Current Programs/Events

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Hiring Events | Doors Open YYC Event | Aboriginal Youth Connections
Project Protégé | Jump $tart

Kal Tire

The Kal Tire is hiring for the busy fall season. Youth aged 18-24 can bring their resume and be interviewed on the spot. Candidates must have completed high school, possess a class 5 driver's license, and be prepared for heavy lifting. 1 - 4 p.m. on Friday October 9th, 2015 at the Youth Employment Centre.

Canadian Armed Forces - Naval Reserves

Youth ages 15-24 are invited to drop in and talk to a recruiter about working for the Canadian Armed Forces - Naval Reserves.  Learn about the opportunities, educational benefits and application process. Recruiters will be here from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, at the Youth Employment Centre. Check the YEC Job Board for available positions.

Doors Open YYC Event

YEC is thrilled to be one of the participants in the upcoming Doors Open YYC Event! This event takes place on the weekend of September 26th and 27th with YEC opening its doors all day on Sunday September 27th. Doors Open YYC is a special event where buildings in all quadrants of the city open their doors, free of charge, to the public! You will get to experience a behind the scenes look at what these businesses do and learn something new! For more information click:

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 starting Monday September 21st from 11:30-1:00 pm and a light lunch will be provided

Click here for the Aboriginal Youth Connections poster.

Click here to view the Weekly Event poster.

Project Protégé - Mentorship Program

Wondering what your next step will be after graduation?

Are you currently enrolled in social work, human services or recreation at the University of Calgary, Rocky Mountain College, or Mount Royal University?

Consider applying for The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Mentorship Program! As a participant, you will have the opportunity to interact with and utilize the expertise of a City of Calgary mentor who works in your field, make contacts, and gain hands-on experience and information for your potential occupation or field of interest.

We are currently recruiting participants for the 2015/16 Mentorship Program. If you are under the age of 25 and are enrolled in Social Work, Human Services, or Recreation, this may be a good fit for you! Participants will be required to attend mandatory training sessions on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 9:00-1:00pm and Saturday, January 16th, 2016 from 9:00-1:00pm. Additionally, participants will be asked to attend a Kick-Off event, monthly Mentor and YEC Employment Advisor meetings, and Employment Preparation Workshops.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015. Please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply:

1) Complete the online application form.
2) Email your résumé as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information:

1) Review the student marketing package
2) Review the Outline of Divisions and Positions in Community & Neighbourhood Services
3) Watch the Project Protégé Video

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jump $tart is a free program for high school students interested in developing their employment skills.

Jump $tart involves active learning workshops and guest speakers to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.

Please join us on Thursdays from 4-6pm, October 1- November 26, 2015 at the Village Square Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required.

The benefits!

  • Meet new people
  • A résumé which highlights your skills and abilities
  • Support from staff and access to Youth Employment Centre resources
  • Increased employment readiness, and confidence for job search
  • Light snacks and refreshments during workshops

Want to join Jump $tart?

  1. Complete the application form. (Microsoft Word Version   |   PDF Version)
  2. Submit application to the information desk at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE).

Jump $tart is being offered by the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre. The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides career and employment services to Calgary youth ages 15 to 24. All YEC resources and services offered to youth are free.

For more information on the program, contact 403-268-2490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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