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.

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Indigenous Fall Job and Resource Fair

Find your next job at the Indigenous Fall Job and Resource Fair. Network with employers, learn about Indigenous services and programs, and enter to win a door prize. Bring your resume and apply for jobs at the fair.

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Marlborough Community Association | 636 Marlborough Way NE
For more information: Call 403.253.5311 or visit aboriginalfutures.com

In-TAC hosts fifth National Virtual Career Expo

The Virtual Career Expo will feature more than 50 employers, including NAV Canada, TransCanada, WestJet, IBM, Canada Post, Canadian Western Bank, Government of Canada, Shopify and many more. The event will utilize interactive 3-D virtual technology so that you can meet employers from your home computer using instant messaging, chat windows or live webcasts.

Register today to speak directly to top employers using instant messaging, chat windows or live webcasts. Find a rewarding job without leaving the comfort of your home and your computer!

When: Thursday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 | 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MDT)
For more information: Contact Ali Waissi at 403.444.3492 or AliW@immigrantservicescalgary.ca
To register and learn more: Visit in-tac-expo.com

Students' Association of Mount Royal University Reception

From leadership and community development to events and team building, volunteering with SAMRU provides tangible benefits for everyone. There are opportunities at every level to get involved with the Students’ Association, for any degree of interest, ability, and availability. Whether you’re a social work student looking for peer support experience or a policy studies student hoping to get involved with student government, the Students’ Association will help you find your fit. Come connect with us through this semester’s Snack and Chat  events.

When: Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 | 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Pride Centre
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 | 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Yellow Room
Where: Z222 Wyckham House
For more information: Visit samru.ca/volunteer or contact Andrea Davis, Student Services Manager, at 403.440.7792 or volunteer@samru.ca.

Study and Go Abroad Fair

This free student expo is a great opportunity to start planning your next step in education. Universities from around the world, as well as embassies and education consortia will be exhibiting at the fair. Learn about admission requirements, visas, scholarships, program choices etc.  Also a chance to visit the Travel Zone to find out about gap year, language travel, internships and work abroad options.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 | Free seminars noon to 5 p.m., Expo 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park
For more information: Visit studyandgoabroad.com/student-expo


Spend a day with one of Canada's leading CEOs and get hands-on knowledge of what it takes to be a successful leader. Open to third and fourth year University students, the CEOx1Day program will select approximately 20 finalists to spend a day shadowing a Canadian CEO. Applications are now being accepted, and all semi-finalists will have the opportunity to be interviewed by McKinsey & Company for a summer internship or full-time placement.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until Oct. 26, 2018
For more information: Visit ceox1day.ca 

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters workshop

Whether you are looking for a summer job, employment related to your program, or you are a soon-to-be graduate, it is important to customize your resume to demonstrate your qualifications and show how you fit the job target. Effective resumes will attract employers' attention and secure an interview! A cover letter is your introduction to an employer or company which conveys much about who you are, including your ability to communicate and market yourself in writing. A well-written cover letter can convince the employer to read your resume. Learn how to create the marketing tools you need to secure the job you want!

When: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | EA1031
To reserve your seat: Register online via https://goo.gl/forms/uqTF7XuL5CSduO7v2
Learn more about Career Services' career and employment workshops

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 ½ hour 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

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