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Youth Services

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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
  • 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
  • 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

This is Calgary's largest hiring fair exclusive to youth​.

The 2019 Yo
uth Hiring Fair was attended by over 5,700 youth!

Industry Training Certificates at No Cost to Youth

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

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