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

Jump $tart is a free program for youth ages 15-17 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 offers workshops and guest speakers. Youth learn job search and employment skills. Check out our video for insight into the program. For more information, check out the Jump $tart page.

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..

Be a Voice for Youth

Launched in 2001, the Youth Employment Centre's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides a fun and exciting opportunity for Calgary's youth to develop communication, consultation, leadership, and teamwork skills. YAC members work collaboratively with the Centre to ensure that programs and services are youth friendly. Members advise YEC on a variety of career and employment related topics, such as hiring fairs, community workshops, marketing materials, website development, and much more.

If you have questions about YAC or just want more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Project Protégé

Project Protégé is a professional development mentorship program for post secondary students under age 25 enrolled in Social Work, Human Services, or Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.

Students involved in the project are connected with a mentor working in Community Neighbourhoods with The City of Calgary. The project runs during the post secondary school year from (October-April) 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