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Career Research

Resources for High School Students
Government of Alberta
Contains tools and steps to help you decide and plan for post-secondary schooling and entering the workforce.

nextSteps
Excellent tool for career planning, job seeking and career maintenance for youth.

TRADESECRETS
Government of Alberta
Information and resources on apprenticeships and industry training for trades in Alberta.

Employment Programs and Information for Youth
Service Canada
Links to programs and information on different career possibilities for youth and students

Youth Employment Program
Calgary Construction Association
A program from Calgary Construction Association and Alberta Employment and Immigration to help 16- 24 year olds learn about careers in construction, while gaining skills and experience.

Alberta Post-Secondary Education Information
Government of Alberta
A factual database of post-secondary institutions and the courses they offer. Gives you the ability to search which courses are available and where they can be taken, along with the credentials you would earn, prerequisites and other information about the delivery of the course.

Alberta Occupational Profiles
Government of Alberta
Provides information for over 500 occupations to help when making career and education plans. The site defines the occupation’s typical duties, working conditions, salaries, advancement opportunities, career paths, as well as personal characteristics needed and educational qualifications.

Certification and Registration Requirements for Employment in Alberta
Government of Alberta
Details the certification and registration requirements for all regulated professions in Alberta; for example some positions in real estate, health services and education.

Wages and Salaries in Alberta
Government of Alberta
Provides wage and salary information for over 400 occupations in Alberta, which can be used when making career plans, education plans and negotiating salaries.

Alberta’s Top 50 Employers
Showcases the winners of the annual competition for exceptional places to work in Alberta. The competition is based on 8 criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. These criteria are good to keep in mind when searching for employment.

Alberta Career Information Hotline
Government of Alberta – Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4:30pm
Obtain information and advice regarding career planning, occupation descriptions, education options and job searching skills.
1-800-661-3753