In today’s competitive job market, it’s crucial to have a strong local professional network

Join PEI Connectors on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Delta Prince Edward Marriott for our inaugural in-person speed networking event, Advancing Career Connections (ACC), from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ACC is a speed networking event that connects local businesspeople to professionally-trained interprovincial and international newcomers, as well as domestic and international post-secondary students in their final year of study and recent post-secondary graduates. ACC enables participants to expand their professional networks and get closer to achieving their career goals in PEI.

Fourteen employers from across PEI will be available for 10-minute networking sessions with ACC attendees. Through these 10-minute networking sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to pitch their skills, ask a few questions and personally deliver their resumes to employers.

Advancing Island Connections is putting on preparatory virtual workshops to prepare attendees to put their best professional foot forward when making professional connections at ACC and beyond.

These workshops will cover what to include on your resume, personal branding, networking during COVID-19, how to remain confident while networking in 2021, and more. They’ll prepare you to be the best professional version of yourself so that you can make a great impression at ACC on April 22.


Part one of two of the prep workshops has already taken place. To prepare for part two and ACC watch the workshops below:

Marketing Yourself & Making Connections Workshop Part One

Miriam V. Briggs, MBA, is a marketing consultant with over 25+ years of experience in the business world both locally and internationally. She immigrated to Canada over 20 years ago and knows what it’s like to come to a new place and have to start networking from scratch. In the Marketing Yourself and Making Connections Workshop Part One, Miriam will provide strategies and tips on how to market yourself more effectively and make networking feel less intimidating! This two-part workshop is being conducted to support participant’s preparation for PEI Connectors’ upcoming in-person speed networking event on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Delta Prince Edward Marriot, Advancing Career Connections. In this workshop, Miriam will tell her own immigration journey and share how she was able to grow her professional network on PEI from the ground up. She will show you how to craft a 1-minute “elevator pitch” with interactive elements to go along with it. At the end of this workshop, networking won’t feel so intimidating as you will be armed with the knowledge to have a fun and engaging experience when it comes to important networking these opportunities!

Meeting Recording: Watch Here.

Marketing Yourself & Making Connections Workshop Part Two

In the Marketing Yourself and Making Connections Workshop Part One, Miriam provided strategies and tips on how to market yourself more effectively and make networking feel less intimidating. In part two she will continue to provide tips and tricks on networking with a focus on how to use LinkedIn to stand out to future employers while networking!

Meeting Recording: Watch Here.

How to Network & Search for a Job with Confidence: Part One

In her two-part workshop, How to Network & Search for a Job with Confidence, Julie Ann will cover topics such as: Being open-minded about job and networking opportunities Knowing your strengths and how to use them to your advantage in your job search Reframing the job search - you can be in charge of your career! Job searching is hard. She will cover how to stay focused and driven when you’re not getting the results you hoped for. At the end of this two-part workshop, you will feel confident to take charge of your career! You will be armed with the tips to network with ease and stay focused on getting the job that is right for your life. After Julie Ann’s workshops, you will know your strengths and won’t let the dreaded job search get you down!

Meeting Recording: Watch here.

If you would like to be on the PEI Connectors email list and get the most up-to-date information about ACC email Sanjana Hossain at shossain@charlottetownchamber.com.

AQUA BOUNTY

Interested in meeting people in a leading company in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the food industry –aquaculture? Connect with Dawn Runighan, Facility Manager, at AquaBounty!

AquaBounty Canada (ABC) is a pioneer in using modern genetics to enhance growth in the land-based farming of Atlantic salmon. We operate three facilities in eastern PEI, growing fish to market size for food, conducting research trials, and raising broodstock fish for the generation of eggs. Using state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology, to recycle up to 99.7% of the water in the tanks, AquaBounty Canada is reducing the environmental footprint of seafood production. (www.aquabounty.com)

Book your 10-minute networking session with Dawn at Advancing Career Connections today!

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ASPIN KEMP

Network with Denise Kromko, HR Manager, at a fast-growing Island company, Aspin Kemp, at Advancing Career Connections!

Aspin Kemp & Associates is a systems integrator and engineering company delivering innovative solutions to Island and microgrid power systems. AKA designs, manufacture and support power and propulsion assets for marine, Offshore O&G, and land-based industries. To learn more about this growing company, watch the video below or visit their website at https://www.aka-group.com

Book your 10-minute networking session with Denise at Advancing Career Connections today!

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PEI BIOALLIANCE

Network with Vivian Beer, Manager, HR Strategy at the PEI BioAlliance and learn more about growing a career in the bioscience sector and the opportunities that await you in this expanding and important industry!

If you'd like to network with PEI BioAlliance it is recommended to review the website beforehand!

