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Online Career Exploration and Development Tools

Working in Canada

This federal government website is a rich source of high-quality information about how much jobs pay is various parts of Canada (click 'wages' tab under Explore Careers section)


Youth Opportunities Canada

  • Social Media links
  • Summer job search techniques
  • Information for interviews, resumes, cover letters, and youth employment centres


Aboriginal Career Guide

  • School-to-work transition support for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and grads
  • Learn about career paths, success stories, unique opportunities, and more


Ontario Skills Passport

  • Provides clear descriptions of the essential skills and work habits important for work, learning, and life.
  • Offers students, adult learners, job seekers, employers, etc. a common language, resources, and tools that help build competence, confidence, and connections.


Career Trek

British Columbia government website which includes 52 spots that show real people explaining their jobs. Each episode is accompanied by data on the outlook (B.C. only) and pay.


TypeFocus - Building Rewarding Relationships​

Use your personality insights to help people understand yourself, friends, family, and co-workers better. Benefit from this app personally and professionally - assisting with conflict resolution and team dynamics. This app will help you build rewarding relationships that will stand the test of time.


Training, Career, and Worker Information - Service Canada

  • Explore training options, identify and research your career opportunities, and discover your rights and benefits.
  • Career Navigator: Complete a quiz and find career options, job descriptions with hourly wages, and available jobs.


Youth Canada

  • Services for unemployed, Aboriginal, and disables youth, as well as, newcomers and employers.
  • Detailed information about jobs, education, money, and careers.


Canadian Careers

  • Explore Careers: information on occupations, labour market trends, and education and training
  • Market Yourself: Resume and cover letter guide, and interview preparation tips
  • Find Work: tips on how to find a job in your specific work field


Ontario Job Futures

Ontario Job Futures is a web-based publication that provides information on current trends and future outlooks for occupations common to Ontario. The refreshed site offers about 200 occupational profiles for the 2013-17 period, providing job descriptions, employment prospects, average income, occupational characteristics, and education and training requirements for each occupation. It is developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and uses projections developed in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada.



  • One-stop-shop for youth employment, training, and opportunities.
  • Set-up and save your resume and cover letter, as well as apply for jobs online.
  • Allows employers to post jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Learn about yourself. Try an assessment on your own. Check out the Career Navigator and the Blueprint for Life/Work.


Entrepreneurial Programs

Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program

Are you an ambitious northerner with a new entrepreneurial idea and the drive to develop your own business? The NOHFC is proud to support northern entrepreneurs, with up to $125,000 funding per project.


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Young Entrepreneur aims to mobilize a new generation of entrepreneurs and community builders in the North, and provides up to $25,000 in funding to aspiring business owners under the age of 29.


Summer Job Programs

Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities

  • Information about finding a job, starting your own business, or working for the Ontario Government for the summer.
  • Social media links.


​​​Graduate Resource​​s

Student Providing Aligned Research and Knowledge

SPARK (Pilot Program): Selected graduate students work from their campus location; are paid for research projects in the field of public administration and public policy; gain knowledge and experience addressing practical, real-life issues; and can potentially be hired into an indeterminate position upon graduation.


Masters Degree Online

Provides tons of information for current and prospective graduate students.


Labour Market Information

National Occupational Classification

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a comprehensive system that classifies and describes occupations in the Canadian labour market. It is an excellent resource to help with the wording in your resume.


Government of Ontario

Helps individuals and businesses make informed decisions about careers, education, employment, and business plans.


Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Examine job descriptions and job skill requirements, review employment prospects and check out a list of companies that have hired for specific occupations in the past.


Publications and General Resources

Job Postings Magazine

For new Entry-Level Jobs and Career Information for Students and Recent Graduates


Job Postings Disabilities Edition

Canada's ONLY career magazine for students with disabilities!


University Affairs Magazine

Canadian Career Information (job search, government positions)


Job Postings

Search current job opportunities, connect with employers, and read up on the latest employment trends, options, and career advice.


Career Options Magazine

A student resource that includes vital career search tips


Canada's Top Campus Employers

Canada's Top Campus Employer Rankings are based on an annual survey of university and college students from across Canada


Career Insider Business

Includes Profiles, Book Reviews, Feature Articles and Interviews


Tokyo No Problem

Thinking of moving to Japan? Visit to help alleviate your anxieties and answer your questions about moving to Japan.


Careers in Psychology

A resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. Site includes information on jobs, experts, internships and licensure information.


International Student's Guide

A comprehensive resource for prospective international students who are looking to study in the US. Students are provided with all the necessary information about all the different types of visas and their requirements. The U.S. student visa guide will explore the three primary types of visa, the process for obtaining each one, and resources for prospective international students.


Working Abroad

A monthly newsletter on everything you need to know about working, living and travelling abroad.



Healthscape offers a broad range of current news and information, helping you navigate the fascinating and complex landscape of Ontario's ever-changing health care system.




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