The Apparel & Fashion
Career Fair and Expo


On Sept. 25, 2018, CAF held our inaugural Apparel & Fashion Career Fair and Expo at Metro Hall in downtown Toronto. Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support from both the industry and attendees, the event was a success.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 sponsors, whose generous contributions helped make this event more polished, professional and well-received than we could have hoped for:


Our exhibitors in 2018 represented a group of the Canadian apparel/fashion industry's most dynamic and innovative employers. We welcomed more than 350 attendees to the event, many of whom were able to make connections and find full-time jobs in their field. We received positive feedback from our employers regarding the quality of attendees and their enthusiasm for finding new careers in the industry. One employer said they interviewed over 70 candidates on the spot.

Our 2018 exhibitors included:


Our seminar series provided an exclusive opportunity for future employees, smaller businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups to learn from some of the biggest names in the industry. The seminars received glowing reviews for both the panelists in attendance and the enthusiastic discussions that followed. Attendees said the seminars were of the highest quality, and were impressed by the high profile of the panelists. In total, 235 people attended the seminars.


Our seminars discussed topical industry issues including How to Build an Authentic Brand that Stands Out in a Crowd, The Ever-Evolving Nature of a Thriving Business (is entrepreneurship right for you?) and The Future of Clothing, Apparel & Fashion. Our panelists included: 

  • Camal Pirbhai, Couture Curtain-Maker & Artist of StudioLaBeauté

  • Jenny Bird, Designer & Founder of Jenny Bird Jewellery

  • James Yurichuk, CEO of Wuxly Movement

  • Kimberley Newport-Mimran, President & Design Director of Pink Tartan

  • Phil Newman, President of Cobmex Apparel Inc.

  • Judy Cornish, Co-owner of Comrags

  • James Bottoms, President of Unisync Group

  • Kristi Soomer, CEO of Encircled

  • Ilaria Varoli, Executive VP of Myant Inc.

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