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Career Café: Career and Labour Market Information

Have you ever thought about a career working with senior citizens? There are now officially more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15, so now would be the perfect time to get into the field. Senior citizens today are a varied group, looking for different types of services throughout their senior years.

Come to the Central Branch of The Calgary Public Library Friday, November 27 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about the growing career field of working with senior citizens. Learn about job opportunities in providing care for seniors, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Speakers are from The Bethany Care Society, The Kerby Centre and Affordable Home Care, Inc.

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 and will cover a variety of career development topics and labour market information throughout the year.

For more information about Career Café contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 403-268-3784.

Save The Date - The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's 18th Annual Youth Hiring Fair will take place on Tuesday April 5, 2016.

Invitations and registration information will be sent out in the next couple of weeks, but we hope you will save the date!

The Youth Hiring Fair is an excellent opportunity for employers to connect with 1000's of youth 15 - 24 who are looking for part-time, full-time and summer employment.

The fair will take place at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park Tuesday April 5th, 2016 from 1:30 - 6:00pm.

Hiring Events at YEC

Hi Flyer Foods

Hi Flyer Foods is hiring cashiers and cooks for their KFC and KFC-Taco Bell locations. Youth aged 15-24 can come to the Youth Employment Centre Friday, November 6 from noon until 3 p.m. for an on the spot interview.


McDonald's is hiring team members for locations in Calgary and area. Youth aged 15-24 can come to the Youth Employment Centre Friday, November 13 from noon until 3 p.m. to meet with a recruiter.

CC Concepts - Direct Energy

CC Concepts- Direct Energy is hiring entry level sales associates. Youth aged 18-24 can schedule an interview at YEC Tuesday, November 24 from noon-3 p.m. See job posting for job details. Candidates should bring a piece of photo ID and have their Social Insurance Number. To schedule your interview e-mail Leita at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Move Over Millenials - Make Room for Generation Z

Born between 1995 and 2010 the first wave of Generation Z workers are entering the workforce. Businesses need to prepare to attract and retain these young workers to their companies.

  • What characteristics make Generation Z different from other generations?
  • What can you expect from a Generation Z worker?
  • What are Generation Z looking for at work?

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting a seminar on the Generation Z worker. Join us from 9-10 a.m. at The Youth Employment Centre on Friday, November 20 to learn about this engaged and plugged in generation.

Registration for the seminar is free. Seats are limited and we are only able to accommodate two representatives per organization on a first come first served basis. Register by emailing Leita Blasetti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registrations must be received by November 16, 2015.

For more information, please contact Leita Blasetti at (403)268-3784 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Diversity in Supply Chain Career Fair

The Van Horne Institute is hosting a Diversity in Supply Chain career fair on November 5th, 2015 from 10am-5:30pm at the University of Calgary Down Town Campus- 906 8th Ave S.W.

The event will include an introduction session to supply chain, a catered lunch, résumé workshop, networking skills, job search tips, pre-screening interviews, and more!

Register by clicking here.

Client Success story

James is a 17 year old male. He had been recently kicked out of his mother's house and now needed to find work. Luckily, James had temporary lodging with his sister. He had little experience and was looking for work in any industry.

Through conversation with the YEC Employment Counsellors, James was able to narrow his job goal to two; food services and retail customer service. With this knowledge, YEC was able to work with James to develop a targeted résumé, review job search techniques (including networking), and basic interview skills. After implementing these new tools and strategies James was able to find employment at Boston Pizza within two weeks! Through follow up contact, James has shared that he has now moved in with his father and is looking forward to starting a new position in September as a result of his newly developed employment portfolio from YEC.

Employer Spotlight - Hi-Flyer Foods

Hi-Flyer is looking to hire! This name may not sound familiar, but Hi-Flyer Food Incorporated is responsible for providing high quality food and customer service to KFC and KFC/Taco Bell locations in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. They employ about 23,000 people and are adding to their team. Have you ever had a delicious meal from KFC or Taco Bell? Just think this could be your chance to be a part of that dynamic team!

The positions they have available right now are full-time and part-time team members (cashiers and cooks) and no experience is required for these positions. Applicants must be 15 years old and can apply online at Locations vary, but Hi-Flyer has restaurants in Calgary, Airdrie, Strathmore, Okotoks, Edmonton, Camrose, Drayton Valley, Winnipeg and Quebec. Applicants can expect to go through a phone interview and up to two in-person interviews before getting a job offer.

If you have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, are a team player and perhaps have customer service experience, check out the opportunities Hi-Flyer has open right now at!

Hi-Flyer will also be at the Youth Employment Centre on Friday, November 6 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. to interview candidates on a drop-in basis. If you are interested in working for KFC and Hi-Flyer, come on down with your résumé and be ready to interview!

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