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(These links are for information and exploration.  The Career Centre does not endorse any of these sites or their content.  Be aware that when programs/providers are featured on a site, often they have paid for that prominence and it is not an indication of their importance or value.)

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General

  • TalentEgg.ca - TalentEgg.ca connects college and university students and recent graduates with informative resources and with high-quality student jobs, internships, summer jobs, co-op work terms and entry level jobs that lead into egg-citing careers in every industry across Canada.
  • Youth Resource Network of Canada - Get ready for and enter the World of Work. This Canadian site will help you with it all.
  • Ministry of Labour
    • It's Your Job, the official website of the Ontario Ministry of Labour for young workers and new workers.  Find out how to be safe at work.  Find out how to be treated fairly.
  • The Riley Guide - Resources on all parts of the job search including scams and schemes to watch out for.
  • Books and blogs - Check out this Pinterest on suggested resources for work search and career success.
  • Career Choice Guide - This Canadian website has a wide variety of worksearch information including career planning, job interviews and resumes.
  • Glass Door - An inside look at jobs and companies.
  • Road to Employment - Road to Employment ensures students are prepared for successful entry into the job market by inspiring education and economic development leaders within the community and government to adopt collaborative and innovative career education strategies.

Career Assessment

Skills Identification

What can I do with my degree?

Occupational Profiles and Descriptions

  • Career Cruising - Includes occupational profiles and interviews with people in field. 
  • National Occupational Classification (NOC) - The National Occupational Classification is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It provides descriptons of over 30,000 job titles, including info on qualifications and education required.
  • JobBank-   Info about job opportunities, job demand, wages, skills requirements, and more. You can find out where the jobs are now and where they will be in the future. Produced by the Canadian government.
  • Alberta - Occupational Profiles - Provides details on responsibilities, working conditions, educational qualifications, employment, advancement and salary for over 500 occupations.
  • Inside Career Info: Career Reports - Searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by "insiders", successful professionals who are actually doing the job.

Labour Market Information

Sector and Association Career and Employment Info

Educational Directories and Info

  • Universities Canada (formerly AUCC) - the national voice for Canadian universities, they represent 97 public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-leven colleges --  info about scholarships, international programs, leadership development. Search their database for graduate program opportunities at Canadian universities.
  • Employment Profile of Graduates of Ontario’s Colleges – feedback from college students, graduates and their employers to help you decide if a college program is right for you.
  • canLearn - Canada's one-stop resource to explore learning and education opportunities.
  • SchoolFinder.com - Find information on more than 700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges. 
  • CanadianUniversities.net - The aim for canadian-universities.net is to provide quick relevant information for anyone interested in applying and studying in a university in Canada.   
  • Gradschools.com - The most comprehensive online source of graduate school information.
  • Grad School Finder - Designed specifically for the graduate school education market, GradSchoolFinder.com enables prospective graduate students to search for schools in Canada offering masters and doctoral (PhD) degrees in business & management, medicine, engineering, computer science and more. Use the advanced search function to find graduate schools by location, school name, program or degree type.
  • Peterson's Online Catalogue - Online version of a directory of post secondary education in North America.

Studying Abroad

  • My World Abroad - FREE registration for Trent students. Expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work!  Start building your global career skills today! This service paid for by the Trent University Career Centre.
  • Trent International Program - click " Study Abroad"
  • Verge Magazine - Verge is North America's magazine for exploring opportunities to study, work and volunteer abroad.  They have online resource guides for planning your time abroad.  You can check out profiles of overseas programmes.
  • studyabroad.com - Studyabroad.com is the #1 online resource for study abroad information.
  • Prospects UK - post-graduates studies in the United Kingdom; also info about careers
  • Institute of International Education – features articles, resources, and study abroad programs

Scholarships

Admission Tests

Application Centres

Disability Specific

  • Career Edge -- a program for recent university or college graduates including a program for new grads with a self declared disability. Internships are paid positions ranging from six months to a year.
  • Lime Connect -  a global not for profit organization that's rebranding disability through achievement. They do that by attracting, preparing and connecting high potential university students and alumni who happen to have disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program and full time careers with their corporate partners - the world's leading corporations.
  • Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work - A site that assists in skills training for youth or those with no experience. Provides on-line counselling, link to postings and peer support.
  • Ontario Programs for People with Disabilities  - A List of consulting services and organizations providing services to improve access for employees and customers with disabilities.
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services - Learn about Ontario’s developmental services and more.
  • NEADS Online Work System - Allows current university students or graduates with disabilities to search for internship opportunities, careers, part-time or summer work.
  • Neil Squire Society - a national, not-for-profit organization that empowers Canadians with physical disabilities using technology, knowledge and passion.
  • Hawkins Institute - Practical employment counsel, training and placement for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and Learning Disabilities (LD).

