Find local resources and information to help you take the next step in your career planning journey.

Take a self-guided tour of our recommended job search and career resources. You can also download and print the Job Search Guide [PDF] to track information you'll find using these resources for your particular journey.

Need help getting started with your job search? We also have online job search tours. Contact us to find out when the next one is.

Choose a Career

Career Cruising

A comprehensive and interactive career guidance site that provides information about career choices for people from 6th grade to adulthood.

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BC Labour Market Report

Check what jobs are currently in demand and read forecasts of future job openings. Read the top in demand skills and competencies for the next 10 years.

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National Occupation Classification

Classifies occupations according to skill level and skill type, and assigns the National code. Read descriptions of occupational duties, skills, interests and education requirements for Canadian specific fields.

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Canadian Occupational Projection System

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.

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Upgrade Your Skills

LinkedIn Learning

Learn software, creative, technology and business skills with LinkedIn Learning training tutorials (formerly Lynda.com)

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O'Reilly for Public Libraries

O'Reilly for Public Libraries offers resources for learning about business, technology, design, science, engineering, travel, hobbies, health and more.

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Build your Career with Essential Skills

See where you can improve by taking free online assessments for key job skills, such as reading, document use and math.

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Find Volunteer Opportunities

Go Volunteer

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

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Volunteer Burnaby

Check out volunteer opportunities with local organizations.

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See Who's Hiring: BC

Job Freeway

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

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Career fairs and employment events

Find upcoming career fairs and employment events in the Lower Mainland. Provided by WorkBC.

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BC Industry Job Boards

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

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Civic Info BC

Search B.C. municipal job postings.

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Job bank

Search for recent job postings in Canada and set up email alerts to get notified for job openings in a specific field.

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Indeed

Search for recent job postings and set up email alerts to get notified for job opening in a specific field

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See Who's Hiring: Canada

CivicJobs.ca

Search job postings in Canadian local governments.

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Neuvoo

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.

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Simply Hired Canada

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.

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See Who's Hiring: US and International Jobs

International Experience Canada

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 bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangements or agreements.

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Charity Village

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

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Search for Employers

SimplyAnalytics

Search for up-to-date information on over 1.1 million Canadian businesses using the Dun & Bradstreet Business Directory.

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Book of Lists

Browse BC’s top companies, biggest employers, and fastest growing businesses in this yearly published magazine. This publication is for in-library use.

British Columbia Business to Business Sales & Marketing Directory

Find industry headings, owner names, employment sizes and credit rating codes for companies in BC. Commonly known as BC Business Directory. This publication is for in-library use.

Write Your Resumé and Cover Letter

Resumes & Cover Letters

Look through Indeed.com’s career guide for tips in writing a cover letter and resumé as well as COVID-19 specific career information.

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Best Resume Formats With Examples and Formatting Tips

Explore different types of resumés and choose from many free downloadable templates from The Balance Rareers.

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Prepare for Interviews

Canadian Newsstream

Stay up to date with industry news and get access to the full text of nearly 300 national and regional Canadian newspapers.

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Guide to Job Interviewing Resources and Tools

This guide by LiveCareer includes tips, interview techniques and sample questions.

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Virtual Interviews

Use indeed.com to explore practical tips for virtual interviews.

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BC Salary Survey

Prepare for salary expectations by checking for salary levels in a specific field. This publication is for in-library use.

Local Resource Centres

ACCESS - Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

ACCESS provides employment and training resources for the urban Aboriginal community of Metro Vancouver. It provides employment assistance services, access trades, and the BladeRunners program.

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International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

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.

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Skilled Immigrant Info Centre

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.

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WorkBC

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.

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