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20 Booths Remaining for the 17th 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.

Register today - only 20 booths remain!

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!

Employer Events at YEC

Supply Chain and Management Trainee Jobs at Safeway

Interested in learning more about career paths at Safeway? The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is hosting a presentation focusing on supply chain (warehouse) positions at Safeway and their retail management trainee program.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
YEC, 2nd floor, 315-10th Ave S.E.

YEC Update - Score a $1000 Scholarship

The Youth Employment Centre's annual Scholarship Program has launched! Youth ages 15-24 who are registered with YEC and are job searching or career planning can apply for $1,000 towards their educational, training, or upgrading goals

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

The Youth Employment Centre would like to acknowledge the Calgary Winter Club and McDonald's for sponsoring sole scholarships in the amount of $1,000 this year! We would also like to recognize Cemrock Concrete and Shakers Fun Centre for being Youth Scholarship Supporters by donating $500 each towards the scholarship program.

Youth ages 15-24 that are clients of the Youth Employment Centre (YEC) can apply. Click here for more information about the YEC scholarships, eligibility criteria, and application forms. Application deadline is Sunday, May 31st, 2015.

Client Success Story

Michael first came to YEC in April, along with his Support Worker, asking to receive assistance with preparing for interviews and he requested to participate in a mock interview. Through conversation it was revealed that Michael had a great history with volunteering but as a 20-year-old youth with a cognitive disability, he had never sought out employment and was looking for his first job.

At registration, he outlined that his employment goal was to obtain a part-time customer service job in a department store, but was unsure of the interview process and lacked those skills; and this was holding him back from job searching. He developed an action plan with his counsellor and subsequently participated in two mock interviews with different counsellors. This allowed him to gain an understanding of the process, experience different interview styles in responding to similar questions, and most importantly give him genuine feedback about his strengths and areas he can improve upon.

These activities not only served to support Michael in developing his interviewing skills, but also they served to boost his confidence to a point where he was successful in securing a part-time Greeter position with Wal-Mart; and attain the goal he set out to champion! Michael and his worker were satisfied and very thankful for the support Michael has received from YEC. Michael is still employed with Wal-Mart and is thriving in his role.

-YEC Employment Counsellor

Driving Your Career: Get Your Licence, Get a Job

Did you know that a driver's licence is required for many entry level jobs? Hear from local employers and come with your questions on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 to Driving Your Career, where you'll discover different industries that require licences and learn how getting your licence will help you on your career path.

Attend for the whole day or part of the event. Driving Your Career is a free to attend. Contact the Calgary Public Library at 403-260-2782 to register or for more information.

Driving Your Career is being co-presented by the Career Development Association of Alberta, The Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre. The event takes place from 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. on March 26 at the Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail S.E.

Linking Up

Didn't have time to apply for Linking Up? Interviews have started, but there still may be room for you! If you are 18-24 and are interested in getting into a career in the supply chain industry apply today.

If you are:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work permit
  • Not currently enrolled in training
  • Have at least an intermediate level of English

Then you may be eligible for two weeks of training on how to network, identify career opportunities in supply chain, acquire knowledge in health and safety, first aid and warehousing and witness first-hand how operations work at different companies during site visits!

After the training you will be interviewed by supply chain companies for a two month PAID work experience.

Visit for more information and registration!

Spirit of the Northeast Career Fair

The fourth Annual Spirit of the Northeast Career Fair will be taking place on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 1 - 4 p.m.

The event will take place at the Temple Community Centre, located at 167 Templegreen Road N.E. The fair will feature northeast employers, volunteer and education resources.

Admission is free, and ages 15+ are welcome!

Before the fair, take advantage of free Career Workshops:
Marketing Yourself - 10:00am to 11:00am
Résumés for Youth - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Registration is required for the workshops. To register for workshops, call (403) 221-2060 or visit the Village Square Library. To register online, visit

For more information on this event, visit the Facebook page here!

Employer Spotlight - Pedalheads

Pedalheads is an instructional bike safety and skills program for kids aged 2 - 12. Pedalheads Bike Camp is looking for instructors for their Summer Bike Programs to teach children to ride their bikes safely and teach them the skills needed to ride on streets and trails. The program has offered a safe, fun and challenging learn to ride experience to over 175,000 children since they began operations. Pedalheads use their own teaching methods, small classes and exceptional instructors to provide their comprehensive bike programs. Pedalheads currently facilitates eight camps in Calgary located throughout the city. The organization employs approximately 200 instructors over the course of a summer in Alberta.

Pedalheads is offering seasonal summer employment to enthusiastic individuals to teach at all of their locations. The Summer Bike Camp Instructor position is a great job opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with children or who is looking to gain extensive leadership experience. Pedalheads runs every week of the summer from June to the end of August. There's no need to be an expert cyclist, just someone that loves working outside, being active and teaching kids! Pedalheads is looking for summer staff who are fun, creative, dynamic and above all, responsible.

This position is also a great fit for students looking to gain work experience in many different areas including teaching, early childhood education, human kinetics, or sports and recreation management.

Summer Camp Instructors get to spend their summer days outside riding their bike and can make a minimum of $11.25 an hour! Candidates need to be at least 17 years of age by December 31st of this year, have first aid training and some experience in teaching or coaching children.

If you need more experience you can always volunteer with Pedalheads too. They are looking for volunteers for their Summer Bike programs. By joining the volunteer team, you get the opportunity to work with an experienced instructor and learn how to put your skills to work! It is an awesome learning experience and lots of fun! You only have to commit for one week of the summer and you get volunteer hours, a reference letter and the possibility of employment later on! Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by December 31st of this year and be energetic, creative and motivated.

If you know you'd be great for the job, you can email your résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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