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Hiring Events at YEC

Starbucks Hiring Event

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre has partnered with Starbucks in their Opportunity Youth Initiative for youth ages 16-24. The next hiring event will take place in July. To apply to the initiative:

  • Drop in to YEC and see one of our Employment Counsellors
  • Together we will craft a targeted resume and then assist in the application process
  • Once your application is submitted your name will be forwarded to the hiring manager at Starbucks
  • To further support you, we will set up a mock interview and go over any questions you may have

For more information on the Starbucks Opportunity Youth Initiative, click here.

Project Protégé

Students involved in the project are connected with a mentor working in Calgary Neighbourhoods with The City of Calgary. The project runs during the post-secondary school year from (October-April) and students have to apply to the program.


  • Must be enrolled in Social Work, Human Services, or Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University or University of Calgary.
  • Must be available to participate in monthly meetings with Employment Counsellor and City of Calgary mentor (2 meetings per month).
  • Must be available to participate in mandatory training session on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.

How to Apply:

Watch the Project Protégé Mentorship Program video for more insight on the benefits of the program. Contact for more information.

Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities is a four-week summer employment and life skills program for pregnant or parenting women ages 15-19. The program runs from July 2- 27 this year. Discovering Your Opportunities is a great opportunity for young women to achieve high school credits, earn some money, and gain valuable work experience.

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. This gives many of the moms their first introduction to the working world, and they benefit through gaining experience and a reference that they can use in the future.

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 Violet Rudy at or 403-807-1462.

Info Events at YEC

There are no Info Events currently scheduled.

YEC Scholarships

In partnership with HMS Host, McDonald's Canada, Mr. Lube, and Shakers Fun Centre, The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to YEC clients this fall.


  • Must have registered of re-registered in 2018 to access services at YEC.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited training, upgrading, apprenticeship or post-secondary program for a minimum of one semester and starting or continuing studies in January 2019.
  • Must not be related to an employee or be employed at YEC.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to create a targeted resume. (Please see How to Apply below)

How to Apply:

  1. Create a targeted resume for one of the following job posting examples. (You will have to attach the resume to your application form).
    *The goal is to ensure that you have practiced creating a resume with a YEC employment counsellor and can demonstrate that you know how to write a targeted resume.
  2. Complete the online application form here.
  3. *You may meet with your employment counsellor for support on your application. Please provide as many details as possible in your application.
  4. Recipients will be notified in October.

Special thanks to the following companies for sponsoring a $1000 YEC Scholarship:

This Way Ahead

This Way Ahead launched in New York City in 2007 and has since expanded to 14 cities across North America. The program provides participants the opportunity to learn and master resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and customer service training once a week for 10 weeks. Participants will then have the opportunity to interview for a paid in-store internship at a local GAP, Old Navy or Banana Republic. There is a strong possibility for ongoing part-time employment at the end of the internship.

A YEC employment counsellor is available to support the youth through the program, and continue to provide career and employment assistance after the internship.

Program Details:

  • Program participants must be between the ages of 16-24
  • Weekly workshops will be offered at the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor 315 10th Ave S.E.) starting the week of April 9th for 10 weeks
  • Workshops will be offered Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Youth can choose the day of the week that best suits their schedule
  • Youth successful in the interview for an internship with work 12 hours/week for 10 weeks, earning $13.60/hour starting in June
  • Strong possibility for ongoing part-time employment post-internship

Click here to watch the This Way Ahead Calgary information video.

Please note that application for This Way Ahead is now closed. We will be in touch with all applicants. Thank you for your interest in the program.

For more information on This Way Ahead Calgary, please contact Nancy Gibbons at 403-268-2406 or email

Employment Workshops

3-in-1 Workshop - Resumes, Job Searching & Interview Preparation

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting in-house workshops for youth ages 15-24. Workshops take place at 2nd floor, 315 10th Ave S.E.

Attend this workshop to learn:

  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Job Searching
  • Networking
  • ATS Software
  • Interview Preparation
  • What to Wear
  • Researching
  • Interview Questions
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • What to Bring
  • Questions to Ask

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 19th 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25th 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15th 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25th 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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

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