They have created a handy list of best practices on how to find a job in bioscience here: https://peibioalliance.com/news/5-ways-to-find-a-job-in-bioscience/

Visit their careers page: https://peibioalliance.com/job-postings/

Here is the list of PEI Bioscience companies for you to familiarize yourself with https://peibioalliance.com/companies/

We recommend you review this link and create a shortlist of the companies you have an interest in.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Vivian at Advancing Career Connections today!

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REVOLUTION MEDIA

Connect with Heather MacLean, Managing Director at Revolution Media.

Outside of her work at Revolution Media, Heather is also a very active member of the Eastern PEI community. She sits on several boards, including CBDC and the Town of Three Rivers' electoral boundaries commission. She works with several non-profits and private businesses and has her finger on the pulse of what's happening in the business community across PEI.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Heather at Advancing Career Connections today!

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BIOVECTRA

Network with members of Bio Vectra, a fast-growing Island company that was named one of Atlantic Canada's top 20 employers in 2020!

BioVectra is a Canadian contract drug manufacturer specializing in API drug development and biologics in Canadian-based cGMP facilities.

Book your 10-minute networking session with members of the Bio Vectra team at Advancing Career Connections today!

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DOSECANN

Expand your professional networking by meeting with John Mooy with Dosecann to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Dosecann LD. is a Canadian licensed dealer dedicated to developing Cannabis Solutions for the global cannabis industry. Dosecann LD. has assembled a world-class team housed in a purpose-built, 52,000 sqft. GMP compliant facility in the PEI BioCommons Research Park in Charlottetown that will be the hub for cannabis extraction, product innovation and formulation.

Book your 10-minute networking session with John at Advancing Career Connections today!

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Invesco

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Meaghan Holmes, Talent Acquisition Partner in Human Resources at Invesco to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Invesco Ltd. is an American independent investment management company that is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and has branch offices in 20 countries.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Meaghan at Advancing Career Connections today!

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Murphy Healthcare

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Anne Doucette, Corporate Recruiter at Murphy Healthcare to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Murphy Healthcare is a healthcare group that owns and operates pharmacies, medical centres, and retirement homes in Eastern Canada. This dynamic, growing and award-winning organization prides itself on providing exceptional care, always. Murphy Healthcare has been in operation for 40 years and is a multi-national award winner in health promotion, patient care, innovation, pharmacy design and charitable work. They have 13 pharmacies in PEI and 5 Senior Care Homes, Andrews Senior Care.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Anne at Advancing Career Connections today!

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MacLeod Group

Expand your professional networking by meeting with the members of the MacLeod Group to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

The MacLeod Group was founded in 1981 with a vision to become the recognized leader in high-quality retirement living and senior care by building on a solid foundation of family values and a sense of community. Today’s MacLeod Group still holds fast to our founder’s vision as we operate in the following divisions.

Book your 10-minute networking session with the members of MacLeod Group at Advancing Career Connections today!

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ISLAND RECRUITING / CONFEDERATION CAPITAL

Expand your professional networking by meeting with Kelly Hamilton and Kallie MacKinnon with Island Recruiting to expand your professional network and get closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

KELLY HAMILTON, Director of Recruitment Services Kelly currently co-manages the operations at Island Recruiting and Focal HR as Director of Recruitment Services at Island Recruiting. Throughout her career, Kelly has worked in various high-paced industries, including Finance, IT, HR, audit, and customer contact centres enabling her to apply her superior organizational and problem-solving skills to create a process-driven approach to business.

KALIE MACKINNON, HR Department Kalie has been working at Island Recruiting, creating in-depth market scans, job descriptions, candidate screenings, resume databases and social media marketing activities. She has worked on numerous professional recruiting projects involving resume scanning, interview processing and professional document creation.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Kelly and Kallie at Advancing Career Connections today!

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RBC

Interested in meeting people in banking, investment banking and finance?

Connect with local business professionals at RBC including Kaye Kelly, Community Market Manager, Monika Wang, Investment and Retirement Planner, and David Haoliang Sun, Assistant Branch Manager.

By meeting with these local business people you will be expanding your professional network and getting closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Kaye, Monika and David at Advancing Career Connections today!

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DeltaWare A MAXIMUS Company

Are you in the Information Technology industry, and you want to grow your career in PEI!

Network with Jennifer Murnaghan, HR Specialist at Deltaware, a Maximus company, to learn more. By meeting with Jennifer you will be expanding your professional network and getting closer to achieving your career goals on PEI.

Based in Prince Edward Island, Maximus Canada's DeltaWare division is an innovative IT team specializing in Software Development and Consultancy.

Book your 10-minute networking session with Jennifer at Advancing Career Connections today!

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