Job prospects brighten for graduating university students in Calgary

April 26, 2012

Job prospects for Calgary area graduates look better than they have for a while. About 7,300 ads have been posted on the University of Calgary's internal job board this year, up 18% from the year before, and up 76% from 2008. uCalgary's annual Career and Job Expo in February was booked to capacity, and some employers interested in participating were wait-listed. At Mount Royal University, 15 to 20 fresh job postings appear daily. The Class of 2012 is well-positioned to capitalize on Alberta's rebounding economy, says the chief economist for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He says business confidence in Calgary is at the highest point since 2007, according to a poll conducted for the chamber. Calgary Herald