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 Services Workshop: Create Effective Resume and Cover Letters

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 and/or company which convey 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. Join us and learn how to create effective marketing tools.

When: Friday, March 15, 2019 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: EB2136 | Mount Royal University
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/RMC9vBYaxuD2NZcu1

Career Services Workshop: Job Search and Networking

So how do you find a job if 80% of them are not advertised? Learn professional tips for how to find the hidden job market with positions that relate to your degree and connect you with potential employers in your field. Applying on large public job boards and job search engines leads to a 0.4% chance of getting the job. Come learn more effective job search techniques.

When: Friday, March 22, 2019 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: EB2136 | Mount Royal University
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/8EVdGIrJCHA6z7S13

Indigenous Spring job fair — hosted by Aboriginal Futures

This is a hiring event, so only companies who are hiring will be at the fair. Find your next job.

  • Bring your resume & apply for jobs
  • Meet & network with employers
  • Enter to win a grand door prize
  • Walking distance from Southland LRT station

When: Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South | 135 Southland Drive SE
For more information: Visit aboriginalfutures.com or call 403.253.5311

Airdrie Youth Job Fair

Hosted by Rockyview and Wheatland Employment services in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie Youth Job Fair! Come out to meet employers one on one.

When: Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: 200 East Lake Crescent Airdrie
For more information: Visit rwemploymentservices.com or call 403.253.5311

Mackenzie Investments Office Tour

Join Mackenzie Investments at their information session to learn more about the company and their Inside Sales Assistant (Co-op) position. Sales professionals will be available to discuss their work and experiences and will help answer questions regarding career opportunities.

Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $61.3 billion in assets under management, as as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada with $142 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.

When: Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 | 2  to 4 p.m.
Where: Mackenzie Investments - Calgary Office | 335 - 8th Ave SW, Suite 1120
To register: Please email chelia@mackenzieinvestments.com with the subject line "Mackenzie Student Office Tour". Include your full name, contact information, year of study and concentration.
Snacks and light refreshments will be served.
Dress code: Business casual

Alberta Crossroads 2019: From economic turmoil to your family's prosperity — Volunteer Opportunity

Integrated Wealth Management is looking for paid volunteers to assist with their conference "Alberta Crossroads 2019". Keynote speakers include Vivian Krause, Michael Campbell, Dr. Mark Milke, and Josef Schachter will be speaking about Alberta's economic crisis and solutions for individual families.

Volunteers will be expected to work between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (shorter shifts can be discussed dependent on circumstance). Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting, directing and registering attendees
  • Set up/take down as required

Volunteers will be compensated at a rate of $25/hour.

When: Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ross Glen Hall | Mount Royal University
For more information: Contact Kris Sigmeth at 403.517.2234 or krisiwm@gmail.com

Connexion Carrière Bilingual Job Fair

This job fair is your opportunity to connect directly with over 20 employers looking to fill bilingual positions. Although French-English is the main focus, the event is open to everybody.

When: Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College South Campus | 345 6 Avenue SE, T2G 0G5
For more information: Visit their event page here.

21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's (YEC) 21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair happens on Wednesday, March 20th! From 1:30 to 6 p.m., join us at the Big Four, Stampede Park for Calgary's largest hiring event exclusively for youths ages 15-24. 80 employers and 5000 youth will be in attendance at the event.

Youth can prepare for the event by visiting YEC in advance to:

  • prepare your targeted resumé
  • discuss networking skills
  • practice interview skills

When: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019 | 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Big Four Building, Stampede Park

For more information: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Youth-employment-centre/Programs-Events.aspx#hiring-fair

Federal Safety, Security, and Intelligence Career Fair

On March 21, 2019, the federal government will be holding its Federal Safety, Security, and Intelligence Career Fair in Calgary. The Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Communications Security Establishment, Correctional Service Canada, Public Safety Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are hiring and will be there! The Career Fair will be held at the Calgary Marriott Downtown (110 9th Avenue SE), from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the field of public safety, security and intelligence, you will not want to miss this. For more information, you can check out the Career Fair website, which includes the schedule of each participating organization's presentations.

The Government of Canada is committed to hiring diverse talent and building an inclusive workforce that reflects the Canadian population. We encourage all to come visit us at the fair.

When: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Calgary Marriott Downtown | 110 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 5A6
For more information: Check out the event website at canada.ca/en/services/policing/career-fair.html

Fraud Prevention Month Open House & Shred Day

BBB is thrilled to be hosting our inaugural Fraud Prevention Month Consumer Open House and Shred Day event.

Come learn about fraud prevention, why you can trust BBB Accredited Businesses and how you can participate in an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

Here's what we're planning:

  • Document Shredding
  • Electronics Shredding/Recycling
  • Savvy customer presentations
  • Tours and one-on-ones with BBB staff

When: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: BBB #5 1709 8 Ave NE
Register here: Google Form Link

Career Café — Green Economy

Join us for a talk about careers in green energy and other areas of the green economy.

