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.



Jeff Lazenby

President and CEO

Kyle Gray

Vice President, Finance and Administration


Tamara Stone

Payroll & Human Resources Coordinator

Marwa ElMorsy

Senior Marketing & Strategy Lead | Career Edge Alumna

Bavneen Anand

Marketing Coordinator

Fauziyyah Randera

Accounting and Payroll Intern

Jasveen Kaur

Talent Specialist - Team Lead| Career Edge Alumna

Saradha Swaminathan

Talent Specialist | Career Edge Alumna

Shreya Goyal

C# Programmer Analyst, Information Technology

Purvi Patel

C# Programmer Analyst, Information Technology

Board of Directors

Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson, M.Ed., CHRP | Chair

Chief Talent and Culture Officer, Impact Leadership Group Inc.

Michael Lank

Senior Managing Director, OMERS Private Equity

James (Jim) Smith | Secretary

Senior Vice President, Network Planning & Engineering, Rogers Communications Inc. (Retired)

Hayley Angus

Consultant, Egon Zehnder

Sudha Dwivedi

Chief Human Resources Officer, Teranet Inc.

Shohreh Mouri

VP, Contact Center Technology, RBC

Michael Ras

Senior Vice President, Counsel Public Affairs

Janice Vohrah

Director and Senior Tax Counsel, RBC

Serena Nguyen

Global Lead, Ecosystem and Program Development, Climate Edge

Rod Diaz Varela CPA, MBA

Vice-President, Customer Promotions, Canadian Tire Corporation

Aakash Bhattacharya

Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group


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 Top Specialized Recruiter for 2017 & 2018 in the
Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards!