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Hiring Events at YEC

Mr.Lube Hiring Event

YEC will be hosting Mr.Lube for a hiring event happening on October 20th. This event is invite only and all interviews will be prescheduled ahead of time. If you are interested in this opportunity please come to the Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor 315 10th Ave SE) before October 20th and get connected to one of our employment counsellors. Spots are limited and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

Starbucks Hiring Event

Starbucks will be coming to YEC in late October to hire for their Opportunity Youth Initiative! Youth between the ages of 16-24 who are interested in the barista position are encouraged to drop by the Youth Employment Centre. All interviews will be pre-scheduled ahead of time. Spots are limited for this event, please make sure to visit YEC as soon as possible!

Exploring Employment in the Film and Theatre Industry

Ever wondered about working behind the scenes in the film and theatre industry? What kind of skill sets and experience are required? Come and find out from the experts from 2-3 p.m. on September 28. Representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212 (IATSE 212) will be on hand to share the types of positions available in the industry, and how to get your foot in the door.

The event will take place in the Symposium Room in the Campus Centre Building at SAIT from 2-3 p.m. September 28, 2017. Brought to you by The Calgary and Area Trades and Labour Action Committee. For more information, contact Leita Blasetti at 403-268-3784.

Calgary Flames Employment Meet and Greet

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation is hiring for the upcoming hockey season. Find out about the shifts and benefits in working for the organization. Bring your resume and dress for an interview to apply in person and attend at screening interview. Representatives will be at the Youth Employment Centre October 4 from 1-4 p.m. (2ND Floor, 315-10th Ave. S.E.) For more information call 403-268-2490.

Info Events at YEC

Starbucks Opportunity Youth Initiative

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The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is partnering with Starbucks to take real action and provide meaningful employment opportunities for Calgary youth. As one of the country's leading employers for young people, the company is taking a leadership position by committing 10 per cent of its new store hires to Opportunity Youth, who are young people ages 16-29 who are not working, in education or training and who face barriers to employment. The commitment supports motivated young people who have a strong desire to work, but require support in finding pathways to opportunity. Working in partnership with the YEC and local youth-serving employment agencies, Starbucks will dedicate in excess of 200 jobs for Opportunity Youth in Calgary each year.

Beyond employment, further opportunities are created by providing part-time employees with "full time" benefits. Partners (employees) who work a minimum of 20 hours a week receive medical and dental benefits, $5,000/year in mental health support, tuition reimbursements, stocks and future savings along with career and personal support services. With the average age of Starbucks partners being 24, the company is committed to offering employment conditions that provide young people with the early support they need to be successful.

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Project Protege

A mentorship program for students studying social work, human services or recreation.

Learn More here.


YEC Scholarship

Apply for a $1000 Scholarship when you start your job search or make a career plan.

Learn More here.


Monthly Workshops

YEC offers monthly workshops to enhance your Job Search. upcoming workshops are listed below:

Resume & Cover Letter Building Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: September 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • General VS Targeted Resumes
  • What to Include in Your Resume
  • Transferable Skills
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Templates

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: September 5, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • The Hidden Job Market
  • Networking
  • Job Search Methods
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Cold Calling
  • Applicant Tracking Systems

Interview Preparation Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: September 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • What to Wear
  • Researching
  • Interview Questions
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • What to Bring
  • Questions to Ask
  • Behavioral Interview Questions

External Events

Occasionally we list other job or education/training opportunities offered through partnerships we have with other organizations. Click here to check for External Events