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Career and Employment Centre Calgary 

Innovative services and supports to help you in your career, employment and post-secondary choices.

Located next to the Southcentre Mall and across from the C-Train Station, the Calgary Career and Employment Centre provides Albertans with free employment resources and career and employment support.  Working with a professional Career Coach you will be assisted in achieving your career goals.

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Centre de Carrière et D’Emploi Calgary

Services et soutiens innovants pour vous aider dans vos choix de carrière, d’emploi et d’études postsecondaires.

Situé à côté du centre commercial Southcentre et en face de la gare C-Train, le Calgary Career and Employment Centre offre gratuitement aux Albertains des ressources en matière d’emploi et un accompagnement professionnel et professionnel. Travailler avec un accompagnateur professionnel sera accompagné pour aider le demandeur d’emploi à atteindre son objectif.

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An individualized and comprehensive employment preparation program for unemployed Albertans with barriers to work.

MCG’s Employment Preparation for Careers in Construction program provides job seekers with challenges in finding and maintaining employment with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succeed in employment. Clients are connected to community service providers to receive the support needed to address their challenges and then provided with a Paid Work Exposure opportunity within the construction industry. Sustainable employment is the program objective.

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Innovative job search strategies, computer skills training, and personal development – that can help you achieve meaningful and rewarding employment.

MCG’s Experience Counts program provides Mature Workers (50 to 64) with the opportunity to update current skills and obtain new knowledge while receiving customized support with the goal of attaining and mainitaing employment. This program includes six weeks of in-class professional and personal development training and one-on-one support from a Job Coach during the client’s job search.

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Job Placement

For individuals that are ready to work but might be struggling landing a job, the Job Placement Program can be a great resource. Working with one of our Career and Employment Experts, job seekers develop a skills profile and examine potential work options that match those skills. Next the MCG team will market the client to potential employers and arrange for interviews. Once an interview is secured the client will undergo interview skills training. The client’s Career Coach will help negotiate terms of employment (hours of work, wages, start date) once a job offer has been made. For the next six months that Job Placement Coach will remain in contact with the client and employer and will offer job maintenance supports such as on-site-mentors, creating accommodations or actions as a mediator between employee and employer to ensure employment suitability.

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Launch is a paid work experience program for young adults ages 20 to 30.

Clients will have some post-secondary education (college, university, trades) and be unemployed and struggling to find employment due to a lack of experience or career focus. Each client will develop an action plan specific to their employment goals and will be provided with one-on-one career and employment counselling for which the client will receive a training allowance. The paid work experience component connects the client with an employer who will provide occupation-specific training.  This allows for the development of relevant work experience. Full-time, sustainable employment is the program objective.

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Rapid Employment Services (RES)

Employment supports for individuals Ready, Willing and Able to return to work.

Rapid Employment Services (RES) is a program for job-ready Albertans looking to enter the workplace immediately. RES clients will work one-on-one with a job coach to determine their job search needs and will have access to several services.

RES services include job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, assessing skill gaps, understanding transferable skills, identifying the hidden job market, researching new sectors, generating employment leads, and direct job placement.

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Increase your skills to succeed in the workplace. 

This program aims to provide Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS) with a focus on literacy and essential skills development leading to employment and/or training.


  • Ages 18 – 64
  • Must be unemployed or marginally employed
  • Must be ready, willing, and able to work, or return to school

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Winning Edge – Workplace Training (WPT)

Explore your employment options with on-the-job training opportunities.

Workplace Training partners with employers who can provide individual-centered programs, on-the-job training, and paid work experience. Participating employers agree to train or provide work experience for a predetermined period of time, with the expectation of the individual being able to engage and maintain employment in most cases with the same employer.

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Women’s Essential Skills Training

WEST is a Women’s Employment Readiness program that uses a learner-centred approach that engages, educates, enriches, and empowers women for inclusion in the labour market and society.

MCG’s WEST program objective is to provide foundational skills training that includes Skills for Success, Employment Skills (the skills required to find, apply and secure employment)  and Employability Skills (interpersonal skills) training, along with wrap-around service delivery that connects participants with the resources needed to support them reach their full potential.

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