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

CBI Home Health – job fair

CBI is the largest network of integrated community health services in Canada. Hiring students and new grads for Health Care Aides, LPN's and Disability Support Workers (every other weekend availability and a vehicle is required).

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Carriage House Inn - 9030 Macleod Trail South
For more information: cbi.ca/careers

Hiring event – Warehousing and general labour with Drake International hosted by Career Connection

Drake International is one of the top global recruitment firms that specializes in flexible and permanent staffing. Join us as recruiters from Drake International meet with potential candidates who are interested in finding employment in warehousing and general labour specifically for the following positions:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Retail Store (Seasonal)
  • Reach Truck Operator
  • Counter Balance Operator
  • General Warehouse Labour

Bring your resume, a smile and be prepared to meet with recruiters.

When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College, South Campus | Room S2009, 345 - 6 Avenue SE
To register: Click here

Kids U Centennial open house

Kids U is opening in November and we are looking for experienced educators to join our team. Please come and visit us, ensure you bring your resume and childcare certificate. We are recruiting for all positions; Montessori, Reggio and Movement. We will also be available to discuss opportunities at other campuses. If you are not available to come on Monday or if you have any questions, please reach out to us by emailing jobs@kidsu.ca.

When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Kids U Centennial | #505, 555 - 2 Avenue SW
For more information: Email jobs@kidsu.ca

Midwifery and nursing opportunities in Australia

Midwifery and nursing students and recent graduates are invited to attend an information session at MRU presented by Caduceus International. Learn about midwifery and nursing opportunities in Australia for 2019/20. The presentation covers immigration, Australian board registration, salaries and benefits, cost of living, banking and taxation. Caduceus has been placing healthcare workers in Australia since 2005 and has placed over 25 MRU nursing students since that time. Candidates graduating in 2019 can apply for positions starting November 2019.

Attend an information session from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 or Nov. 30. One-to-one consultations will be available after the presentation - to book, please email your request.

Thursday, Nov. 29 | 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Mount Royal University | Room: T141

Friday, Nov. 30 | 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Mount Royal University | Room: T143

Register for a personal 15 minute consultation: Available 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. both days
To book a consultation and register for the information session email: admin@caduceus.ca

Calgary Meals on Wheels – volunteer for the Holiday Cookie Kitchen

Would you like to be part of making childhood memories in the Southcentre/ Meals on Wheels Holiday Cookie Kitchen? This job is all about being great with kids, having fun and embracing the Christmas spirit. You will provide a welcoming experience for our guests and their children by greeting and assisting them, and provide them with cookies (premade), icing and decorations. There will also be general tidying up and restocking throughout the day. Support will be onsite through the holiday.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 | Shift times vary between 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Southcentre Mall | 100 Anderson Road SE
For more information: Call Mandi Rowat at 403.243.2834 ext. 1004 or email events@mealsonwheels.com

Calgary Reads – volunteer opportunity

Calgary Reads acts as a bridge between home and school, working to create communities where reading matters.  We collaborate with schools, educators and community groups to offer programs, events and resources that nurture a love of reading. Our wee read program is focused on getting kindergarten and grade one students excited about reading. We provide 2 hours training and volunteers commit to 30 minutes per week for 8 weeks. Complete our online volunteer application: calgaryreads.com/get-involved/volunteer.

Volunteer opportunities: Reading to children: wee read volunteer (September to March)
Contact: Dawn Cruickshank 403.777.8254 ext. 101 or dawnc@calgaryreads.com

Hope Mission – volunteer opportunities

We are looking for Children and Youth Volunteer Mentors to work with our diverse population of people of various backgrounds and abilities. Some of the qualifications that are an asset to us is prior experience working with children, youth and adults of various needs and cultures and a willingness to learn/be teachable. You would also need a completed Police Check and Child Intervention Check. In order to start applying and find out where you fit within our organization, apply here.

Volunteer opportunities: Help with running our children and youth programs, serving meals during our school programs or at our dinner programs, planning and implementing programs, doing outreach in the community and more.
For more information: Contact Kyle at 403.474.3237

Families & Schools Together (F&ST) – volunteer opportunity

The Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program of Catholic Family Service is a world-renowned family prevention program that supports each member of the family to learn new skills and be the best they can be – at home, at school and in the community. We are looking for fun, encouraging, non-judgmental, and responsible volunteers to support the families involved with F&ST!

Volunteers may include students, individuals, families, and groups. Volunteers in the F&ST program work well individually and in groups, are positive role models, and are comfortable interacting with children, youth, and families. Volunteers may be looking to gain experience working with children and families and experiencing community development first hand.

Volunteers provide support to the F&ST team and families by setting up and cleaning up the program space, preparing food, serving meals, playing with children of all ages, and providing other program support as needed.  Additional volunteer roles are also available for those interested in gaining leadership, prevention, and group facilitation skills.

When: Once a week for 10 consecutive weeks from October to December | 4:40 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Various elementary schools in Calgary
For more information: Contact Kelly Suppes, FaST Program coordinator, at 403.205.5204 or kelly.suppes@cfs-ab.org.

Mentor the next generation of business leaders

Junior Achievement is currently looking for passionate volunteers to take part in jump-starting our future generation’s knowledge to succeed in the global economy. After receiving brief training from our JA staff, volunteers are ready to teach and mentor students between Grades 4 to 12 with ease using our guided step-by-step materials. Programs focus on concepts including money management, business start-ups, team diversity and work readiness.

Elementary and Middle School (EMS) opportunities run on an individual basis between 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Our high school “Company” program runs between 6 to 9 p.m. once per week for a full 18-week period.

Contact: Gillian Dunlop, EMS Programs Coordinator, 403.781.2591 or gdunlop@jasouthalberta.org
For more information: Visit jasab.ca/programs

Business Link events and activities

Business Link helps Alberta entrepreneurs start and grow their own businesses. From idea to startup and growth, Business Link provides one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities and specialized support of Indigenous entrepreneurs. We will be hosting the following activities and events for entrepreneurs in Alberta:

Live webinars
What: Learn about various small business topics from market research and financing to legal issues and selling to the Alberta government
Where: Every Friday
Where: Online (can be accessed from anywhere!)
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

Small business events
What: A number of events are hosted each month, including Exploring Entrepreneurship & Self-employment sessions, Business Model Canvas workshops, and BizConnection events
When: Various dates throughout the month
Where: Various locations around Calgary and Edmonton
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

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