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Hiri​ng Events

YMCA is looking to hire Summer Day Camp Counsellors for the Gray Family Eau Claire ​​​​​​YMCA, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, Shane Homes at Rocky Ridge YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Shawnessy YMCA, Remington YMCA, and Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot. Youth ages 16-24 who are interested in this opportunity are invited to drop in to the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave S.E.) and speak with an employm​ent counsellor. Interviews will be scheduled in advance.​


21s​t Annual Youth Hiring Fair


On Wednesday, March 20th, The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) hosted its 21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair at the Big Four, Stampede Park. Over 80 employers and 5,700 youth were in attendance. To receive updates on future YEC hiring events, subscribe to our Update newsletter​.

View the 2019 list of employers.


Opportunity for All Youth


Opportunity For All Youth is a national initiative originated with the MaRS Solutions Lab in Toronto to address youth unemployment. Over the next five years, the aim is to provide employment opportunities for 40,000 youth who face barriers to entering the workforce. This goal will be achieved through partnerships between employers, employment agencies, governments and foundations. It focuses on the hiring, retention and career progression of youth who are job-ready but have challenges to employment.

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is a key partner in this initiative. Calgary will be the second city in Canada to launch Opportunity For All Youth. YEC will contribute to the national goal of hiring 40,000 Opportunity Youth by supporting and preparing local youth who are experiencing difficulty entering the workforce.

YEC will also collaborate with employer partners to establish youth friendly hiring practices, strategies to increase retention, sensitivity training and career progression plans for the participants.

Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to connect to this opportunity right now, by dropping in to the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE).

Download the Opportunity For All Youth Poster​.


Info Events


Career Café

Date: See below for event dates
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: New Central Library (800-3rd Street S.E.) Room 014

In partnership with the Calgary Public Library and the Career Development Association of Alberta, Career Café provides career and labour market information for job seekers and career professionals.

Click here to register for upcoming Career Cafe events.

May 17 - Government: Working for government is attractive to many people. Join us for a noon hour talk about careers working for government.​


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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