Helpful Links

Career Planning Resources

WorkBC Career Profiles
Provides detailed career information on over 500 occupation profiles, with information on the nature of the work, wages and working conditions, employment outlooks, and educational requirements.

WorkBC Blueprint Builder
Get started on your Career Plan by looking into occupation options, find the right education and funding sources, and how to target jobs in your selected filed.

Career Compass
This career planning tool from WorkBC provides you with three different paths to help you explore career options and opportunities with useful information: assess yourself, browse regions or browse careers.

WorkBC Cost of Living Calculator
Compares the cost of living in over 150 B.C. communities, and gives you labour market information for the same places.

Service Canada-Training and Careers
Learn more about an occupation you are interested in: wages, outlooks, education, skills needed.


Educational Opportunities Links & Resources

Below is a list of some helpful educational opportunity links.  If you need expert advice please come in and see us or contact WorkBC today.

Education Planning Resources

Adult Basic Education and English Learning Programs
Information designed to assist adults enrolled in skills upgrading, education and training courses.

Education Planner BC 
Information on post-secondary programs available in BC.  Helps students make well-informed decisions about their education and career options.

Post-Secondary Education Guide
The government of British Columbia’s directory of all the public and private post-secondary institutions in the province – plus tools and information for helping you plan your education.

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.

Information on more than 1,700 universities, colleges, and career colleges in Canada.

Recognition for Learning – PLAR Community in Canada 
Use PLAR’s systematic process to identify, assess, organize, describe and document your knowledge, skills and attitudes that have been developed through formal or informal training (on the job, independent study, etc).

Potential to Prosperity (P2P) 
This site is designed to help newcomers to Canada learn how to get their foreign credentials assessed and to work towards employment in their chosen profession.

Education information and planning tools Canadians interested in studying or working abroad.

British Columbia Council on Admission & Transfers
BCCAT oversees the BC Transfer System, enabling important links between the BC post-secondary institutions, the education ministries, and the public and private education sectors.

BC Course Transfer Guide
An easy to use guide to help you determine what credits are worth between BC post-secondary institutions.

Schools & Training Centres:

Camosun College

Pearson College UWC

Sprott Shaw College 

University of Victoria

Royal Roads University

Training and education for the BC Tourism industry. Food safe, Serving it Right, and a BC Tourism Training Directory.

ITA – The BC Industry Training Authority
A comprehensive resource about industry training programs in BC. This site is a useful source of information for current apprentices and their employers, as well as for those considering apprenticeship for their career or workforce development needs.

Education Funding Links & Resources

Financial Assistance including Loans, Grants, Bursaries and Benefits
Funding options available to support you in reaching your career goals through education, apprenticeships or other assistance programs.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant 
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year (level) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.

Canada Benefits 
Search for Federal benefits programs by eligibility criteria.

Canada Student Loans
Provides loans and grants to Canadians attending a University, College, Trade School, or Vocational School, if they need help financing their education.

StudentAid BC
helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. This includes the BC Student Assistance

Program for persons with disabilities, students with dependents and students on income assistance.
Database of scholarships, grants and cash awards available to Canadian students. Requires free membership.

Job Bank Links & Resources

WorkBC Job Postings
The latest WorkBC job listings

Job Bank – Service Canada’s Job Listing Website
Free job listing and recruitment service

BC Public Service Careers
Employment in the BC Public Service

Careers in High Tech and Information Technology
British Columbia technology portal for jobs in the tech field

Careers in the Federal Public Service
Job opportunities in the federal public service

Charity Village
Canada’s supersite for the non-profit sector; news, jobs, resources and links

Job search engine that specializes in finding new jobs directly from employer websites.

Forestry Careers and Employment
Employment opportunities in all aspects of Canada’s forest and forestry industry sectors

go2 Job Board
Tourism jobs available throughout British Columbia

Good Work Canada
Canada’s Green Job Site since 2001

Hospitality Careers
Canadian hospitality industry employment

One search. All Canada jobs

Salt Spring Exchange
Job opportunities on Salt Spring Island

Job postings and information

Wow Jobs
Job Board for a wide range of positions in British Columbia