Explore Career & Education Options

Below are some great resources to help you to:

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– Explore career options.  Take online surveys to help you identify careers that might be a good fit for you.  Find out about the education you need for various careers.  Learn about the duties, salary, and the demand for different careers.

– Research education options.  Many of the sites below contain information about colleges, universities, trade schools, and other post-secondary institutions in BC and the rest of Canada.

Not sure where to start?  We recommend you explore each of the websites listed below in order.  When you are ready to begin the application process, make sure you read our blog post Applying to Post-Secondary for some helpful tips. If you need assistance come on down to the Career Centre and we would be happy to help you.

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EDUCATION AND CAREER PLANNING WEBSITES

myBlueprint

A comprehensive education and career/life planning program with the tools students need to make the most informed decisions about their future

Who Am I – 6 unique assessments for self-exploration and discovery (including Learning Styles, Myers-Briggs Personality, Holland Interests, Knowledge, Motivations, and Compatibility)

High School – A tool to visually plan courses, track progress toward graduation, and instantly identify post-secondary eligibility for opportunities in all pathways

Post-Secondary – A database to explore post-secondary opportunities and compare detailed information on apprenticeships, college programs, university programs and workplace sectors across Canada

Goals – An interactive goal setting tool to set S.M.A.R.T. goals and action plans

Occupations – A database of over 500 occupations to compare comprehensive information on jobs

Resumes & Cover Letters – Interactive tools to record personal experiences, build resumes and write cover letters

Money – An engaging budget-making tool to help students track income and expenses and develop financial literacy

Job Search – A tool to explore real-world job postings that relate to occupations of interest

Portfolios – A portfolio builder to create multiple portfolios and share it with parents, teachers, or future employers

 

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Education Planner
Explore your post-secondary options in BC.
– programs
– admission requirements
– application deadlines
– tuition
– scholarships

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Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada
Research the programs, admission requirements, etc. for various universities & colleges in Canada.

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Industry Training Authority (I.T.A.)
Apprenticeship could be your pathway to a successful career!  Explore trade programs and pathways to skilled trades certification in BC.

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Chatter High
Sign up to learn about post-secondary opportunities, careers, and organizations that offer services to youth.

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Work Futures
Explore career options in BC.  Find out information such as, job duties, working conditions, salary, employment prospects, etc.

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Alberta Learning Information Service
This Alberta website is an excellent source of up-to-date information on careers and Alberta post-secondary programs.  Search for careers by clicking on “occupational profiles”.  While this website is Alberta specific, the career information is very up-to-date and useful to BC students.

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BC Ministry of Advanced Education

Explore options for college, university, and training institutes in BC.  This site provides profiles and links to both the public and private post-secondary schools in BC.

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Canadian Trade Schools Directory
Whether you are looking for Canadian business schools, arts and design programs, skilled trades, health care or information technology training, this directory of Canadian trade school programs provides information on schools for you to choose from.   Prepare yourself for success!

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Canadian Forces
Explore education and career opportunities with the Canadian Forces.

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Academic Invest

Academic Invest helps introduce students in Canada to scholarship opportunities, jobs and advice.

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Youth Canada
This Government of Canada site has information for youth such as finding a job, workplace safety, planning for post-secondary education, studying abroad, applying for a passport, managing your money, preparing a tax return, …… and much more.

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