Job search and careers


This comprehensive and interactive career guidance site provides information about career choices for people from 6th grade to adulthood. Career Cruising offers a "career matchmaker" skills assessment tool, occupational profiles, an extensive listing of post-secondary programs (including financial aid information), thousands of job listings and tips for all part of the job search process. Create a "My Plan" account to track your progress, save relevant information and build a personalized resume.


In the library or at home with your library card.

Online version of Job White Pages, a weekly magazine listing new job postings throughout the Lower Mainland. Includes an annual salary survey for BC jobs.


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Learn software, creative, technology and business skills with training tutorials. Includes more than 8,000 video courses on software programs like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop and Zoom, plus courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. also includes tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. getting started help


For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

O'Reilly for Public Libraries (previously Safari Books Online) offers resources for learning about business, technology, design, science, engineering, travel, hobbies, health and more. O'Reilly includes over 50,000 books from top publishers (including pre-release titles for the most up-to-date information), more than 30,000 hours of video content, case studies from top companies, learning paths and expert playlists.

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Recommended websites

Local resource centres | Careers and occupations | Resume and interview skills | Job postings | Salary and labour market surveys | Volunteer and non-profit

Local resource centres

ACCESS provides employment and training resources for the urban Aboriginal community of Metro Vancouver. It provides employment assistance servicesaccess trades, and the BladeRunners program.

The Burnaby WorkBC Employment Services Centre (ESC) serves as a one-stop employment services resource. If you are looking for work, interested in changing jobs, or needing local labour market information, they can assist you. Find an Employment Services Centre from their  this list.

Find employment events across Metro Vancouver on the YWCA Metro Vancouver website. It includes hiring and job fairs and programs for job seekers.

ICES, a service offered through BCIT, evaluates the credentials of people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms.

Free service from Vancouver Public Library to help you find the information you need to get a job in your field of education and experience.

WorkBC is the provincial government's resource for employment and labour market information. Search its comprehensive job postings database, explore career options and find programs to improve your skills. Live chat support is available weekdays during business hours.

Careers and occupations

Free website where you can research an occupation, assess your skills and receive a personalized learning plan.

Comprehensive resource for industry training programs and the apprenticeship system for skilled trades in British Columbia.

Find hundreds of job profiles created for newcomers and immigrants to BC from the Welcome BC website. Learn how to get your qualifications recognized,  how occupations are practiced in BC, and your rights as a worker.

Classifies Canadian occupations according to skill level and skill type and assigns an occupational code. It describes duties, skills, interests, aptitudes, education requirements and work settings for occupations in the Canadian labour market.

Comprehensive career development site. Has career, work and job-related tutorials and college planning information.

Resume and interview skills

A collection of job interviewing resources and tools, with tips, articles, and tutorials. This includes traditional, behavioral, and case interview methods.

Free samples of resumes and cover letters, some for various occupations. Also interview techniques and salary information by an expert in the field.

Find many links to samples and types of resumes and cover letters, resume builders and templates, video resumes, and resume writing services.

Job postings

Local and British Columbia

This is an index of industry job boards from many professional organizations in British Columbia compiled by WorkBC.

Search for job postings by region or category. Get career advice covering resumes interviews, networking and salaries, and industry-specific information. You can also post your resume.

Search BC municipal job postings.

Human resources for the BC Public Service, including job postings and career opportunities.


Search job postings in Canadian local governments.

Search engine for full-time jobs directly from thousands of employers' websites across Canada. Includes material from "Canada's Top 100 Employers" and "The Career Directory".

Search and apply for Federal government postings nationwide through the Public Service Commission.

Search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find postings from thousands of company websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs and associations.

Government of Canada's website for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information including job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.

Search for job fairs and recruitment events across Canada and find employment news and trends.

Canadian-based job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards. You can also search for jobs in 64 other countries.

Combines postings from the top job boards, newspapers, content sites, organizations and company career sites into one job search site. Narrow results by occupation, location, job type, level of education and experience. It also connects social networks with job search results with the Who Do I Know feature.

Canada's largest job search engine, users can search for over 100,000 jobs advertised on thousands of job sites, classifieds and company sites across the country.

US and international

International Experience Canada is a travel and work abroad initiative of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you can travel and work in different countries around the world under one of Canada’s bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangements or agreements.

Browse international jobs by location, find information on international business etiquette and get search strategies for finding work abroad.

Salary and labour market surveys

Find projections of future labour demand and supply by broad skill level and occupation, from the models of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) used by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Volunteer and non-profit

Non-profit organization provides various charity, volunteer and youth initiatives. Main activities include short-term voluntary projects, youth exchanges, seminars, environmental actions and cultural festivals.

Job board for non-profit and public sector organizations. Other resources include career assessment, training and professional development, and news and events.

Online database provided by Volunteer Vancouver connects community volunteers to local not-for-profit organizations.

Check out volunteer opportunities with local organizations.

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