Job search and careers

Databases

This interactive career guidance site includes a "career matchmaker" skills assessment tool, occupational profiles and an extensive listing of post-secondary academic and training programs.

Access:

In the library or at home with your library card.

Search thousands of job opportunities across Canada. CareerAim allows you to search by job title or description, and browse postings by geographic location, company and industry. More than 250,000 new jobs are added each month. Check out our getting started guide for information on searching with or without an account, saving searches for later, and setting up job alerts.

Access:

In-library use only. Limited to two concurrent users.

Online version of Job White Pages, a weekly magazine listing new job postings throughout the Lower Mainland. Includes an annual salary survey for BC jobs.

Access:

In-library use only.

Recommended websites

Local resource centres | Careers and occupations | Resume and interview skills | Job postings | Salary and labour market surveys | Volunteer and non-profit

Local resource centres

The Burnaby WorkBC Employment Services Centre (ESC) serves as a one-stop employment services resource. If you are looking for work, interested in changing jobs, or needing local labour market information, they can assist you. Find an Employment Services Centre from their interactive map.

ICES, a service offered through BCIT, evaluates the credentials of people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms.

Find employment events across Greater Vancouver on the Pacific Community Resources Society - Vancouver Midtown Employment Services Centre's Facebook page. It includes hiring and job fairs.

Free service from Vancouver Public Library to help you find the information you need to get a job in your field of education and experience.

WorkBC is the provincial government's resource for employment and labour market information. Search its comprehensive job postings database, explore career options and find programs to improve your skills. Live chat support is available weekdays during business hours.

Careers and occupations

Free website where you can research an occupation, assess your skills and receive a personalized learning plan.

Comprehensive resource for industry training programs and the apprenticeship system for skilled trades in British Columbia.

Find hundreds of job profiles created for newcomers and immigrants to BC from the Welcome BC website. Learn how occupations are practiced in BC.

Classifies Canadian occupations according to skill level and skill type and assigns an occupational code. It describes duties, skills, interests, aptitudes, education requirements and work settings for occupations in the Canadian labour market.

Comprehensive career development site. Has career, work and job-related tutorials and college planning information.

Resume and interview skills

Find many links to samples and types of resumes and cover letters, resume builders and templates, video resumes, and resume writing services.

Overview on various aspects of the job interview from the Job Bank website.

CV Maker is a webapp that lets you create resumes online for free, using multiple resume templates. If you create an account, you can save them for future updates and editing.

Free samples of resumes and cover letters, some for various occupations. Also interview techniques and salary information by an expert in the field.

Job postings

Local and British Columbia

This is an index of industry job boards from many professional organizations in British Columbia compiled by WorkBC.

Search for job postings by region or category. Get career advice covering resumes interviews, networking and salaries, and industry-specific information. You can also post your resume.

Search BC municipal job postings.

Human resources for the BC Public Service, including job postings and career opportunities.

Canada

Search job postings in Canadian local governments.

Search engine for full-time jobs directly from thousands of employers' websites across Canada. Includes material from "Canada's Top 100 Employers" and "The Career Directory".

Search and apply for Federal government postings nationwide through the Public Service Commission.

Search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find postings from thousands of company websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs and associations.

Government of Canada's website for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information including job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.

Canadian-based job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards. You can also search for jobs in 64 other countries.

Combines postings from the top job boards, newspapers, content sites, organizations and company career sites into one job search site. Narrow results by occupation, location, job type, level of education and experience. It also connects social networks with job search results with the Who Do I Know feature.

Canada’s largest job search engine, users can search for over 100,000 jobs advertised on thousands of job sites, classifieds and company sites across the country.

US and international

International Experience Canada is a travel and work abroad initiative of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you can travel and work in different countries around the world under one of Canada’s bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangements or agreements.

Browse international jobs by location, find information on international business etiquette and get search strategies for finding work abroad.

Salary and labour market surveys

Find projections of future labour demand and supply by broad skill level and occupation, from the models of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) used by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Volunteer and non-profit

Non-profit organization provides various charity, volunteer and youth initiatives. Main activities include short-term voluntary projects, youth exchanges, seminars, environmental actions and cultural festivals.

Job board for non-profit and public sector organizations. Other resources include career assessment, training and professional development, and news and events.

Online database provided by Volunteer Vancouver connects community volunteers to local not-for-profit organizations.

Check out volunteer opportunities with local organizations.

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