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Hiring Events at YEC

The Calgary Sun is hiring Canvasser Sales Associates. They will be interviewing youth aged 15-24 who are interested in trying out this sales job on Friday, October 2nd from noon-3 p.m. Canvasser Sales Associates do both door-to-door and kiosk sales of newspaper subscriptions. They typically work from 4-9 p.m., so it is a great after school job.

Kal Tire is hiring Temporary Sales and Service Team Members for the busy winter season. Youth aged 18-24 can bring their résumés to The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre and be interviewed on the spot on Friday, October 9th from 1-4 p.m. Candidates must be high school graduates, have a driver's license, and be prepared for heavy lifting.

Canadian Armed Forces- Naval Reserves are inviting youth ages 15-24 to drop in and talk to a recruiter about working for the Canadian Armed Forces - Naval Reserves. Learn about the opportunities, educational benefits and application process. Recruiters will be here from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 16.

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.

Career Café - Career and Labour Market Information

Join the Career Development Association of Alberta, The Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre for a series of noon hour talks. 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.

The first Career Café is on Friday, October 23, 2015 from noon until 1 p.m. The topic is resources for job seekers with barriers. Learn about employment programs at The Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre, The Salvation Army, The Calgary John Howard Society and Servants Anonymous.

In November, the Career Café will focus on career opportunities working with older adults. Join us on Friday, November 27 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about the growing career field of working with senior citizens. Speakers are from The Bethany Care Society, The Kerby Centre and Affordable Home Care, Inc. For more information about Career Café email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Phone Leita Blasetti at 403-268-3784.

Jump $tart

Jump $tart is a free program for high school students interested in developing their employment skills. The goal of Jump $tart is to increase self-awareness, improve employment readiness, and build confidence for job search and the workplace. Youth will get to participate in workshops, volunteer activities and presentations.

The Youth Employment Centre will be collaborating with the Village Square branch of the Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE) to offer Jump $tart starting October 1st through to November 26th from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

For more information, click here.

Check out our video. For more information contact Eric MacKenzie at 403-268-2686 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Success story

Michael first came to YEC in April 2014, 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.

Employer Spotlight - Public Outreach Recruitment

Are you interested in social justice, humanitarian work and being involved in your community? Public Outreach is looking for you!

Public Outreach specializes in face-to-face fundraising to recruit monthly donors for amazing local charities. They have two teams that they work in: the Mall & Street Team and the Door2Door Team. They have part-time, full-time positions available year-round and seasonal positions available in the summer.

Public Outreach fundraisers do more than raise monthly donations. They are the first point of contact for many new donors with an organization they want to support. Fundraisers put a human face to the non-profit and they are the starting point of a fantastic donor to non-profit relationship. Fundraisers update already existing donors on new projects and successes and they increase non-profit brand recognition. While they do this, all of our non-profit clients are guaranteed a minimum of 2:1 return on invest, meaning for every dollar the non-profit pays Public Outreach, the non-profit will receive at least $2 in donations.

Public Outreach hires their employees in five easy steps:


Previous customer service/sales experience and/or previous fundraising and involvement in the community are considered major assets when applying, although not required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and, while there are no specific education requirements; one must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, sense of responsibility and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. Public Outreach also trains new employees in a week long session that is paid.

If you would like to learn more about Public Outreach, please visit for further information.

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