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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Career and Recruitment Fair 2019

Wednesday, March 6
9:30am - 2:30pm
MRU Mainstreet

  • Connect face to face with over 60 exhibitors with current job openings, volunteer roles, practicum/work term options, and new graduate positions
  • Apply for summer, full-time and part-time jobs
  • Make key contacts in your field of interest   

For more information visit our fairs and events page or email studentjobs@mtroyal.ca

Become an Event Volunteer

Seeking 20 event assistants to help out at Career & Recruitment Fair on March 6, 2019.

  • Greet and help employers load and unload their displays
  • Assist Career Services staff with event set-up and take down.

Volunteer for 1 or 2 shifts: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. or 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Receive a $10 gift certificate to The Table & Tim's Express for each shift you work.

Apply by February 22, 2019
Apply online: https://goo.gl/forms/WFFvCRuXVlcpjnO33

Job Search Techniques, Networking and Career Fairs

So how do you find a job if 80% of them are not advertised? Learn pro tips for how to find the hidden job market with positions that relate to your degree and connect you with potential employers in your field. Applying on public job boards like Indeed leads to a 0.4% chance of getting the job, join us and learn more effective job search techniques.

When: Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: EB1102
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/bOYpd1lhHl4tTSL63

Paladin Open House and Job Fair

Hosted by Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services in partnership with Career Leap. If you are interested in a career change and/or the Security Industry? Join us at our Open House and job fair to get more information. Candidates who bring their resume and three professional references will be interviewed on the spot for security guard positions. Candidates do not have to licensed to attend, Career Leap and Rocky View & Wheatland Employment Services are present to share about the financial supports available for exploring a new career.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Where: #412, 121 Main St. SW Airdrie

To RSVP: Register online at paladinsecurity.com/careers or contact Angela at 403.508.1888

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Job Opportunity - Audience Assistant Trainees

Work at the 2019 Indspire Awards!

The 2019 Indspire Awards will celebrate the outstanding achievements of twelve Indigenous Canadians whose stories of perseverance and commitment will be sure to engage and inspire. Through music, dance, humour and storytelling, the Indspire Awards, taking place on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB, will be a night to remember.

Indspire is looking for responsible, committed people to assist with organizing the live filming of the 2019 Indspire Awards. Audience Assistant Trainees (Seat Fillers) help with overseeing audience/seat allocations during the filming of the Indspire Awards.

Wage: $100.00 flat for 5 hours
Academic/Trade Qualifications: None required.
Attire: Formal dress (no ripped jeans, baseball caps)
Friday, February 22 | Orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Awards show from 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Apply: Complete the online form here.

Intact Insurance - Open House

Being a destination for top talent and experts is one of our key strategic objectives at Intact. To help us build the best team - in a highly competitive market - we are looking to meet the best of the best.
We are hosting an Open House to share knowledge about our company and different departments in Claims (Property, Casualty, Accident Benefits, Call Centre) and Underwriting (Personal & Commercial Lines, Specialty Solutions).
Please note, registration is required to attend.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26  | 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 321 - 6 Avenue | Downtown Calgary Headquarters
Register: Online via https://careers.intact.ca/ca/en/event/5c5b0b0a4cedfd000824e4d2/Open-House-in-Downtown-Calgary

Disability in the Workplace: A Focus on Post Secondary Student RecruitmentJoin us as we discuss Disabilities in the Workforce - a focus on Post Secondary student recruitment. This is a great opportunity for students with disabilities to network with employers.

You will learn about best practices for connecting students with disabilities to employers and explore barriers that students may face in connecting with the world of work. You will also hear from other students about their experiences attaching to the workforce.

 When: Tuesday, Feb. 26  | 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Ross Glen Hall | Mount Royal University
Register: Email info@theworx.org or call 403.387.6025

Alberta Human Services - Workshops for EntrepreneursEntrepreneurs in Action - Three Days

Looking for help with writing a successful business plan? Wondering what the steps are for creating a legal business? Need help taming your to-do list for a business start-up? Want to discover the best tips for finding customers and writing proposals? Do your sales, marketing, and negotiating skills need a boost?

When: Monday, Feb. 25, Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Mar. 1, 2019  | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Century Park Place, Alberta Works | 4th Floor, 855 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Register: Online via https://ers.humanservices.alberta.ca/AW-EntrepreneursInAction.aspx

Bravo Target Safety Job Fair

 Bravo Target Safety is one of Western Canada's largest providers of oilfield and industrial safety, medical and emergency service needs. We are actively recruiting for Safety Watch and Safety Technicians  for the Spring 2019 turnaround season.You could be hired on the spot - bring yourself, your resumé, safety tickets, and driver's license.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019  | Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary NW - University Area | 2373 Banff Trail NW
Register: Online via https://ers.humanservices.alberta.ca/AW-EntrepreneursInAction.aspx

Massage Therapy and Personal Fitness Trainer Career Fair

The annual massage therapy and personal fitness trainer career fair is an opportunity for employers to connect with students about employment opportunities, practicum placements and more. Employers are encouraged to promote their business as well as to recruit and hire students. The career fair highlights the labour market demand for our graduates and allows students to learn what types of careers are available to them when they complete their program. The career fair takes place in March each year.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ross Glen Hall in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning | Mount Royal University

For more information: Email massage@mtroyal.ca

10th Annual MCG Career & Employment Expo

The Career Expo brings together employers, service providers and post-secondary institutions in an all-inclusive environment to showcase services, supports, and employment opportunities for residents in the foothills.

