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.

Career Networking Event for MRU Arts students

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with professionals who can provide insight into how they used their Arts education as a stepping stone to launch their professional careers. Representatives from 10 different sectors will share their personal journey. Learn about the broad scope of career possibilities available and how to make the most out of your Arts degree!

Career Networking Event for MRU Arts Students

Please register by Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Registration is free.

When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 | Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Lincoln Park Room, J301
To register: Online via http://goo.gl/forms/IyKs7Z2eE89enQWn2

For more information: Visit Arts/EventsandConferences

International University and Student Travel Expo

Study and Go Abroad fairs – Experience the World of Education

When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 | Seminars: 1 to 6 p.m., Expo: 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park | 20 Roundup Way SW

For more information: Visit studyandgoabroad.com

BMO Financial Group interactive workshop

Survival on a shoe-string budget (building financial skills and capabilities)

Take this opportunity to meet our local representatives and learn the importance of setting yourself up for success while in school by attending our interactive workshop. During this session you will learn “Tips & Tricks” on how best to manage your money while going to school.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
Where: Mount Royal University, 
Iniskim Centre | Room C201 (above Starbucks at East Gate)
RSVP: Before Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 via https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=46b3fe78cbca409fb8407232ba60def4

Pinnacle Leadership Challenge

Develop your leadership potential with the Pinnacle Leadership Challenge. This 20-hour program, run by the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University, is custom-tailored to you. The Pinnacle Leadership Challenge features a free Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and several professionally-led workshops intended to increase your employability, build your resume and strengthen your unique leadership skills.

When: October to March | Flexible scheduling
Where: Students’ Association of Mount Royal University | Various locations
Application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
For more information and to apply: Visit samru.ca/pinnacle

Calgary Flames hiring fair

The Calgary Flames are recruiting energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join their concessions team! Youth ages 15 to 24 can bring their resume and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Youth Employment Centre | 315 - 10 Avenue SE

Canadian Cancer Society open house

Canadian Cancer Society is hosting an open house to recruit new Relay for Life committee members. It is a chance for potential committee members to learn more about the available positions, understand what is expected of a committee member, and meet the current team.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 | 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Canadian Cancer Society | 325 Manning Road NE
For more information and to sign up online: Visit volunteerhub.com

Autism and Asperger's Friendship Society presentation: "Spectrum-Inside Out"

The Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary (ilrcc) is hosting a presentation. Come learn about the "Spectrum-Inside Out" by Dean Svoboda, the Founder and Executive Director.

When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 | 2 to 4 p.m
Where: Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary | 3359 27 Street NE, Suite 134
For more information or to RSVP: Vanessa Wood at pep@ilrcc.ab.ca

Alberta Employment and Career Fair

The Alberta Employment and Career Fair is Alberta's largest career fair and is held over two days, connecting employers with potential employees. Exhibitors and attendees at the 2016 fair can expect to see up to 100 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. Exhibitors range from volunteer organizations, retail opportunities, careers in the trades and professional associations. The fair also features main stage presentations and workshops, tuition sponsorship, interactive displays, free resume review, door prizes, and free admission and parking.

When: Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
            Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall A | 7515 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton
For more information: Visit canadacareerfairedmonton.com

Canada Revenue Agency virtual career fairs

Find out more about career opportunities at the Canada Revenue Agency by joining in on one of their virtual career fairs. Space is limited to 200 participants per session – please RSVP to one of the four sessions. Presentations will be bilingual and will run no longer than one hour.


  • Sept. 30, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. MDT
  • Oct. 3, 2016  | 11:30 a.m. MDT
  • Oct. 5, 2016  | 8:30 a.m. MDT
  • Oct. 7, 2016  | 11:30 a.m. MDT

To join: Visit Virtual Career Fairs

Graduate Studies Fair

Thinking about pursuing a master's or PhD in the future? Or are you interested in a professional designation requiring further study? Come to the Graduate Studies Fair on Main Street to explore the possibilities available to you in Canada and overseas. .

