External Links

The following list is a compilation of external links to additional useful sites that we have come across from time to time.

Career Development Tools
Job finding Resources
Labour Market Information
Self Employment
Other Needs
Workplace Concerns


Aboriginal Youth Network
The Aboriginal Youth Network is foremost an online resource created by youth for youth. We are accountable to youth through our youth advisory committee which meets in person twice yearly and twice again via teleconference. The committee is consulted on an ongoing basis, informally using various electronic media.

Career Development Tools

Alberta Learning Information Service
Alberta's leading on-line source for career, learning and employment information. Here you'll find the resources you need to start making the most of your future.

A new brand of Engineer. Generation-E is a campaign and web site created for Canadian secondary students considering their career options. It aims to show them just how exciting and rewarding a career in engineering can be, and to reveal what it really takes to be an engineer -- more than good science grades.

Career Development Manual
The manual was developed by the Career Services Department of the University of Waterloo. There is lots of well organized information pertaining to every aspect of job search and career pathing including self assessment, occupational research, decision making, work, and career planning information.

Knowyourtype.com is the first site to offer the world famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument online. This simple to take 93 question assessment tells you your specific type. Type is invaluable for everyone in issues of career, family, relationships and spirituality.

Youth.gc.ca (nom anglais)/Jeunesse.gc.ca
This site is developed by Human Resources and Development Canada. There are links to everything concerning youth employment and career development including upcoming local youth information/employment fairs, self assessment inventories, job search techniques, information about jobs, training and education, job opportunities listed provincially, nationally and internationally, and Canadian labour market information.


Complete High School
Whether you are just out of school or have been away for a while, you have options. They are flexible and available - this guide shows you how to decide which one is best for you.

New School University's Online Learning
The New School launched its unique distance learning program, DIAL, with fourteen courses drawn from across the school's curriculum. DIAL is an asynchronous, computer-conferencing teaching and learning environment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer.

Job finding Resources

1st Steps in the Job Hunt
This main focus of this site is electronic recruiting, allowing you to post your resume so it can be searched by U.S. businesses. Also featured are well written weekly articles pertaining to job hunting, staying employed, and career advancement issues. Check out the Job Hunters Archives.

Service Canada Centre for Youth
A Human Resources Development Canada sponsored site. Provides free employment services in both languages to students from May 1 to mid-August. Hire a Student offers free job postings and a Casual Labour Program for temporary and short-term jobs. Staff there are students themselves and provide resumé, interview, and individual job search help. A Student Business Centre is also available for youth who want to start their own business.

Monster Career Resources
Lots of recently posted continually updated jobs are available from around the world, (including Canada). Also there are links to career/personality/workstyle assessment sites. The real strength of this site seems to be the fully searchable database of articles pertaining to every aspect of job search, resumes, interviews, getting ahead and staying ahead. Also available are chat rooms (moderated and open) and expert answers to your specific questions.

SeeMeResumes.com is the Internet's premier resume distribution service providing a cost effective gateway for qualified candidates and professional recruiters to get into direct contact with each other.

SkillNet.ca is a growing online career and recruitment network. SkillNet.ca is a partnership between Canada's public, not-for-profit and private sectors to create a seamless environment for employers and job seekers to find each other.

Careers in Oil and Gas
A Virtual Career Fair. You'll also find job descriptions, average salaries and training opportunities. You can post questions on the bulletin board, participate in chats and find information on internships, mentoring and summer employment opportunitiesĀ° plus much more!

Labour Market Information

Career Planning, Education and Jobs
Alberta Learning Information Service.

Trends in Salaries and Jobs.
Alberta Learning Information Service

OccInfo - Alberta Occupational Profiles
This site is developed by Alberta Learning and Information Services. It includes contact information for all provincial career and employment services in Alberta, Alberta labour market information and Alberta Educational links. Also, there are the over 500 occupational profiles which include information specific to necessary skills, work environments, educational requirements, duties, employment outlook, and salary. If you are uncertain about the many career opportunities available and in which direction you might like to proceed this may be another perfect place to start.

Job Descriptions
Job-descriptions.org is a free resource for job descriptions and job details. Our website currently contains over 13,000 job descriptions.

Self Employment

Canadian Youth Business Foundation
CYBF is a government-funded, not for profit organization that strives to provide relevant information and resources for young entrepeneurs. If you are interested you may post a business website, email your questions to the experts, search the extensive library, chat with other people like yourself, or find out about applying for a loan through Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

Centre for Excellence in Home Building and Land Development
The Centre is a non-profit association representing professional homebuilders, land development companies, suppliers, and trade contractors. There's never been a better time to become a master trades person, a skilled manager, a contractor, or a home builder... and craft a stairway to success.

Workink Alberta
WORKink Alberta is a site dedicated to persons withdisabilities, offering services to entrepreneurs, work seekers, employers and professionals. Our most popular features are Job Postings, Online Counselling Services, Links Database and Chat Rooms.

Trades training for immigrants and Aboriginal people, business development, financial literacy, access to information technology, financial assistance.

Catholic Family Services
Mentor program for young mothers, providing monthly mother's groups, for high risk, isolated mothers.

Calgary Inter-faith Food Bank
The Calgary Food Bank acts as a crisis facility to feed Calgarians in times of financial trouble.

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS)
Compassionate health care, social and educational services to nurture and promote healing to those that have rejected or have been rejected or neglected by society.

McBride Career Group
Free self paced computer training from Word to Java Script

Short term training dollars for things like WHMIS, H2S, First Aid etc. (Youth need to have job confirmation).

Workplace Concerns

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee was created to fill the communication gap that exists in most workplaces. Providing employees and employers an opportunity to discuss issues that affect productivity and morale without taking the risk of openly raising issues. They offer help with issues such as sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination in the workplace.