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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Recruitment and Volunteer Fair

Connect face to face with more than 50 exhibitors and apply for paid jobs or volunteer opportunities! Find program-related positions that fit your schedule and match your career goals, or support a cause you believe in and gain experience while getting involved with your community.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: MRU Main Street
For more information: Visit our
For general inquiries: Contact Career Services, A200 Kerby Hall at 403.440.6307 or

Transitional Vocational Program (TVP) — 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

Make-A-Wish Canada — casino volunteers needed

When children are battling a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them - it is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. A Wish is something that gives kids the opportunity to look outside their illness - it restores a sense of childhood back to the child and normalcy back to the family. Along with the national office, eight regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world making dreams and wishes come true for more that 480,000 children since 1980.

Make-A-Wish Foundation is currently seeking volunteers for positions as Chip Runners, Cashiers, GM, and Bankers at their fundraising casino.

  • 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Cashiers, Chip Runners
  • 7 p.m. until close: GM, Banker, Cashier, Chip Runner

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 | Times vary
Where: Pure Casino | 1420 Meridian Road NE
For more information: Contact April at 403.228.3666 or april.cote@makeawish.ca

DEAMWorx Career Fair: The Future of Inclusive Work

Hosted by DEAM in partnership with Prospect Human Services and Alberta Works.

This career fair is open to all job seekers with disabilities. Come meet employers who have a track record of diversity and inclusion hiring persons with disabilities.

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Best Western | 1316 33 Street NE, Calgary

Pinnacle Accounting & Finance — Open House

Join Pinnacle at their Open House event and learn more about what makes them one of the top accounting and finance firms including: mentorship and career coaching, a base compensation that provides financial stability, ongoing support and introductions to develop support staff and client relationships and long-term job stability that progresses into senior leadership roles.

This engaging wine and cheese is an opportunity for MRU students to meet the Pinnacle team, ask questions, build relationships, and demonstrate their talent.

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Pinnacle Office | 204 2333 18th Avenue NW, Calgary
RSVP: Email events@pinnacleaf.ca by October 10 to guarantee your spot.

Career Café — Retail Management Careers

Join us to explore what it takes to pursue or advance a career in the retail environment. 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, Oct. 18 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: New Central Library, Level 2 Open Space | 800 3rd Stree SE
For more information: Visit https://www.glutenfreeexpo.ca/

Gluten Free Expo — volunteer opportunity

Since 2012, GF Events has been connecting and supporting community members through interactive educational events like the Gluten Free Expo. This year's show features hundreds of products, exclusive deals, beer tasting and events, leading experts onsite, registered dieticians, doctors, and chefs, and more.

Volunteer at the expo will help interact with attendees at the entrance by handing out giveaways and possibly putting together gift bundles. Roles will vary based on the volunteer's skills and strengths.

When: Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20 | All day
Where: The Big Four Building | 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary
For more information: Visit https://www.glutenfreeexpo.ca/

MRU Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program — senior student recruitment

The program connects senior students (those in their final two years of studies) with mentors in their professional field or graduate program of interest. Through their mentor-mentee relationship, students discuss career aspirations, develop career-related skills, learn new insights about their future career paths, and much more! The program runs from January to June 2020, with a monthly time commitment of just two hours. Two hours really can change your life.

"The connections and friendships you gain through the HGS experience is one of the highlights of my undergrad and I am so thankful to have been introduced to such an awesome mentor who will remain a mentor for life. I have grown so much not only professionally but also personally because of my mentor, she has given me so much and focused on my growth. The HGS program truly is life changing." HGS Mentee (2018-19)

When: Deadline to apply is Sunday, Oct. 20 | 11:59 p.m.
Apply online: Learn more and complete your application at mru.ca/mentee

MRU Student Commuter Focus Group

Are you a third or fourth year? Do you drive or take transit to campus? Then you can help!

We want to hear about experiences as a commuter student at Mount Royal University. The purpose of this focus group is to collect your experiences and insights so we can make decisions to enhance commuter students' experiences on campus. We ask you to be as honest and open in your openion as best as you can,.

