Career Exploration

Helpful Career Planning and Information Links

Career Cruising

  • User name and Password are available in the Career/Counselling Centre
  • Excellent site for information on Self Assessments, Careers, Education and Employment, Resume and Cover Building

Education Planner

  • Detailed information on undergraduate programs, application dates, tuition costs and much more, at post-secondary institutions throughout BC
  • Easy to use searchable database

What Can I Do With a Degree In… ?

  • Helpful resource for students who want to study a specific subject area and want to know what work or careers it may lead to

Work BC

  • The BC government’s new integrated online career information portal, offering occupation profiles and an education-to-career pathfinder tool
  • Use the new job search function to explore information from all job postings in BC
  • Other features include a cost-of-living calculator for different towns across BC and a live chat support
  • Great site for job seekers and those looking to change careers

Blueprint Builder is a personalized online career planning tool featuring career, education and job search resources. https://www.workbc.ca/BlueprintBuilderBlueprint

Career Compass helps youth explore with interactive quizzes, regional information and searchable infographic career profiles. https://www.workbc.ca/careercompass

Career Trek videos showcase a wide range of careers, and the people who work at them across B.C.  View a typical day and hear their advice. http://www.careertrekbc.ca/

WorkBC for Parents: WorkBC offers resources to help youth prepare for the transition from school to the work world. http://workbc.ca/parents

Work B.C. for Youth: WorkBC powerful job search tool is B.C.’s most comprehensive job posting database. http://www.workbc.ca/jobs. https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers.aspx

BC’s Industry Training Authority (ITA)

WorkSafe BC – Safety at Work

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training – Employment Standards Branch

Get Youth Working!

  • Funding through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement that offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age
  • Youth can complete and submit an online form to determine if they are eligible
  • Answer “Yes” to all questions and Get Youth Working! will email you a youth eligibilitySelf-Marketing Letter to attach to your resume

STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program) BC

  • a no-fee employment program that works to match potential workers with employers
  • assists eligible people by presenting them with opportunities for training and employment
  • continues to work with new employees and employers to ensure a good employment fit

ALIS (Alberta Learning Information Service)

  • ALIS provides information for career planning, post-secondary education and training, educational funding, job search, labour market trends, and workplace issues
  • Click here for ALIS Occupational Videos

Career Explorers

  • A 3-D online video game that lets you explore the many career options available in BC and its regions
  • Primarily aimed at children 8 – 12 years old, kids may find the badges and mini-games make it a fun way to “travel” the province and learn about different careers

Trades Rock

  • An online guide to careers in BC’s Resource Trades
  • Features industry videos, training and education options and the lifestyle benefits of a trades-based career

Build-A-Career App

  • Do a quiz to assess your skills and interests; discover new careers
  • Watch videos of the top ten jobs in B.C. and map your way to a career centre nearby
  • Available on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and an iPad optimized web version
  • The accompanying lesson plan can be used with Planning 10

Job Trend Tracker

  • Interactive web application provides reliable labour market information.
  • Has demand and supply outlooks from 2010 to 2020 on more than 500 careers in BC
  • Has visual interactive tools that tell BC’s future labour market story
  • Users can map, chart and compare regional and provincial job stats to find out which jobs need workers where. To get the best possible experience using this site, we recommend view-ing in IE 7+, Safari 3+, or Firefox 3+, Opera 9.5+ or Chrome 2.0+. The accompanying lesson plan has been designed for use with Grade 10 to 12 students.

Personality Test: https://www.123test.com/career-test/

Careers & Jobs

Work Trends

Assessment Test:

  •  http://assessment.com/TakeMAPP/

What Can I do With a Career In?