Labour market information
Using the online labour market resources listed below, review the information relating to your career choice. Use Worksheet 1-1 to record information on starting salaries, placement rates, and the education or training required and where you can obtain it.
Be aware that not all career planning and labour market resources are equal and that you should consult as many sources as possible, including people now working in your chosen career field. The labour market is dynamic and always changing, so the materials you consult must be as current as possible.
Making Career Sense of Labour Market Information
This softcover book is an introduction to the different parts of the labour market and how they interact with each other. Designed primarily for counsellors and teachers, it provides a comprehensive overview of labour market issues and information. Published by the Canadian Career Development Foundation, 202–411 Roosevelt Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3X9. The entire text as well as a facilitator’s guide is available online at http://makingcareersense.org
This youth-oriented career planning tabloid-style publication features a wide variety of articles and quizzes on career planning and choosing an educational pathway. Published annually by YES Canada-BC, 5172 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 2E8. Articles and links are available online at http://www.careerpathsonline.com
Youth Resource Network
This government-sponsored website features a myriad of youth-oriented resources including self-assessment tools, career and education planning, and much more. http://www.youth.gc.ca
Career Development Manual
This online manual offers help with self-assessment, occupational research, and decision-making. Maintained by the University of Waterloo Career Services. http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca
Work Futures B.C.
Produced to help British Columbians with their career decisions. Work Futures provides employment facts and information about trends in today’s labour market. It also predicts how labour market conditions and employment prospects will changes over the next decade. http://www.workfutures.bc.ca/
This website has been developed by and for users, producers, and providers of labour market and career information in British Columbia. The site features an ever-increasing number of links to career exploration, education, looking for work, resources for career practitioners, labour market trends, and information on government programs and services. http://workinfonet.bc.ca
Education Planner contains comprehensive information about undergraduate programs at the 25 public post-secondary institutions in B.C. The search engine provides access to over 1,300 undergraduate programs, by field of study, subject, institution, or length of program. Information is also included on tuition fees, books and supplies costs, start dates, institution and program admission requirements and more. http://www.educationplanner.ca