A leadership opportunity for your students — and a promotional opportunity for your school!

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Now in its sixth year, the CEOx1Day program offers a powerful opportunity for your school’s most promising students to gain leadership and career experience from peers alike and search professionals from across Canada.

All third- and fourth-year students enrolled in a Canadian university or a degree-granting college undergraduate program are eligible to apply for CEOx1Day.

Winning finalists will spend a full day shadowing a CEO in one of five cities across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver or Calgary). Each CEOx1Day experience is unique, which ensures an even more meaningful and memorable experience for both the student and the CEO.

Curious about how the program works? Check out complete details on the 4 phases of the selection process.

CEOx1Day winners have come from an array of institutions across Canada, including:


Brock University  uOttawa Queen's University Ryerson University    University of Ontario University of Toronto  

University of Waterloo Western University Canada  York University Carleton University University of Windsor



Concordia University  McGill University   Université de Montréal    Université Laval  HEC Montréal  Polytechnique Montréal 



British Columbia

University of Victoria  SFU    UBC



University of Alberta    MacEwan University    University of Calgary


Haven’t had a winner from your school yet? Not to worry — every year offers another chance to see your students’ names top the list of participants from across Canada.

Here’s how you can do your part: The application window opens at the end of September 2018, so be sure to begin promoting the CEOx1Day program to your students early in September to give them enough time to put together their submissions.

To help with promotions, we’ve put together a handy marketing toolkit that comes complete with all of the marketing materials you’ll need to get the word out to students across campus, plus key information about eligibility, timelines and more.

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