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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 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 myBlueprint to:

  • complete activities and assignments for your Grade 9 through 12 Careers courses
  • explore post-secondary options and careers
  • actively learn about your interests, skills, passions, and feelings, and document what you discover about yourself in pictures, videos, and journals
  • reflect on who you want to become and set goals for your education, leisure, community life, and work
  • create an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals, transition to post-secondary, and successfully shape your future
  • track your progress towards graduation and plan your courses for Grade 10, 11, and 12

Log in to myBlueprint   Select “School Account Login”, select “SD 62 Sooke”, and use your SD 62 single sign-on user name and password.  (what you use to log in to the school wifi)

Education Planner BC  Explore your post-secondary options in BC. – programs – admission requirements – application deadlines – tuition – scholarships

Post-Secondary BC   This website is maintained by a group of over 30 BC public post-secondary.  The site allows you to search for programs in BC that may be of interest to you.

Skilled Trades BC  Apprenticeship could be your pathway to a successful career!  Explore trade programs and pathways to skilled trades certification in BC.

Universities Canada  Research the programs, admission requirements, etc. for various universities & university colleges in Canada.

Work BC  Explore career options in BC.  Find out information such as, job duties, working conditions, salary, employment prospects, etc.

Canadian Forces   Explore education and career opportunities with the Canadian Forces.

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!

BC Transfer Guide  Look up how credits transfer between different post-secondary schools in BC.  For example, find out how Camosun Math 100 transfers to UVIC.

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.

School Finder  Explore provincial, national, and international post-secondary options.  Information on scholarships too!

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!

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.

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.