YEC Hiring Fairs

YEC hosts an annual Hiring Fair. Employers attend the fair to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. There are hundreds of positions available in a wide variety of industries. On average, 5,000 youth attend at this event.

The Hiring Fair takes place in the Big Four Building at the Stampede grounds, in early April. Check back for details as the date draws near.

If you are an employer looking to participate, call 403-268-2490.

Jump $tart - Summer

Jump $tart is a free program for 15 and 16 year olds interested in developing their employment skills. The goal of Jump $tart is to increase self-awareness, improve employment readiness, and build confidence for job search and the workplace. The program takes place in July and August, and through workshops, guest speakers, workplace tours and a 25 hour work exploration with a local employer youth learn job search and employment skills. Jump $tart will be offered on-site at the Youth Employment Centre. Check out our video for insight into the program. For more information, call 403-268-2490 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Score a $1000 Scholarship!

The Youth Employment Centre offers scholarships every year. To be eligible, you must be working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an Employment Counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre.

Be prepared, start your career plan now, so you will be ready to apply when the upcoming scholarships are offered.

The 2016 scholarship details will be posted in mid-July for January 2017 pay out.

Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities is a paid 5 week career and life planning program for young mothers aged 15-19. The program takes place in July and August and along with life skills modules, participants learn job search skills and complete a work experience based on their interests. High school credits can be obtained during this program. Discovering Your Opportunities is supported through a partnership between the Youth Employment Centre, Calgary Board of Education Louise Dean Centre, Catholic Family Services and local employers. For more information contact Christina David at 403-268-5747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Project Protégé

Project Protégé is a mentorship program for post secondary students under age 25 in the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services program at Rocky Mountain College, Physical Education and Recreation Studies at Mount Royal University, Social Work Diploma program from Mount Royal University and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary. Students involved in the project are connected with a mentor working in Community Neighbourhood Services of The City of Calgary. The project occurs during the post secondary school year and students have to apply to the program. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.