Launching careers for Canadian Armed Forces Reservists.


Launching careers through paid internships.



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.



The inspiration for our logo is the concept of a kaleidoscope, which symbolizes movement, change, and a diversity of elements that come together in new ways to make something great.

With such a wide array of talent within our paid internship programs, we believe a kaleidoscope’s characteristics are reflective of our value proposition and outlook on our business moving forward.


Our team is made up of diverse, enthusiastic, and results-driven individuals who each play an integral role in Career Edge’s success. Over half of our staff members are current interns or alumni from one of our paid internship programs.


Chad Hanna

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jay Yakabowich

Senior Vice President


Jumana Baker

Marketing Design Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Ibiyemi Balogun, CHRP

Talent Manager | Career Edge Alumna

Leo Batista

IT Manager

David Calconi C.D.

Project Manager

Andreea Cotcaru

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Intern

Patricia Evans

Director, Client Services

Jimmy Huynh

Digital Marketing Assistant | Career Edge Intern

Daniyal Khalil

C# ASP.Net Web Developer | Career Edge Intern

Anita Kumar

Director, Client Services

Jeff Lazenby

Jeff Lazenby

Vice President, Business Development

Candice Leung

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Leo Luk

Senior Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumnus

Sami Mandalawi

Director, Client Services

Tabatha McIntyre

Director, Marketing & Partnerships

Michelle McNabb

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Mahta Molatalab

Bilingual Talent Specialist

Julie Page

Payroll Co-ordinator

Aziz Smailagic

Marketing Coordinator | Career Edge Alumnus

Rahim Vadsarya

Senior Financial Analyst | Career Edge Alumnus

Jun Xu

C# ASP.Net Web Developer | Career Edge Intern

Ollie Zaydik

Director, Talent / PFC Advisor


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


An internship model 20 years in the making.

In 1996, a group of business leaders from some of Canada’s largest organizations made a commitment to helping young people start their careers after learning that more than 600,000 Canadian graduates were unemployed or under-employed. They founded a private-sector initiative called First Jobs, later changed to Career Edge, which was not only a unique and innovative paid internship program, but also Canada’s first online job posting board.

Career Edge’s founding organizations have since been joined by over 1,000 employers that have launched over 12,000 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!