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Hiring Events

Kal Tire Hiring Seasonal PT & FT Tire Technicians

Kal TireKal tire is currently hiring seasonal part-time and full-time team members across Canada.

No previous industry experience is necessary. Kal Tire provides thorough, hands-on product and safety training to get you up to speed - Fast!

You bring an enthusiastic, positive and outgoing attitude. You are a quick learner and enjoy working in a fast-paced and customer service orientated work culture. You enjoy active work and excel in a physically demanding environment that will involve some heavy lifting throughout the day. You take pride in exceeding customer expectations.

About the job. You will perform tire removal, installation, and repair services in a safe manner for a variety of passenger, light truck and/or commercial vehicles. This includes removing wheel assemblies, dismounting tires, balancing, inflating and installing repaired or replacement tires, and reinstalling wheel assemblies.

Youth ages 18-24 who are interested in this opportunity are encouraged to drop in to the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE) and speak with an employment counsellor. Please note a driver's license is a requirement for the position.

Opportunity for All Youth

Opportunity For All Youth is a national coalition which originated with the MaRS Solutions Lab in Toronto to address youth unemployment. The initiative was launched locally with The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) in September 2018. To date, CERT Logistics, Cintas, Fairmont Palliser, HMS Host, Hyatt Regency, Starbucks, TELUS, The Source and Walmart have joined the coalition in Calgary.

Over five years, the aim of the coalition is to provide opportunities for 40,000 NEET (not in employment, education or training) youth who face barriers to entering the workforce across Canada. 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 obtaining employment.

YEC will be hosting an Opportunity For All Youth hiring event in early October.

Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to connect to this opportunity now, by dropping in to YEC (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE). All interviews will be scheduled in advance. Limited spots available.

Click here to watch the 2018 Opportunity For All Youth launch video.

YEC Scholarship

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to YEC clients this fall.


  • Must have registered or re-registered in 2019 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 2020.
  • 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. Search for a job posting that you would be interested in applying for. Create a targeted resume, as if you were applying to that position. Copy and paste the text from the job posting into the same file as your targeted resume. Save as one document. *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. *You may meet with your employment counsellor for support on your application. Please provide as many details as possible in your application.
  3. Recipients will be notified in October.

Special thanks to the following companies for their generous donations to the YEC Scholarship: McDonald’s Canada, Mr. Lube and Student Works Painting.

MacDonald's Canada logo

​​​McDonald's® is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited, and its Canadian franchisees, own and operate more than 1,400 restaurants and employ nearly 100,000 Canadians coast-to-coast.

We believe the words "Welcome to McDonald's®" should apply to our employees just as much as our guests. We're proud of our food, and just as proud of the employment experiences we offer.

In Canada, hundreds of thousands of people have entered the Canadian workforce through the Golden Arches. Many have stayed, building successful careers with McDonald's, or moved on to other careers, leveraging their solid foundation of McDonald's experience. Visit the careers page for more information.

Mr. Lube logo

​​​Getting a good job means finding a good employer. At Mr. Lube, we’re leaders in the market, not just because our customers love us. It’s also because of the fun, family-like environment that our employees experience working in a Mr. Lube store.

We believe that happy employees make happy customers. That’s why we work hard to keep all our staff motivated and excited by the jobs they do. We understand that a strong team makes a strong business, so it’s no accident that our technicians are the best trained anywhere in the industry.

At Mr. Lube, we offer not just a job, but an opportunity to learn, grow and have fun. We promise to make your experience as enjoyable and as rewarding as possible. Apply today and take the first step towards a new career.

Student Works logo

​​​Thank you to Student Works Painting for supporting the YEC Scholarship through a generous donation of $500 towards the YEC Scholarship program.


Project Protégé - Mentorship Program

What will you do after you graduate?

Are you currently enrolled in social work, human services or recreation at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary?

Consider applying for The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Mentorship Program! As a participant, you will have the opportunity to interact with and utilize the expertise of a City of Calgary mentor who works in your field, make contacts, and gain hands-on knowledge and information for your potential occupation or field of interest.

We are currently recruiting participants for the 2019-2020 Mentorship Program. If you are under the age of 25 under and are enrolled in Social Work, Human Services, or Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary, this may be a good fit for you! The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2019. Please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply: Click here to complete the application form.

Watch the Project Protégé Video for more information.

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