Education & Careers Tools

You are “driving the bus” – now what route are you are going follow to a productive, full life. Perhaps the links below can assist in your daily decisions about what advice and information you bring “on your bus” to help you navigate the many paths or choices ahead. Good luck and watch your speed.

Career Zones – A Career Zone is a group of courses, certifications and work opportunities that BC high schools can develop to help students in Grades 11 and 12 get ready to pursue a career within a particular industry, while still meeting provincial requirements for graduation. – User-friendly resources for the most informed decisions. Provide students with an interactive approach to education planning that is highly customized by province to meet curriculum expectations and learning outcomes. It includes a user-friendly dashboard, a portfolio, an interactive course planning tool, helps track towards graduation, helps comparing different pathways and exploring occupations, allow to create an action plan, and way more! The definitive tool for career planning!

WorkBCWorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills.

Job Bank – Canada’s national career and educational planning tool. Information about the labour market plus post secondary programs can be found here.

Industry Trades Authority (ITA) – Welcome to the Industry Training Authority website. The ITA oversees B.C.’s industry training and apprenticeship system, providing a skilled workforce for industry and career development opportunities for British Columbians.

What Are You Made Of? – The ITA Youth website offers an interactive experience that connects youth with trades by linking specific traits to specific trades and posing the question: What are you made of?

Educational Planner BC – Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at 27 of BC’s post-secondary institutions. – is a federal government website with a lot of resources for youth on different topics. – offers profiles of Canadian universities, a large study programs database and helps you plan your university education.

StudentAid BC – StudentAid help with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships. They also have programs that help with loan repayment.

Career Trek – Visit the Career Trek website and go on a tour with two hosts – Brian and Viviana – who discover featured careers across British Columbia. The site’s engaging career videos offer an inside peek at what it’s like to work at a variety of jobs.

Career Compass – Choose how you want to explore the world of work in B.C. with Career Compass. Find three easy routes to exploring careers – take one or more of our self-assessment quizzes, browse regions or browse careers.