This no cost event is a fantastic opportunity for our business leaders, education institutions and partnering service providers to showcase services, supports and employment opportunities in the foothills. Networking with other providers and spending a day making a difference for our participants will be our key focus. Brought to you in partnership with the Town of Okotoks, Government of Canada and Government of Alberta.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 1  to 6 p.m.
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks

For more information: Email Jeri Arnold at highriver@mcgcareers.com or call 403.601.2660.

Register online:2019mcgexpo.eventbrite.ca

Calgary Women in Uniform Career Fair

Meet the strong and brave women of our community, share success stories, and learn of unique women's career options in the Calgary area.

Calgary's Naval Reserve Division HMCS Tecumseh is hosting a women's career fair with many exhibitors seeking candidates to apply. Exhibitors include:

  • Calgary City Police
  • Calgary Fire Department
  • Correctional Services
  • AHS Emergency Medical Services
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Calgary Humane Society
  • Public Safety and Enforcement
  • Calgary Transit
  • Commissionaires
  • Calgary Bylaw Services
  • Canadian Armed Forces

When: Friday, March 8, 2019 | 3p.m.  to 7 p.m.
Where: 1820 24th St SW, Calgary AB
| HMCS Tecumseh
For more information: Contact Lt(N), Ltv Adina Danila, CD at adina.danila@forces.gc.ca.

Fraser Institute - Calgary Student Policy Seminar

Students - do you have an interest in the economy, business, or critical issues of the day? Please join us for a day of fun-filled discussion and inquiry - free of charge. Listen to high profile business leaders, academics, and leading policy experts give presentation on a variety of topics, ask questions, and then further examine the ideas presented with your peers in lively discussion groups.

A list of speakers and  event details is located here. Register online using the webform here.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.
Where: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

For more information: Contact Rachel Osterman at 1.800.665.3558 ext 554 or email rachel.osterman@fraserinstitute.org.

Indigenous Spring job fair — hosted by Aboriginal Futures

This is a hiring event, so only companies who are hiring will be at the fair. Find your next job.

  • Bring your resume & apply for jobs
  • Meet & network with employers
  • Enter to win a grand door prize
  • Walking distance from Southland LRT station

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South | 135 Southland Drive SE
For more information: Visit aboriginalfutures.com or call 403.253.5311

Airdrie Youth Job Fair

Hosted by Rockyview and Wheatland Employment services in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie Youth Job Fair! Come out to meet employers one on one.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: 200 East Lake Crescent Airdrie
For more information: Visit rwemploymentservices.com or call 403.253.5311

Connexion Carrière Bilingual Job Fair

This job fair is your opportunity to connect directly with over 20 employers looking to fill bilingual positions. Although French-English is the main focus, the event is open to everybody.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bow Valley College South Campus | 345 6 Avenue SE, T2G 0G5
For more information: Visit their event page here.

21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's (YEC) 21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair happens on Wednesday, March 20th! From 1:30 to 6 p.m., join us at the Big Four, Stampede Park for Calgary's largest hiring event exclusively for youths ages 15-24. 80 employers and 5000 youth will be in attendance at the event.

Youth can prepare for the event by visiting YEC in advance to:

  • prepare your targeted resumé
  • discuss networking skills
  • practice interview skills

When: Wednesday, March 20th | 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Big Four Building, Stampede Park

For more information: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Children-and-youth/Youth-employment-centre/Programs-Events.aspx#hiring-fair

Fraud Prevention Month Open House & Shred Day

BBB is thrilled to be hosting our inaugural Fraud Prevention Month Consumer Open House and Shred Day event.

Come learn about fraud prevention, why you can trust BBB Accredited Businesses and how you can participate in an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

Here's what we're planning:

  • Document Shredding
  • Electronics Shredding/Recycling
  • Savvy customer presentations
  • Tours and one-on-ones with BBB staff

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: BBB #5 1709 8 Ave NE
Register here: Google Form Link

Calgary Home + Garden Show - Volunteers Wanted

The Calgary Home + Garden Show is looking for group of individuals who would be interested in volunteering at our upcoming show from February 28 to March 3, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities: Help Desk and information, replenishing complimentary bags and Show Guide magazines at the entrance, greeting visitors and directing foot traffic, scanning tickets at the door, and more.

