Taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Toronto Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo, Cannabis at Work will be conducting lightning talks on cannabis career topics and job seeking such as: how to build a cannacentric resume; the importance of networking and attending conferences; and training and experience that employers look for.
Cannabis at Work will also be taking resumes and conducting express interviews.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building
Visit us at booth 2140 to drop off your resume
3:30PM – 4:45PM
Founded in 2015 by Alison McMahon, the company initially focused on education relating to cannabis use by patients in the workplace. Alison saw herself as an ambassador for the industry by providing tools to workplaces so they could manage cannabis patients instead of simply firing them. “When workplaces take a hard, zero-tolerance approach to medical cannabis, it’s often due to a lack of knowledge and fear” Alison explains. “When businesses equip themselves with knowledge, they often realize that cannabis use by employees, while challenging, is manageable.”
Alison always had her eye on a staffing division and in 2017 when the Canadian cannabis sector was approaching recreational legalization she knew the time was right. “The industry is at a tipping point,” Alison explains. “Existing businesses are ramping up and new businesses are entering the market. We’re about to see tremendous growth in cannabis in Canada.”
Alison McMahon is the CEO of Cannabis At Work, a Certified Human Resource Professional, educator and entrepreneur. After 10 years of providing HR solutions to customers across Canada, she founded Cannabis at Work in 2015. Cannabis at Work is the leading source in Canada for cannabis jobs, recruitment services, online industry training, and workplace impairment training. Alison holds a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (B.HRLR) and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Alison served on the board for the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) for 3 years. In addition, Alison is a former Term Instructor at the MacEwan University School of Business. @alisonlmcmahon @cannabisatwork