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Hiring Events at YEC

McBride Residential and Commercial Installer and Servicer Program Recruiting

Drop in to YEC on Tuesday, October 18 between 1-4 p.m. to learn more about the Residential and Commercial Installer and Servicer Program offered by McBride Career Group. This program teaches participants how to install and service prefabricated items such as cabinets, windows, decks, etc. A great introduction to the construction industry, the program includes workshop time at SAIT and a work experience placement.

Career Café - Careers in Banking and Finance

Have you ever thought about making money while working with money? Looking for other options besides accountant? Come to the Central Branch of The Calgary Public Library, Friday, October 28 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about the growing career field of banking and finance.

Find out about job opportunities and career paths in retail banking and financing.

Representatives from The Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council, ATB Financial and Essex Lease Financial Corporation will be speaking.

Career Café is presented by The Career Development Association of Alberta, The Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Career Cafés will take place at the Central branch of The Library (616 MacLeod Trail S.E.) and will cover a variety of career development topics and labour market information throughout the year.

For more information about Career Café contact Leita Blasetti at 403-268-3784.

Score a $1000 Scholarship!

Apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships 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 December.

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

Application deadline is October 31, 2016.

Ask your Employment Counsellor for details.

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Complete the online application for the YEC Scholarship.

Are you in high school?

Can't get a job because you have no experience?

Need help with your job search?

Jump $tart is a free work preparation program for high school youth interested in developing their employment skills. Jump $tart involves active learning workshops to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit

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.

Upcoming opportunities:

Tuesdays at the Village Square Branch of the Calgary Public Library

Please join us on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm, October 4- November 22, 2016 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required.

Want to join Jump $tart at the Village Square Library?

1) Are you able to commit to this schedule?

Week Date Session Title
1 October 4, 2016 Introduction and Résumé writing
2 October 11, 2016 Job Search
3 October 18, 2016 Interview Skills #1
4 October 25, 2016 How to be an Awesome Employee
5 November 1, 2016 Interview Skills #2
6 November 8, 2016 Employment Standards and Safety
7 November 15, 2016 Career Exploration and wrap up
8 November 22, 2016 Optional: guest Speaker

2) Complete an application form

3) Submit completed application at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE) or e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

External Events

Occasionally we list other job or education/training opportunities offered through partnerships we have with other organizations. Click here to check for External Events