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Youth Employment Centre - Hiring Fairs & other programs

Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is preparing to host its 20th Annual Youth Hiring Fair! The 2017 event took place at the Big Four, Stampede Park and showcased over 80 employers from a variety of industries. 5500 youth between the ages of 15-24 attended the event, representing all skill and education levels.

The upcoming Youth Hiring Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at the Big Four, Stampede Park. For more information, visit

Career Talks

Career Talks is a series of interactive information sessions where high school students andschool staff will meet and learn from professionals about various careers. Career Talks speakers commit to a 30 minute informal presentation to a group of youth at one or more of our United Way of Calgary and area - All in for Youth partner schools within Calgary.

Score a $1000 Scholarship!

The Youth Employment Centre offers scholarships every year. To be eligible, you must be working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an Employment Counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre. Be prepared. Start your career plan now, so you will be ready to apply when the upcoming scholarships are offered.

Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities is a paid 5 week career and life planning program for young mothers aged 15-19. The program takes place in July and August and along with life skills modules, participants learn job search skills and complete a work experience based on their interests. High school credits can be obtained during this program. Discovering Your Opportunities is supported through a partnership between the Youth Employment Centre, Calgary Board of Education Louise Dean Centre, Catholic Family Services and local employers.

Project Protégé

Project Protégé is a mentorship program for post secondary students under age 25 in Social Work, Human Services, or Health and Physical Education studies at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary. Students involved in the project are connected with a mentor working in Calgary Neighbourhoods of The City of Calgary. The project occurs during the post secondary school year and students have to apply to the program.

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

For more information on youth programs at The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, visit or call 403-268-2490.