Self Assessment

What am I good at?

·         http://mazemaster.on.ca

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.

·         http://canadiancareers.com/careerinfo.html

Try the on-line interest and skill tests.  Learn about current labour trends.

·         http://careercruising.com

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

·         http://osca.ca

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.

Occupational Profiles

·         http://careercruising.com/

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.

·         http://ilc.org

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.

·         http://careers.ca

Canadian Career Opportunities and Information Website is a government site.  Check out top 100 employers, government jobs, nursing jobs, etc.

·         http://umanitoba.ca/student/counselling/careers.html

What can I do with my Bachelor’s Degree?

This career resource centre site is a helpful spot to explore occupations.

·         http://jobfutures.ca/

This Canadian site provides extensive information on 265 careers and occupations and these are listed in alphabetical order.

Choosing a School

·         http://schoolfinder.com

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 –

519-823-1063

·         http://ocutg.on.caCollege & 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.caOntario 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

·         http://education411.com

This site is advertised as “Canada’s ultimate University and College info-site”

Apprenticeship Websites

·         skillsontario.com – Skills Canada – Ontario

·         oyap.com – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

·         http://skillswork.com – Ontario Skills Work

Finding a Job

Financing Your Education

In addition to the resources below, be sure to read this helpful document on financing a post-secondary education.  Click Here.
    http://osap.gov.on.ca/

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.

·         http://canlearn.ca/

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:

  1. http://studentawards.com
  2. scholarshipscanada.com
  3. http://fastweb.com  (American site,  but helpful tips)
  4. http://outsidescholarships.org/

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:

Final Checks

·         http://cou.on.ca/

Welcome to the site called CUDO – Common University Data Ontario.  This is a great information tool to compare universities and their various programs.

·         http://edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/postsec/uindicator.html

This report summarizes how successful students have been in programs and universities across Ontario.  OSAP default rates are also reviewed.