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Associations

ASTTBC Links
Links to many associations in BC

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology(SCWIST)
We are a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science,
engineering and technology.

The Consulting Engineers of BC (CEBC)
The Consulting Engineers of BC (CEBC) is British Columbia’s provincial association of consulting firms that provide engineering and other technology-based intellectual services to the built and natural environment. Member companies offer professional engineering services worldwide to private sector and government clients.

BC Libraries
Find your local Library. Many libraries offer career and job search help.

Career Counselling, Coaching and Employment Services - Fee for Service

Career Counselling (includes some Coaches) - BC Yellow Pages
Career Counselling listings in the BC Yellow Pages.

Employment Agencies - BC Yellow Pages
Employment Agency listings in the BC Yellow Pages.

Find a Coach
Go to Findacoach.com to locate a coach in BC.

Find Work You Love Inc.
Career, Job, Resume, Aptitude Testing & Education Counseling Services located in Vancouver, BC

My Life Coach
Connect to world-class coaches that will help you bring your life and career to the next level.

Transitions Career & Business Consultants Inc.
Transitions Career & Business Consultants Inc. offers a wide range of career planning, career management and coaching solutions that can be customized to suit your specific needs. If you are an individual looking to advance your career or find your dream job we can help. Located in Vancouver, BC

Career & Employment Programs - Government Sponsored

Lower Mainland Employment Resources
Information about accessing employment and labour market services in the lower mainland.

Education

Education Planner
Thinking about returning to school and taking a program at one of BC’s publicly funded Universities, Colleges or Institutes?  Search over 1500 undergraduate programs by field of study, specific subject area, program length, credential granted or institution. Compare program details such as admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates and application deadlines.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of BC
Search for a private career training institution in BC.

School Finder
If you're a high school student looking for information on college or university this is your section. You'll find comprehensive information on college and university tuition, facilities, programs, admission requirements and deadlines. You will also find information on scholarships and financial aid, events and careers.

Scholarships Canada
An extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

Student Awards
Studentawards.com is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.

Student Loans
Apply for student loans, grants and scholarships

Educational Institutions

Government Resources

Federal – Government of Canada

Can Learn
Everything you need to know about planning and paying for your education. It’s a one-stop source for the information and interactive planning tools you need to explore learning and education opportunities, research occupations, develop learning strategies, and create financial plans to achieve your goals.

Service Canada
Quick links to the Job Bank, Employment Insurance (EI), Records of Employment (ROE) and other useful information.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – local resources
Use this Human Resource and Social Development Canada directory to find information about local government offices and resources in your area.

Job Bank
This Government of Canada website provides tips and tools for job seekers and career changers. It has four information groupings including Jobs, Workers, Training/Learning, and Career Exploration.

Job Futures / Work Futures
Information about a wide variety of occupations in BC and Canada. Job Futures is the national site providing a broad overview of occupations while Work Futures provides occupational information specific to BC. Both these sites provide occupation profiles with information on job prospects, duties, skills used and schooling requirements.

Provincial – Government of BC

Achieve BC
This Government of BC website brings together tools and resources relating to education, learning and career planning. Look for the heading “Tools & Resources” in the right side-bar. The site includes a Career Planning Tool.

Career Planning and Labour Market Information
Click on the heading “Information for students, career explorers and job seekers” in the left side-bar to link to the BC Ministry of Advanced Education’s career and labour market information resources including labour market research reports and forecasts, occupational outlooks, education and training information.

Job Futures / Work Futures
Information about a wide variety of occupations in BC and Canada. These sites provide occupation profiles with information on job prospects, duties, skills used and schooling requirements. Job Futures is the national site providing a broad overview of occupations while Work Futures provides occupational information specific to BC.

Labour Market Services
Employment and Labour Market Services website, your one-stop information resource for Employment Insurance (EI) Part II employment programs and services available in British Columbia.

Work Infonet
This is your one stop website for links to career and job search programs, resources and websites in BC.

Your Employment Services
The YES site is designed with the job seeker in mind and provides a brief explanation of the federally funded services available at no cost to the unemployed in the lower mainland.

Self Employment – Private

BCIT Venture Program
The Venture Program is a two-year program for anyone planning or beginning to launch a business that maximizes the chances of a successful start-up. During the initial 12 weeks in the classroom (Immersion Phase) and in the 21 months of business support (Launch Phase), participants learn to assess opportunities for their business concept, and create a business plan to put their ideas into action

Self Employment - Government Sponsored

Community Futures – Rural Areas
Self Employment Programs in rural communities are offered through many of the BC Community Futures locations.

Self Employment Programs - Greater Vancouver Area
Information on Self Employment Programs in the Lower Mainland.

Small Business BC
Small Business BC, a public and private sector collaboration, is the comprehensive Business Development Resource for people exploring opportunities, launching new ventures and growing existing businesses. Small Business BC provides comprehensive orientation service to information on all business-related topics pertinent to entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-up companies.

Women's Enterprise Centre
Established in 1995 by Western Economic Diversification Canada, to assist women in starting and growing businesses in British Columbia. The leading business resource centre in BC for women starting, purchasing or growing a small business. Women's Enterprise Centre provides essential business services and resources, as well as referrals to many other business service providers throughout the province.

