What am I good at?
Mazemaster provides a wide variety of online activities. Try the self-assessment exercises, the task – Getting to Know You and build an action plan. It takes 30 minutes.
Try the on-line interest and skill tests. Learn about current labour trends.
This is a great site that focuses on – occupational and educational information, interviews by professionals, web links to schools, and self-assessment information.
Username is rainbow, password is 29600
The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association site has a variety of interest tests to try. Go to Student Resources
· Jackson Vocational Interest Survey – JVIS
This program costs $10.00 and is available in Guidance. This is an interest survey that outlines your area of interest and shows how your interests compare with those of people in different occupations and educational programs.
This is a great site that focuses on- occupational and educational information, interviews by professionals, web links to schools, and self-assessment information. Username is rainbow, password is 29600.
This comprehensive website is from TV Ontario and the Independent Learning Centre. Note: Links for Job Descriptions, Career Assessment, etc. are located at the bottom of the homepage.
Canadian Career Opportunities and Information Website is a government site. Check out top 100 employers, government jobs, nursing jobs, etc.
What can I do with my Bachelor’s Degree?
This career resource centre site is a helpful spot to explore occupations.
This Canadian site provides extensive information on 265 careers and occupations and these are listed in alphabetical order.
Choosing a School
Find information on more than 1700 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details. View interactive virtual campus e-Tours™. Search by keyword for programs, schools, careers and scholarships.
· electronicinfo.ca This is your beginning point in researching
Ontario Universities. Click on “About eInfo” & view the How to Video.
· http://ouac.on.ca/ – Ontario University Application Centre
The magazine you get titled INFO is also available for viewing on-line at this site. This site is what you will use to register on-line with the aid of your Guidance department. Afterwards, students will use this site to check the progress of their application to university. Applicant inquiries –
· http://ocutg.on.ca – College & University Transfer Guide
Find out how collaborative programs, articulation agreements, and credit transfers between Ontario universities and colleges work, and which ones exist.
· http://ontariocolleges.ca –Ontario Colleges
The magazine you get titled OCAS – Ontario College Guide is also available for viewing on line at this site. Access this site to get information about a specific college programs in Ontario along with Applied Degree Programs . This site is what you will use to register on-line with the aid of your Guidance department. Afterwards, students can use this site to check the progress of their application to college.
· http://campusstarter.com Site provides a good comparison and summaries of programs
· http://StudyinCanada.com A one stop shopping site.
· http://CampusAccess.com This is a comprehensive resource for college and university research
This site is advertised as “Canada’s ultimate University and College info-site”
· skillsontario.com – Skills Canada – Ontario
· oyap.com – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
· http://skillswork.com – Ontario Skills Work
Finding a Job
- http://youthpath.ca – A popular job hunting site
- http://canadianjobs.com “Where people go to work”
- allstarjobs.ca – largest directory of job banks in Canada
- eluta.ca search engine for new jobs in Canada
- neuvoo.ca – a Canadian job site.
- jobcareer.ca – one of the fastest-growing job search engines in Canada.
JobCareer allows students to:
• search jobs from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually
• upload and manage their resumes which can be discovered by potential employers
Financing Your Education
In May, many students start applying for educational funds through the Ontario Student Assistance Program. There are no fees charged if you register on-line.
This broad ranged site has many points of interest. Pay special attention to the left column Financial Planning Guide. Use the pull down menu to calculate the costs you will face at the school of your choice.
· Free scholarship search engines to try:
- http://fastweb.com (American site, but helpful tips)
Many of these web sites will conduct a free search for you after you complete a questionnaire about yourself and your future goals.
Here are some more scholarship opportunities outside of Canada:
- Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
- Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
- Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
- ENTELEC’s Wayne V. Black Scholarship
- VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest
- NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
- Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
- Diabetes Scholars Foundation
- Common Knowledge Scholarship Competition
Welcome to the site called CUDO – Common University Data Ontario. This is a great information tool to compare universities and their various programs.
This report summarizes how successful students have been in programs and universities across Ontario. OSAP default rates are also reviewed.