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Happy New Year from the YEC Team!

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and for assisting Calgary's youth reach their career and employment goals in 2014.

In collaboration with local employers and other youth serving agencies, YEC connected with over 21,000 youth to assist with their career and employment needs.

We look forward to partnering with you this year!

It's time to register for our annual Youth Hiring Fair!

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre would like to extend an invitation for your organization to participate in the 17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair taking place on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park.

Over 5,000 youth between the ages of 15-24 are expected to attend this event, representing a variety of skill and educational levels.

Please review our Youth Hiring Fair invitation letter which includes details about the event as well as pricing information. For your convenience you may register online at or you may fill out the attached registration form and submit it by fax (403) 268-2383 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This fair is a fantastic opportunity for your organization to meet with youth that are looking for part-time, full-time, seasonal and career opportunities. For more information on the 17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair contact Susan Yuen at (403) 268-4767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to having your organization take part in this event!

YEC Update - Hiring Events at YEC

Gordon Food Services is hiring! Youth ages 18-24 are encouraged to attend the meet and greet.

Bring your résumé and be prepared for on the spot interviews for warehouse positions, drivers, and drivers helpers.

Date: Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Youth Employment Centre - 2nd floor, 315 10th Ave S.E.

Project Protégé Networking Events!

Project Protégé is a mentorship program designed and implemented by the Youth Employment Centre. This program matches post-secondary students in the faculties of Social Work, Human Services and Recreation at the University of Calgary, Rocky Mountain College and Mount Royal University with a mentor from The City of Calgary Community and Neighbourhood Services.

Each year, this program hosts networking events, which are an opportunity for the students to connect with local organizations and learn more about the services, resources and programs they provide as well as learning about and exploring potential career, volunteer and practicum opportunities. This year the networking event for social work and human service students will be taking place on Monday, February 9th, 2015 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at Rocky Mountain College. The networking event for recreation students will be on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Mount Royal University. If you are interested in connecting with local post-secondary students from these areas of studies, please consider joining us for one of these events to showcase your organization. There is no cost to participating agencies, but spots are limited. RSVP to Jennifer Gee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.

Client Success Story

Gavin came to the Youth Employment Centre for the first time on November 13 looking for a job. As luck would have it, YEC was hosting an employer event with a local moving company the same afternoon. With the help of his employment counsellor, Gavin was able to make a resume and apply for a job. A week later, Gavin dropped in and excitedly shared that he was starting a job the next day. He couldn't believe that he was able to come here for the first time and have a job so quickly. The employer commented that Gavin had a great resume and interview and they were looking forward to having Gavin work with their company.

Jump $tart

Get a head start on your summer job search! The Youth Employment Centre will be collaborating with the Village Square branch of the Calgary Public Library to offer Jump $tart this winter. Jump $tart will help local high school students prepare for their summer job search and the workplace.

High school students can join us for Jump $tart on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm, beginning February 19th through to April 16, 2015 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required. For more information, click here.

This is a great way to prepare for our Summer Hiring Fair taking place on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015!

Jump $tart is a free work preparation program for high school students 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.

Employer Spotlight - Tucker Hockey

Tucker Hockey is a fantastic employer that offers exciting job opportunities to individuals who have a passion for hockey as well as interest in coaching and development. Tucker Hockey is a year-round, Calgary hockey school that has been teaching the finer skills of hockey to players between the ages of five and sixty-five for the past twenty years. They specialize in a variety of different training techniques including: Minor Hockey Camps, Minor Hockey Team Sessions, Minor Hockey Association Projects, Motivational Speaking, Coach Mentoring, Adult Recreational Camps, Adult Hockey Team Sessions, Czech/Canadian Hockey Exchange, one-on-one Coaching and Customized Programs. Tucker Hockey's philosophy is that to be truly successful in hockey, one must perfect their technical abilities. Instructors at Tucker Hockey School pay great attention to instilling this value in their students and help them reach their hockey goals by developing those skills. It doesn't matter what your skill level is or how old you are, Tucker Hockey aims to help everybody get the training they need to become better at the sport they love.

Tucker Hockey employs self-motivated, teachable individuals who have a strong love of hockey. Tucker Hockey takes pride in their elite level of service and the learning experience that they provide which is a value that all their employees must possess. Tucker Hockey hires on-ice instructors who are enthusiastic and dedicated to helping others improve their hockey skills. As Tucker Hockey boasts a strong lineup of talented and knowledgeable instructors, prospective instructors will need to provide a strong hockey history that would include either playing at least Midget AAA or Junior A. Having a NCCP coaching certificate would be considered an important asset as well as a power skating background. This is an amazing position that can help individuals, who are interested in a life of coaching, to hone their coaching and people skills. Individuals looking to get hired need to have excellent people skills, as well as a vehicle for transport, as instructing can happen at variety of rinks throughout the city. They are also currently hiring a marketing consultant position, which is a commission based position that will deal with more of the business side of the company.

Tucker Hockey currently employs twenty-two employees, both full-time and part-time as well as seasonal, which include both on and off ice positions; so there is plenty variety to fit your schedule. They offer competitive wages which are based upon the employee's level of experience, which can naturally increase with continued work as an instructor. If you are interested in a future career in coaching or just love hockey, Tucker Hockey School could be the right choice for you.

Tucker Hockey's current job openings are for On-Ice Instructors and a Marketing Consultant. People interested in applying for these positions, should send their resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information about Tucker Hockey as well as countless testimonials about their exceptional service, can be found at Ongoing job openings will be posted directly to the company's website.

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