On May 31st, there's going to be a Digital Media Job Fair at City Hall in Toronto. The press release says "This carnival type marketplace is designed to create opportunities for the Film and Television community graduating students, freelance creative artists and studios to meet and mingle from across Ontario."
There will be no cost to attend. There will be panel discussions, screenings and live music (??!!) Companies can sit in the VIP Lounge and watch student's work, and students can sit in the Council Chambers and watch companies demo reels.
More information can be found here at the CASO website. It's really nice to see the studios in town organizing something like this. I have a classroom full of grads that are about to go out job hunting soon, so it's great that the studios in town are putting out this effort.
Great article about the gaming industry, but a lot of this is directly related to VFX as well. I do know a lot of VFXers that have been in the game for over 10 years though...