Specific Sectors

Technology (T-Net)
Provides information and business services to technology companies, industry suppliers and individuals within the BC technology industry which helps them achieve their full potential and strengthens the overall technology community. Includes over 500 of BC's largest and fastest growing technology companies and many of BC's leading industry suppliers. Search for BC's #1 technology employment listings.

Life Sciences (Life Sciences BC)
LifeSciences British Columbia supports and represents the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts and bioenergy, and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

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General Information

jobfind.ca
A large and comprehensive job and training site.

Monster.ca
Monster® is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. Job seekers can search for jobs and post their resume online while gaining access to page after page of career advice and information. Includes a salary-negotiation tool.

WORKink
Set up by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work this site is an online employment resource centre for people with disabilities.

ITA : Industry Training Authority
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is a provincial government agency, which became operative in early 2004, with legislated responsibility to govern and develop the industry training system in B.C.

Job Futures
Canada’s National Career and Educational Planning Tool

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Quick links to the Job Bank, EI, student loans, ROE, SIN and other useful information.

The Job Hunter's Bible
Official site for the book "What Color is your Parachute?"

Quintcareers.com
Comprehensive site with a wide range of work search advice and tutorials for the career changer and the job seeker..

Work BC – Looking for Work
Information about looking for work in BC. Good information about how to take on the job hunt challenge.

Information Interviews

UBC Career Services

Includes tips on how to find professionals to interview and lists some sample questions.

Quintessential Careers

Informational Interviewing Tutorial.

Informational Interviews
Article about using an informational interview to get the inside scoop on an occupation.

Resumes

JobStar Central - guide to resumes
Samples and templates for resumes and cover letters.

Provenresumes.com
This site provides extremely valuable advice on powering up your written and verbal job search skills. It includes specific examples of skills headings and sample sentences to use in resumes and cover letters as well as advice on strategies that have increased salaries.  There is a fee to use their services.

 

Cover and Other Letters

About.com
Many examples of cover letters for career changers, students, etc.  Includes cover letter format.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Scroll down the page to find resources including sample cover letters and resumes.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
Types of cover letters and what all cover letters should contain.  Samples of responses to an advertisement, letter of inquiry, etc.

Simon Fraser University (SFU)
A good resource for cover letters.

Other Letters

About.com
Samples of resume follow-up letters, job offer acceptance letters and more.

Job Interviews

BCjobs
Interview advice and articles.

Guide to Job Interviewing Resources
Links to many resources focused on the interview process.

Monster.ca
Check out the Career Centre section for articles on all aspects of job search. Try out the Interview Quiz to see how well you can answer typical interview questions or find salary information.

Behavioural Based Interviews

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
Prepare for Behavioural Interviews.

Emurse.com Blog
Comprehensive list of behavioural interview questions.

 

Assessments or Tests Links Click to expand this section

2h.com
Internet IQ Tests and Personality Tests.

Career Development eManual

The University of Waterloo’s online guide to successful career development. Includes Personality, Values Skills, Interests, Knowledge & Learning, and Entrepreneurism self-assessments.

Government Websites – See the Resources Links section above on this page.

Human Metrics
There are 72 questions that will take 20-40 minutes. This assessment will give you a description of your personality type and how it relates to careers and educational programs.  Other tests available for a small fee.

Keirsey.com
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™, published in the best selling books, Please Understand Me® and Please Understand Me II, by Dr. David Keirsey.

The Job Hunter's Bible.com - Counseling, Testing & Advice page
The Counseling, Testing & Advice page of the Job Hunters Bible.  A great source for many online tests/assessments.

Emotional Intelligence Test Abridged (Emotional IQ)
The Emotional Intelligence Test - Abridged will evaluate several aspects of your emotional intelligence and will suggest ways to improve it. Please, be honest and answer according to what you really do, feel or think, rather than what you think is considered right in this test

Mindtools - Helping you to live an excellent life
Online management, leadership & career training tools.

MAPP - Free Sample of a Career Analysis
You will receive partial results of the Career Analysis for free.  To obtain the full report, you need to pay a fee.

Mapping Your Future
Includes a sample of a Career Plan. A national collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.

TypeFocus Personality Profile Sixty-six item questionnaire clarifies type preferences similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Welcome to QueenDom: personality and intelligence testing
Queendom is the land of tests … so many of them that the sheer choice of topics will inspire you to take a wonderful journey inside yourself. A Psychtests site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. It offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically-validated psychological assessments that empower you to grow and reach your real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.

UBC Life & Career Centre
Open to the general public, the UBC Life & Career Centre is a place to build practical skills, cultivate self-awareness, and access resources to support your career and personal development. Experienced counsellors are available to provide you with practical information to discover your hidden potential, build confidence and direct you to new and exciting opportunities for your life and career.

 

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BC

BC Companies & Job Postings
Spectrum Job Search Centre in Victoria provides links to many BC Companies and Job Postings. They also provide links for other Provinces.

