Programs & Events

Hiring Events

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Virtual Employer and Partner Spotlights

The Salvation Army Virtual Employer Spotlight

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Virtual Event
Audience: Youth ages 16-24

Tune in to listen to our interview with Cecilia Ifko, Director of Human Relations at The Salvation Army in Calgary! We will be discussing The Salvation Army's current employment opportunities and learning more about their Christmas Kettle Campaign. 

Registration Required! 

Can’t make it? Sign up to watch the recording.

Olympia Financial Group Virtual Employer Spotlight

When: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event
Audience: Youth ages 18-24

Are you interested in getting into the finance industry? Olympia Financial Group was rated as one of Alberta's top employers in 2021. Join us to learn more about this Alberta based financial institution.

We will meet with Katherine Colburn- Swartz, Human Resources Business Partner with Olympia Financial. Katherine will be able to answer your questions about working at the company and share entry-level opportunities they have.

Registration Required!

Can’t make it? Sign up to watch the recording.

Youth Employment Centre Workshops

High School Resume Consultations

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, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, 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.

In partnership with the coalition employers, YEC hosts Opportunity For All Youth hiring events year-round.

Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to drop in to YEC (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE) for more information on upcoming events.

Watch the 2018 Opportunity For All Youth launch video.


This Way ONward

This Way ONward is a job skills training and paid work program to help youth ages 16 - 24 land their first job with Old Navy.

The YEC launched the program in Calgary in 2018.

What previous participants have to say about their This Way ONward experience:

“I think it was a great program. I got more out of it than I initially thought. I found the program very engaging and helpful.” - 2021 Participant

“I really think this program helped me build confidence around the interviewing process, that is one of the hardest things to do when getting a job. I also think it prepared us well for what we should expect when coming into the work force. I don’t think I would have got a job if it weren’t for me joining this program.” - 2021 Participant"

Thank you for your interest in This Way ONward. Recruitment for the 2022 year is now closed.

Please connect with an Employment Counsellor at the YEC to learn about other current programs, opportunities and to access free employment services.

The Youth Employment Centre would like to recognize RBC Future Launch for their generous support of our services. RBC Future Launch is a catalyst for change-bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work.

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