The Regional Municipality Of York

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York Region hosts The Gateway 2017 conference for internationally educated professionals

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is hosting The Gateway 2017 on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Conference Suites & Spa in the City of Markham.

Building on the success of previous conferences, this day-long series of workshops, panel discussions, keynote speeches and networking opportunities will bring together internationally educated professionals, newcomer entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government representatives to make new contacts, exchange ideas and learn from each other.

Attendees will learn about the Canadian work culture, credentials and accreditation, entrepreneurial opportunities and supports, networking and mentoring and York Region’s business environment.

Media are invited to attend.

Monday, October 30, 2017
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Remarks at 9 a.m.


Hilton Toronto/Conference Suites & Spa
8500 Warden Avenue
City of Markham


  • Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO
  • Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, City of Markham and Co-Chair, Community Partnership Council
  • Mohamad Fakih, CEO, Paramount Fine Foods
  • Daniele Zanotti, CEO, United Way Toronto and York Region
  • Sangita Patel, host of HGTV’s Home to Win and on-air personality of ET Canada

This will be the third conference York Region has hosted for internationally educated professionals. The Gateway 2017 is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:
Barbra Prud’homme, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 74102
Email: barbara.prud’
Phone: 905-806-1216

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