IR Leader
May 25, 2021

CIRI’s 2021 Annual General Meeting and networking social will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. 

Members are encouraged to attend the Meeting and Social to get updated on CIRI's initiatives and reconnect with peers. Meeting documents will be provided to members on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Whether you are able to attend or not, we encourage all members to vote their proxy as soon as possible. 

Please remember, YOUR VOICE COUNTS, so please vote your proxy by June 18.

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Are you looking for a new job opportunity?

Companies are planning for the year ahead and so we are seeing an increase in job listings. Currently, we have positions for a Vice President of IR, Lead Advisor of IR, Associate/Lead of IR, Director of IR, IR Analyst and Manager of Corporate and Financial Communications. These positions are in BC, Ontario and Quebec. These listings are accessible to members only by logging in and visiting Job Listings.

Are you looking to hire someone for your company or for a client? 

CIRI offers an effective way to reach qualified targets through Job Listings. Get in front of IROs who may be looking for new challenges by posting your job opportunity with us. Members may submit a job listing free of charge. Non-members may submit a job listing for only $150+HST. Click here to sign in and submit a job listing.

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