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Youth Services


The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides career and employment services to Calgary youth ages 15 to 24. In collaboration with local business and various other youth-serving agencies, YEC provides youth with numerous career-developing opportunities such as hiring fairs and work experience opportunities. YEC works with youth from all backgrounds. All YEC resources and services offered to youth are free. Call us at 403-268-2490.

General Services

YEC offers services and resources for your career plan and job search.

  • connect with a career advisor to research career and education options
  • check out hundreds of jobs on our job boards
  • set up informational interviews, job shadows and work experience opportunities
  • prepare a targeted resume or have your current resume critiqued
  • learn to ace an interview
  • develop a career portfolio
  • speak with an Aboriginal outreach worker
  • use our fax, photocopier, message service and access the Internet

Monthly Workshops

YEC offers monthly workshops to enhance your Job Search. Watch the Programs & Events page for dates and times. Workshops topics are listed below:

Resume & Cover Letter Building Workshop

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

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

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

Other Services

YEC Annual Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre hosts an Annual Youth Hiring Fair in the spring. 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.

The 2017 Hiring Fair was attended by over 5,500 youth!

Visit the Programs & Events page for details on the 2018 Youth Hiring Fair.

Industry Training Certificates at No Cost to Youth

CSTS, WHMIS, First Aid/CPR C, Proserve.

Youth Advisory Committee

Seeks to promote community awareness of the Youth Employment Centre (YEC), while allowing youth aged 15 - 24 to gain valuable skills, share their opinions, bring in new ideas and have fun. Learn More.



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