In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, Career Café provides career and labour market information for job seekers and career professionals.

When: Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: New Central Library (800 - 3rd St SE) | Room 013,014

Cintas Canada Ltd. Management Trainee Info Session

While you're doing what you're passionate about, Cintas is there doing the rest. Cintas helps over a million business with everything from fire extinguishers and first aid supplies to uniforms and floor mats. So, you can do what you do best and open your doors with confidence every day.

If you are graduating or have graduated with an undergraduate degree within the last two years, you could join Cintas as a Management Trainee. Management Trainees (MTs) are trained for success, assuming an immediate supervisor and a leadership position upon completion of the MT program. The program features a series of rotation in Sales, Service, Production, Operations and Administration. Learn more about the position at their info session.

When:Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bissett Main Floor, next to room EB1112
For more information: Visit www.cintas.jobs

MRU International: Student Leads and Volunteer Opportunities

The International Student Support Centre (ISSC) at MRU provides a vibrant space for students from all backgrounds to meet other MRU students as well as students studying on exchange. The ISSC is staffed by student leaders and volunteers who can provide information, support and peer-driven programs that connect international and domestic students. The ISSC team plans and creates opportunities for students to participate in fun and engaging social and cultural activities, and provides a space for students to gather practice language, study, meet new people, and learn from each other.

We are now hiring for student leads and student volunteers for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Deadline to apply: Monday, April 1, 2019
Visit: mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/InternationalEducation/international-student-support-centre/index.htm for complete position postings and to apply
international@mtroyal.ca for any questions and to submit your application

UCalgary Law - LSAT Preparation Course

Thinking about writing the LSAT, but can't afford the exam prep? UCalgary Lawis offering a free LSAT preparation course for high-potential, low-income undergrad students and recent graduates.

Deadline: Applications are due on April 1, 2019
For more information: Visit their site online at law.ucalgary.ca/future-students/our-programs/lsat-summer-prep-course

Career Fair: Management Positions, Personal Trainers, and Group Fitness Instructor

If you have a passion for connecting with people who want to live well, and enjoy making a difference in their lives, we want to hear from you! Health Systems Group offers tremendous  opportunities for learning and growth along with competitive wages, in a very positive work environment. We consult for, and manage fitness wellness and recreational centres for some of the most recognized companies in North America. HSG currently manages over 20 Fitness Centres in downtown Calgary and two others in the SE and we are growing! We currently have openings for management positions, personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Our facilities have commercial quality strength, cardio and portable equipmentm as well as group exercise class studios/space.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.
Where: Western Canadian Place Fitness Centre (P1 Level 707 8 Ave SW [Please enter through 6th St. entrance]
To register: If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP. You can RSVP by emailing careers-west@healthsystemsgroup.com. Please forward your resume along with a statement of interest in the fair.

In-TAC's 6th National Virtual Career Expo

The In-Tac's6th National Virtual Career Expo (VCE) is an opportunity for global talent to get connected with Canadian employment opportunities. By registering to the VCE, students can browse thousands of job openings, chat with employer representatives, apply for jobs, get on the spot career coaching, and attend live webinars to learn supporting programs by the Government of Canada. Students can participate in VCE-6 from the comfort of their home. The VCE is free and is open for registration now.

When: April 16, 2019, 7 a.m. to April 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: please register in the https://www.in-tac-expo.com/ and login your account during the time slot
For more information: email to kaiqi.xue@in-tac-prearrival.ca

Spring Hiring Fair: Banff

Living and working in the Rocky Mountains for the summer is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience and have fun! Our Spring Hiring Fair on May 2, 2019 is a chance for job seekers to meet with the region's top employers and line up a job for the summer or beyond. We anticipate that there will be over 400 openings, most in hospitality and tourism, and many with affordable staff housing.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Cascade Shops | 317 Banff Ave, Banff
For more information: Visit their website at jobresourcecentre.com

Volunteers Needed - Calgary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Foundation (CBJJF) 2019 Alberta Provincial Open

With a volunteer role fit for everyone (regardless of experience), we are excited to be hosting our Alberta Provincial Open on May 4th and eager to engage with new and returning volunteers this year. Volunteers can sign up for either one or both day.

Getting involved as a volunteer means you will contribute to the success of this CBJJF tournament and enhance the "Athlete Experience". We are looking for trusted, reliable and passionate volunteers who are willing to go the extra mile. Roles include:

  • Admissions table: check-in in athletes upon arrival
  • Scorekeeper: keep score by interpreting referee signals
  • Medal podium: hand out medals

When: Fri. May 3, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. | Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Triple Gym, Mount Royal | 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW.
To apply: Register online here: surveymonkey.com/r/Q52WNH6 by Sunday, April 15, 2019.
For more information: Contact info@cbjjf.org or call 604-803-1955

Volunteer Opportunities: Families & Schools Together (F&ST)

The Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program of Catholic Family Service is a world-renowned family prevention-based 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-judgemental, and responsible volunteers to support the families involved with F&ST!

