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Careers for Students at Costco

Did you know Costco offers a Student Retention Program for post secondary students? And that they are opening a new location in Calgary this year? Costco also has a scholarship program for employees as well as a new grad program.

Come to the Youth Employment Centre at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 to learn about student job opportunities at Costco.

Score a $1000 Scholarship!

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship when you start your job search or make a career plan.

Click here to watch a video testimonial of 2014 scholarship recipient Grace Onwuka.

Click here to read a testimonial from 2013 scholarship recipient Mo Kamar.

Eligibility Criteria for YEC Scholarships

  • Must be a registered YEC client and working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an employment counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre.
  • Must plan to enrol in an accredited training, upgrading, apprenticeship or post-secondary program for a minimum of one semester within one year of this application.
  • Must be between the ages of 15-24 years old.
  • Must not have been a previous winner of the scholarship.
  • Must not be related to an employee or be employed at the Youth Employment Centre.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be evaluated by a selection committee appointed by the Youth Employment Centre.

Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified in July.

Recipients will receive one cheque made payable to the educational institution selected for enrolment.

Application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Ask your Employment Counsellor for details.

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Complete the online application for the YEC Scholarship.

Download the Scholarship Poster

Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities is a five week summer employment and life skills program for pregnant or parenting teens ages 15-19. The program runs from July 2nd - 31st, 2015 this year. Discovering Your Opportunities is a great opportunity for young women to achieve high school credits, earn some money, and gain valuable work experience.

Classroom topics include career planning, employer expectations, workplace safety, job search strategies, and some fun activities. With a focus on the work experience placement, participants are matched with a business and will work at that business part-time for the duration of the program. This gives many of the moms their first introduction to the working world, and they benefit through gaining experience and a reference that they can use in the future.

Discovering Your Opportunities is supported through a partnership between The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, Calgary Board of Education Louise Dean Centre, Catholic Family Service and local employers. For more information or to register for the program, contact Christina David at 403-268-5747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download Application Package - (Application deadline is May 13).

YEC's Aboriginal Youth Connections Group provides Aboriginal youth the opportunity to meet weekly and learn about community, culture and employment. The group is also a great way for participants to meet new friends and create a positive network for continued success.

The Aboriginal Youth Connections Group will meet weekly starting Monday April 27th from 11:30-1:00 pm and a light lunch will be provided

Click here for the Aboriginal Youth Connections poster.

Click here to view the Weekly Event poster.

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