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YEC Update - Workshops at the YEC

Attention youth groups ages 15-24! Interested in having your youth group attend an employment workshop?

Each workshop will cover:

  • Resume writing
  • Job search
  • Interview skills
  • YEC services for youth
  • Tour of YEC

Three sessions will be offered:

  • Friday, December 12, 2014, 2:30-4:30 pm
  • Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:30-4:30 pm
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:30-4:30 pm

Location: 2nd Floor, 315 10 Avenue S.E. T2G 0W2

Registration is required. To register your group, or for more information, contact Jessica Pauletig at 403-268-3787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Post Your Seasonal Job Opportunities

If your organization has seasonal job opportunities for the upcoming holiday season, consider posting them on the YEC job board at no cost.

Seasonal job opportunities are a great way to get young people in your organization and allow youth to gain direct work experience within your industry. Youth have already begun looking for those holiday jobs that will provide them with new skills and additional work experience as well as extra money for school, etc.

To post part-time, full-time or seasonal job opportunities, on the YEC job board click here.

If you require assistance with pre-screening of candidates, require interview space or have questions about the job posting process, call Leita Blasetti at (403) 268-3784.

HR Strategies for Supply Chain: Attracting and retaining the next generation

The HR Strategies for Supply Chain Forum will provide supply chain and HR professionals the opportunity to discuss current best practices in the attraction and retention of youth, and will be an excellent venue for networking with HR industry leaders. The forum takes place October 23rd and 24th, 2014 at SAIT Polytechnic, Aldred Centre.

  • Learn and share best practice strategies in the attraction and retention of talent
  • Rethink traditional hiring concepts and processes that will incorporate the needs and characteristics of the next generation workforce
  • Develop a new strategic HR process for attracting and retaining the next generation in supply chain and logistics

Register now at

Hiring Events at YEC

Safeway will be at the Calgary Youth Employment Centre on Friday, October 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and learn how to get a job directly from a recruiter!

Currently hiring:

  • Cashier
  • Starbucks Barista
  • Deli Clerk
  • General Clerk
  • Courtesy Clerk
  • Warehouse Order Selector (Must be 18+)

Nakiska will be at the Calgary Youth Employment Centre on Thursday, October 30 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Nakiska is currently hiring certified ski and snowboard instructors. Bring your résumé and come prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Read more about Nakiska in this month's Employer spotlight

Client Success Story

"My counsellor helped me out with making my resume, getting ready for an interview, and contacting the employer. I did mock interviews with counsellors a few times... As I'm not from here, I had no idea what (the) job interview is like, how to express myself to employers but thanks to counsellors, I could get very well prepared for the interview."

- From a YEC client who recently moved to Calgary from Japan. This individual ended up landing a job as a Kitchen Steward after coming to the recent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hiring event!

Employer Spotlight - Nakiska Mountain Resort

Nakiska Resort is a great employer that offers a variety of exciting job opportunities for adventurous individuals who are looking for careers where they can work and play. Nakiska Resort is the closest ski mountain to Calgary located in the picturesque Kananaskis Country. It was built for the 1988 Olympic Games so it was designed with Alpine skiing in mind. Nakiska Mountain Resort employs approximately 200 staff to operate the ski mountain. The mountain features a full service day lodge where customers can access spa services, childcare, world-class dining, and accommodation. This resort is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Corporation that manages most of the ski hills in this area. Nakiska Mountain Resort prides themselves on being a great alpine experience by providing ski programs for clients of all skill levels and ages!

Nakiska Resort seeks employees that are reliable, responsible, and have great customer service skills. They also look for staff who have good work ethic and work well as a team member as it takes a lot of people working together to make sure the ski hill operations run smoothly! Nakiska Mountain Resort is currently hiring many certified ski and snowboard instructors to facilitate their ski programs that they offer for all ages. If you are not certified, Nakiska staff are willing to train you, or you can receive training through the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance. They also have a variety of other employment opportunities including sales and marketing positions, accounting, chefs and cooks, dishwashers, guest services, administration, information technology, and many more! If you are interested in a job with Nakiska Resort, there are many opportunities to get involved as they employ full time, part time, and seasonal positions. They offer competitive wages with the opportunity to earn more as you gain more experience! Nakiska Resort has excellent employee benefits including a lift pass that is valid not only for Nakiska Mountain Resort but also Lake Louise Ski Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, and Kimberly Alpine Resort! They also provide subsidized accommodations, transportation, and a wide range of bonuses and discounts. Employees must be at least 15 years old to be employed at Nakiska have their own skis or snowboard and good winter clothing, including a helmet, so that they are prepared to work outside.

A career with Nakiska Resort will provide you with opportunities to develop a career in an area that their employers are passionate about. Their website, has a job board with the most up to date positions and is a great way to learn about opportunities. They recommend applying online where you will be contacted for an interview via phone or Skype if they feel that you could be a good fit for the position. Make sure to check before you apply as it is a valuable resource that can help you land an exciting job with one of Alberta's greatest ski hills!

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