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Hiring Events

TIPS Personnel
Do you have questions about finding employment through staffing agencies? Youth ages 15-24 are invited to join us for a presentation from TIPS Personnel. A Senior Recruiter will be at the Youth Employment Centre on Wednesday, June 3rd from 9-9:30 a.m. to answer your questions!

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ever wondered what it takes to wear the red serge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Curious about the application process? Youth aged 15-24 are welcome to drop in to the Youth Employment Centre to meet individually with a recruiter fro m the RCMP on Friday, June 5th from 1-4 p.m.

Eventology Marketing
Do you have experience in sales and customer service? Are you an enthusiastic communicator? Then Eventology Marketing has the job for you! Come to the Youth Employment Centre from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10th and apply for a job as a Financial Sales Representative. Bring your résumé, dress to impress, and be prepared for interviews on the spot. Candidates must be aged 18-24.

McDonald's Restaurant
Want to work for an organization that is visited by 2.5 million guests across Canada every single day? McDonald's will be at the Youth Employment Centre on Friday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Youth ages 15-24 can drop in to meet with a recruiter and apply.

Employer Seminar: Introducing the Canada-Alberta Job Grant

On Tuesday May 5th, 2015, The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre hosted an employer seminar on the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Don Marner, Workforce Consultant from the Alberta Government Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour discussed the details of the program.

Participants learned how the Canada-Alberta Job Grant could benefit their organization, met other employers and potential training providers interested in the grant, and had their questions answered.

Due to popular demand, YEC will be hosting another seminar about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Contact Leita Blasetti at 403-268-3784 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register at no cost. Interested in attending upcoming employer seminars? Subscribe to this newsletter or contact Leita for more information.

Client Success Story - Justine Bagalay

Justine Bagalay is a client of The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC). She landed her first job at YEC's annual Youth Hiring Fair two years ago. Since then, Justine's employment counsellor has helped her with her job search and has helped her decide what career path to take.

Watch the video here.

Celebrating Aboriginal People 2015

"June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a time for all Canadians to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples" (Government of Canada).

Throughout Canada Indigenous people host celebrations honouring their heritage and teaching other Canadians about the culture, history and reconciliation in all Canadian provinces. June 21st, 2015 also lands on the Summer Solstice which is a spiritual day for Indigenous people around the world, it being the longest day of the year, as well it is the official beginning of summer.

"Keeping the Circle Strong Honoring our Veterans & Elders" is this year's theme for Calgary's Aboriginal Awareness Week which will be held June 14th - June 20th, 2015. To quote: "Our Elders and traditional teachings encourage us to acknowledge how we have been resilient in "Keeping the Circle Strong" for generations, and will continue to do so for generations to come". This year's main event is the Competition Pow Wow and Family Festival on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 which will be held at the Stampede grounds Indian Village. Through the day there will be dancing, talent shows, comedians and other activities for the whole family to participate in. The planning committee is still looking for volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer, meeting new people and experiencing the Aboriginal community please visit for more information on this event and others being held around the city.

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) encourages you to get involved in this exciting week. There are many excellent networking and volunteer opportunities, but more importantly the events will be lots of fun and anyone is welcome to attend. Please contact Sherri Kellock, Aboriginal Youth Worker at YEC, at 403-268-5463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on the celebrations or if you would like information on Aboriginal programming at the Youth Employment Centre.

Employer of the Month - McDonald's

McDonald's is the leading foodservice company in the world. With more than 1,400 restaurants and 85,000 employees, the Golden Arches has been part of the lives of millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast. At McDonald's, the customer comes first. Committed to providing high-quality food and exceptional service, it's no wonder nearly 2.5 million guests visit McDonald's restaurants across Canada every single day! Now that is A LOT of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets!

The home of the Happy Meal supplies more than just your favourite eats; it is also a great place to work. McDonald's is proud to be one of Canada's leading employers of youth. World-class, paid training and hands-on skills development is offered to all McDonald's employees. There are a variety of full-time, part-time, seasonal, and overnight positions available to kick-start your career. Some entry-level positions include: Food and Beverage Attendant, Front Counter Customer Service, and Facility Maintenance. McDonald's also provides employees with opportunities for advancement within the company and very competitive wages. In Calgary alone, Company stores (non-franchise) pay above minimum wage.

If you are passionate about customer service, detail-oriented, thrive in a team-focused environment, and are at least 15 years of age, McDonald's wants you to join their energetic team! You can apply online at or in person at any location. It's that easy! All you need to do is fill out an application and answer the assessment questions. Once this has been completed, successful candidates will be called in for an initial interview by a hiring manager and then a second interview with the Restaurant Manager. If everything goes well, the Restaurant Manager will ask the candidate for references and make an appropriate hiring decision.

Thinking about joining the team? Apply to McDonald's today! You'll be lovin' it.

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