Career Planning & Education Links
- Coastal Chronicles -- An annual publication providing information on job opportunities, labour market information, projected employment demand, etc. for Alberni-Clayoquot and the North/Central Island area
- WorkBC -- a terrific "one-stop shop" website to direct job-seekers to BC-based web resources relating to career planning, job searching, and labour market information
- Employment Skills Access Programs - Vancouver Island University -- VIU offers training programs that are specifically selected to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients and employed individuals requiring skills-upgrading to gain or improve employment.
- Employment Skills Access Programs - North Island College -- You may qualify for FREE training. North Island College offers a variety of tuition-sponsored Employment Skills Access (ESA) programs that are specifically designed to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients to develop job skills and get back to work.
- Industry Authority Training - APPRENTICESHIPS
A useful source of information on all aspects of apprenticeship and trades careers.
- Working in Canada -- Working in Canada provides useful information about 520 occupations.
- Work Futures: BC Occupational Outlooks
Work Futures makes nearly 200 BC occupations come alive, with information on the nature of the work, wages and working conditions, employment outlooks, and educational requirements.
- OCCinfo -- Alberta Occupational Information
Check out over 500 occupations and get all the details, from duties, working conditions, salaries and advancement opportunities to personal characteristics and educational qualifications
- Alberta Learning Information Service
Alberta's version of BC Occupational Outlook.
- Career Cruising
An interactive Canadian career guidance resource that provides in-depth profiles on hundreds of different careers, detailed info on colleges and universities, and interviews with real people in every career. Click on Matchmaker and do a 93 question Career Interest Inventory.
Contact Counselling Services to receive the Username and Password that will allow you access to the program.
- Career Key
Provides an assessment tool to analyze what you like to do, what you value and what your abilities are. Based on your input, it then assigns you one or more personality types and provides advice on occupations that best fit each personality type. Based on John Holland's theory of personality types.
Discover your personality type and how it relates to careers. Average time for questionnaire is eight minutes. A shortened version of the MBTI.
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Another personality test that can help you with self awareness and career exploration.
- Workapedia "One-start" access to online labour market information, career planning and work search resources for British Columbians. Resources include work search, job postings, occupational information, educational opportunities, student financial aid and self-employment.
- Making Career Sense of Labour Market Information (LMI)
Explains in basic, introductory terms what labour market information is and how it can be applied to career/ employment development.
Canada's one-stop resource for the information and interactive planning tools you need to explore learning and education opportunities, research occupations, and create the financial plans to achieve your goals.
- Tech Works
Careers in the technology sector are on the rise!
Access a variety of information regarding career planning, work/life balance, workplace issues