Event Planner


It's so satisfying to create experiences for people, and to facilitate learning and connection. On event day, when your team gets to experience all of your efforts coming together - it's incredibly thrilling and rewarding. 

Amanda Macfarlane
Event Planner

In A Nutshell

I organize unique and memorable events for the purpose of learning, connection, and entertainment.

I work with clients to understand the atmosphere and goals they hope to reach during their event.

I coordinate vendors and facilities, such as caterers, entertainment, decorators, and exhibitors. 


Potential Salary Range

$28,000 - 85,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

While I get to work out of an office, I’m travelling almost constantly. I check out venues, I meet with vendors, I do test runs - and so much more. Every day is a different setting!


Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Plan entertainment and social gatherings for participants
  • Research laws and make sure events are complying with these laws
  • Hire, train and supervise support staff and volunteers needed for events 
  • Organize registration of eventgoers and create promotional material to create excitement for events
  • Meet with sponsors to plan the scope and format of events, and to establish and monitor budgets
  • Negotiate contracts for services, approve invoices, and keep records of money 

Education & Training

  • Many event planners earn at least a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or a related major. Some people who work in this field have degrees in public relations, marketing, communication, and business.

Job Outlook

    The outlook for this job is considered to be good; there will be about the same number of jobs as there are people to fill them.

Related School Subjects

Social Studies
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Organizing Management Planning

Important Skills



I’m constantly talking with vendors, customers, musicians, management, and volunteers to organize events, so it’s very important to feel comfortable with communication.

Customer Service

My goal is to bring my customers’ visions to life, so I have to be flexible and patient to help realize these goals.

Money Management

I’m given a budget for each event I plan, and knowing how to successfully manage money helps me create a memorable event while sticking to this budget.


Creating multiple events and coordinating with dozens of vendors takes a lot of planning, so having strong organizational skills is very important.


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Creative Work
Helps Others
Flexible Work Environment