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.

Alberta Municipal Affairs — paid internship opportunity

The Municipal Internship Program is offered by Alberta Municipal Affairs to help build the engagement capacity of Alberta's municipal governments. By supporting municipalities and planning service agencies to host interns, and recruiting post-secondary graduates interested in a career in municipal administration, finance, or land use planning, the Municipal Internship Program aim to train and develop well-rounded future leaders for the province's municipalities.

Positions available: Paid full-time and New Grad. There are nine 1-year paid, full time internship positions available across Alberta for 2019; five are in the municipal administration/management stream, and four are in the accounting/finance stream.

When: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Main floor of EA, next to the stairs
For more information: Visit the website

Bell Let's Talk Day at MRU — volunteer sign-up

Wednesday, Jan 29th 2020 is Bell Let's Talk Day and we would love your help to help raise awareness of the importance of mental health. Main responsibilities include handing out Bell Let's Talk Day hats, encouraging students and community members to fill out a Bell Let's Talk speech bubble with messages to support mental health, and directing students to the mental health fair.

Please fill out the registration form
and indicate your availability. The Bell Let's Talk Day Coordinator will reach out to you with further details.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
Where: Mount Royal University | 4825 Mount Royal Gate, SW
How to volunteer: Register via online by January 20th.

Cintas Hiring Fair

From loaders to sales, there's a job for everyone with Cintas. Come meet with recruiters from Cintas who are looking for team members who are looking to start an exciting career with a national company. Search current openings on the Cintas website. Bring your resume and a smile!

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College, South Campus | 345 – 6 Avenue SE | T2G 4V1
Registration: Via registration link

4Seasons Hiring Fair

4Seasons Transportation will be hosting hiring events for their new Supportive Community Driver Initiative, which develops supportive community minded drivers for children with special needs. It is 4Seasons' mission to continually improve the quality of transportation services for all Calgarians with special needs through the enhanced standards of safety, training, compassionate care and individualized service. Join the initiative!

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Delta South Calgary| 135 Southland Drive SE | T2J 5X5
For more information:
RSVP: Via text 403.461.5044

UCalgary Tech Fest 2020

Over 40 companies will be onsite, with booths showcasing their areas of work and what they are looking for from potential employees. In addition, there will be onsite coding challenges, designed to be solved through the collaborative efforts of students teaming up with company representatives. Need to break the ice? Sign up for a 10-minute gaming sessions with company reps. Which Smash Bros character will you choose?

Open to all software students from all Alberta institutions.

This event is hosted in collaboration by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, UCalgary Department of Computer Science, and the Schulich School of Engineering, in partnership with Calgary Economic Development,

When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mac Hall, University of Calgary | 402 Collegiate Blvd NW T2N 1N4
Register now: Visit their site to learn more and

Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer Event – volunteers needed

We need volunteers to assist with Calgary’s Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer Mardi Gras Fundraising Gala. 100% of funds raised will go to support research and the people affected. Guests will meet lead researchers from UofC and doctors alongside lung cancer survivors and their families in the Cajun themed event. Research funding and action can find answers to the root causes and earlier diagnosis – which may extend both quality and length of life. Tickets are $125 per person if you want to attend the event, register here.

Volunteers needed:

  • Audio Visual – will ensure slide deck and sound system are functioning as required throughout the evening. This is a 6-7 hour commitment
  • Appetizer/Buffet Servers or Bartenders – contact email below for more information.

When: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 | 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: Hellenic Community Centre | 1 Tamarac Crescent SW, T3C 3B7

For more information: Email unmaskvol@shaw.ca indicating which role you are interested in.

Cochrane Job Fair

Get the job! A great place to network, meet people and make a positive first impression.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Lion's Event Centre | 109 - 5th Avenue | T4C 0A4
For more information and employer list: cochrane.ca/jobfair

CEO for One Month — Adecco internship opportunity

We're looking for an ambitious individual to join the team for a one-month paid internship shadowing the Canadian President, Gilbert Boileau. If selected, you'll get to work, travel and make decisions with the President. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see what it's like to work as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

When: Applications are currently open, closing Thursday, Feb, 27, 2020
Where: Applicants will live and work in Toronto, Canada for the entire month
For more information: Visit their
website and apply online 

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

Kids Cancer Care Foundation Accounting Assistant — volunteer opportunity

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.

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: Please email a cover letter and resume with Accounting Assistant Volunteer in the subject line to

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

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

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