Fairs & Events

Career and employment events

Hiring fairs, recruiting events, employment forums, networking opportunities and more are offered throughout the year – on and off campus – by a variety of Calgary and area businesses and organizations. Check often as new events are added every week.

Alberta Government financial awards available

The Ministry of Alberta Advanced Education is pleased to announce that there are financial awards available for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 for internships at The Washington Centre. These awards will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis. Annually, this program provides financial awards for up to 25 Campus Alberta post-secondary students to participate in professional development internships in prominent organizations in the government, industry and non-government sectors in Washington, DC. Funding has been increased to $10,000 CAD per participant. To be considered for funding, students must first submit their applications to their campus liaisons for review and approval who in turn must submit the approved student applications to the Ministry.

When: Current
Where: Online
For more information: Visit twc.edu

Calgary Opera volunteer opportunity

Calgary Opera is thrilled to bring Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific to Opera in the Village and we will be recruiting hundreds of volunteers for this event.

When: Now to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
Where: Mamdani Opera Centre | 1315 - 7 Street SW
For more information: Visit calgaryopera.com

YEC and Mr. Lube hiring event

The Youth Employment Centre is hosting a hiring event for Mr. Lube. Mr. Lube is looking to hire full-time upper technicians for multiple locations throughout Calgary. This is an invitation-only event for youth ages 15 to 24. All interviews will be pre-scheduled in advance, and spaces are limited. In order to secure an interview, please meet with an employment counsellor at YEC.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 3017
Where: Youth Employment Centre | Floor 2, 315 - 10 Avenue SE
For more information: Visit youthemploymentcentre.ca

Hyatt Regency job fair

The Hyatt Regency is hiring for multiple seasonal positions including seasonal banquet staff, on-call banquet servers, on-call convention staff, and on-call coat check room attendants. Please bring your resume, your ProServe certification, and your Canadian work authorization document (if applicable).

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary | 700 Centre Street SE
For more  information: Visit hyatt.jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Calgary Job Fair

Come join us for the 2017/18 winter season! Whistler Blackcomb is a ski resort where deep mountain culture collides with a spirit of adventure, progression and international acclaim. Find out why our employees love to live, work and play in Whistler, BC! Why we are here – "To create memories as the best mountain experience again and again." We are looking to fill full-time entry-level positions in our major divisions: Rentals, Retail, Food & Beverage, Operations, Guest Services and Ski School - there's something for you.

All access WB seasons pass – unlimited skiing and boarding in your backyard! Free ski/snowboard lessons. Amazing staff discounts at WB outlets (retail, rentals, food & beverage). Subsidized staff housing. Create lasting friendships with people from all over the world. An amazing place to live, work, and play. #wbworklove

When: Interviews will be held Sept. 10, 2017
To apply and learn more: Visit whistlerblackcomb.com/jobs

The Foundation Fighting Blindness volunteer opportunities

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit organization which raises money to support vision research across Canada in seeking to understand, preserve and restore sight. Our mission is to lead the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness. We are currently involved in funding 23 new and ongoing studies relating to retinal diseases. These studies aim to generate a more comprehensive understanding of the causes underlying vision loss as well as reactions to novel treatments, which brings us one step closer to preventing and curing blindness. Currently, we are looking for volunteers for two upcoming events.

Cycle for Sight
When: Friday, Sept. 8 & Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 | various times
Where: Sylvan Lake | Sylvan Lake & District Lions Club
To apply: Visit 17CFSABVolunteer

Vision Quest
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: University of Calgary (downtown campus) | 906 - 8 Avenue SW
To apply: Visit 17VQCALVolunteer

Calgary Public Library Literacy volunteer opportunity

We are looking for people to join our Early Literacy Volunteer Corps. Volunteers set up and engage families in activities in Library Early Learning Centers. They encourage play with parents, babies and young children by setting-up and running activities provided by staff, and help clean and organize toys in the space.

When: Various days and times depending on location
Where: Quarry Park, 108 Quarry Park Road SE | Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Shawnessy, 333 Shawville Boulevard SE | Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Village Square, 2623 - 56 Street NE | Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information: Contact Katie at katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca or call 403.221.2036

Catholic Family Services volunteer group facilitator opportunity

Apply now for fall!

The Athletes Mentoring Program provides mentorship by student athletes as a unique way to engage young people and promote high school completion. Athletes Mentoring is not designed to develop athletic skills, but rather uses a safe group setting of the team as a place where mentoring can occur. For one and a half hours each week, youth 10 to 14, along with student athletes from Calgary's universities, get together to talk, cultivate friendships, learn new skills and have fun. We are looking for volunteer Group Facilitators to help lead the program for Fall 2017.

Who: Individuals interested in gaining experience in group facilitation, teaching and mentorship; experience or knowledge of mentoring relationships and child development are assets
What: The volunteer will facilitate activities based on the Athletes Mentoring Program outline
When: One evening for two hours per week, plus additional prep time, from September to March
Where: On-site at Mount Royal University
For more information: Contact Daniel Prasad, Athletes Mentoring Program Coordinator at daniel.prasad@cfs-ab.org or 403.205.8524 or visit cfs-ab.org/join-us/volunteer

Employment in Transportation Expo

Find a career in the transportation industry at one of two expositions in Alberta – one in Calgary, and one in Edmonton. Hosted by Alberta Motor Transport Association, the expo is free for all job seekers.

In Calgary
When: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 | 2 to 7 p.m.
Where: Carriage House Inn | 9030 Macleod Trail South

In Edmonton
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 | 2 to 7 p.m.
Where: Chateau Nova | 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton

 Government of Alberta Career Fairs

Alberta Works is partnering with local and regional agencies throughout the year to deliver job fairs in many communities throughout the province. The list is updated often, so check back for dates and locations near you. Job seekers who attend should bring resumes and be prepared to be interviewed on site.

For more information and updates: Visit humanservices.alberta.ca