The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is proud to be working in partnership with the Government of Canada to offer a Skills Link Work Experience program. Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.The Youth Employment Centre is looking for organizations like yours to offer a work experience placement to a young person aged 15 - 24. Your organization has the chance to make a positive impact on the life of a youth by showing them the skills needed in the work world. Learn more...
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 16th Annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 1:30 – 6 p.m. at the Stampede Grounds, BMO Centre. Over 5,000 youth between the ages of 15-24 are expected to attend this event, representing a variety of skill and educational levels.
For more information, including pricing information and registration deadline, please review the Youth Hiring Fair invitation letter.
To register your organization for the fair:
We look forward to having your organization take part in this event!
YEC can put you in touch with the employees you need. Visit our Job Posting Page for details.
Awards of Distinction
The Youth Employment Centre is pleased to recognize Bethany Care Society, Calgary Winter Club, and UPS as the recipients of the 2012 Career Ladder Award. These organizations have assisted youth in several ways to climb the "career ladder." Congratulations!
The Career Ladder Award is presented annually by YEC to an organization, agency, or business in recognition of outstanding achievements in career enhancement for youth, through learning and training programs, job opportunities, and more.
To be eligible for this award, organizations must be or have been actively involved with the Youth Employment Centre and its clients by participating in at least one of the following activities:
Every month, YEC highlights a different employer or partner in The Spotlight. With information both online and on display, this is an opportunity for your organization to inform youth about your business overview, expectations of employees including job qualifications, as well as what career opportunities are available.
Aboriginal Employment Resources
Resources available to support and assist business, in the hiring and job training of Aboriginal youth. Details can be found here.
Partnership Opportunities with YEC
YEC partners with a number of organizations to deliver events and programs for youth. Provide funding, assist with program delivery or offer your professional advice. For a list of events and opportunities we offer youth click here.
If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities with YEC please call 403-268-2490.
Assist Youth with Work Exploration
Lots of youth come to the Centre to explore career options. You can provide informational interviews, give job shadowing opportunities, become a mentor or post a work experience, practicum or internship opportunity.
For more information about how you can assist youth with work exploration contact 403-268-5129
Check out our monthly employer newsletter, the Update.