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.

Volunteer facilitator at Child-Led Learning Centre

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you curious or passionate about self-directed education systems, such as agile learning centers or Sudbury schools?

Chinook Free Learners is a self-directed learning co-op for home-schooled children of mixed ages from 6-18. We have two campuses, one in NW Calgary on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the other in SE Calgary on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We are looking for a volunteer facilitator for any or all of those days at either or both locations on a regular weekly basis during Sept-June. 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. Must have, or be willing to obtain, valid police checks and first aid certification. Future potential opportunity to be hired as paid staff, plus we can provide reference letters for volunteers. If interested in learning more, please contact info@chinookfreelearners.org. Come be part of the future of education!

When: Minimum one day per week from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., ideally September to June but shorter terms possible.
Where: Either or both campuses: Rosemont NW (Tues/Thurs) or Sundance/Seton SE (Mon/Wed/Fri).
For more information: Contact us at info@chinookfreelearners.org and check out our website .

Will For Riding Foundation — volunteer opportunity

Will For Riding Foundation provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions to children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities ages 3 - 18 years old. WFRF provides therapy riding sessions with CanTRA certified instructors and has been designated as provisional centre in Alberta. WFRF is a registered charity and 100% volunteer run. Proceeds from all fundraisers go directly to program for children and horses board.

They are currently recruiting for volunteers in many areas including: horse handling, sidewalking with a student, stable management, facility repairs, and more. A volunteer orientation has been scheduled for September 14 from noon until 2:30 p.m.

Our fall session will be running the following dates with classes at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30:

  • September 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 26
  • November 2


  • September 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13
  • November 3

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 | Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 5575 - 101 Street NW, Calgary | T3Z 1G1
To register and for more information: Visit willforridingfoundation.com/volunteers/

Kids Help Phone — Casino volunteers needed

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text- based support to young people in both English and French. We exist to serve all 8.2 Million young people in Canada aged 5-24 in Canada (23.3% of the population).Yet currently today we serve 1.4 Million directly. We need to spread and scale nationally our current services specifically Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone to improve access to support for all youth in all communities across Canada.  Our goal is to directly support 3.5 million youth by 2021 and we need resources to get us there.

We are hosting a fundraising casino event on September 20th and September 21st at Pure Casino Calgary and we need volunteers just like you! The funds raised will be used to ensure that kids in Canada can access our essential and trusted services in any moment of crisis or need.

We are currently looking for volunteers on the following dates:

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019:

  • Count Room Staff (3): Sorts, counts, records, verifies and amalgamates cash from the drop boxes from the games. Recorder assists count room supervisor, computer skills are helpful. Shift: 11 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019:

  • Cashier (1): Cashes in chips for players, responsible for their own floats. This position requires concentration and accuracy. Good manual dexterity is helpful. Shift: 6:30 pm to 3:30 a.m.
  • Count Room Staff (3): Sorts, counts, records, verifies and amalgamates cash from the drop boxes from the games. Recorder assists count room supervisor, computer skills are helpful. Shift: 11 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

We also need back up volunteers for every position (individuals that would be available to volunteer if the previously scheduled volunteer can’t make it). The time slots are: 11:00 am- 7:30 pm, 6:30 pm-3:30 am, 11:00pm- 3:30 am. The back up positions include General Manager, Chip Runner, Banker, Cashier, within others.

Prior experience is not required but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Kids Help Phone will provide food and transportation for volunteers.

When: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 | Shift times are given above.
Where: Pure Calgary Casino | 1420 Meridian Rd NE (Kids Help Phone will provide transportation if needed)
For more information: Contact Carolina Bejarano, Development Officer at carolina.bejarano@kidshelpphone.ca or 403 923 6898

Imperial's Virtual Information Sessions — human resources and accounting

Imperial Human Resources is hosting a Virtual Information Session for students in Human Resources, Labour Relations, or Industrial Relations programs. Join the livestreaming session on September 23 to hear current employees talk about Imperial opportunities in Human Resources and the recruiting process.

Imperial Accounting is hosting a Virtual Information Session for accounting students and graduates. Join the livestreaming session on September 24 to hear current employees talk about Imperial opportunities in Human Resources and the recruiting process.

When: Monday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 | 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Human Resources Session: Register here
Accounting Session: Register here

Amazon Hiring Event in partnership with Prospect's Rocky View & Wheatland Employment Services

Come out to the Amazon Recruitment Centre for on-site interviews for full-time Warehouse Associate positions. Candidates must pre-register and will be contacted to complete the Amazon online job application. On September 24, please bring photo ID and Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Job Details:

  • Receives product using frequency scanners, pulls and packs products and unloads shipments from trucks.
  • Hands-on work. One can expect to handle packages ranging from small envelopes up to boxes weighing up to 49 pounds.
  • Be on the move. Should be willing and bale to operate carts, dollies, hand truck sand other moving equipment in order to move large quantities of merchandise throughout a 10-12 hour day.
  • Potential requirement to operate Powered Industrial Truck equipment. You may be asked to pick items from our racks, which can be approximately 45 feet tall, and sometimes in narrow aisles.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 | Times vary (see website)
Where: Amazon Recruitment Centre | 293069 Col. Robertson Way, Rocky View No. 44
To register: Visit their Eventbrite page

New Grad Underwriter Development Program

If you're  a new grad looking for your next career opportunity, we invite you to join us for a special open house at Intact HQ to learn how you can put your career on the fast track with our Underwriter Development Programs.

