Here's a variety of career-related web sites and service providers in the community that may assist you with your career exploration and job search.
JOB SEARCH & CAREER PLANNING
Career Planning.about.com - find an abundance of career planning resources, including work related articles, and tips on resumes, interviews, and education.
Job Bank - Canada - this is HRDC's Job Bank program on the Internet. You can access job information for specific areas in every province.
Job Opportunities with the Federal Government - information on employment opportunities with the Canadian government.
Provincial Government job opportunities - you'll find employment opportunities with the Government of B.C.
Canadian Careers - links to Canadian career and employment resources.
Sympatico WorkPlace - small business information, entrepreneurial tips, home-based business and home office advice, and resources on finding Canadian jobs.
Canada/BC Business Service Centre - everything you need to know about setting up, financing and regulating a business.
Workfutures B.C.- provides a list of occupational profiles useful for researching careers and jobs.
Monster Board of Canada - a career website with a database of more than 50,000 opportunities with thousands of employers. This site also includes company information, resume building tips, and online job recruitment.
Net Jobs - this is Canada's premier employment website. Includes extensive career/resume information. Ideal for job seekers as well as employers looking to post jobs.
Career Exchange - this career site provides employment and resume information services to job seekers, employers, and recruitment firms.
Career Edge - a national, not-for-profit whose mandate it is to enhance youth employability.
Careers in the Non-profit industry - displays career opportunities in Canadian non-profit organizations. You'll also find career planning and job search resources here.
Employment Paper - the Employment Paper on-line provides ads in the career, self-employment, and general employment field in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Updated weekly.
BC Win for Youth - easy access to online job and career planning information for Youth 15-29.
Work Web - a charitable, non-profit site established to help students and graduates find work. Provides profiles of companies, assistance in preparing resumes and job search tips.
Canada WorkInfonet - an HRDC website that provides hot links to labour market information, Electronic Labour Exchange, Job Futures, and other career and job search related information.
Career Click - put together by the Vancouver Sun/Province newspapers. Here you'll connect to the classifieds and news about Vancouver's labour market.
Electronic Labour Exchange - this site matches jobs to people and people to jobs. This is an HRDC developed site.
Work Search - this HRDC site is designed to help people explore their career and work options. Includes topic areas to help you complete a successful job search.
Business In Vancouver - on-line version of the Business In Vancouver newspaper. Includes profiles of companies and interviews with business leaders.
Career Paths On Line - an interactive career resource helping students and youth make informed career plans.
Career Magazine: An Interactive Employment, Job and Resume Resource Centre - access The Job Openings Database, The Resume Bank, Employer Profiles, Products and Services, Articles and News and career links to other resources on the World Wide Web.
Cover Letter Blunders - this site offers you a summary of information from The Adams Cover Letter Almanac, published by Media Corporation. Provides you with real-life examples of cover letter mistakes with suggestions for corrections.
Career Lab - this page offers tips on how to write all types of job-related letters and gives you access to other useful job search and career planning resources on the Web.
Realm Magazine - access the first and only career and entrepreneurship magazine for you Canadians.
Motiv8 - the official school to work newspaper on-line.
Careers In Entertainment - visit this website to find out about careers in B.C.'s motion picture, music or new media industries. You'll find information about the skills, education, and training needed to become successful in a variety of entertainment related jobs.
Woodlinks: Careers in Wood - provides the background as well as details on specific jobs in the wood products industry. You can also access a database of career profiles from real people about their jobs.
Careerbuilder - includes career advice: interview tips, cover letter and resume-writing tricks, and help with negotiating your salary.
Canada Prospects - a national publication providing information on the world of work and the skills needed in the changing workplace.
Careers Outdoors - check out work opportunities at resorts, theme parks, and vacation areas.
CareerWomen - find links to female professional ogranizations, job and resume banks, online career Q and A, and more.
Job Search Letters - this page offers useful tips on how to write all types of letters: part-time job cover letters, networking letters, letters of resignation and much more. Includes links to other career resources on the web.
JobStar California - this site includes resume writing tips and samples. You'll also find that the Career Guides link is useful for career planning and occupational research.
Internet Job Hunting - this site is based on the 1998 edition of What Colour is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles. Includes information on career planning websites, resumes, counselling, networking, and researching.
Interview Tips - this interactive site allows users to participate in self-assessment activities; telephone tips are useful for informational interviews.
Interview Cheatsheet - provides interview outline for clients and links to other career planning and job search sites.
Job-specific interview tips - includes sample interview questions that are job-specific and descriptive links to interview guides and resources.
Campus Access - Canadian university/college students information and resource centre. Includes tips on resume building, interviewing, networking, and securing a job.
YES Canada - BC - offers a number of programs and resources to help youth and adults make informed and promising career and education plans.
Information Services Vancouver - B.C.'s largest provider of information and referral services. Link to thousands of community, social, and government agencies across B.C.
LABOUR MARKET INFO.
BC WorkInfoNet - an on-line labour market and career information website put together by the Labour Market and Career Information Association of B.C.
WorkFutures B.C. - employment facts and information about trends in today's labour market. It also predicts how labour market conditions and employment prospects will change over the next decade.
BC Stats - BC Stats is the statistical agency of the government of British Columbia. On-line subjects include Quick Facts About BC - an introduction to the Province, Population, Labour/Social, Business/Economics, and other stats.
Business in Vancouver - on-line version of the newspaper publication. Includes up to the minute news of local business and economic events.
Statistics Canada - publishes a wide variety of information on economic and social conditions in Canada.
Strategis - developed by Industry Canada, this site provides in-depth business and industry information.
What's Key in Labour Market Information in BC - provides listing of current career and labour market information to help understand BC's labour market.
Making Career Sense of Labour Market Information - on-line version of book describes the changing labour market and how it affects career decision-makers.
B.C. Ministry of Employment and Investment - the provincial government's lead agency for job creation and economic development in B.C.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Training Access Centre - provides information and assistance to unemployed individuals who want to get back to work.
School Finder - provides educational information and links to Canadian Colleges and Universities.
BC's Education System - here you'll find information about the education system of BC. Includes labour market and career development information.
First Nations Links - post-secondary programs and institutions.
Student Loans - are you going back to school? You may want to check this site out.
International Credential Evaluation Service - evaluates educational credentials of people who have studied outside of Canada and determines their Canadian equivalency.
Human Resources Centre of Canada - Burnaby - find information related to the world of work, income support, communities, education, services to employers, and more. Link to HRCC Coquitlam, Vancouver, or the North Shore.
Government of Canada Home Page - link to every government department.
B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology - everything you need to know about provincial government education planning and programming in B.C.
BC Ministry of Employment and Investment - The provincial government's lead agency for job creation and economic development in B.C. Promotes increased trade, investment and development in sectors with high growth potential and significant employment opportunities.
Employment Standards Branch - summary of the Employment Standards Act which regulates hours of work, wages (including min.wage), conditions of work, etc.
Skills Development and Fair Wage - see a comprehensive list of fair wages for construction industry jobs.
FAMILY & HOUSING
Low Cost/Shared Housing - rental accommodation compiled by Simon Fraser University. Includes Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, East Vancouver, and Port Moody.
Recipes - a database of low cost and nutritious recipes.
FOR YOUR REFERENCE
BC Transit - quick access to bus, skytrain, sea bus, and westcoast express schedules, routes, and fare.
Postal Code Directory - here you'll be able to search Canada and U.S. postal codes.
Canada 411 -telephone directory on-line.
Red Book Online - online version of The Red Book. Access over 3,600 listings of community, social, and government services across the Lower Mainland.