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Youth Employment Centre (YEC)

Free career and employment services for youth between the ages of 15 and 24 Youth Employment Centre (YEC)

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides free, in-person drop-in employment services. We offer resume targeting, job search strategies, interview preparation, career planning, connections to employers who are hiring, and more.

Visit the YEC for drop-in employment services

Important: Your social insurance number (SIN) is required for registration and to meet with an employment counsellor.

Location: Alberta Trade Centre, 2nd floor, 315 10 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0W2

Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed statutory holidays)

Contact us: 403-268-2490

No appointment is necessary, but registration is required during your first visit to YEC. The registration process may take up to an hour.

Registration is not available between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computer lab and other resources are still available during this time.

  • Employment Counsellor Corner

    Are you seeking expert advice to launch or advance your career? Look no further! The Employment Counsellor Corner will be a source of knowledge, brought to you by the Youth Employment Centre's dedicated team of Employment Counsellors.

    Each month, we will feature an article covering a wide range of topics that matter to youth. Learn from our experts and stay ahead of the curve in today's competitive job market.

    Click the link below and join our community of ambitious go-getters on the path to career success!

  • Employer Spotlight

    Curious about an organization’s history, values, culture, or work environment? Want to make an informed decision when reviewing potential employment opportunities?

    Each month the YEC highlights a local employer for our Employer Spotlight. Gain insights into various industries, job roles and potential career paths.

The Youth Employment Centre would like to take this opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge that we are gathered on the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, Amskaapipiikani and Kainai First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the Métis Nation Battle River Territory – Nose Hill Métis Region 5 & Elbow River District 6. We acknowledge all Indigenous people who have made Calgary their home. 

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