Calgary Careers in Aviation Expo 2023

Come get inspired and get hired at Career Expo West, featuring careers in Security, Police, and Fire on October 24, 2023 in Calgary at The Best Western Premier Hotel and Conference Centre. This career expo will feature two events in one by being jointly hosted with the Careers in Aviation Expo.

Your all-day expo pass includes access to speakers, networking with exhibitors (potential employers), LUNCH, participation in mock interview exercises, and conversations with industry mentors, where you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with your preferred industry member/leader in small groups.

Whether you’re just getting started, or looking to land your dream job, Career Expo West will help you navigate your way! There’s no better place to meet local, top-notch employers in these cutting-edge industries: aviation and emergency services.

Learn from our experts on how to stand out!

  • Security Services: Careers in security play a vital role in many aspects of today’s businesses from public transit, to shopping malls, to cyberspace.
  • Police Services: Learn from leading law enforcement experts.
  • Firefighting Services: Networking with fire chiefs, training officers and seasoned firefighters from many different departments throughout Ontario
  • Aviation: Provides insight into a range of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aviation careers, including, but not limited to: Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, airport and airline operations, aerospace engineering and design, and flight services.

First 100 to register online get put into a draw for 1 of 2 $100 Amazon gift cards. Must be present to win. **


9:00 am


Pick up your badge and network with industry leaders

Show opens

10:00am - 12:00pm

MOCK INTERVIEWS – Test your interviewing skills

Sign up at the event for a time to participate in a 15-minute mock interview with HR, senior leadership and/or hiring managers representing the fire, police, security and aviation industries; the session will include feedback you can take and use in future interviews!
12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCH – To be provided to all attendees

1:00pm – 3:00pm

MENTORING TIME – Meet the experts

Personnel from the fire, police, security and aviation industries will be on hand to answer your questions and to network with; don’t miss this opportunity to sit down with fire and police chiefs, corporate security directors and aviation specialist (e.g., pilots, mechanics, etc.) to pick their brain on what it is like in the field; not to mention, what it takes to start and grow your career in each field represented at event

Matthew Esopenko
Maintenance Hangar Supervisor, Flair Airlines
Matthew Esopenko’s aviation journey took off in 2008 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Avionics Technician. After training, he served at the 417 Search and Rescue Squadron in C.F.B Cold Lake Alberta for five years. Transitioning to civilian life, he worked on helicopters in British Columbia before a call from WestJet led him to Calgary, where he spent six years. He then played a pivotal role in establishing an avionics department for the CL 215 to CL 215 T water bomber conversion program at Longview Aviation. Returning to airlines, he joined the startup ULCC Flair Airlines as an AME, now holding the role of Maintenance Hangar Supervisor.

Michel Treskin
Manager, Pilot Recruitment, Flair Airlines
Michel Treskin brings to the table over 48 years of remarkable experience, along with an impressive log of more than 20,000 total flight hours, spanning both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, solidifying his position as an esteemed Aviation Specialist. His skills extend to the realm of Accident Investigation, adding depth to his expertise. Over the past quarter-century, Michel has taken on the role of conducting interviews and selecting over 20,000 pilots, showcasing his discernment in pilot recruitment. An accomplished public speaker, he has also co-authored the acclaimed book “The Complete Pilot Selection Handbook.

Faisa Awaleh
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Flair Airlines
Faisa Awaleh joined Flair Airlines in 2021, bringing with her a strong background in recruitment and development. With over 5 years of experience in human resources, specializing in recruitment and talent acquisition, Faisa has demonstrated her recruitment proficiency in a variety of sectors, including Information Technology, Maintenance, Flight Operations, Airports, and the trades sector, showcasing her versatility. Her strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to build relationships with both clients and potential candidates have been instrumental to her success.


The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre

1316 33 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2A 6B6

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