Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I prepare for the Global Skills Conference?

You have a few choices:

  1. Register for a free GSC Preparation Session when you register for the conference.

  2. If you live in Kitchener or Waterloo, check out the Pre-Employment Workshops at the KW Multicultural Centre.

  3. If you live in Guelph, check out the Job Search Workshops at Lutherwood in Guelph.

These free workshops include information on interviews & interview practice, cover letters, targeting resumes, job search strategies, and more. They will help you understand Canadian workplace culture and matching one’s professional qualifications within the Canadian context and will prepare you for the Global Skills Conference.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This Conference is open to all Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas.

How should I dress for the GSC?

Business casual.

What I can and can't bring to the event?

You are welcome to bring whatever you would like but please know that you will need to carry your stuff with you all day as there are no lockers. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please bring own lunch and snacks. A self-serve coat check will be available.

The conference concludes with a Networking event with employers where you may connect with an employer looking for your skills and training. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

How do I get there?

The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo is at the intersection of King and Frederick Street in Kitchener. There is on-site parking and it is accessible by public transit.

I’m having problems with the registration. What should I do?

If you are experiencing any problems registering, please contact us at gsc@kwmc-on.com

During the Conference, who can I talk to if I need help?

There will be volunteers present throughout the day to help with any questions you may have.

During the Networking Event you can reach the 'Networking Coaches Booth' from 3:30 to 4:30. 

The coaches will help you applying all the great information you will learn from the conference. Whether it is refining questions to ask employers, helping you compose your elevator pitch or giving you a bit of extra motivation.

Can I bring my children to the GSC?

No. This is not a child-friendly event.

Is there a prayer room at the Global Skills Conference?

Yes, there will be a designated prayer room at GSC. It will be labelled on the map that you receive at the beginning of the day. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Vanessa Harrison is the Global Skills Conference Coordinator and she can be reached at the K-W Multicultural Centre by email: gsc@kwmc-on.com