Essential Skills Resources
Government of Canada Essential Skills - Gives essential skills profiles for over 350 occupations, has guides to essential skills, and has tools, assessments, and resources related to essential skills
Skills Canada - Links to their app to build essential skills, has essential skills resources, and links to social development Canada website with occupational profiles
Skill Plan BC - Test your essential skills, practice skills, explore careers, and use online workbooks
Industry Training Authority Essential Skills - Tests essential skills based on those needed for a trade of your choice, and gives reports on essential skills
Job Search Resources
Government of Canada Job Bank
Indeed Job Search
BC Jobs and Careers
Prince George Citizen Classifieds
CNC Student Employment Opportunities
UNBC Student Job Postings
Company Specific Job Search Resources
BC Public Service
City of Prince George
A video guide to 95 different careers in BC
Work BC Career Exploration
Click on the “Jobs and Careers” tab top left, then “explore careers”. This site has great videos and stats on careers.
Industry Training Authority
“The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.” (www.itabc.ca/overview/about-ita)
Also check out Trades Training BC for information on when trades programs are offered throughout the province.
Use CNC’s account (username: new / password: caledonia) and then create your own unique “my plan” account. Use their online assessments to get suggestions of careers that suit you based on your answers to the questions.
Prince George Employment Services
WorkBC Employment Service
This is the website for the provincial job shop in downtown Prince George
Skilled Trades Employment Program
This is the website for the job shops operated by the BC Construction Association. Use the contact page to find information about the Prince George office.
This is the website for employment programs in downtown Prince George
CNC Financial Aid and Awards
Includes information on awards, grants, and other sources of funding
Student Aid BC
Your key resource for student loans, but also a valuable resource for “planning your future” in terms of occupations, education, and debt. Includes a section on experiences of recent grads.