The Youth Employment Centre’s Annual Youth Hiring Fair returns April 6 to connect young people with employers

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CALGARY – The City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Centre is back with its popular Youth Hiring Fair in 2023.

The free event, now in its 24th year, will be held on April 6 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Big Four Building on the Calgary Stampede grounds. The largest youth hiring event in Calgary, the Youth Hiring Fair has historically hosted over 5,000 young people between the ages of 15-24. This year’s fair will give young Calgarians the chance to meet with over 80 companies looking to fill vacancies immediately.

“The Youth Hiring Fair is a perfect opportunity for young people looking for work to connect with more than 80 potential employers all at once,” says Tara Huxley, Community Programs & Services Coordinator. “This year’s fair has attracted employers looking to hire full-time, parttime and seasonal employees in a variety of industries including recreation, customer service, warehousing/labour, hospitality and financial services.”

The event is free – all young people need to bring is a resume and a desire to find a job. But young people can improve their chances of being hired by connecting with the Youth Employment Centre ahead of time.

“The Youth Employment Centre has all sorts of free services and tools to help you prepare for the fair,” says Huxley. “Come in ahead of time to speak with an employment expert and get help polishing your resume, drafting a job search strategy, preparing for an interview and even doing career planning.”

The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can’t make it to the fair, the Centre offers young people ages 15-24 free career services and connections to employers all year round.

For more information, including a list of companies participating in the fair, please visit