*Career Development*

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Our #1 Career Exploration Tool is Career Cruising found at the following website:


User name: cole and the password: harbour.

Career Cruising  is a career planning software package available on the Internet. 

Students are exposed to this site through CLM 11 while in grade 10.

Early in grade 12 is another good time to re-visit this interactive and informative site. Your guidance counselor would be happy to show you how to use this valuable piece of software.


There are many other interactive sites to explore.










Several are listed below.

Career Options on-line
Nova Scotia's guide to occupations and training

Canada Prospects
find the work you love

Can Learn                                                          
        a Government of Canada website, offering information and interactive tools designed to help students decide what and where to study, and how to cover the  costs.

Department of Education
Career resources, links and publications

Hot New Education and Career Site

Job Futures

A two-part bilingual resource tool developed by Human Resources Development Canada with information about the current world of work and the projected situation for five years into the future. Key links include an alphabetical index of occupations, an overview of the outlook for various different occupations and a search and help link to help you find a particular occupation or field of study
Can Learn interactive                              
Canada's only one-stop Website for information and interactive tool designed to help you decide what and where to study and how to cover the cost.
Career Education Sourcebook
Canada's only guide to Vocational Schools, Career Colleges, Apprenticeships, Government Career Development Programs, Correspondence Programs, Scholarship& Grant giving organization, On-Line Programs, International Study Programs and Professional Licensing /Accreditation Programs       

Construction Industry

Nova Scotia Dept Of Transportation and Public Works Careers

Oil and Gas Service Sector -Virtual Career Fair
This is a true virtual career fair where students can see what it's like to work in this industry through on-line videos and "day-in-the-life" profiles of real employees on the job
Canada Career Consortium
The Canada Career Consortium (CCC) is a new strategic alliance of four partners from the private sector and government working together to develop and deliver quality, cost-effective career information products throughout Canada.
Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship
Part of a bilingual web page (called the Sectoral Partnerships Initiatives) that lists all the provincial and territorial apprenticeship offices.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
The CYBF, also known as Youth Business, provides programs to help young people who are creating their own employment through entrepreneurship with the goal of reducing youth unemployment and underemployment. Services include mentoring, business support and lending to young Canadian entrepreneurs who are creating new businesses.
School Finder
This site will help you find universities, colleges and career colleges that offer training in your field of interest. Be sure to check out the "Career of the Month" and the bulletin board for school and career info. This site also offers information on various careers using career search, an interest test and on-line counsellors who answer questions about schools, careers and scholarships.
Aboriginal Youth Business Council (AYBC)
The AYBC provides information about entrepreneurship in an effort to increase Aboriginal youth entrepreneurship in Canada. Whether you are in the start-up phase of your venture, already up and running or you simply want to learn more about entrepreneurship, this site will provide you with some useful tools. The AYBC is a volunteer run, not-for-profit, youth-driven council of First Nation, Métis, & Inuit entrepreneurs.
Living and Working Overseas
Referred to by its authors as the "definitive bible of information on living and working overseas", this site is an abridged version of the book "Living and Working Overseas". Included are successful strategies and practical information to guide you through the necessary steps of your international job search, from start to finish. There are also detailed insightful chapters dealing with living overseas including moving and taxes, culture shock, cross-cultural communications, personal stories, the Canadian identity overseas and much more.
WORKINFONET is a bilingual Internet directory (like a phone book) that provides useful information on different aspects of the labour market. Offering up to 1,800 easy-to-find links, this site helps Canadians connect to the resources they need - everything from career development to financial help to community services. It's a one stop shop for career exploration. Points of interest include Daily Career News and excellent resources for training - including high school completion.
Youth Resource Network of Canada
A bilingual directory of web resources designed to help youth prepare for and find work. This site offers a multitude of info about the world of employment such as career choices, training, education, job search techniques, job offers, international opportunities and so on. YRNC was designed by and is managed by youth.
Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)
This bilingual web site explores career possibilities for women in trades, technology, operations and blue collar work across Canada. In addition to profiles of women who work in the field, links of interest include Construction Technology for Women and information about employment equity workshops.
Career Circuit
Designed to support Canada's youth service community, Career Circuit is your connection to vital information, resources, and training created by and for people who work with youth.
Youth Link/Connexion Jeunesse
A one-stop resource of more than 300 Government of Canada youth programs and services (e.g., study or work experience opportunities, summer jobs, management training, etc.). This site is appropriate for youth aged 15-30. Request Catalogue # Y-002-05-98E online, by calling the Government of Canada's Toll Free Youth Information Line
(1-800-935-5555) or by writing to the following address:
Public Inquiries Centre
Human Resources Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage
K1A 0J9
Fax: (819) 953-7260
Career Edge
Career Edge is a national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization whose aim is to strengthen youth employability. The program is aimed at graduates of university, college and high school who have finished their education but who lack career-related work experience. By completing a six-, nine-, or twelve-month paid internship in one of the program's Host Organizations, the interns gain the skills and experience they need to become more marketable in the workplace. Watch for the upcoming Ability Edge that will offer internships for persons with disabilities interested in working in the financial services industry.
Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
If you are a full time high school, CEGEP, college, technical institute or university student, you can apply for summer jobs with the federal government. Gain experience either at a federal department or with a federal agency while developing and improving your employability skills.
Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program
This program offers paid jobs to youth between the ages of 16 and 30 for one year as well as four weeks of training. Open to candidates who do not have a high school diploma and are currently not working. For more information call (toll free) 1-800-580-4574
National Life Work Centre
The mission of NLWC is to bring world-class life/work development programs to the widest possible audiences at affordable prices through innovative partnerships with prominent public and private sector agencies across Canada and internationally. The objective is to help people of all ages become self-reliant, make informed choices and find satisfying and fulfilling work and lifestyles in today's rapidly changing labour markets.
Youth Employment Resource Guide
This guide was developed to help youth find jobs or create their own employment by providing specific information on available federal, provincial and municipal programs.
Canadian Retail Institute
Interested in a career in retail? This thorough site includes a guide to retail careers with some of Canada's bigger outlets and an on-line job bank.

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