Representatives from a variety of programs and institutions will be setting up informational displays on MRU Main Street so that you can find out more about their programs and admission processes.Visit the link below to view the list of institutions and programs.

When: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: MRU Main Street
For more information: Visit
mtroyal.ca/gradstudiesfair or contact Shea Ellingham, Manager of Academic Advising sellingham@mtroyal.ca 

BMO Networking and Panel Event

 BMO Financial Group, one of North America's largest and strongest financial companies, invites you to attend a networking and panel discussion to explore employment opportunities and get to know more about the company. Pre-registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 | 5:30 to 7 p.m
Where: Calgary Public Library | 616 Macleod Trail SE
RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to bmoevent

Blue Ocean Financial Presentation: "Budgeting Basics"

The Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary (ilrcc) is hosting a presentation. Come for a free crash course and learn about budgeting basics.

When: Wednesday, Oct.5, 2016 | 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary (ilrcc) | 3359 27 Street NE., Suite 134
For more information or to RSVP: Vanessa Wood at pep@ilrcc.ab.ca

First national real estate competition in Canada

Ivanhoe Cambridge, the official partner of CIM 2016, working alongside ImmoHEC, is proud to present the first real estate competition in Canada: the Montreal Real Estate Competition (CIM, Competition d'Immobilier Montrealaise). This competition will launch a case study that consists of analyzing a real estate development mixed-use project. CIM brings together students interested in real estate and promotes the next generation of real estate in Canada.

Thirty professionals from a range of Canadian real estate fields will use their experience to provide guidance and a framework for our competition. They will be differentiated during the event by expertise: marketing, finance, development, localization, planning and architecture. During the award ceremony, we will open the event to the entire HEC community, students from other participating universities and our field professionals for networking opportunities.

We are targeting students in:

  • Business Administration/Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Urban Planning
  • Architecture
  • Law

Participants must be registered in an undergraduate or graduate program. Cash prizes and internship opportunities will be awarded.

When: Thursday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
Where: ImmoHEC | 3000 - Chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC
For more information or to apply: Visit immohec.com or email info@immohec.com

Rocky View Employment, Job and Career Fair

Discover jobs and training options at the Rocky View Employment, Job and Career Fair. Meet community organizations and industry associations. Bring your resume.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Rocky View Education Centre | 2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW, Airdrie
For more information: Visit airdrieemployment.com

Graduate StudiesHow to Get Into Grad School - Department of Sociology and Anthropology

When: Friday, October 28, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Mount Royal University, Room B341

Nature Harmony's 2nd Annual Life to Buildings Design ChallengeLast year we had 20 design teams participate in designing a space using our VIGA system and it was a great success! This year, participants will be faced with a new challenge: VIGALand, to design an indoor space. Winners will receive a monetary prize, a nice addition to their portfolio, and a great learning experience!

Full instruction packages will be emailed to contestants upon registration.

Deadline to register:  Friday, December 30, 2016  |  Designs are to be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Any questions or inquiries:  please email Jennifer Kong jennifer@higarden.ca

Designing YOU – Life Beyond Your Grades

Your education at MRU extends far beyond the classroom. To support you during your time at MRU, we are excited to offer you a complimentary copy of a new book by two MRU faculty, David J.Finch and Ray DePaul, entitled Designing YOU - Life Beyond Your Grades. This book is written for a specific time in your life. Right now, when suddenly you need to make some weighty, often intimidating, decisions for yourself.

Designing YOU offers a comprehensive approach to support designing a road map that helps you address the relentless questions that you're probably facing right now. To access you complimentary eBook prior to Saturday, Oct.1, 2016, please do the following:

  • Go to DesigningYOU.org. Use the bonus code " co-op program"
  • Please note this offer expires on Oct.1, 2016.

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