Officials at the YYC job fair say they can’t keep up with demand and are telling people to apply for positions online.
Thousands have turned out for the job fair at the Coast Plaza Hotel in hopes of getting hired.
300 positions are available at the new International Terminal which will open at the end of October.
Positions range from security to food servers.
The job fair was scheduled to run from 11am to 7pm.
Hundreds of people looking for jobs at the new international terminal at the Calgary airport lined up outside a northeast hotel Friday.
There were also traffic jams surrounding the Coast Plaza Hotel as people jockeyed for parking spots.
The new terminal at YYC will be opening in late October, and hundreds of jobs from gate to curb have to be filled.
“Despite challenging economic times in the city, YYC continues to be at the centre of growth and opportunity for Calgary and the region,” said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
“YYC already employs over 24,000 people in the community and is responsible for creating more than 48,000 jobs,” said Atkinson.
Several airport partners are taking part in the career fair on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coast Plaza Hotel (1316 33 St. N.E.).
Available positions include operations, customer service and food and retail.
The international terminal will add more than two million square feet to the existing terminal, along with 50 new retail and restaurant locations, when it opens October 31.
The Calgary Airport Authority said it will be Canada’s most technologically advanced terminal in the country.
Some applicants were less-than-impressed with the process, saying on social media that there has to be a better way than to have people line up for hours.