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.

Venture for Canada — Atlantic Internship Program

We make it easy to secure paid internships at startups and small business in Atlantic Canada. Our program is open to current post-secondary students who want to gain entrepreneurial work experience in Atlantic Canada, and join a diverse and supportive community. We believe in equipping students with the flexible skills, training, work experience and community support needed to succeed in the workplace when they graduate.

  • Access job opportunities in Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters
  • Valuable real-life work experience at a startup, small business or non-profit
  • Access to an exclusive job board with full- and part-time opportunities
  • Work for employers from diverse industries, in roles related to business, engineering, marketing, computer science and technology
  • Be a valuable part of a small team: VFC partner employers on average have 10 or fewer employees

To be eligible for the Atlantic Internship Program, you must have:

  • Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency Status or Refugee Status in Canada
  • A Full-time student in a post-secondary college or university in Canada.

At this time, international students without Canadian Citizenship, PR or Refugee status are NOT eligible.

When: Applications are open now for positions beginning in September 2019.
Where: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
For more information and to apply: Visit their website at https://ventureforcanada.ca/programs/internship

Catholic Family Services — Crew Group Facilitator volunteer opportunities

Catholic Family Services is seeking Volunteer Group Facilitators in the Crew program to support and enhance mentor-mentee relationships. This volunteer role offers a unique opportunity to gain leadership and group facilitation skills as well as enhanced knowledge and understanding of mentoring relationships.

Seeking individuals who possess and are interested in gaining experience in group facilitation, teaching and mentorship. Volunteers are non-judgmental, encouraging, engaging, interactive with young people, energetic, good listeners and communicators, responsible, and organized. Experience or knowledge of mentoring relationships and child development are assets.

The program matches young people (ages 10 to 14) and post-secondary athletes in one-on-one mentoring relationships that take place in a group setting. Group Facilitators encourage, supervise, and lead these mentoring pairs through activities and as their relationships grow.

When: 2 hours, one evening a week, for the duration of the athletic season. The role begins September 2019 and ends March 2020.
Where: Mount Royal University or University of Calgary
For more information: Contact Eric Moore, Crew Coordinator, at eric.moore@cfs-ab.org or 403.205.8524

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

The Families & 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!

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 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 per week from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for 9 consecutive weeks from October to December 2019.
Where: Various elementary schools in Calgary.
For more information: Contact Cami Pulido, F&ST Coordinator, at camilo.pulido@cfs-ab.org or 403.205.5204

EQWIP HUBs — Global volunteer opportunities

Live overseas, gain new skills, learn a new language, and work with like-minded youth to make a difference as an EQWIP HUBs volunteer. EQWIP HUBs is powered by two NGOs - Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International funded by Global Affairs Canada. The Recruitment Team works closely with potential Canadian volunteers to go through a personalized interview process and - based on the role, length of the position, and your experience - places qualified volunteers in the countries where their skills are most needed.

There are two programs: short term volunteers (3 to 5 months) and short-term skilled mandate (3 to 6 weeks). Rolling departures range from July through to October 2019, with all placements ending by December 30, 2019. Countries of focus include Indonesia, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Bolivia and Peru.

All successful applicants receive:

  • Return international airfare
  • $200 towards vaccinations
  • Approximately $1000 per month stipend for food and accommodation

When: Applications are open now for positions beginning July to October 2019.
Where: Indonesia, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Bolivia, Peru
For more information: Visit their opportunities page at https://www.eqwiphubs.org/opportunities/.

2019 TELUS Diversity in Technology Scholarship

At TELUS, we recognize the values and advantages of diverse ideas and are committed to increasing the representation of women and visible minorities within key areas of our organization. We strive to provide a platform to support the next generation of leaders and champions in our business and are focused on growing diversity within technology fields.

Scholarship Award:

  • A $5000 scholarship
  • Special events access
  • Consultation with a member of the recruitment team

When: Submissions open until July 31, 2019 | Winners notified October 2019
For more information and to apply: https://telus.taleo.net/careersection/10850/jobdetail.ftl?job=ROL03937-19&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Marda Gras Street Festival 2019

Join our volunteer team! The festival is comprised of 200+ vendors, three live music stages, one dance, performance stage, a children's area, food truck lane, and a show & shine car show. This free family-friendly event is FREE to attend!

Opportunities include: Set-up and take-down teams, block captains, information tent, Entertainment State Manager, kids' quarter, Environmental Educator, Environmental Education Leader and bus passenger counter.

When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Marda Loop | 33rd Avenue SW between 18th and 22nd Street
For more information: Visit them online at https://www.visitmardaloop.com/mardagras/

Airdrie 2019 Job Fair — Hosted by Rockyview and Wheatland Employment Services

Rockyview and Wheatland Employment Services helps residents and employers accomplish their employment goals, making our community more prosperous and a better place to live.

When: September 10, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Airdrie Best Western Hotel | 121 Edmonton Trail, Airdrie
For more information: Visit rwemploymentservices.com

Hull Services — Volunteer mentor for children & youth

Hull Services is currently looking for male mentors for children & youth. These boys live in the south part of Calgary.

Be a positive role model, identify and develop their strengths, build their self-esteem, improve their life skills and expose them to new interests and opportunities. Mentors are an integral part of our holistic approach to treatment and care — they often are the only unpaid support in these children's lives.

Qualifications: Vehicle and valid driver's license. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Genuine interest in supporting children/youth. Ability to set boundaries, be consistent, resolve conflicts, and demonstrate a respectful, flexible and open-minded approach. An understanding of mental health and behavioural challenges is an asset.
Commitment: An average of 1 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of one year.

When: There is no closing date for this opportunity as they are always recruiting volunteers.
For more information: Contact Marilyn Boston at 403.542.4215 or mboston@hullservices.ca to learn more.
To apply: Complete the online application here: https://www.hullservices.ca/team/mentor-mentor-volunteers

Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD — Volunteer administrative assistant opportunity

The Alberta Medieval Settlement Ltd. manages two history-focused festivals (the Brooks Medieval Faire and the Kimberley Viking Festival) as well as working on the development of various educational programs and related projects. They will also be acquiring the Cochrane Medieval Festival and are in the development for the Fernie Winter Vike (Viking-themed event). The offices are "virtual", so there is no main site and most of the work can be done from home on a flexible schedule.

Reporting directly to the administrative team leader, the administrative assistant would work with minimal supervision and assist with all aspects of business administration and management. Duties include: assisting in building databases (to manage vendors, re-enactors, suppliers, and sponsors), data entry, getting financials ready to go to the accountant, reconciliations, and other duties as decided upon by volunteer and admin team leader.

When: The position will remain open until it is filled.
For more information: Go to BrooksFaire.com and KimberleyViking.ca to learn about each festival
To apply: Please email resume to albertamedievalsettlement@gmail.com

WWF volunteer opportunity – Living Planet @ Campus

Living Planet @ Campus was created by WWF to give students a way to get involved and start making a real difference n the practice of sustainability and the protection of nature on campus and beyond.

There are so many great actions that you can complete to change the world one step at a time:

  • Great Canadian shoreline cleanup
  • Go wild school grants
  • Smart Campus Challenge
  • Earth Hour
  • Designing change for a Living Planet

By completing Living Planet @ Campus activities, and other opportunities on campus, in your community and beyond, you can become a WWF Living Planet Leader.

  1. Sign up to complete activities on campus!
  2. Report back on your impact and be recognized for your efforts, all while showing the power of students in creating a more sustainable Canada where we live, learn and work.
  3. Apply to become a Living Planet Leader!

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