IR Leader
June 05, 2018
CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

CIRI members can click here to view the postings. You must be logged in as this is a 'Members Only' benefit.

Are you looking to create or fill a position in your company or for a client? Here's an effective way to reach CIRI members who are looking for new challenges in investor relations.

Members may submit a job posting free of charge. Non-members may submit a job posting for $150+HST.

To submit a job posting, contact Jane Maciel at or (416) 364-8200.

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