Four sessions:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 at noon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28 at noon
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Free pizza and Tim's Gift card will be provided for participating.

When: Four session beginning Oct. 22 | Times vary, see above.
Where: Mount Royal University, room TBD | 4825 Mount Royal Gate SE
To register: If interested in participating in a focus group, click here

Indigenous Job Fair — Fall 2019

Find your next job! Bring your resume and apply for jobs, network with employers and service providers, find out about Indigenous services and programs, and enter to win a grand door prize.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre | 1316 33 Street NE, Calgary
For more information: Visit www.aboriginalfutures.com or call 403.253.5311.

In-TAC 7th National Virtual Career Expo

In-TAC is to host the 7th National Virtual Career Expo (VCE) on October 29 and 30. It is the largest online job fair in Canada. The last VCE invited 47 employers and economic development corporations across Canada, and there were 1800+ job openings spanning 90+ cities across Canada. Participate in the expo and:

  • live-chat wih hiring employers
  • expand your professional network
  • access hidden opportunities in smaller cities
  • discover career options.

There are no fees to register and your students can participate in the VCE from the comfort of their home.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more infomation and to register: Visit in-tac-expo.com

CBI Home Health Job Fair

CBI Home Health is holding a job fair for Health Care Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses. As the largest network of integrated community health services in Canada, CBI Home Health is proud to offer: benefits, flexible hours, paid orientation, ongoing learning and training opportunities.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Cranston Resident Association, Hall A | 11 Cranarch Rd SE, Calgary
Can't make it?: Visit cbi.ca/careers or email your resume to hrhomehealth@cbi.ca

Future Women in Law Enforcement Workshop

Calgary Police Service, along with Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canada Border Services Agency will be hosting a "Future Women in Law Enforcement Workshop" (FWILE) in Calgary at the Calgary Police Headquarters. This interactive workshop is designed to show participants their individual potential for success in policing and border services careers. It provides opportunities for women interested in law enforcement to be mentored by strong, positive, female role models.

The first FWILE workshop was launched as a mentorship component of the 52nd annual International Association of Women Police Training Conference, when Winnipeg hosted more than 500 delegates from 51 countries in 2014. This workshop drew upon the momentum of the international conference to promote law enforcement career opportunities to more than 100 local women. It is intended to foster the development of core competencies that prospective law enforcement employers are looking for, and to encourage women to pursue this career path.

When: Friday, Nov 22. to Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Calgary Police Headquarters | 5111 47 Street NE, Calgary
For more information: Visit https://join.calgarypolice.ca/

Chinook Free Learner - Volunteer Facilitators needed!

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you curious or passionate about self-directed education systems, such as agile learning centers or Sudbury schools? We are a self-directed learning co-op for home schooled children of mixed ages from 6-18

Facilitators build connections with the kids, assist them is reaching their own goals, and help them learn to resolve conflicts. Training will be provided, and you will be working as part of a team of facilitators.

When: Minimum one day per week from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Ideally September 2019 to June 2020 but shorter terms possible.
Where: Either or both campuses, in Rosemont NW (Tues/Thurs) or Sundance/Seton SE (Mon/Wed/Fri).
For more information: Check out chinookfreelearners.org or contact info@chinookfreelearners.org

JA Southern Alberta In-school Deliveries — volunteer opportunity

JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. We partner with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders of tomorrow.

Our half-day opportunities (full mornings) teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workplace readiness programs to young students in the classroom, are currently looking for corporate groups or individuals to volunteer on the following dates:

  • October – 2nd, 8th, 18th
  • November – 7th, 15th, 26th
  • December – 17th

The volunteer time commitment for this is as follows:

  • 1.5 hours of program training
  • 4 hours in classroom
  • 1 hour pizza lunch (10 or more volunteers attending)

When: Dates are listed above.
Where: Elementary and middles schools throughout Southern Alberta
For more information: Contact Gillian Dunlop, Coordinator, at
gdunlop@jasouthalberta.org or 403.781.2591

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

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

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