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Supply Chain and Management Trainee Jobs at Safeway

Interested in learning more about career paths at Safeway? The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave S.E.) is hosting a presentation focusing on supply chain (warehouse) positions at Safeway and their retail management trainee program. Youth ages 15-24 are invited to attend on Friday, March 20th at 1:30 p.m.


Score a $1000 Scholarship!

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship when you start your job search or make a career plan.

Click here to watch a video testimonial of 2014 scholarship recipient Grace Onwuka.

Click here to read a testimonial from 2013 scholarship recipient Mo Kamar.

Eligibility Criteria for YEC Scholarships

  • Must be a registered YEC client and working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an employment counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre.
  • Must plan to enrol in an accredited training, upgrading, apprenticeship or post-secondary program for a minimum of one semester within one year of this application.
  • Must be between the ages of 15-24 years old.
  • Must not have been a previous winner of the scholarship.
  • Must not be related to an employee or be employed at the Youth Employment Centre.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be evaluated by a selection committee appointed by the Youth Employment Centre.

Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified in July.

Recipients will receive one cheque made payable to the educational institution selected for enrolment.

Application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Ask your Employment Counsellor for details.

Click Here to View Sponsors

Complete the online application for the YEC Scholarship.

Download the Scholarship Poster



YEC Annual Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre will be hosting its 17th annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.

The event will take place at the Stampede Grounds, Big Four Hall B from 1:30 – 6 p.m. 5,000 youth and 100 employers are expected to be in attendance.

Admission is free. Bring your resume, dress to impress, and get an interview!

for more information please check back soon!

View the growing list of Employers attending the hiring fair.

View the 2015 Hiring Fair posters

View the 2015 Hiring Fair promotional video



YEC's Aboriginal Youth Connections Group provides Aboriginal youth the opportunity to meet weekly and learn about community, culture and employment. The group is also a great way for participants to meet new friends and create a positive network for continued success.

The Aboriginal Youth Connections Group will meet weekly from January 23rd, 2015 – April 3rd, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

Click here for the Aboriginal Youth Connections poster.

Click here to view the Weekly Event poster.


Are you in high school?
Can't get a job because you have no experience?
Need help with your job search?

Jump $tart is a free work preparation program for high school youth interested in developing their employment skills. Jump $tart involves active learning workshops to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

For more information, call 403-268-2781 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming opportunities:

Thursdays at the Village Square Branch of the Calgary Public Library

Please join us on Thursdays from 4-6 pm, February 19- April 16, 2015 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required.

Want to join Jump $tart at the Village Square Library?

  1. Are you able to commit to the schedule?
  2. Week Date Session Title
    1 February 19, 2015 Introduction and Résumé writing
    2 February 26, 2015 Job Search #1
    3 March 5, 2015 Interview Skills #1
    4 March 12, 2015 How to be an Awesome Employee
    5 March 19, 2015 Employment Standards and Safety
    6 March 26, 2015 No Jump $tart
    7 April 2, 2015 Interview Skills #2
    8 April 9, 2015 Job Search #2
    9 April 16, 2015 Career Exploration and wrap up

  3. Complete an application form:

  4. Submit completed application at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE) or e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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