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Hiring Events at YEC

20th Annual Youth Hiring Fair

Calgary's largest hiring event for youth ages 15-24 is coming soon!

On Tuesday, April 3rd from 1:30 - 6 p.m., join us at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park for The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Annual Youth Hiring Fair. Over 80 employers representing a variety of industries will be on site to hire for part-time, full-time and seasonal opportunities.

To prepare for the event:

  • Research the list of participating employers and make a plan of which employers you want to meet at the hiring fair.
  • Come to the Youth Employment Centre and meet with an employment counsellor to update your current resume and/or create targeted ones for the industry/industries you will be applying to. The employment counsellor can also help you with your elevator pitch for the fair.
  • Bring plenty of copies of your resume.
  • Bring a pen to complete application forms and take notes.
  • Think of questions you may want to ask the employer.
  • Dress to impress!

Click here for our Facebook event page.

YMCA Rocky Ridge is hiring Life Guard & Swim Instructors

YMCA logoAre you a life guard and swim instructor? The YMCA in Rocky Ridge is looking to hire immediately! All eligible youth candidates (16-24) are encouraged to send their resumes directly to Only eligible and qualified candidates will be contacted and connected to a hiring manager. Please come to YEC for assistance in creating your targeted resume! Spots are limited for this position so be sure to apply as soon as possible!

Pedalheads Bike Camps Hiring Event

Pedalheads Bike Camps is looking for instructors for their Summer Program! Pedalheads is a 10-level program to teach kids ages 2-12 to ride their bikes safely and skillfully on streets and trails.

Heroheads is a multi-sport camp with a superhero twist! Kids kick-start their passion for sports through exciting games, activities and obstacle courses. The final challenge, the Rescue Race, showcases their super skills and ends with them being awarded their own cape and mask!

Pedalheads will be coming to the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor 315 10th Ave S.E.) on Friday, April 13th from 1 - 4 p m. for a hiring event! You don't need to be an expert cyclist to apply. They will be looking to hire youth between the ages of 16-24 years old (must turn 17 years old by Dec 31st, 2018). All interviews will be scheduled in advance. Drop by the Youth Employment Centre and get connected to one of our employment counsellors for this job opportunity!

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 late April. 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.

Info Events at YEC

No Info Events are currently scheduled.

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.
Click here to complete the application for the program.

**Application deadline is April 5, 2018. Limited spots available.

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

Employment Workshops

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) will be hosting a series of workshops for Alberta Career Week from April 23rd - April 27th. Workshops will take place at YEC (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE).

  • Resumes and Cover Letters - Tuesday, April 24th 1:30-2:30 p.m
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  • Job Searching - Wednesday, April 25th 1:30-2:30 p.m
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  • Interview Preparation - Thursday, April 26th 1:30-2:30 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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