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.


Grant Thornton office event

Selecting a place to start your career is never easy. We understand, and we can help. If you're looking for an opportunity where you can have impact, then the choice is easy – Grant Thornton LLP. Grant Thornton is a very different kind of professional services firm where culture is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We employ about 2000 people across Canada, and we truly care about helping our clients, colleagues and communities thrive.

During this event, our people will be there to talk with you about their experiences, give you a tour of the office and offer personal insights about the firm. It's a perfect opportunity to see if Grant Thornton is the right fit for you. Interested university students are requested to submit their resume and unofficial transcripts. If you are selected to move forward, further action steps will be sent to you.

When: Submit resume and transcripts by Sunday, April 22, 2018,  11:59 p.m. | Event: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
For more information: Visit grantthorntonevent


Summer student employment opportunity – 1 month internship

Shadow the Canadian CEO of a Fortune 500 company

Adecco Canada is looking for a student to join their team as the CEO for the month of June. As the Canadian CEO for One Month, the selected student will have the opportunity to work, travel and make decisions with Adecco's Canadian President, attend all their meetings, run events with their team, and travel together, if need be. The selected student will also be offered travel to and from Toronto, and a separate budget for food and accommodations for the month. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what it's like to work as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Applications close April 17 and students can apply online with their resume.

When: Apply now until April 17, 2018 | Internship – June
Where: 20 Bay Street, Suite 800 | Toronto, ON
For more information: Visit www.adecco.ca/ceo-for-one-month
To apply online or learn more: Visit www.adeccowaytowork.com/apply-now/en/sign-up


EY Advisory – Calgary open house

The EY Advisory Team in Calgary would like to invite you to an open house at the EY Office in Calgary! You will have the opportunity to learn more about EY, our different sub-service lines within Advisory, tour our office and meet our Advisory team! It will help you experience EY's culture, people and practices while forging relationships with EY employees from the Calgary office prior to recruiting in the fall.

EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services.  In today's complex business environment, that means understanding the relationship between risk and performance improvement, and applying our knowledge to help clients achieve their business objectives.

The Open House is open to all third and fourth year students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program interested in a career in consulting.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: +15 Conference Centre, Calgary City Centre Building | 215 - 2 Street SW
Register: Online before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018


In-Tac Virtual Career Expo

In-Tac is holding the 4th annual Virtual Career Expo online where we bring the career fair to you ,in the comfort of your home, using a variety of mediums including teleconferences, online chats and webcasts so you can join recruiters in an interactive experience. You will have an opportunity to communicate directly with over 50 employers, view more than 1500 positions, upload your resume for review and apply to jobs of interest.

When: Thursday April 19 & Friday, April 20, 2018
Where: online
For more information or to register: Visit in-taccareerexpo


Career Cafe: Health Services

Join us for a noon hour talk to learn about varied careers in health services beyond doctor and nurse. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, Career Cafe provides career and market labour market information for job seekers and career professionals.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Calgary Public Library, Central Branch | 616 MacLeod Trail SE
Register in person, by phone, online or just drop in. 
For more information: Call 403.268.3784


Banff Spring Hiring Fair 2018

Work and play in Banff, Alberta. Is there a better way to spend the summer than living and working in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains?
The Job Resource Centre of Banff is excited to announce their Spring Hiring Fair. 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 and beyond. We anticipate that there will be over 300 job openings, most in hospitality and tourism, and many with subsidized staff housing.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Cascade Shops | 317 Banff Avenue
For more information: Please call 403-760-3311 or visit www.jobresourcecentre.com


Career Cafe: Renewable Energy

Alberta has plenty of renewable resources, making Calgary an obvious place for renewable energy companies. Find out about the renewable energy industry from a variety of perspectives at this noon hour talk. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, Career Cafe provides career and labour market information for job seekers and career professionals.

When: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Calgary Public Library - Central Branch | 616 MacLeod Trail SE
Register in person, by phone, online or just drop in
For more information: Call 403.268.3784


Escape from the Everyday Networking Event with Collin Barrow Calgary LLP

This event is an opportunity for you to get to know the Collins Barrow Recruiting Team and, more importantly, for us to get to know you! In Escape from the Everyday Networking Event, you will be given a chance to display your marvelous brainpower and creativity by solving puzzles, uncovering thrilling clues and escaping before time's up. This event will also provide an opportunity to interact with other students, as well as, team members from Collins Barrow Calgary LLP.

We would love for everyone to partake in this event, but due to limited space, we will only be accepting a minimal number of applicants. We will be making our selection by the end of April so please apply, using the link below, before end of day April 25, 2018. If you are selected, we will send you an invitation to attend.

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.
To register and learn more: Click here


WP Puppet Theatre Conference – volunteer opportunity

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our upcoming Puppet Power: Story, Conference! We have a variety of positions we would like to fill including: session hosts, registration, way finders, room set up and social media. The Conference attracts over 100 local, national, and international guests and explores how puppetry, entwined with stories, can connect, empathize and make meaning of our world today.

When: Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
Where: University of Calgary campus
For more information: Visit puppet.com
Apply by May 4, 2018: Visit hr@wppuppet.com 


Business Links and activities

Business Link helps Alberta entrepreneurs start and grow their own businesses. From idea to startup and growth, Business Link provides one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities and specialized support of Indigenous entrepreneurs. We will be hosting the following activities and events for entrepreneurs in Alberta:

Live webinars
What: Learn about various small business topics from market research and financing to legal issues and selling to the Alberta government
Where: Every Friday
Where: Online (can be accessed from anywhere!)
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

Small business events
What: A number of events are hosted each month, including Exploring Entrepreneurship & Self-employment sessions, Business Model Canvas workshops, and BizConnection events
When: Various dates throughout the month
Where: Various locations around Calgary and Edmonton
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