BC Jobs
BCjobs.ca is a leading online career site with a mission to provide career planning resources and recruitment tools to connect jobseekers and employers.

BC Public Service Employment Opportunities
Search all BC Public Service employment opportunities.

BC WorkInfoNET
A career development site providing links to information on future job prospect as well as postings for positions presently available.

British Columbia Chamber Job Store
Look for jobs and access career resources.

CivicInfo BC
CivicInfo BC is a co-operative information service for those who work, or have an interest in British Columbia's local government sector.  Search for local government job postings.

Employment Paper
Careers, Jobs and Training for Metro Vancouver

Job Search Online

Northeastern British Columbia. Information about Jobs and Careers.

Life Sciences (Life Sciences BC)
LifeSciences British Columbia supports and represents the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts and bioenergy, and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

Technology (T-Net)
Provides information and business services to technology companies, industry suppliers and individuals within the BC technology industry which helps them achieve their full potential and strengthens the overall technology community. Includes over 500 of BC's largest and fastest growing technology companies and many of BC's leading industry suppliers. Search for BC's #1 technology employment listings.

Working.com
Look for jobs and access career resources.

Work Infonet
This is your one stop web-site for links to career and job search programs, resources and websites in BC.

Vancouver Career Search
New job search site that specializes in career opportunities within the Metro Vancouver area.

Canada/US

All Star Jobs
Job Seekers can access a free directory of links to Employment Agencies, Job Banks and many Employers with corporate employment sections.

BrainHunter
Search for a job. Brainhunter is a leading provider of IT and Engineering professional staffing services and solutions in Canada, with global delivery capability

Canada Job Bank
View Canadian employment opportunities.

Canadian Careers
Extensive online career resources, including a directory for career fairs and a Canadian job database.

CareerBuilder: The best Canada jobs on the Web!
Posts corporate profiles, upcoming job fairs. Various ways of searching for available jobs.


Career Bookmarks at the VRL (Virtual Reference Library)
A gateway to Canadian career and job search information at the Toronto Public Library.

Careerjet
Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.

CareerOwl
CareerOwl is a leading edge, Canadian, e-recruiting service open to all, but with special features to facilitate recruiting for the highly qualified. Workers and employers can use CareerOwl’s job and resume search for free.

Charity Village
Job and volunteer postings for the not-for-profit industry

Corporate Recruiters
Takes the confusion out of searching online, allowing you to find what you want in a timely manner. corprecruiters.com brings you the most comprehensive group of advertisers in an easily navigated format, giving users a vast range of choices in as few clicks as possible.

Craigslist
Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

Ejobs @ BCIT
Employers can post jobs and review student's resumes. Students can post resumes and browse job listings, 24 hours a day.

Eluta
Eluta is a search engine that specializes in just one thing: finding new job announcements at employers across Canada.

EngineeringJobs.com
A source for finding engineering, science, and other high-tech jobs. Has a U.S. focus but includes international recruitment.

Green Collar Blog: news and resources on green collar jobs
Job boards, job fairs, training and education, and associations.

Green Jobs Network
The mission of Green Jobs Network is to connect people seeking jobs that focus on environmental and social responsibility with available opportunities and resources. They offer a green job board, green job e-mail list, blog on green collar jobs, and listings of green career books, green job fairs, green job boards, solar jobs, and jobs at environmental non-profits.

Government of Canada
Careers in the federal public service.

Indeed : one search, all jobs
A search engine which finds jobs from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Job Bank - Service Canada’s Job Posting Service
Job Bank is Canada's one-stop job listing web site. popular and innovative online tools are available to help you find that perfect job. The Job Search tool allows you to search current job openings from coast to coast, or register with Job Bank to make use of Job Match, Job Alert, the Resume Builder and the Career Navigator.

The Training and Careers section will guide you in identifying career options that best suit your interests, strengths and skills. Also, discover the latest trends, employment prospects and salary ranges of skilled trades and occupations that interest you.

JobPort
JobPort is Canada's fastest growing career site that brings unparalleled service and technology that saves money, time and manpower searching for jobs and postings openings.

Jobserve
Look for jobs across Canada.

Monster
Canada's version of the Monster Board job list. Post resumes, get help on composing resumes, and search for jobs.

MultiMediator - Canada's Multimedia Guide
Posts jobs for programmers, technical writers, and Web designers. The Developer's Directory lists 600 Canadian multmedia companies with contact information.

NationJob : Engineering and Manufacturing Jobs Page
A huge site with lots of listings and some special search features. American postings. Canadian American and international job listings and career tools.

Net-Temps
An employment portal targeted specifically to the contract and temporary employment markets. It includes Canadian as well as U.S. listings.

Thingamajob
Looking for a job? Thingamajob lists thousands of contract, temp-to-perm and direct placement jobs helping you to find a job at leading Fortune 1000 companies throughout the United States and Canada.

Workopolis
Look for jobs and access career resources.

 

International

Careerjet
Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.

EngineeringJobs.com
A source for finding engineering, science, and other high-tech jobs. Has a U.S. focus but includes international recruitment.

Overseas Jobs
Search international postings to work abroad.