For more than 45 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary have had a valuable partnership with the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, providing a Work Experience Program to our youth.
The Stampede Work Experience Program provides those 13 years and older* with a paid opportunity to work at the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and gain valuable work experience.
There are also employment opportunities for the Stampede Work Experience Adult Supervisor Positions. Through a skills workshop and the ongoing support of qualified, caring adult supervisors, youth learn important employment skills such as application writing, interview skills, punctuality and customer service.
*The Stampede Work Experience Committee would like to inform the community that due to Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, youth 12 years old are no longer able to be employed with an adolescent work permit. We regret to inform the community that the Stampede Work Experience Program is NOT accessible to youth 12 years of age or under. Youth must be 13 years of age on or before June 1st, 2019 to participate in the program.
The Stampede Work Experience Online Application is now open.
In keeping with our goal to provide an avenue for our youth to gain meaningful experience as they start to navigate the world of work, we have intensified the program via an online application process.
For those 13 to 17 years of age please apply through our website:
Aside from this online application form, please build your own Cover Letter and Resume. Once you receive a confirmation letter that your application is being processed, you have to log in to this application site again to upload a Cover Letter and Resume, Participant Risk Acknowledgement, and Release, Waiver of Claim and assumption of Risk, and Media Consent Form.
We thank you in advance for submitting your application. Please understand that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact those who will be interviewed.
This registration is designed to guide you throughout the process. All mandatory fields are identified with an asterisk.
Applications are due on April 19th 2019 no later than 4:30pm.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can access the program?
- Youth ages 13 and up
- Adults with experience working with children/youth
- All youth and supervisors must be available to work all 11 days
- All youth need to have a SIN card/number
- Youth do not need to be a member
- Applications will be available at the recruitment talks, not before. Following the recruitment talks, they can access the application online on our website.
- Applicants must include a resume with their application
Building Youth Connections works to support newcomer youth to become healthy, integrated and self-sufficient adults by equipping them to meet their personal, social, community, educational and employment goals. BYC offers ongoing programs and employment workshops regularly for youth new to Canada.
Who can access the program?
Youth, ages 12-24, new to Canada.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is proud to partner with Raising the Roof to bring this innovative employment model to Alberta. With operations housed out of BGCC, HireUp will bring thousands of job opportunities to youth through partnerships with service organizations and employers across the province.
HireUp is the online platform connecting employers to opportunity youth.
In Canada, there are close to one million youth who are disconnected from employment, education and training. At HireUp, we recognize that there are two multifaceted factors that contribute to this divide. The majority of opportunity youth face multiple complex barriers that prevent them from obtaining and sustaining employment. Meanwhile, 68 percent of companies struggle to find the right talent and only 1 in 10 employers currently source candidates from untapped talent pools.
Through technology, HireUp solves these problems for both the employer and youth by:
- Working in tandem with service organizations, HireUp identifies talented youth and adults between the ages of 16-29 who face barriers to employment but show the competencies and aptitudes to succeed
- HireUp and service organizations work closely together to ensure that each youth is provided with the appropriate pre-employment training to ensure job readiness
- Youth then apply for jobs on the HireUp platform
- Youth are provided with a wraparound supports for up to six months post-employment
Who can access the program?
- Youth (ages 16-29) participating in employment programs offered by service organizations
- Service organizations that provide comprehensive support systems to youth and their experience in the labour market
- Employers who are socially conscious and want to provide an opportunity to skilled and competent youth in our communities, while increasing their pool of skilled candidates
Pursuit is an employment resource for youth 16 -24 (involved in a Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary program) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Pursuit assists youth age 16-24 to clarify and reach their goals for long-term, meaningful employment by helping them identify their interests and uncover their unique skills and strengths. Youth receive one-on-one assistance with career exploration, resume development, job search and interview skills, and further education exploration. Pursuit also develops relationships with employers who are interested in providing an employment opportunity for youth, and offers retention supports to employers who hire a Pursuit youth.
Employment is a key piece for at risk youth and young people emerging out of homelessness to transition to self-sufficiency, yet youth who have experienced homelessness face multiple barriers when searching for work. The one-on-one support offered by the Pursuit program allows for those barriers to be overcome in a supportive environment, and for young people to find opportunities for long-term, meaningful employment and a sustainable path away from homelessness.