Our New Grad Underwriter Development Program — for both Specialty Solutions & Commercial Lines — is a two-year accelerated learning experience designed to give you unparalleled expertise and grow your career in an exciting industry. In this rotational program, mentors, managers, and underwriting coaches with teach you the ins and outs of our insurance business through a variety of learning styles. After two action-packed years, you will emerge a full-fledged Intermediate Underwriter, ready to take on your own portfolio.

At the open house, you'll get to learn more, ask questions, and enjoy some light refreshments as you mingle with employees and leaders from the program, as well as members of our Recruitment team. We look forward to meeting you!

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 | Event begins at 4 p.m.
Where: Intact Insurance Headquarters | 321 6 Avenue SW, Calgary AB
To register: Visit their website

The Washington Center Info Session

Come learn more about an exciting work experience placement in Washington D.C. Funding is available through the Government of Alberta. Registration for this event is not required.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: International Student Support Centre, Mount Royal University | E140

Salon de l'emploi bilingue/Bilingual Job Fair
C’est avec plaisir que nous vous invitons au salon de l’emploi bilingue de Calgary. Venez rencontrer un grand nombre d’employeurs le jeudi 26 septembre 2019, de 09h00 à 13h00, au Collège Bow Valley. Pour les chercheurs d'emploi bilingues francophones et anglophones de la région de Calgary, le salon de l’emploi reste le moyen le plus personnel de postuler à des postes convoités dans diverses industries.

Plus de 25 employeurs bilingues, partenaires et entreprises de recrutement représentant la technologie, construction et logistique, la santé, le service client, la sécurité, les finances, les métiers, l'hôtellerie, l'éducation, l'aviation et le gouvernement seront présents pour rencontrer des étudiants, des nouveaux arrivants et des travailleurs qui cherchent à faire avancer leur carrière.

We are pleased to invite you to the Calgary Bilingual Job Fair. Come meet a large number of employers on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 9am to 1pm at Bow Valley College. For bilingual francophone and anglophone job seekers in the Calgary area, the job fair remains the most personal way to apply for coveted positions in various industries.

More than 25 bilingual employers, partners and recruitment firms representing technology, construction and logistics, health, customer service, security, finance, trades, hospitality, education, aviation and government will be present to meet students, newcomers and workers looking to advance their careers.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Second floor South Campus - ATB Hall, Bow Valley College | 345-6 Avenue SE, Calgary
To register: Visit the eventbrite site

ExxonMobil Webcast for New Grads & Co-ops

Join us for our webcast information session to hear about the fantastic IT career opportunities at ExxonMobil! This session will be streamed live and will offer you a chance to ask current employees questions about ExxonMobil and our recruitment process.

When: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Register online: EMinfosession.eventbrite.ca

PepsiCo Networking Evening — Student event

Are you interested in becoming the next leader at PepsiCo? Want to get a head start on your career? Come out and hear about the exciting opportunities in our Sales New Grad Program and Co-op placements. This networking event is ideal for current students in their final year of studies who want to learn how they can become part of the Pepsico Team!

At this event you will be able to interact with current PepsiCo employees who have gone through our Leadership Development Programs and our Senior Leaders in Western Canada. You will learn what PepsiCo Canada has to offer regarding culture, diversity and development programs with early responsibility.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub | 728 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
For more information and registration: Visit the PepsiCo Career page

PARKLUXE 2019 — Promoting Artists Redefining Culture volunteer opportunity

PARKLUXE, happening on September 28, 2019 at Brookfield Place, features Canada's premier high end fashion designers and artists. This year, we are featuring UNTTLD, Lauren Bagliore, Paul Hardy, Nonie, and more!

We are looking for volunteers to fill Front of House (FOH) and Back of House (BOH) capacities:

  • Event Set-up: Assist with event planning and execution; assist with runway set-up and chair alignment; assist with vendor booth set-up; assist with general decor
  • Guest Services: Assist with guest check-in, greeting guests, and directing them to the different aspects of the event; usher guests to their seats; assist with any problems guests may have, or help direct them to the nearest PARK employee who can solve the issue; general bussing and clean-up before, during and after the show

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. opening reception begins
Where: Brookfield Place | 225 6 Avenue SW, Calgary
For more information: www.ourparkonline.com/parkluxe-2019
Volunteer registration:
Volunteer applications due by Sept. 27, 2019. Apply online.

APEGA Student Career Conference

Join the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) for its inaugural Student Conference, where you'll meet industry leaders and inspiring local entrepreneurs, participate in resume review and mock interviews, and kickstart your career.

The 2019 APEGA Student Conference is open to university students across Alberta, and others who are interested in furthering their career through a full day of knowledge and skill-building.

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hudson | 6th Floor, 200 8 Ave SW, Calgary
To attend: Please register here

Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure — volunteers needed!

 Join us and make your promise to help change the future of breast cancer.

On October 6, 2019 thousands of people across Canada will unite for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, raising millions of dollars for the breast cancer cause. Our events would not be possible without a volunteer like you! We’re looking for volunteers in Calgary to help us make this the best day possible.

When: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 | race begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Southcentre Mall | 100 Anderson Road SE | T2J 3V1
To register and for more information: Visit cancer.volunteerhub.com/lp/YYCRFTC/

JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme information session

JET promotes grass roots internationalization at the local level by inviting graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local government offices, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. In 2019 there were 5,761 participants from 56 countries; promoted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary. Canadian citizens with a bachelor's degree in any field are eligible to apply. Join our information session to learn more:

When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: MRU Campus | EB 2061 (Bissett Boardroom)
For more information: jetprogramme.ca
To register: https://forms.gle/B6HByrgwrBsgLFYN7

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

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.

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/

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.

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