The Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE) is an annual event organized by the CEA to facilitate the logistics of in-person interviews between Canadian Economics departments with recent PhD Economists on the Canadian job market. The CEEE also provides valued networking and camaraderie for candidates experiencing the, at times, stressful hiring process. In an ordinary year, around 20 hiring organizations and over 100 candidates congregate at a hotel in Toronto (or at the University Toronto) to hold interviews, gather for a cocktail reception sponsored by the Bank of Canada, and compare notes in the hospitality room.
The reality of this pandemic year means an in-person CEEE is not possible, and departments have transferred to online interviews. Although demand for the in-person CEEE has parted, for 2020 the CEA is organizing this virtual event to help kick-off the Canadian Econ market and bring a modicum of cheer to this unusual job market season:
An online reception to toast this year's Canadian Econ job market candidates with experienced Economists who have served on a hiring committee and experienced the job market themselves at one point!
Please see the event page to register:
Note: the CEA is not involved with individual virtual interviews between candidates and hiring organizations. Hiring departments will schedule their virtual interviews directly with candidates. Candidates should check the relevant job boards (e.g. EconJobMarket site /JOE / Canadian Economics departments' websites) for 2020-2021 job postings accepting applicants.
PRIOR YEAR EVENT:
The 2019 Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE)
December 6-7, 2019
Grand Hotel Toronto
Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE) will be on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at the Grand Hotel Toronto at 225 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario (grandhoteltoronto.com). The purpose of the CEEE is to facilitate the search of Canadian PhD candidates who are seeking employment and of the Canadian organizations who may be interested in hiring these candidates.
The CEEE meetings will begin on Friday, December 6, with interviews taking place approximately between 9:00am and 6:00 pm. On Saturday, December 7, the interviews will continue from 9:00am to 1:00pm with possible extensions to 5:00pm. A cocktail reception will occur on the Friday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.
Interviews are arranged prior to the CEEE. Both candidates and organizations should schedule their interviews before the CEEE by directly contacting each other. Information on the available positions can be found on the website of the hiring Economics Department. Note, many organizations who come to the exchange also post their positions on the EconJobMarket site:
INFORMATION DESK AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
There will be an information desk and hospitality room, open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 6th and 9:00am to 3:00 pm on December 7th. Employers are requested to check-in at this location. The information desk is where and where students can obtain employer interview room information. Light snacks will be provided in the hospitality room. The specific room number will be communicated closer to the date.
On Friday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm, there will be a cocktail reception sponsored by the Bank of Canada in the Citrus Lounge at the Grand Hotel (the same location as the CEEE 2019 meetings). All CEEE participants are welcomed to attend. PLEASE make sure to drop by the information desk to pick up your name tag and ticket for the event.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Student candidates are encouraged to fill out the CEEE Candidate Form to indicate your attendance. This helps us to plan for the reception. Interviews are to be arranged with the hiring organization prior to the CEEE. *There is no charge for candidates* If you require hotel accommodations, please refer to the Hotel Accomodation document with booking information and group rates.
For employers, there is a two step process for registration:
1) Interview Room Booking: Please see the Employer Hotel Information Sheet with group rates and booking details for interview suites as well as accommodations. Important: no regular hotel rooms are to be used for interviews, only hotel suites or the meeting rooms available on the first floor. When reserving with the Hotel, please identify as an organization looking to book their interview suite for the Canadian Economics Association Job Exchange Event. If you experience any difficulties booking the group rate, please contact Dorinne Ah-Kam at email@example.com.
2) Register for the event with the CEA: A small registration fee is required to cover the costs of operating the exchange. Employers (typically represented by the department chair) can use the link below to register for the event. Note, you will need to have a CEA member account to complete the purchase.
*If you are experiencing any issues PLEASE contact Paula Emery firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are paying online, please send an email to the CEA office (email@example.com) with "CEEE 2019" in the subject line to indicate whose name is on the credit card that you have used and for which organization you are recruiting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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THANK YOU TO THE 2019 RECEPTION SPONSOR: