2018 Workforce Game Changers

It’s about automation – but is it?

Technology will replace the equivalent of 120 million employees. Why is Freelancing growing and who is driving this trend? Three generations of workers and robots – how does that work? KPMG presents on trends that are shaping the workforce of the future.

The Four Global Trends Shaping the Workforce of the Future
presented by:


Martin Joyce, National Leader for Human and Social Services, KPMG.

Employers know

Dismissing a bad hire can be costly in both time and money. Consider trying some alternate ways to access different pools of talent and get to know your candidates before offering full-time career opportunities.

Alternate Ways to Access Talent - Think outside the box
presented by:

York University, Seneca College, Employment Ontario and Skills for Change

Kathleen Winningham, Director, York U Experience Hub

  • York Co-op
    • Co-op Student: Hailey Sarsam, Communications Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
    • Internship Student: Joshua Abraham, Computer Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Co-operative Education and Internship

By providing this experiential learning opportunity, employers can fill short-term recruitment needs, ensure company fit without a long term commitment or train a new hire at a reduced rate of pay by taking advantage of potential subsidies.

Amy Koning, Manager, Seneca College Employment Programs

  • Mentee Participant:
    • Reza Hashemi, Account Manager, Toronto Division Copiers

Mentoring Partnership

Acting as a Mentor and connecting to Mentees in your field is a way to access this untapped talent as well as building your professional networks.

Monica Brennan, Manager Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Program

  • IEP Bridging Program Students:
    • Amir Ahmadi, Business Finance Certificate
    • Imran Raza, Business Marketing Certificate

Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals

Newcomers bring talent, innovation and international expertise to the labour market.

Leslie Berko, Manager Yorkworks Employment Service

  • Employer:
    • Gary Williams, Director of Business Development, CAN Auto Care


Skilled Trades people are an important part of our economy. Apprentices can be trained to do the job your way.

Maryam Haraji Esfahani, Facilitator / Counsellor - Trades Win Support Program

  • Internationally Trained Skilled Trades Person:
    • Rasoul Emamian, Electrician and Refrigeration Technician


Access internationally experienced Skilled Trades people who are licensed and job ready.

Finding Talent

You have a need for skilled talent but can’t understand why you are not attracting the “right” talent. Get a perspective of the IT, finance and manufacturing sectors from a candidate’s point of view to understand these talent pools to improve your process and achieve staffing success.

Establish an Effective Recruitment Process for the Right Fit
presented by:

Clean Recycling Solutions, PTC Recruiting and Onico Solutions

Hugh Caines, General Manager

Recruiting for the Right Fit

Presentation: Clean River

Sheri Sweetland, V.P. Client Engagement

Catching your Accounting / Finance Purple Squirrel

Presentation: PTC Recruiting

Craig Streicher, President & CEO

In Search of the IT Unicorn

Presentation: Onico

Creating Positive Change

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO is passionate about his belief of working with community to create positive change in the local labour market..

Reimagining Workforce Potential
presented by:

United Way GTA

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO is passionate about his belief of working with community to create positive change.

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