Below is a list of Internet resources that will help you identify and research your career options.
nextSteps.org Career Profiles
Start your career search with the nextSteps.org career profile section. These profiles go beyond education requirements and rates of pay to give you details on the everyday reality of working in a specific industry.
Centre for Energy
The Centre for Energy has contracted with Human Resources Development Canada to deliver the National Occupational Classifications relevant to the energy sector. Energy sector jobs linked to these classifications are fully searchable, as well as sorted by industry, job classification and education level required. So, whether you're looking for a new job or mapping out your future education needs, make the Career Centre your first stop.
From accident prevention officer to zoologist, this site provides valuable information on 500 different occupations in Alberta. Produced by Alberta Human Resources and Employment, each listing provides information on the nature of the occupation, duties and working conditions, the skills interests and values of the typical successful employee, education requirements, employment and advancement, average salary, and other sources of information. (Print version available at YEC.)
Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)
COPS is produced by Human Resources Development Canada. It provides projected demand and supply data of 140 occupations in Canada.
Working in Canada
The Government of Canada's leading source for labour market information. It offers users, free and authoritative occupational and career information such as educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends and outlooks.
The University of Manitoba's Counselling Service has put together a list of links which lead to descriptions of various occupations. The links are arranged by college subjects, which some career explorers may find helpful.