Qualifications: Must have a good attitude, must speak English fluently, willing to engage with others and have fun

Perks of Volunteering: Parking/transit reimbursement, valuable work experience in the Events industry, free meal(s) and refreshments during your shift(s), complimentary tickets for you and/or friends to attend the show, possible reference letter at your request (pending successful volunteer completion)

Contact: Marie Young at mariey@mpeshows.com

Adecco Canada CEO paid internship for one month

Adecco Canada is offering a Canadian student (or recent graduate) a paid internship in the month of June, shadowing the Canadian President of our Fortune 500 Company as part of our CEO for One Month Program. Have the opportunity to work, travel, and make decisions with our Canadian President, attending all their meetings, running events with their team, and traveling together (if need be).

To make the most out of your experience, we are also offering travel to and from Toronto and a separate budget for food/accommodations for the month. It's truly a once in a lifetime experience.

When: June 2019.
For more information:
Apply online: Register via https://www.ceofor1month.com/ceo-for-one-month/

Calgary Reads — volunteer opportunities

Calgary Reads acts as a bridge between home and school, working to create communities where reading matters.  We collaborate with schools, educators and community groups to offer programs, events and resources that nurture a love of reading.

Our Wee Read program is focused on getting kindergarten and grade one students excited about reading. We provide 2 hours training and volunteers commit to 30 minutes per week for 8 weeks.

Volunteer opportunities: Reading to children: Wee Read volunteer (September to March)

Our CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is the primary fundraiser and we are looking for assistance leading up to and during this three day event. We are keen to find general volunteers but also a SUPER volunteer with a special interest and/or expertise in ART and would like this individual to set up and manage that section of the fair.

Volunteer opportunities: All students & Bachelor of Art students (April – May 2019)

Contact: Dawn Cruickshank 403.777.8254 ext. 101 or dawnc@calgaryreads.com
Online volunteer application: calgaryreads.com/get-involved/volunteer

Kids Cancer Care Foundation — 2019 Summer camp volunteers needed

Kids Cancer Care is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping families affected by childhood cancer. We offer free weekend and summer camps to kids across Alberta, so they have a chance to escape the rigours of cancer treatment for outdoor fun and adventure. This is a great way for your students to earn volunteer hours and gain experience interacting with kids of all ages and walks of life.

SunRise A day camp for ages 3 to 7 (Calgary and Edmonton).
SunMaker – A five-day overnight camp for ages 7 to 17 (Camp Kindle).
SunSeeker – Five and 12 day sessions for ages 15 to 17 (Camp Kindle).

Volunteer opportunities: Seeking medical and non-medical volunteers: camp counsellors, one-to-one aids, clinical aids and kitchen support.

Contact: Kylie Bradbury at 403.984.1220 or kbradbury@kidscancercare.ab.ca

Hoodies for Homeless - Leverage Consulting Group

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding and incredible volunteer opportunity? Are you a student looking to add to your resume, complete volunteer hours or an individual who loves to help out within the community? Hoodies for Homeless may be right for you! Hoodies for Homeless is a not-for-profit organization run by Leverage Consulting Group who believe in giving back to the community by offering warm clothing for the homeless around the city of Calgary and beyond. We collect hoodies and other warm clothing that folks no longer need and donate them to the local homelss shelters. We bring the warm items right to those in need in order to ensure they are receiving these items personally and for free. As a Volunteer Coordinator, we need you to help us get the message out about Hoodies for the Homeless. The required hours for this positions will be based on pick-up demand. We will need your help organizing clothing collection events and being part of pickup efforts. Through our Leverage Consulting Group social media, we will advertise to followers about when pickups are during the month so they can reach out and we can begin collecting for the drop off that month!

Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, or any questions to careers@leverage.works
For more information: Visit leverage.works/blog/f/hoodies-for-homeless

Mary's Meals Canada - Community Ambassadors and Fundraisers Needed

Are you looking to make a big difference in the  lives of children living in extreme poverty? If so, Mary's Meals needs you! In Canada, Mary's Meals raises funds to provide nutritious, daily school meals to children living in some of the world's poorest communities, in developing countries. Our volunteer opportunities in your local community include organizing fundraisers, giving talks in your community to raise awareness of our work, sharing our films about our work, and setting up volunteer hubs in your community. Please note that we do not serve meals in Canada. The global average cost to provide a daily meal in a place of education for a child for one year is just $22, so it's easy to make a difference, impacting the lives of many children who often have no other means of finding adequate food or gaining an education.

Qualifications (preferred): Ability to work independently, good people skills, desire to help children

Positions: part-time, flexible; applications are ongoing

Apply: please email Jill Mowser at Jill.Mowser@marysmeals.org

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