Chisasibi hosted the 7th Annual Cree Human Resources Development Regional Career Fair Oct. 21-22 to promote job possibilities, provide one-on-one meetings between employers and potential employees and to help cut down on a sense of isolation job seekers may feel.

However, the Career Fair isn’t just meant to inform job-seekers of available positions. Rather, the event, organized by Cree Human Resources Development (CHRD), helps Cree youth understand the overall job market in Eeyou Istchee and across Quebec. The Career Fair includes employers from a variety of industries, schools and training institutions.

As in previous years, the event presented a collection of opportunities, ranging from conference-table introductions to information sessions and networking breaks, where meeting new people was encouraged. There were also workshops on career planning skills, and keynote speeches.