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Alberta Employment and Career Fair 2012

The Alberta Employment and Career Fair is now in its 16th year, and has grown to become Alberta’s most comprehensive and best attended career and job fair.

The 2012 fair will feature approximately 200 exhibitors, and attract approximately 10,000 visitors. The 2012 fair will be held Friday September 28th (9am-5pm) and Saturday September 29th (10am-4pm) at the EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE (formerly Northlands Agricom) HALL C, 7515 - 118 Avenue in Edmonton Alberta.

The Alberta Employment and Career Fair is a non-profit event. It is free to the public and is funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada. A substantial portion of the costs are underwritten by organizers, thereby providing exhibitors with tremendous value for their investment.


The Government of Canada announced new funding to support youth in Edmonton to help them gain the knowledge they need to enter and succeed in the job market. The announcement was made by the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, at the opening ceremony of the Alberta Employment and Career Fair.

"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity," said Mr. Hawn. "The Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow."

Currie Communications is receiving $50,000 from the Youth Awareness program to help youth learn about educational and career options. Youth Awareness complements the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). It provides financial assistance for projects designed to promote youth as the workforce of the future.

With annual funding of more than $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

Economic Action Plan 2012 is providing an additional $50 million over two years to enhance YES through a new initiative that will connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand and help them develop tangible skills and gain work experience.

The additional funding will be delivered through two Calls for Proposals-one for Career Focus and one for Skills Link. The Calls opened on September 5 and will close on October 19. Organizations across Canada are invited to apply. Information is available at

The Alberta Employment and Career Fair raises awareness of employment opportunities available to youth within a variety of sectors, and connects employers anticipating skills shortages with workers. Now in its 16th year, the event is the most comprehensive and best-attended career and job fair in Alberta. It will feature approximately 200 exhibitors and is expected to draw over 10 000 visitors.

"With the number of exhibitors, this year's event is the largest Alberta Employment and Career Fair to date," said Patricia Eckley, Client Manager at Currie Communications. "This is due in no small part to our funding partners, the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Thanks to their efforts, thousands of Edmonton-area youth and community members will have the opportunity to explore career and education options."

Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada's broader strategy to create an educated, skilled and flexible workforce. The Government underscored its commitment to this strategy in Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at

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