Planning a career

Deciding on a career can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re not sure what you want to do in the future. This page will help guide you through the career planning process. It points out some important things for you to consider as you choose the career path that’s right for you.

Identifying your interests

The first step of any career plan is to identify your interests. The following page will help you identify your interests and strengths so you can pursue a career that you find rewarding and interesting.

Potential fields of work

There are many job and career options out there for you. The following page will help you kick-start your exploration of occupations and fields of work in Canada.

Career expectations

Consulting people you respect and trust who have more life experience than you can help you make a more informed decision on which career path you should take. At the end of the day, however, you are the one who has to live with the results of your decision. This page will help you with the challenging task of balancing and managing your expectations and those of the people who care about you.

Job outlook

There are a lot of tools available that let you know what jobs are in demand and how much money you could make in certain fields of work. The following page will guide you through the information and tools you can use to choose a career path that will lead to a job that is in demand.

Training and education

Once you’ve selected a career path, you may need to get the proper training and education that will allow you to work in your field. Here are some links to help you prepare:

Getting experience in your field

Before you can start your career, you will need to acquire experience in your field. The following page will give you tips and advice on how to start early and gain a broad range of experience before you start applying for full-time work.

Finding a job

The following page will explain how you can get experience in your field, and will guide you through the job hunting process. Find tips, examples and templates to help you write a résumé and cover letter, prepare for a job interview, select employment references, and apply for a job.