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

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 19th Annual Youth Hiring Fair! Youth ages 15-24 years old get the chance to meet with a variety of different employers representing a wide range of industries who are looking to hire part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment opportunities.

This is the only hiring fair exclusive to youth and there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled! Bring your resumes, be dressed to impress, and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Big Four, Stampede Park | 1410 Olympic Way SE
Who: Youth aged 15-24 
Cost: Free 

Virtual hiring event for sales professionals

McBride's Calgary Career and Employment Centre is having a virtual hiring event for sales professionals. Opportunities are available for:

  • Account Director
  • Business Development Representative
  • Client Specialist
  • Regional Development Manager
  • Sales Representative – Contract
  • Territory Sales Representative
  • Technical Outside Sales Representative

Apply: Online by Tuesday, March 28, 2017
For more information: Visit mcbridecareergroup.com/apply

Career Services workshop

The Essential Skills Employers Want workshop

Do you have the essential skills employers want? Do you know what they are? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn about the 10 essential skills needed to adapt to an ever changing workplace. By understanding what employers want, you can build your skills now to get the career you want in the future.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Noon to 1 p.m
Where: Mount Royal University EA2007
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/5SPC4oArlD2w6RqB3

KGL Construction Trades job fair

KGL is hiring for the Southwest Calgary ring road project. Bring your resume to the fair; interviews will be conducted on-site. Resumes can also be submitted to SWCRR.trades@kiewit.com. Available positions include:

  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Crane Operators
  • Traffic Control Persons
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Craft Labourers
  • Surveyors
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics
  • Quality Field Inspectors

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Delta Hotels Calgary South, Nakiska Ballroom (Atrium) | 135 Southland Drive SE
For more information: Visit www.SWCRRproject.com

Career Cafe – career and labour market information

Career Cafe offers career and labour market information to job seekers, career planners and career professionals. Each noon-hour talk is based on an industry with two to three speakers at each session, and focus on Calgary's key industries as identified by Calgary Economic Development. Registration is not required, and all take place from noon to 1 p.m.

The next topics are as follows:

  • Friday, April 7, 2017 – Careers in Renewable Energy
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 – Careers in the Film and Creative Industry

Where: Calgary Public Library, Central Branch | 616 Macleod Trail SE
For more information: Contact Leita Blasetti at 403.268.3784 or leita.blasetti@calgary.ca

CEO for a month – Internship at Adecco

The Adecco Group is looking for an ambitious individual to join our team for a one month paid internship shadowing the Canadian President and Country Manager.

As the Canadian CEO for one month, the selected applicant will have the opportunity to work, travel, and make decisions with the Canadian President: attending all their meetings, running events with their team, and travelling together (if need be). In addition to a $5000 salary, the selected applicant will be provided travel to and from Toronto, a separate budget for food, and accommodations for the month.

Apply by: Sunday, April 16, 2017 (internship occurs in June)
Where: 20 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
For more information: Please contact james.bortolus@adecco.ca

To apply and learn more: Visit Adeccowaytowork.com 

MRU GradUPerks

Follow @MRUAlumni on Twitter and tweet us with #GradUPerks during exams on April 19 and 24! We'll deliver coffee, a snack, a pencil or something else you need to get you through your last exams at Mount Royal University.

When: Wednesday, April 19, and Monday, April 24, 2017
For more information: Visit #GradUPerks

The Calgary Performing Arts Festival – volunteer opportunity

Passionate about music or drama? The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to help with the 2017 festival from April 18 to May 6, on the Mount Royal University campus.

Volunteer opportunities: Mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends; training will be provided
For more information: Contact Holly at 403.283.6009 or volunteer@cpafestival.ca

Alberta Works Week

Many events are taking shape for Alberta Works Week April 24 – 28, 2017, including the following three events to kick off the week:

  • Your Future is Now Job Fair

Hosted by the Talent Pool.

When: Monday, April 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Grandstand, Calgary Stampede Park | Accessible via 25 Avenue SE and 3 Street SE

  • Bilingual Job Fair

Hosted by Connexion Carriere

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College | 345 - 6 Avenue SE

  • Connections Networking Fair

Hosted by Alberta Works, Prospect and the Private Career Development Contractors (PCDC) Associaiton of Alberta

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Telus Convention Centre | 120 - 9 Avenue SE
For more information: Visit alis.alberta.ca

Nordstrom Retail Management Internship program

Learn the art and business of the sale. Our Retail Management Internship is designed to jump-start your career and to move you into an assistant department manager role. You'll rub elbows with some of our top performers and learn from the best. The program runs June to August 2017. We are looking for graduates in Spring 2017, or have recently graduated as of December 2016.

To apply or for more information: Visit careers.nordstrom.com

2017 Disability Employment 10th Anniversary Event and Career Fair

Day One: Training Workshops, Evening Gala, Dinner, Entertainment
Day Two: Career Fair

When: Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017
Where: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre | 1316 - 33 Street NE
For more information: Please contact Johnathon at johnathonrg@t7edc.com or Lenora at lenorar@t7edc.com

The Business Link – network and learn events

The Business Link, Alberta's Business Information Service, offers free network and learn events. Take this opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, exchange business cards, hear an educational presentation and enjoy light refreshments. Free, no registration required.

For more information: Call 1.800.272.9675