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. 

Mr. Lube job fair

Are you interested in providing excellent customer service and doing hands-on-work? Bring your resume to the Youth Employment Centre and apply for a job with Mr. Lube. Be prepared for an on-the-spot interview!! 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Youth Employment Centre | Floor 2, 315 - 10 Avenue SE

Canada Revenue Agency information session

Looking for an employment opportunity? Are you looking for a place to begin your career? CRA is currently hiring in the southern Alberta region for call centre agents for the upcoming 2017 filing season. Please join us for this networking event followed by a presentation and question period.

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Harry Hays Building | 220 - 4 Avenue SE, Conference Centre/ABC rooms
For more information: Visit cra-arc.gc.ca

Kal Tire job fair

Winter is on its way and Kal Tire is growing their team of full-time and part-time tire technicians to help deliver outstanding customer experiences. If you are driven, a team player, and motivated to build a career, bring your resume and meet with a recruiter.

When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 | 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Kal Tire North Hill Mall | 1616 - 14 Avenue NW
For more information: Visit KalTire.com/careers

Centre for Newcomers job fair

The Centre for Newcomers is hosting a job fair. Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with hiring representatives from Loblaws, Sears, T&T Supermarket and more.

When: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Centre for Newcomers | #1010, 999 - 36 Street NE
Register: Email jobfair@centrefornewcomers.ca

Hyatt Regency Calgary job fair

Come to our job fair! We are hiring seasonal positions for event servers, coat check attendants, and event set-up crew. Interviews will be conducted at the job fair; please bring your resume.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 | 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Walker Bannerman Room | Floor 3, 700 Centre Street SE

GardaWorld mass hiring

GardaWorld is the largest provider of aviation services for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), offering security screening services in 28 airports across Canada. We are currently recruiting Pre-Board Screening Officers for the Calgary International Airport. Opportunities are on a part-time basis with the potential for full-time schedules once training is completed.

Officers must be able to obtain a Transportation Canada Security Clearance (RAIC) and a valid medical from CATSA in addition to successfully completing the extensive training program.

To learn more: Read the job description and application instructions on jobs.garda.com

Volunteer at New Student Orientation

Calling all student leaders! The New Student Orientation (NS0) team is looking for enthusiastic students dedicated to Mount Royal University. With some exciting new additions to the NSO program, our student leaders will be critical in helping welcome new students, while creating a safe, inclusive environment for all. This event is unlike past years, so training is critical!

When: Training on Thursday, Sept.1 and Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
NSO – Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
To sign up: Visit studentleadernso

Mountain Equipment Co-op job fair

Get people outside, working on the inside. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is holding a two-day job fair over two Saturdays in September. Bring your resume, cover letter and a list of references. Please ensure you apply online at mec.ca/workinghere before the job fair.

When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 and Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: MEC Calgary | 830 - 10 Avenue SW
Apply in advance online: Visit mec.ca/workinghere

Alberta Works Fort McMurray Labour Force job fair

Alberta Works Fort McMurray is hosting a Labour Force job fair in collaboration with Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce. Jobs include positions in security, construction, hospitality and service, retail and sales.

When: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016  | 1 to 7 p.m.
Where: MacDonald Island Park, Shell Place Ballroom, Fort McMurray
For more information and a list of employers: Visit fortmcmurraychamber.ca 

Beakerhead returns to Calgary

One of the world's most original and eclectic spectacles of art, science and engineering will erupt this September when the fourth annual Beakerhead hits the Calgary streets and venues. Look for mechanical creatures, multi-storey art installations, famous and soon-to-be famous scientists and inventors, and performances by people and machines. The dose of quirky spectacle that is coming to be associated with this annual five day event will include more than 60 events such as:

  • Chain Reactions of Incredible Encounters – a sequence of public engineered artworks throughout neighbourhoods in Calgary; open daily from Sept. 14 to 18, 2016
  • Four-to-Six – encounters with creative and somewhat nerdy buskers on Stephen Avenue Walk after work and school on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
  • Engineered Eats – restaurants across the city delighting you with the science of food; daily from Sept. 14 to 18, 2016
  • Beakernight – a massive street spectacle on a four-block stretch of city street with fire-erupting installations, rocket ship crane rides, 3D projection musical parties and hands-on encounters with technology on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

These cultural encounters with science and engineering are brought to life by more than 168 collaborators. Check beakerhead.com for the full roster of free and ticketed events, as well as how to volunteer as a crew member. Volunteers must attend an orientation session; the last orientation session is on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016
Where: Various venues in Calgary
For more information: Visit beakerhead.com or contact Debbie Dalen at debbie@beakerhead.com

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

WinSport winter hiring information session

Summer isn't over yet, but WinSport is already getting ready for the busy winter season. WinSport will be hiring for a number of seasonal positions including ski instructors, patrollers, guest ambassadors, food and beverage service, and more. Learn more about upcoming seasonal opportunities at the winter hiring information session. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 10 a.m. to noon
Where: WinSport | 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
For more information: Visit winsport.ca or contact Karen Powley at kpowley@winsport.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

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