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

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

Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD — Volunteer administrative assistant opportunity

The Alberta Medieval Settlement Ltd. manages two history-focused festivals (the Brooks Medieval Faire and the Kimberley Viking Festival) as well as working on the development of various educational programs and related projects. They will also be acquiring the Cochrane Medieval Festival and are in the development for the Fernie Winter Vike (Viking-themed event). The offices are "virtual", so there is no main site and most of the work can be done from home on a flexible schedule.

Reporting directly to the administrative team leader, the administrative assistant would work with minimal supervision and assist with all aspects of business administration and management. Duties include: assisting in building databases (to manage vendors, re-enactors, suppliers, and sponsors), data entry, getting financials ready to go to the accountant, reconciliations, and other duties as decided upon by volunteer and admin team leader.

When: The position will remain open until it is filled.
For more information: Go to BrooksFaire.com and KimberleyViking.ca to learn about each fesitval
To apply: Please email resume to albertamedievalsettlement@gmail.com

Get to know BDO open house — Calgary

Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn first hand what a future career at BDO could look like. This will be an exclusive event and an opportunity to learn more about BDO, hear from a group of panel speakers, learn about our service lines, tour our office and network!

We are interested in connecting with top talent students who are currently working towards a degree or diploma focused in accounting/business, or are working towards or would like to pursue a CPA or applicable designation (i.e. CFA).

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Evening (TBD)
Where: #620, 903-9 Avenue SW, Downtown Calgary
Register: Online via bdo.ca/en-ca/careers/students by Sun. May 5, 2019

National Student Day —MassageAddict

The 3rd Annual National Student Day is a great opportunity to meet and speak with registered massage therapists (RMTs), visit the clinic of your preference, and enter for a chance to win $1,000 towards your education. Snacks and beverages will be available. Faculty are welcome to attend.

When: Thursday, May 30
Where: Select the clinic of your choice when you RSVP at the link below.
For more information: Visit their website https://www.massageaddict.ca/
RSVP online: Complete this form by May 24, 2019

PARK (Promoting Artists Redefining Culture) — Volunteer opportunities available

PARKSHOW isn't your average fashion show. Spanning across two nights, PARKSHOW is an immersive cultural experience that brings together the best of Canada's emerging fashion designers, rising artists, musical performers, and culinary talents. PARKSHOW redefines the cultural landscape in Western Canada, giving you a unique new way to support Canadian culture on a global scale.

There is a full market each night to shop our vendors, local food to eat, and of course, plenty of Canadian designers to enjoy! For the 11th PARKSHOW, we have formed an exciting new partnership with Export Quebec to bridge the gap between east and west. Together, we will be bringing Canadian designers from coast to coast onto one runway to strengthen and unite our national fashion industry.

Front of House volunteer opportunity: PARK Is looking for energetic, responsible and highly motivated volunteers who are ready to take on all event planning, set-up, and hosting responsibilities. Our ideal candidate will be driven, energetic, and a keen problem solver with a drive to deliver a professional presentation to guests, and uphold the ideals and standards of the PARK brand.
Back of House volunteer opportunity: PARK is looking for energetic, responsible, and highly motivated volunteers who are ready to take on all backstage responsibilities. Our ideal candidate will have an interest or experience in the fashion industry, be driven, able to work under pressure, and a keen problem solver with a drive to deliver a professional presentation to guests, and uphold the ideals and standards of the PARK brand.

When: Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 | 6:30 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. show
Where: 707 Fifth | 707 5th Street SW, Calgary
For more information: Visit their website https://www.ourparkonline.com/parkshow-2019
Apply online: Complete this Google Form by May 23, 2019

Staples Canada National Hiring Day

Office supplies retail chain Staples Canada is kicking off the month of June with the inaugural National Hiring Day, giving thousands of candidates a chance to join its team. More than 300 Staples stores in the country will open their doors to jobseekers on the first of June, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A member of the store management will screen applications on site.

Candidates who bring their resumes will be interviewed and subject to background checks. Those who are cleared immediately can get hired on the spot.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: All Staples Canada stores
For more information:
Visit their website at http://www.careers.staples.ca/

2019 Fraser Institute Essay Contest

There is $9,000 in cash prizes awarded this year and winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute magazines. The theme for the 2019 contest is "What in the world would Adam Smith say?". While constructing the essay, you may choose to consider one of the following:

  • What would Adam Smith say about the state of markets today? What would he change?
  • Would Smith agree or disagree with the recent rise of protectionism?
  • What would Adam Smith think about trade tariffs?
  • How would Adam Smith explain why some nations are poor while others are rich?
  • What would Smith say about the future of automation in the workplace?
  • Consider a current Canadian policy issue (ex. minimum wage, consumer regulations, etc.) and discuss what Smith would think about it. Would he agree or disagree with this policy?

Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2019
For more information and contest rules:
Visit their website here, or email student@fraserinstitute.org

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/

WWF volunteer opportunity – Living Planet @ Campus

Living Planet @ Campus was created by WWF to give students a way to get involved and start making a real difference n the practice of sustainability and the protection of nature on campus and beyond.

There are so many great actions that you can complete to change the world one step at a time:

  • Great Canadian shoreline cleanup
  • Go wild school grants
  • Smart Campus Challenge
  • Earth Hour
  • Designing change for a Living Planet

By completing Living Planet @ Campus activities, and other opportunities on campus, in your community and beyond, you can become a WWF Living Planet Leader.

  1. Sign up to complete activities on campus!
  2. Report back on your impact and be recognized for your efforts, all while showing the power of students in creating a more sustainable Canada where we live, learn and work.
  3. Apply to become a Living Planet Leader!

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