International Student Specific

Work Search Strategies

Résumés & Cover Letters

Interview Skills

Informational Interviewing

Community Employment Resources

Business Directories

Volunteering/Community Services

  • Fourinfo.com - Includes a searchable database of volunteer opportunities and local non-profit agencies
  • Durham Community Service Directory - An online source of Durham human services information
  • Getinvolved.ca - Get Involved helps volunteers and organizations connect.
  • WUSC - World University Service of Canada: opportunities to volunteer in Canada and overseas to work with their partners to improve lives and communities.
  • 211 Ontario - An online source of Ontario human services information
  • Volunteer.ca - Canada's site for information on volunteering – includes information, opportunities, FAQ’s, resources, etc.
  • Sector Source - Links to Canadian non-profit, volunteering and charitable resources
  • Volunteerabroad - Opportunities around the globe
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada: info on Volunteer opportunities abroad
  • Ecoteer - find opportunities and learn how to market yourself to volunteer abroad

Resources for Graduate Students

Entrepreneurship/Starting Your Own Business

  • futurpreneur Canada - Provides mentoring, business support and lending to young Canadian entrepreneurs.
  • Canada Business Network - Government Services for Entrepreneur: info on starting and growing your business.
  • The Next 36 - Canada's Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative - The goal of The Next 36 is to help launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates by helping them to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
  • Fast Start - Government funded on-campus youth entrepreneurship education and support offered to students in Central-Eastern Ontario.
  • Summer Company - Government funded summer job program offering funding and mentorship to help students successfully operate their own business during the summer.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence - offers a wide range of programs and fellowships aimed at helping youth gain real-world work experience and entrepreneurial skills or build their own companies to make them investment and customer ready.

Internships

  • Visit our new Internships Page!! Click here for the link.
  • TalentEgg.ca - TalentEgg.ca connects college and university students and recent graduates with high-quality student jobs, internships, summer jobs, co-op work terms and entry level jobs that lead into egg-citing careers in every industry across Canada.
  • Career Edge -- Career Edge is an internship program for recent university graduates who want to get professional experience in their field. The paid positions last from 6 months to a year. Internships are paid positions ranging from six months to a year.
  • Canada’s Premiers Secretariat – Youth Internship Program -- Looking for hands-on work experience in Canadian intergovernmental relations? The Secretariat administers and hosts a paid 12-month youth internship program in Ottawa. The purpose of the internship program is to encourage young Canadians to more actively participate in public policy development, public service, government and political life.
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada: info on Internship and Volunteer opportunities abroad and in Canada
  • TalentEdge - provides Ontario students and recent graduates with real-world industry experience. Through the program, interns and postdoctoral fellows can apply their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solving industry problems.

  • InternMatch: Free to register; search for internships and/or jobs
  • Campus Access: Directory of Internship Programs, including volunteering, in many fields

Working Abroad

  • My World Abroad - FREE registration for Trent students. You can also access the site through myTrent>Support>Campus Support.  Expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work!  Start building your global career skills today! This service paid for by the Trent University Career Centre.
  • International Experience Canada: International Experience Canada facilitates arrangements with different countries  around the world to make it easier for you to travel and work in another country for up to one year.
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada: Canadian government site with International Development jobs, programs, and info
  • Goabroad.com - Features programs, extensive information on going abroad, what you need, who to speak to.
  • Transitions Abroad - guide to work abroad, study abroad, alternative travel overseas and international living.
  • Green Business Jobs -Provides users with a continuously updated overview of various international paid jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities within the environmental, engineering and management sector.
  • dvm jobs - resource for entry-level jobs in international development
  • UNjobfinder - not affiliated with the UN, but to develop their services they have worked closely with HR professionals with previous expertise both from the UN system and International organizations

Teaching English Abroad

  • My World Abroad - FREE registration for Trent students. Expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work!  Start building your global career skills today! This service paid for by the Trent University Career Centre.
  • Travel.gc.ca is a website by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for Canadians travelling or living abroad. Find information on destination safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions, and emergency contact information for Canadian offices around the world. On the Publications page, you'll find extensive info about teaching English in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
  • Go Overseas - find overseas programs and compare. Program alumni rank their experiences.
  • TeachAbroad.com is a directory for teaching positions around the world.
  • Dave's Eslcafe.com -  The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World.
  • TESL Ontario - provides a list of accredited TESL training programs
  • TESL Canada Federation - TESL Canada's mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.
  • Canadian Connection - Teach English in Korea - good example of all the things to consider when thinking about teaching English abroad
  • Oxford Seminars-   Teaching ESL abroad: important information for making your decision about where to teach, travel, and live abroad.
  • teflSearch - website dedicated to providing you with all of the information you need about teaching english abroad, as well as providing teaching english abroad job postings all in one place!

