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Hiring Events at YEC

YEC Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 19th Annual Youth Hiring Fair! Youth ages 15-24 years old get the chance to meet with a variety of different employers representing a wide range of industries who are looking to hire part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment opportunities.

This is the only hiring fair exclusive to youth and there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled! Bring your resumes, be dressed to impress, and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

When: Tuesday March 28th, 2017
Time: 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Where: Big Four, Stampede Park
Who: Youth aged 15-24
Cost: FREE

View the 2017 Youth Hiring Fair Poster

2017 Youth Hiring Fair Promo Video

View a growing list of Employers Attending the 2017 Youth Hiring Fair

View the Hiring Fair Scholarship Sponsors


Info Events at YEC

Career Café - Careers in Manufacturing

Did you know Calgary has a vibrant manufacturing industry? From oil and gas to agri-food, there are a lot of opportunities.

Find out about the Manufacturing industry from a variety perspectives at Career Café at the Central Branch of The Calgary Public Library, Friday, March 3 from noon to 1 p.m.

Career Café is presented by The Career Development Association of Alberta, The Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre. Career Cafés will take place at the Central branch of The Library (616 MacLeod Trail S.E.) and will cover a variety of career development topics and labour market information throughout the year.

For more information about Career Café contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email or phone 403-268-3784.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program Info Session

Experience the journey of a lifetime on the YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program. Drop-in to The Youth Employment Centre from 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 3 to learn about the exciting program. The Summer Work Exchange Program is exclusively for 16 and 17 year olds looking for a Canadian cultural exchange experience and who want to gain work experience. Along with these benefits, this is a paid program, so youth can earn some money too! Come and speak with the program coordinator to learn about the logistics and application process.

Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association Info Event

Do you love the mountains? Ever wonder what it would be like to work there? On Friday March 17th from 2-4pm a hiring manager from Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association will be coming to YEC to speak with youth about getting into the industry and what you can expect! This is a great chance to connect with a professional within the industry especially before the Youth Hiring Fair as there will be many companies represented there! Make sure to attend to get the inside scoop!


Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities, a four week summer employment and life skills program for pregnant or parenting moms ages 15-19, runs from July 3- 28, 2017. This program is a great opportunity for youth to achieve high school credits, earn some money, and gain valuable work experiences.

Classroom topics include career planning, employer expectations, workplace safety, job search strategies, and some fun activities. With a focus on the work experience placement, participants are matched with a business and will work at that business part-time for the duration of the program.

Want to apply for DYO?

  1. Complete the Application Form (Deadline - Wednesday, May 10th).
  2. Submit the application to the Youth Employment Centre (315 10th Ave SE) in person, by fax to 403-268-2383 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Discovering Your Opportunities is supported through a partnership between The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, Calgary Board of Education Louise Dean School, Catholic Family Service and local employers.

For more information contact 403-268-5747.

Download the Poster.


Monthly Workshops

YEC offers monthly workshops to enhance your Job Search. upcoming workshops are listed below:

Resume & Cover Letter Building Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: March 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • General VS Targeted Resumes
  • What to Include in Your Resume
  • Transferable Skills
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Templates

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: March 24, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • The Hidden Job Market
  • Networking
  • Job Search Methods
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Cold Calling
  • Applicant Tracking Systems

Interview Preparation Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: February 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • What to Wear
  • Researching
  • Interview Questions
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • What to Bring
  • Questions to Ask
  • Behavioral Interview Questions

External Events

Occasionally we list other job or education/training opportunities offered through partnerships we have with other organizations. Click here to check for External Events