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Canadian and American sources:

Some of the following links described in this section are to services in the United States. While there will be some differences in terms of salary, job titles, training, and future trends, enough similarities exist between Canadian and American occupations to make checking out these materials worthwhile. (United States sources are indicated with U.S.A at the end of each item.)


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  • About Biotech: The Career Center, containing detailed information on biotechnology careers and interviews with specialists in the field (U.S.A.)

  • Biotechnology Research Institute from the National Research Council of Canada.

  • Looking for a career that fits? You may have just found it. Boilermaker.ca is here to provide you with the who, what, where, when and why of a challenging, exciting work life in a key part of the heavy industrial construction industry.


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  • Careers in Daily Newspapers from the Canadian Newspaper Association: descriptions of the many career possibilities that exist at a daily newspaper as well as information on journalism schools in Canada

  • Career Information regarding Practising Dentristry from the Ontario Dental Association.


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  • So, You Want to Be an Editor from the Editors' Association of Canada

  • The Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario's site includes a useful section on Licensing and Registration

  • Generation-e, A New Brand of Engineer. The Generation-e was developed by a consortium of partners led by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with funding from Human Resources Development Canada.

  • Looking for careers in the environment industry? Let EnviroCareers help you with your search. Presented by: ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization).

  • ECO Canada: 10 occupational profiles in the environment industry ranging from air quality protection to fishery and wildlife careers. This site also provides great opportunities for post-secondary graduates to start careers in this field.


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  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario provides information on the language professions: Conference Interpreter, Translator, Terminologist and Court Interpreter.

  • Teaching:
    • Teaching in Canada from the Canadian Teachers' Federation, a thorough examination of the profession from suitability to salary, including requirements for teaching in the various provinces
    • Are you Become A Teacher. The Ontario College of Teachers website tells you what qualifications and postsecondary education you need to become an elementary or secondary school teacher. They also provide a list of Ontario teacher's colleges.



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Database sources:
  • Explore Careers from CanLearn gives you information on career options and the educational requirements you need to get you there.
  • Ontario Job Futures, containing detailed descriptions of over 163 occupations, including future growth, training, and salaries.

  • Job Futures, provides employment facts and information about trends in today's labour market, including predictions on how labour market conditions and job prospects will change over the next five years.

  • Alberta Occupational Profiles OCCINFO© is designed to provide up-to-date information on many different occupations in a format called occupational profiles. Occupational profiles provide specific information regarding a particular occupation or group of occupations in Alberta.

  • CareerMATTERS specific information on a wide range of occupations including many that don't require college or university education from TVOntario.

  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook, produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, providing current, detailed career descriptions (U.S.A.)

  • National Occupational Classification from Human Resources Development Canada, providing detailed job descriptions, labour market outlook, and other useful information for many occupations

  • Jobs and Training, the Government of Canada has programs to help Canadians get the education, training, and skills they need to find and keep jobs. These programs help Canadians prepare for and meet skills and labour shortages.

  • BC Work Futures, a new version of British Columbia's Job Futures specifically for youth, has profiles including detailed information on 200 different occupational fields.

  • From the University of Texas Career Center, Research Careers, exploring major and career options and outlines job titles and job descriptions of entry-level positions for which graduates with degrees in particular areas might be hired. (U.S.A.)

  • College Board Online's Major and Career Profiles pages provide detailed information on hundreds of careers and how to work toward the job you want (U.S.A.)

  • The U.S. News Work and Career, containing information on job duties, salary levels, educational requirements, and employment outlooks (U.S.A.)


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Overseas sources:
  • International Job Links offers you 600 International job sites where to post/search resumes-CV and job vacancies or seek opportunities and information on telecommuting, temporary, internships, seasonal, au pair, volunteering, government jobs.

  • Australia's Careers OnLine, an extensive job seeker's workshop with suggestions on résumé writing and applications, interview preparation, and career searching.

  • Prospects Web, from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service in the U.K., providing descriptions of graduate occupations and information about recuitment in Britain.

  • The Information on Careers page from the careers service of the University of North London, England

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