General Job Postings

  • Student Job Board - Postings for Trent University students and recent graduates
  • MyCareerInfo.ca - A robust career website designed by The Council of Ontario Universities to help students, graduates and entry-level employees match their education, skills, desires and goals to jobs.
  • TalentEgg.ca - TalentEgg.ca connects college and university students and recent graduates with high-quality student jobs, internships, summer jobs, co-op work terms and entry level jobs that lead into careers in every industry across Canada.
  • Gojobs.gov.on.ca - provincial public service job postings.  Includes info on how to apply and a section on Youth and New Professionals.

  • National Job Bank-HRDC - An electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.

  • Ontario Municipal Jobs - A listing of municipal job postings in Ontario; allows search by job type, category, municipality or region.
  • Charity Village.com - Canada's site for the not-profit sector.
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - Click on RN Careers for postings
  • JobPostings.ca - Canada's Student Job Site

  • jobGurus - hundreds of thousands of jobs from thousands of employer and career sites across Canada.
  • AcademicCareers.com - the ultimate global academic job site to search post doc, endowed chair, administrative and senior management opportunities at colleges, universities and research institutes in Canada, the US, and around the globe.
  • ResearchGate - The free job board is targeted to scientists and researchers, and is broken down into different scientific disciplines.
  • EduJobsCanada.com - Job postings at Canadian colleges and universities for faculty, post docs, professional and management positions.
  • Education Canada - Job postings within the education profession in Canada.
  • Jobs in Education - Canadian listings of jobs in the education profession. Has an archive of past postings.
  • Higher Ed Jobs - Job postings in academe (primarily US)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education - features daily news and advice columns, thousands of current job listings
  • eluta.ca - a search engine that specializes in finding new job announcements at employers across Canada and creates a searchable database of every new job opportunity. Go to the "New Grads" tab for advanced searches based on your degree and field of study.
  • Glassdoor - Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more
  • indeed: one search. all jobs. - a job search website
  • wowjobs.ca - wowjobs provides a convenient and easy way to search over 100,000 jobs across Canada advertised on thousands of job sites, classifieds and company sites across Canada.
  • workopolis.com - For job search and resources
  • LinkUp.com - A job search engine that searches employers' websites for jobs that meet your search criteria.
  • Simply Hired - Search jobs from company sites, job boards and the web
  • Jobs.ca - includes links to specialized job sites based of field of work, e.g. Human Resources, Healthcare, Finance, etc.
  • iHipo - The High Potential network dedicated to empowering international careers.  Includes job boards, place to post a resume, interview questions to practise.
  • Monster.com - You can create a targeted job search, receive expert career guidance, instantly upload your fully formatted resume and much more.
  • Career Builder Canada - Job postings, employer profiles and job search resources are available here.
  • Post Doc - A database of listings
  • JobShark - A Canadian job postings site with the ability to leave a copy of your resume for perusal by employers. 
  • TorontoJobs.ca - Job postings for the Toronto area; also opportunities to post your resume.  Use the salary wizard to see examples of salaries for your field and location.
  • Career Jet - Job posting site that's updated daily.
  • CanadaJobs.com - Canadian Job Board
  • CareerOwl.ca - a leading edge, e-recruiting service open to all, with special features to facilitate recruiting for the highly qualified. 
  • Cool Jobs Canada - Links to job opportunities within the hospitality and retail sectors.
  • MediaJobSearchCanada - media jobs in music production, television, film, web design, publishing, etc.
  • Ontario WorkinfoNet - What's new, what's hot, and what's what in the employment world from Ontario's Web portal.
  • Neuvoo - Canadian job search engine with good descriptions of job titles

Summer Jobs

  • Jobs.gc.ca - choose “Job Opportunities for Students”  for part-time or summer job opportunities for students within the federal public service. It includes information about: Federal Student Work Experience (FSWEP)
  • Summer Jobs Programs - Whether you want to find a job, start your own business, or work for the Government of Ontario this summer, this site provides info on programs.
  • Ministry of Natural Resources - click on the Jobs tab then the link under Youth Employment.  Scroll down the Youth Programs page to see the summer job programs.

  • Young Canada Works - an initiative of Canadian Heritage and Parks Canada providing opportunities for summer work and internships.
  • TalentEgg.ca - TalentEgg.ca connects college and university students and recent graduates with high-quality student jobs, internships, summer jobs, co-op work terms and entry level jobs that lead into egg-citing careers in every industry across Canada.
  • Summer Jobs - Entirely devoted to summer jobs and includes postings, summer job support and success stories of other job seekers. Includes some Canadian postings. Caution is suggested before sending money or personal information to some of the placement agencies that are prevalent here.


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