The Ultimate Guide to the Camp Canada Job Fairs
Get ready for one of the biggest pre-departure summer camp events of the year: the Camp Canada Job Fairs.
If you're not sure what they are, that's exactly what this guide is for. We'll cover everything you need to know in order to smash your Job Fair interview. Get ready to get yourself hired on the spot - and walk away with a whole lot of summer planning to do.
It's your time to shine.
Thinking about heading to Canada this summer? Well, it's your lucky day. It's almost time for the official Camp Canada Job Fairs. Every year, we bring Camp Directors from dozens of Canadian summer camps right to you - which means you'll have a chance to nail down your ultimate job and sort your summer plans, well before anyone else has.
Of course, there wouldn't be any point in having a Job Fair if the room was empty. Camp Directors are here to meet and hire young people just like you - and all you have to do is turn up on the day. It's your time to shine - and to be your passionate, authentic, original self. Whatever you have to offer a camp, bring it along - and after the fairs are over, get to planning your summer.
What are the job fairs?
The job fairs are the biggest event in the Canadian summer camp calendar. Every January, we fly Canadian camp owners over from Canada so that they can hire in person for their camps.
There'll be a large room, filled with stalls, each with a Canadian camp looking to hire for their summer camp.
There’ll be camps from all over Canada. From Ontario, Alberta and even British Columbia. They’ll be looking for lots of different roles and responsibility levels, so you can be sure that it’s worth coming along.
Where are they?
We are hosting 3 big events this year. These are public fairs, so consider yourself invited.
Dates and venues:
Saturday 12th Jan 11:00 am - 15:00 pm
Pullman London St Pancras Hotel, 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2AJ
Sunday 13th Jan 11:00 am - 15:00 pm
Innside Hotel, 1 First St, Manchester, M15 4RP
Monday 14th Jan 13:00 pm - 15:00 PM
Camden Court Hotel, 2 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 KH42
What time should I arrive?
The London and Manchester fairs start at 11, but the queue will begin around 10 am. The Dublin fair starts at 13:00 pm, but the queue will begin around 12:00 pm.
All three job fairs will run until 15:00 pm.
If you are running late - no big deal. Just get here when you can, camps will be hiring all the way up until 3 pm.
Who am I going to talk to?
You'll speak to camps face-to-face, but other than that, it's up to you. Everyone has a different approach to a Job Fair. Some favour a get-in, get-out strategy, while others will happily chat to Camp Directors, Camp Canada team members, and other people who are going to Canada for the summer. There's no wrong answer - ask us any question, or meet new mates to travel around Canada with after camp.
What should I bring?
Your printed online application. You can do this by hitting the button to the right of your application labelled ‘view a PDF of your application’. Then hit print.
Top Tip: Make sure you fill out as much of your application as possible!
You won’t need to worry about dressing up or going formal. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and wearing something comfortable is definitely encouraged.
Bring your ‘Eh’ game
This is your chance to secure your summer job role.
Camp’s will be looking for a good fit for their camp, so make sure you smile and speak up. You’re going to be working with children so it’s great to show you have energy and a positive attitude.
Water and snacks
It can be a long day and we want you to keep your energy level high, so make sure you’re hydrated.
What are the Job Fairs like?
For most people, the Camp Canada Job Fairs are the official transition point from nervous anticipation to full-out excitement about summer camp. It's not a competitive environment - trust us, there are lots of job roles available. There will be camps from all over Canada, and you'll be able to see which roles they're looking to fill on their job board.
If you're nervous about meeting new people, you couldn't be going to a better Fair. Canadians are a polite and welcoming bunch - so welcome to the friendliest Job Fairs in the world. The room will be full of people who are excited to meet you - especially the Camp Directors. We'll also be there - so whatever you need, let one of the team know. Also, check out the images above and below - meet Niall. He attended the 2019 Manchester Job Fair, and sent us this picture from camp in Ontario over the summer. We're not kidding when we say your summer starts at the Job Fair.
How our Camp Canada recruitment fair works
Timeline of the day
People tend to arrive early and the doors will officially open at 11am sharp (13:00 pm for Dublin).
You’ll be met by the team who’ll give you a pep talk and a good dose of confidence, then you’ll head into the room and meet the directors.
They’ll be stationed at tables advertising their camps, waiting and eager to meet you.
Top tip: Talk to as many directors as possible. They’ve come all the way from Canada to meet you! So take the opportunity and work the room.
How do I book in which fair I’m going to?
When you start your Camp Canada application, you'll be able to navigate to the Events section on your profile. From there, you'll be able to register for whatever event you're interested in attending. We'll send you an information pack once you've done this, which will contain a list of all the camps at the Fair, so you'll be able to research them in advance.
Should I be stressed about the Job Fair?
The Job Fairs are a laid back environment, but if you're still stressing about it, that's okay! Camps want to hire people who are passionate - and you stressing over the Job Fair show that you care a lot. The best way to overcome your nerves is to take the leap and show up - and isn't that exactly the reason you want to go to Canada in the first place?
It's a big world out there, but you're about to embark on an incredible adventure that will be both thrilling and challenging - and help you grow into someone who can take on any challenge. You've already taken the first step - and the second, and the third. You're already proving yourself as someone who is capable of going out into the world, of challenging yourself, and of taking responsibility for your actions. You're exactly the type of person that Camp Canada is made for - and now it's time for the next step on your journey. We're glad you're joining us.