Who: 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.

When: Once a week from 4:30 to 8:30 for 10 consecutive weeks from mid-April to mid-June, 2019.
Where: 2 Southeast Calgary schools on Thursday evenings and in Tsuut'ina Nation on Wednesday evenings.
For more information: Contact Camila Pulido, Coordinator of the F&ST Program, at camila.pulido@cfs-ab.org or 403.233.2360.

Adecco Canada CEO paid internship for one month

Adecco Canada is offering a Canadian student (or recent graduate) a paid internship in the month of June, shadowing the Canadian President of our Fortune 500 Company as part of our CEO for One Month Program. Have the opportunity to work, travel, and make decisions with our Canadian President, attending all their meetings, running events with their team, and traveling together (if need be).

To make the most out of your experience, we are also offering travel to and from Toronto and a separate budget for food/accommodations for the month. It's truly a once in a lifetime experience.

When: June 2019.
For more information:
Apply online: Register via https://www.ceofor1month.com/ceo-for-one-month/

Calgary Reads — volunteer opportunities

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 30 minutes per week for 8 weeks.

Volunteer opportunities: Reading to children: Wee Read volunteer (September to March)

Our CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is the primary fundraiser and we are looking for assistance leading up to and during this three day event. We are keen to find general volunteers but also a SUPER volunteer with a special interest and/or expertise in ART and would like this individual to set up and manage that section of the fair.

Volunteer opportunities: All students & Bachelor of Art students (April – May 2019)

Contact: Dawn Cruickshank 403.777.8254 ext. 101 or dawnc@calgaryreads.com
Online volunteer application: calgaryreads.com/get-involved/volunteer

Kids Cancer Care Foundation — 2019 Summer camp volunteers needed

Kids Cancer Care is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping families affected by childhood cancer. We offer free weekend and summer camps to kids across Alberta, so they have a chance to escape the rigours of cancer treatment for outdoor fun and adventure. This is a great way for your students to earn volunteer hours and gain experience interacting with kids of all ages and walks of life.

SunRise A day camp for ages 3 to 7 (Calgary and Edmonton).
SunMaker – A five-day overnight camp for ages 7 to 17 (Camp Kindle).
SunSeeker – Five and 12 day sessions for ages 15 to 17 (Camp Kindle).

Volunteer opportunities: Seeking medical and non-medical volunteers: camp counsellors, one-to-one aids, clinical aids and kitchen support.

Contact: Kylie Bradbury at 403.984.1220 or kbradbury@kidscancercare.ab.ca

Hoodies for Homeless - Leverage Consulting Group

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding and incredible volunteer opportunity? Are you a student looking to add to your resume, complete volunteer hours or an individual who loves to help out within the community? Hoodies for Homeless may be right for you! Hoodies for Homeless is a not-for-profit organization run by Leverage Consulting Group who believe in giving back to the community by offering warm clothing for the homeless around the city of Calgary and beyond. We collect hoodies and other warm clothing that folks no longer need and donate them to the local homelss shelters. We bring the warm items right to those in need in order to ensure they are receiving these items personally and for free. As a Volunteer Coordinator, we need you to help us get the message out about Hoodies for the Homeless. The required hours for this positions will be based on pick-up demand. We will need your help organizing clothing collection events and being part of pickup efforts. Through our Leverage Consulting Group social media, we will advertise to followers about when pickups are during the month so they can reach out and we can begin collecting for the drop off that month!

Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, or any questions to careers@leverage.works
For more information: Visit leverage.works/blog/f/hoodies-for-homeless

Mary's Meals Canada - Community Ambassadors and Fundraisers Needed

Are you looking to make a big difference in the  lives of children living in extreme poverty? If so, Mary's Meals needs you! In Canada, Mary's Meals raises funds to provide nutritious, daily school meals to children living in some of the world's poorest communities, in developing countries. Our volunteer opportunities in your local community include organizing fundraisers, giving talks in your community to raise awareness of our work, sharing our films about our work, and setting up volunteer hubs in your community. Please note that we do not serve meals in Canada. The global average cost to provide a daily meal in a place of education for a child for one year is just $22, so it's easy to make a difference, impacting the lives of many children who often have no other means of finding adequate food or gaining an education.

Qualifications (preferred): Ability to work independently, good people skills, desire to help children

Positions: part-time, flexible; applications are ongoing

Apply: please email Jill Mowser at Jill.Mowser@marysmeals.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 is Alberta's entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps people navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. They provide one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities, and specialized support for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Live webinars
What: Alberta experts and organizations present and answer questions in live interactive-style and presentation-based webinars covering business topics including market research, sales and marketing, regulations, financing, selling to the government, independent contracting, and more.
When: Most Fridays
Where: Online (can be accessed from anywhere!)
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

In-person learning and events
What: Participate in regular monthly workshops and BizConnections events in Edmonton and Calgary that provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and support one another.
When: Various dates throughout the month
Where: Various locations throughout Alberta
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