Launching careers for Canadian Armed Forces Reservists.


Launching careers through paid internships.

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

Senior Vice President


Jumana Baker

Marketing Design Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Leo Batista

IT Manager

Kristyn Bradley

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Intern

David Calconi C.D.

Project Manager

Patricia Evans

Director, Client Services

Joshua Go

Campus Engagement Coordinator

Kyle Gray

Financial Analyst

Jimmy Huynh

Digital Marketing Assistant | Career Edge Alumnus

Daniyal Khalil

C# ASP.Net Web Developer | Career Edge Intern

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

Sami Mandalawi

Director, Client Services

Tabatha McIntyre

Senior Director, Marketing & Partnerships

Michelle McNabb

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

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 Intern

Ollie Zaydik

Director, Talent / PFC Advisor

Board of Directors

Mark Appleton

Vice President, Commercial Credit, RBC

Trevor Campbell

Senior Associate, The iPR Group

Magdy ElDakiky

Government of Ontario Public Servant

Matthew Holland

President, Holland Management

J. Urban Joseph

Honorary Board Chair Emeritus

Michael Lank

MD Operations & Strategy, Omers Private Equity

Kelly McDougald

Executive Advisor- High Impact Firms, BDC

Atanaska Novakova

CFO & VP Finance, Wealth Management, TD Bank Group

Jillian Reiner

Legal Counsel, Rogers Communications

Jesse Ryan

Managing Director, AugmentHR

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.

careers launched


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

Career Edge was voted Canada’s best Specialized Recruiters for 2017 in the
Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards!