have plenty of opportunities to network with exhibitors, so bring your business cards if you have them.

How should I prepare for the event?

We highly recommend preparing ahead of time by researching the hiring organizations. It is important to know what the organization represent (i.e. their values, services and accomplishments) and what skills and traits they value in a potential employee. Knowing this, will allow you to tailor your resume and cover letter according  to the jobs offered and prepare you for on the spot interviews.

Will WiFi be provided at the event?

Yes, free WiFi will be available at the event. Guests will be able to access the WiFi on the venue premises.

What kinds of food and beverages can we expect to see?

Unfortunately, there will be no food and beverages served or sold at the event for visitors. However, there is a vast amount of fast food options in the area and you may also bring your own snacks to enjoy.

Who should be there?

  • Employers wanting to increase their hiring pool promote job opportunities.
  • Employers from every labour market sector
    • Retail
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Trades
    • IT Professionals
  • Community Services offering Employment Programs for:
    • Youth
    • New Immigrants
    • First Nations
    • 45+
  • Education Services Public and Private offering
    • Full-time and part-time upgrading courses
    • Opportunities for certificate and diploma training
    • Online and evening classes
    • Continuing Education

Who will be there?

Participants from all over the lower mainland attend PICS Mega Job Fair events. Last year at this location we hosted over 2500 job seekers. PICS unique advertising attracts people looking for opportunities form all walks of life.

We receive many questions regarding the Mega Job Fair, therefore we have listed the most frequently asked questions below. If you cannot find the answers to your questions here, feel free to inquire at lily.dhadral@pics.bc.ca or at 604-596-7722 ext. 154.


What are the benefits of exhibiting?

  • Over 2000 attendees and 80+ exhibitors are expected to attend
  • A great networking opportunity to meet new people and businesses
  • A massive pool of prospective employees to screen from
  • The ability to conduct on-the-spot interviews
  • Save time and cost of the recruitment process by eliminating the need to market and advertise
  • Opportunity to showcase your business and services
  • Exposure gained through the marketing campaign of the event, which includes: radio ads, highway and street banners, SkyTrain posters, TransLink bus ads, newspaper advertisements and digital media.

How much do tables cost?

The table price varies depending on the location of the table, the nature of the business (we offer discounts to certain organizations, such as non-profits) and the date of registration.

What comes with the table? 

Each booth comes with a standard 2.5 feet x 6 feet table, 2 chairs and a table cloth. Banner space is restricted to six feet behind the table.

Will we have access to power outlets?

Each exhibitor will have access to a power outlet. If you require additional outlets, you may bring additional adapters or extensions.

Can we sell there?

No,  the Mega Job Fair is strictly a hiring fair.

What do we need to bring to the event?

Any additional materials you wish to display in your booth to advertise your services outside of the given materials. This may include: display materials, pamphlets, brochures, projection screen, laptops, etc.

Will there be parking available?

Yes,  free parking is available outside of the Rec Centre. Additional parking is also available at the mall located near the venue.

What kinds of food and beverages can we expect to see?

Complimentary light refreshments will be provided to exhibitors.

What’s the cancelling policy?

All sales for booths are final and we do not provide refunds. It is up to the exhibitor to make it to the event on time and be prepared and oblige by the rules and regulations set forth by PICS Society.

When do we set up? When is take down?

Each exhibitor must stay for the six hour duration from 10:00am to 3:30pm with no exceptions. One person must be present at the booth for the entire duration of the event. Take down can commence once the event is completed at 3:30 pm. We ask that you are fully set up and prepared by 9:30 am. The doors will be open for set up at 8:00 am at the earliest.

Will WiFi be provided for the event?

Yes, free WiFi will be provided for the entire duration of the event.

Advertising and Media?

Your entry fee inclusion in advertising for the event, so the sooner you register, the sooner your company will appear on the website.

What’s included?

For your entry fee exhibitors will receive:

  • 8′ x 3′ covered display table with 2 chairs
  • Inclusion on our social media platforms
  • Support and Event Management
  • Event Advertising
    • Skytrain
    • Bus Transit/Shelters
    • Radio
    • Socal Media and Internet
    • Community and Social Organizations
    • and other Marketing Outreach strategies

Important Dates?

Early-Bird Deadline: November 15, 2019
Regular Registration: November 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Late Registration Deadline: January 28, 2020

How to register?

  • Complete the registration form
  • Complete and return the marketing material sheet

Return to: katheleen.hughes@pics.bc.ca