Student Success Centre

Get to know the job market

Before going out and applying to positions, it is worthwhile to learn more about what you’re getting yourself into. Learn more about the various careers that exist in the current labour market and how they relate to your skills and expectations. 

Career Exploration

  • Career Cruising: for password, login here to view password or email successcentre@uwo.ca. Career Cruising is a career guidance and planning system. It also includes information on where a variety of educational programs are offered.
  • Canadian Careers: explore hundreds of career areas, and learn about market trends in Canada.
  • Explore Careers (CanLearn): lets you check out hundreds of possible jobs and careers in Canada, and describes lines of work and what education you need to do them. It also gives you a list of schools across Canada that offers the program or training.
  • Career Exploration (Service Canada Job Bank): look at your skills and interests, make a plan, and manage your career. 
  • Career Options Website: for expert career advice and fresh job opportunities in partnership with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE).
  • Labour Market Information (Government of Canada): helps Canadians find information about occupations and labour market trends and outlooks, including skill or labour shortages and surpluses, and statistics on unemployment rates and the working-age population.
  • Ontario Job Futures (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities): a publication that provides information on the current trends and future outlook for about 200 occupations common to Ontario. It is developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and uses projections developed in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada.
  • Ontario Skills Passport (Ministry of Education): provides clear descriptions of Essential Skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life. Learners can use the OSP tools and resources to assess, build, document and track their skills in classroom, cooperative education and other experiential learning opportunities, volunteer and extracurricular activities.
  • Ontario WorkInfoNet: a web-based resource and service dedicated to connecting the people of Ontario to quality information and resources in the areas of jobs; work and recruiting; learning; education and training; occupations and careers; labour market information and outlook; self-employment; workplace issues and supports; and financial help and issues.
  • Possibilities: Toronto's Online Employment Resource Centre: a free online magazine to help Toronto job seekers find work.
  • The Vault: provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers. Vault delivers timely and actionable insider information and advice that allows job-seekers to define and achieve personal success at every stage of their careers.
  • Wet Feet Guide: an online collection of articles, guides, and personalized, insider information intended to help you get your dream job.
  • Working in Canada (Government of Canada): find available jobs, wages, outlooks, and job requirements specific to an occupation and location.
  • Workstory.net: a web-based resource featuring videos and articles in which people tell their WorkStory, that is, what they do, what’s great about it and the path(s) they took to get there. Aimed at current students, recent grads, those new to the job market, and career changers, WorkStory.net is intended to inform, to intrigue, and to inspire.
  • Worktrends.ca: local labour market information at your finger tips. Locally focused job, education and training information for the areas of Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties.
  • CareerTap: a website designed to introduce students to the jobs and opportunities available in Canada's plumbing and hydronic (hot water) heating industry.
  • SmartBrief: together with Bloomberg, we’ll provide a snapshot of essential news and information about market and enterprise risk, regulatory oversight, and special insights from Bloomberg’s world-renowned editorial and market data teams.
  • Finding a job (Youth Services Canada): to help you find a job, this page has useful links to guide you through every stage of the job-hunting process.
  • Chegg Career Centre: Get ready for the real world. Explore careers and apply to jobs & internships.
  • Non-Profit Sector: the non-profit sector is bigger and more diverse than some people may realize. It employs 13% of the Canadian workforce, athough according to the Canada Revenue Agency, 54% of non-profits operate without paid staff and 86% have fewer than five staff. Canada has approximately 170,000 non-profits, 86,000 of which are charities. Learn more about this industry sector at Imagine Canada.
  • Local Employment Planning Council: dispels myths about employment in Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin. 

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