The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides free career and employment services to youth ages 15 - 24.

In collaboration with local and national businesses and various youth serving agencies, YEC provides youth with free career development opportunities and employment services including:

  • 1 to 1 employment counsellor support
  • Resume and cover letter targeting
  • Job searching strategies
  • Interview preparation
  • Career planning and exploration
  • Industry training options
  • Networking opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Employment opportunities / job postings
  • Scholarship and bursary Oopportunities
  • Employer hiring events
  • Annual youth hiring fair
  • Employer connections
  • Employment workshops
  • Informational interviews / job shadowing opportunities
  • Work experience programs

To access the YEC's free employment services drop by:

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

Alberta Trade Centre
2nd floor, 315 10 Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 0W2

Drop-in hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- (Closed statutory holidays)

Contact us:

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.

Questions? Contact Leita Blasetti, Community Liaison at or call the YEC main number at 403-268-2490.

YEC Marketing Materials: for print and distribution.

YEC employment workshops

YEC offers free employment services and resources for your career planning and job search.

We've created some workshop videos to help you:

Other services

Industry Training Certificates at No Cost to Youth

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • ProServe
  • Standard first aid/CPR level C

Please note that all industry trainings are offered at no cost by YEC. Youth will be required to come to YEC and meet in-person with an Employment Counsellor who will assess their financial need and career goals. Availability of industry trainings may change depending on the time of year.

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