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.

Calgary Public Library – volunteer opportunities

If you enjoy playing and interacting with children, talking with parents, have an interest in early education, and are outgoing and friendly, you may be interested in volunteering with this program. Our "Play Champions" program is accepting new volunteers in several libraries around the city. Volunteers should be able to commit to one shift on a weekly basis for at least four months. This program has weekday daytime shifts available at the following locations:

Central Library, Crowfoot Fish Creek, Forest Lawn, Quarry Park, Saddletowne, Shawnessy, Signal Hill, and Village Square

For more information or to apply: Contact Katie Radke at katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca or call 403.221.2036

Amazon hiring event

Amazon is coming to southern Alberta and hiring for Fulfillment Associates for the new Balzac location.

When: Thursday, Aug. 23 and Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College, North Campus | 345 - 6 Avenue SE, Room N231
To register: Visit amazon.ca

Famous 5 Foundation – volunteer opportunity

We are seeking a volunteer for the position of Fund Development Committee Member. In this role you will work alongside the other Fund Development Committee members and the Board of Directors to fund raise for the Famous 5 Foundations programs, such as the Future 5 – Girls Leadership program. This requires a 3 hours/month commitment which includes one meeting per month either in person or by phone.

When: Open until suitable candidate is found
Where: Calgary
For more information and role description: Visit famou5.ca/volunteer
To apply: Email w.struthers45@gmail.com

Catholic Family Service – volunteer opportunity

Catholic Family Service is seeking Volunteer Group Facilitators in Crew (previously the Athletes Mentoring Program) to support and enhance mentor-mentee relationships. This volunteer role offers a unique opportunity to gain leadership and group facilitation skills as well as enhanced knowledge and understanding of mentoring relationships. This is open to individuals who possess and are interested in gaining experience in group facilitation, teaching, and mentorship. Volunteers are required to have the ability to be non-judgmental, encouraging, engaging, interactive with young people, energetic, good listeners and communicators, responsible and organized. Experience or knowledge of mentoring relationships and child development are assets. This program matches young people (ages 10 to 14) and post-secondary athletes in one-on-one mentoring relationships that take place in a group setting.

When: September 2018 to March 2019 | 2 hours once a week
Where: Mount Royal University or University of Calgary
For more information: Contact Daniel, Crew Coordinator at daniel.prasad@cfs-ab.org or call 403.205.8524

Academic Writing Boot Camp

Many university students aren't sure what to expect when it comes to writing assignments. The team of Writing and Learning Strategists in Student Learning Services has developed a one day Academic Writing Boot Camp.

You will learn how to:

  • Avoid procrastination
  • Plan an academic paper
  • Write powerful thesis statements
  • Compose strong introductions, paragraphs and conclusions
  • Edit for grammar, punctuation and structure
  • Paraphrase correctly to avoid plagiarism
  • Reference your sources (using APA)

When: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018  | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Early bird $149, or $175 (after August 19); includes materials, breakfast and lunch
For more information or to register: studentlearningservicesbootcamp

Energy Career Fair

Here's your chance to connect with top employers in the energy sector who are hiring for 2019 opportunities. The 2018 Energy Career Fair will take place on campus and is open exclusively to current MRU students and graduates of credit programs. Registration is required to attend.

When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MRU campus | Lincoln Park Room (J301)
For more information and to register: Visit our Energy Career Fair webpage  

Business Links 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