Media Release

October 16, 2012

York Region hosts conference for Internationally Educated Professionals

The Regional Municipality of York is hosting its first Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference, The Gateway, on Tuesday, October 23 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in the Town of Richmond Hill. 
Media are invited to attend this no-cost conference and photo opportunity.
WHEN:                 Tuesday, October 23, 2012
                            9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
WHERE:              Sheraton Parkway Hotel
                           600 Highway 7 East
                          Town of Richmond Hill
WHO:                     Bill Fisch, Chairman and CEO, The Regional Municipality of York
                             The Honourable Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner of Ontario 
                             Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, City of Markham
                             Dave Barrow, Mayor, Town of Richmond Hill
                             Idris Mootee, CEO, Idea Couture
The Gateway will bring together more than 500 participants including IEPs looking for work in their trained profession, newcomer entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government for a chance to network and seek practical career advice. Featuring interactive workshops and keynote speakers, this conference will help inspire newcomers to find success in York Region.
The Gateway is funded in part by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
For more information, please visit
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Media Contact: Lisa Sposito, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 4106  After-Hours Cell: 905-955-2533

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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