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#1 Career Exploration Tool is
found at the
User name: cole and the password:
is a career planning software
package available on the Internet.
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
There are many
other interactive sites to explore.
Several are listed below.
Nova Scotia's guide to occupations and training
find the work you love
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.
Career resources, links and publications
New Education and Career Site
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
- 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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
Fax: (819) 953-7260
- 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.
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
Federal Public Sector Youth
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
New Education and Career Site