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Career Guidance for Canadians

These career guidance resources can help you get ready for your first job or prepare for a switch in careers. They cover the labour market in Canada, skills assessment, occupations, aptitude tests, and choosing a university and work.
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Career Choices in Canada
Use self-assessment and career planning tools and information from governments and professional and trade associations to make career choices in Canada.

Career Spotlights
The University of Manitoba Counselling Service has collected resources on a wide variety of possible careers for students in Canada.

Federal Student Work Experience Program
High school and university students can apply to be part of the Public Service Commission inventory used to staff student jobs with the federal government.

nextSteps.org
Career planning and job hunting tools and a magazine that explores a different career each month. From the City of Calgary and the Alberta and federal governments.

National Occupational Classification (NOC)
The official system for describing occupations in Canada. Includes descriptions, duties and employment requirements for more than 500 occupations in Canada. From Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

OCCINFO
Profiles of over 500 occupations: duties, working conditions, skills and education needed, and salaries. From the Alberta Learning Information Service.

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