College, University, Trades, Technical School, etc.
Explore career options
Some of the websites below offer online surveys to help you identify careers that might be a good fit for you. Find out about the education you need for various careers. Learn about the duties, salary, and the demand for different careers.
Research education options
Many of the sites below contain information about colleges, universities, trade schools, and other post-secondary institutions in BC and the rest of Canada.
Not sure where to start?
We recommend you explore each of the websites listed below. Remember to see your School Counsellor if you need assistance.
Ready to apply for post-secondary?
Once you’ve done your research visit the Post-Secondary Application Process page to get started. Remember that many post-secondary schools begin taking applications as early as September.
Education & Career Planning Websites
Use this website to:
- explore careers
- research post-secondary education options
- find out what high school courses your should take based on your post-secondary plans
- take an interest survey and learning style survey that will help you identify careers that might be a good fit for you
- build a resume
- create a cover letter
Click on the Career Cruising icon below to log on to your Career Cruising account.
Your user name is “SD62-” followed by your student number. Your password is your date of birth in numerical format.
If you don’t have a Career Cruising account and would like one, complete the Career Cruising Consent Form and return it to the office.
Education Planner Explore your post-secondary options in BC. – programs – admission requirements – application deadlines – tuition – scholarships
Universities Canada Research the programs, admission requirements, etc. for various universities & university colleges in Canada.
Industry Training Authority (I.T.A.) Apprenticeship could be your pathway to a successful career! Explore trade programs and pathways to skilled trades certification in BC.
Chatter High Sign up to learn about post-secondary opportunities, careers, and organizations that offer services to youth. Win prizes and earn points for EMCS!
Work BC Explore career options in BC. Find out information such as, job duties, working conditions, salary, employment prospects, etc.
Alberta Learning Information Service This Alberta website is an excellent source of up-to-date information on careers and Alberta post-secondary programs. Search for careers by clicking on “occupational profiles”. While this website is Alberta specific, the career information is very up-to-date and useful to BC students.
BC Ministry of Advanced Education Explore options for college, university, and training institutes in BC. This site provides profiles and links to both the public and private post-secondary schools in BC.
Canadian Trade School and College Directory Discover a private Canadian trade school or college where your future can start taking shape. This directory lists private trade schools and colleges with programs such as: business, arts and design programs, skilled trades, health care or information technology, and many more. Prepare yourself for success!
Canadian Forces Explore education and career opportunities with the Canadian Forces.
Academic Invest Academic Invest helps introduce students in Canada to scholarship opportunities, jobs and advice.
Youth Canada This Government of Canada site has information for youth such as finding a job, workplace safety, planning for post-secondary education, studying abroad, applying for a passport, managing your money, preparing a tax return, …… and much more.
Education USA Learn about post-secondary opportunities in the USA.
Association of American Colleges and Universities Information and links to many American colleges and universities.
European Commission: Study in Europe Explore post-secondary programs in Europe.
Education UK Learn about post-secondary opportunities in the United Kingdom.
Future Unlimited: Australia Research post-secondary programs in Australia.
Study and Go Abroad Experience the Word of Education! Learn about university programs abroad. Their website will also direct you to information on international internships, volunteer programs, work abroad programs, and adventure travel opportunities.
Times Higher Education: World University Rankings The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. THE’s data are trusted by governments and universities and are a vital resource for students, helping them choose where to study.
Indeed.com One search. All jobs. Looking for a job? Indeed.com is a large job search website that compiles job postings from many sources.