Launching careers through paid internships.

 

Launching careers for Canadian Armed Forces members.

About Us

VISION

Putting qualified talent to work.

MISSION

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.

METHOD

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

Values

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

Logo

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

Team

Jumana

Jumana Baker

Marketing Design Specialist | Career Edge Alum

Kyle Gray

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Ilham Ismail

Staff Accountant

Jeff

Jeff Lazenby

Executive Director

Candice Leung

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alum

Leo

Leo Luk

Senior Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alum

Mahta

Mahta Molatalab

Bilingual Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alum

Purvi Patel

C# Programmer Analyst | Career Edge Alum

Sujinthan Satkunarajah

C# Programmer Analyst | Career Edge Alum

Aziz

Aziz Smailagic

Director, Client Services | Career Edge Alum

Tamara

Tamara Stone

Payroll and Administrative Coordinator

Alan Tang

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alum

Ollie

Ollie Zaydik

Director, Talent / PFC Advisor

Board of Directors

James (Jim) Smith | Chair

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

Mark Appleton

Vice President, Commercial Credit, RBC

Trevor Campbell

Senior Associate, The iPR Group

Michael Lank

Managing Director, Operations, OMERS Private Markets

Peter Lobraico

Principal, PL Consulting

Michael Ras

Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Meridian Credit Union

Jillian Reiner

Legal Counsel, Rogers Communications

Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson, M.Ed., CHRP

Chief Talent and Culture Officer, Impact Leadership Group Inc.

History

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.

13000
careers launched

Awards

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!