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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. 

*Please check with the organizers about the status of events as they may change.*


Deloitte National Leadership Conference

Each year, we select 100 exceptionally talented students from across Canada to attend this exclusive event in Toronto. You are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year student in a post-secondary program. You have a keen interest in pursuing a career in professional services. You are interested in at least one of our six services: Risk Advisory, Financial Advisory, Consulting, Tax, Audit, or Omnia Artificial Intelligence.
 
What’s in it for the students?

Find your future – impact their career by connecting with leaders of the firm and learning about the future of professional services
Learn to lead – strengthen their skills by learning fundamental leadership principles and traits to give them a competitive edge as they begin their own career
Make an impact that matters – gain exposure to the client experience by building and pitching a solution for a real-life challenge

When: Monday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Where: Deloitte University, Toronto, Ontario
To apply and for more information: Online applications close Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Banff Hiring Fair for Summer 2020

Is there a better way to spend the summer than living and working in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains? This annual event is a chance for job seekers with a passion for the mountains 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 job openings, mostly in hospitality and tourism, and many with subsidized staff housing.

The Job Resource Centre offers the inside scoop on local job opportunities, computer & wi-fi access and printing, resume writing assistance, staff housing info, and more. 

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Cascade Shops | 317 Banff Ave, Banff
For more information: Visit the Job Resource Centre website


UCalgary Law's LSAT Prep Course

We are offering a free LSAT preparation course for high potential, low-income undergraduate students and recent university grads. The program, which runs from May to August, will prepare students to write the September LSAT and to apply to a law school in the Fall admissions cycle.

Classes are held twice a week in the evening. All participants must commit to attend at least 90% of the lectures, and attendance will be checked throughout the program.

  • Includes study materials and practice tests, and additional study group support
  • All program participants will receive a waiver of LSAT registration fees
  • Opportunities to hear from current law students and practicing lawyers

When: May to August, 2020 (16 weeks) | Classes Mondays and Thursdays
Where: UCalgary Law, Murray Fraser Hall | 2800 University Way NW | T2N 4V8
Apply by: April 1, 2020 via online 


WILDNorth – Accepting Volunteer Interns

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic interns who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment. WILDNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. The hospital and rehabilitation centre are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern
  • Wildlife Education Intern
  • Wildlife Patient Fostering/Release Assistant
  • Wildlife Rescue & Frontline

When: Summer Recruitment | May 1st to August 31st, 2020
Where: Wildlife Hospital in Edmonton or the Rehabilitation Centre in Spruce Grove
For more information and to volunteer: Apply online via wildnorth.ca by April 13, 2020


Métis Youth Summer Employment Program —Rupertsland InstituteThe Métis Youth Summer Placement Program offers quality work experience during the summer months to eligible students between 15 and 30 years. The work experience must prepare the client for future labour market participation upon graduation. Eligible employers are businesses and non-profit organizations who are able and committed to providing clients with a quality learning experience with the necessary supervision.

The program runs from May 1 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 16 weeks (a minimum of 6 weeks is required).

When: Apply as soon as possible for opportunities beginning May 1, 2020
Apply: Please call 1.888.48.METIS to apply and for more information


BDO Ignite – Calgary

BDO Ignite is an exclusive series of events that allows students the unique opportunity to connect with our people, experience our culture, and learn about our firm and career opportunities first hand.

At BDO, we define who we are by three key pillars:  Client Centric - We walk alongside clients to help them achieve their dreams. Diversity & Inclusion - We celebrate individuality and encourage expression of all ideas. Innovation - We are bold. We challenge each other and ourselves to embrace opportunity. 

Wondering if BDO is the right fit for you? Get to know us at BDO Ignite. Through attending:

  • You will tour our office space and see where we work
  • You will hear from a lineup of speakers and gain a deeper understanding of our firm
  • You will learn about the work we do, and what career opportunities are available through our Campus Program
  • You will meet our BDO team and build your professional network
  • You will experience our BDO culture and what makes our firm a great place to work

Dress Code: Business casual

Event overview:

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: BDO Calgary Office | #620, 903 - 8th Avenue SW | T2P 0P7
To apply and for more information: Online applications close Friday, May 8, 2020


Transitional Vocational Program (TVP) — MRU volunteer opportunity

The TVP and the Adult Literacy Tutoring Service requires volunteer tutors to assist learners with mild disabilities in preparing for employment and independent living. Training is provided.

Where: Mount Royal University | 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Contact:
Olivia Parson at osemm167@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7246 


Mennonite Central Committee Alberta — CoSA volunteer opportunity

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community-based, restorative justice project of MCC Alberta. CoSA aims to substantially reduce the risk of future sexual victimization by assisting released individuals in their task of integrating with the community and leading responsible, productive, and accountable lives. This happens through "circles", which are intentional communities of a client and 3-5 screened and trained community volunteers who are overseen by staff. Circles are established for both the benefit of the client and the community at large, and volunteers are cruicial to their success.

Wondering if this might be the right opportunity for you? We seek individuals who are:

  • Empathetic and non-judgmental
  • Able to maintain clear boundaries
  • Supportive of the principles of restorative justice and committed to community safety
  • Mature and at least 21 years old
  • Available for 1-4 hours per week (days/times flexible) and willing to make a one-year commitment


When: 
Ongoing recruitment
Where: MCC Alberta Office | 2946 32 Street NE
For more information and/or to apply to volunteer:
 Email cosa@mccab.ca, call 403.275.6935 or visit mccab.ca/cosa


Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta - Donation station volunteers

Attended Donation Sites are an integral part of our organizations. These sites our places where the general public can drop off clothing and housing good donations with the assistance of one of our volunteers. Our ADS’s are in a number of locations throughout the city, making this a great opportunity for anyone looking for a way to give back to the community.

This volunteer position involves a high degree of interaction with the general public paired with assisting donors with donation drop offs and placing items in the donation center. Specific training regarding the organization of donations will be provided. Our Attended Donation Stations are located OUTDOORS, in various locations across the city.

When: Ongoing recruitment
Where: Various locations throughout Calgary
To volunteer: Email Sean McCaffrey at smccaffrey@cpalberta.com


Kids Cancer Care and Foundation — volunteer opportunities

Summer Camp – Listen closely and you’ll hear the squeal of children laughing and the snap of campfire crackling. Summer camp offers kids with cancer a chance to escape the rigors and isolation of cancer treatments for a week of outdoor adventure. Be the volunteer behind the laughter.

SunRise – ages 3 to 7

  • Day camp field trips, arts & crafts, special guests and more

SunMaker – ages 7 to 17

  • A five-day overnight adventure at Camp Kindle

SunSeeker – ages 15 to 17

  • An adventure-based outdoor leadership program

When: Camps run from June through late August 2020
Where: Camp Kindle and various locations in Calgary and Edmonton, AB
For more information on dates: Contact Kylie Bradbury at 403.984.1220 or email 

 

The Kids Cancer Foundation of Alberta is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. With a vision of providing a cure fore every child and care for every family, Kids Cancer Care strives to end childhood cancer, while easing the pain and suffering of the disease through three essential program areas. 1) Camp and Outreach 2) Research 3) Hospital and Education Support and Scholarships.

Accounting Assistant – This is a part-time, 3 hour per week, volunteer position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The Accounting Assistant will work closely with the Accounting and Payroll Specialist assisting with financial record keeping, including accounts payable, invoices and journal entries.

Key Finance Responsibilities:

  • Review invoices for accuracy and appropriate coding
  • Assist with accounts payable invoice entry
  • Assist with credit care reconciliation and data entry

Education and Qualifications:

  • Studies in a relevant post-secondary degree
  • Good computer skills including proficiency in MS Office
  • Previous experience with accounting and/or charities is considered an asset

Other Requirements:

  • Mature, flexible, well-organized individual with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven work ethic and utmost integrity
  • Ability to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • All volunteers must complete the standard KCC volunteer application process including police and vulnerable sector check

When: Applications are currently open for a start fare in Early 2020
Where: Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta | 5757 4 Street SE, Calgary AB
To apply: Email a cover letter and resume with Accounting Assistant Volunteer in the subject line to hr@kidscancercare.ab.ca Attention: Deb Osiowy, CFO


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