About the events industry
Event planners are always in demand in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Employers commonly hire event managers to organize trade shows, conferences, meetings, milestone events, awards ceremonies and other types of events. Edmonton is a great place to be an Event Manager – just watch the video by Edmonton Tourism to the right, and you will see a sample of the many events held here each year.
Meeting + Incentive Travel Magazine published a 2016 salary survey that gives a thorough overview of the industry. For more resources and insight about the business events community in Canada, visit meetingscanada.com
Event professional designations
A number of external organizations provide accreditation in the event industry. Typically, these designations require industry experience prior to writing the required exams, but our program covers the industry standards you will need to know for accreditation.
The following are two designations you can pursue throughout your career. These organizations also offer student membership rates, so you can begin networking immediately:
The EIC has recently certified several of NAIT's courses to be eligible for continuing education credits toward the CMP designation.