Launching careers through paid internships.


Launching careers for Canadian Armed Forces members.

About Us


Putting qualified talent to work.


Eliminating barriers to employment by connecting Canadian employers to job seekers through a paid internship model that effectively lays the foundation for Canada’s future workforce.


Through our proven paid internship model, we break the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle.


We come to work each day inspired, knowing we will positively impact another person’s life.
Everything we do is done with the highest of standards.
We believe in the power of together to ensure the success of our candidates, employer, and industry partners.
Every individual has the right to have an opportunity to contribute to a successful and prosperous Canada.



Our kaleidoscope symbolizes the greatness created by assembling movement, change, and diversity.


With more than half of our team comprised of Career Edge interns or alumni, we’re diverse, enthusiastic, and results-driven individuals, each playing an integral role in our success.



Chad Hanna

President & Chief Executive Officer


Jay Yakabowich

Chief Operating Officer



Jumana Baker

Marketing Design Specialist | Career Edge Alumna


Miranda Bashir

Marketing Assistant Intern | Career Edge Intern

David Calconi C.D.

Project Manager


Patricia Evans

Director, Client Services


Joshua Go

Campus Engagement Coordinator

Kyle Gray

Senior Financial Analyst

Jimmy Huynh

Digital Marketing Coordinator | Career Edge Alumnus

Anna Khachatryan

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Intern

Daniyal Khalil

C# ASP.Net Web Developer | Career Edge Alumnus

Anitha Krishnamurthy

C# Programmer Analyst | Career Edge Intern

Anita Kumar

Director, Client Services


Jeff Lazenby

Vice President, Business Development

Leo Luk

Senior Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumnus


Tabatha McIntyre

Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships

Mahta Molatalab

Bilingual Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Julie Page

Talent Specialist

Purvi Patel

C# Programmer Analyst | Career Edge Intern

Ketan Simant

IT Talent Specialist


Aziz Smailagic

Client Services Manager | Career Edge Alumnus

Sujinthan Satkunarajah

C# Programmer Analyst | Career Edge Intern


Tamara Stone

Payroll and Administrative Coordinator

Jun Xu

C# ASP.Net Web Developer | Career Edge Alumnus


Ollie Zaydik

Director, Talent / PFC Advisor

Board of Directors

Mark Appleton

Vice President, Commercial Credit, RBC

Sheila Block

Senior Economist & Public Commentator, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Trevor Campbell

Managing Director, CASACOM

Magdy ElDakiky

Economic Development Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Mark Jackson

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Mackenzie Investments

J. Urban Joseph

Honorary Board Chair Emeritus

Michael Lank

Managing Director, Operations, OMERS Private Markets

Peter Lobraico

Principal, PL Consulting

Atanaska Novakova

Senior Vice President, Wealth Shared Services, TD Bank Group

Michael Ras

Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Meridian Credit Union

Jillian Reiner

Legal Counsel, Rogers Communications

Jesse Ryan

Principal, High Road HR

Julie Scott

Principal, JS & Associates

James (Jim) Smith

Senior Vice President, End-to-End Voice/Data Services, Rogers Cable Communications Inc.


"We rise by lifting others!" - Michael "Pinball" Clemons

In 1996, after learning more than 600,000 Canadian graduates were unemployed or underemployed, business leaders from Canada’s largest organizations made a commitment to helping youth start their careers. They founded First Jobs, a private-sector initiative, later renaming it to Career Edge. Since, the founding organizations have been joined by more than 1,000 employers, launching more than 13,000 careers through paid internships.

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Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Reader's Choice Awards - Specialized Recruiters

Career Edge was voted Canada’s Top Specialized Recruiter for 2017 & 2018 in the
Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards!