Your Career Path

Career Planning

Career planning is a multi-step process that involves a great deal of research.  It takes time and dedication.  It is a process that involves learning about yourself, thinking hard about what you really want, and learning about the occupations you are considering.  Here is a link to a website that contains some interesting information on choosing a career.

If you are not sure about your career path after high school, you may want to begin with our  Finding Your Path article below.   After following the steps there, you may wish to discuss your results with the Career Counselor at your school.  There are MANY career resources available online.  Get started with Career Path Resources (below) for tons more information.

Finding Your Path

The guide that follows is designed to help you career plan and set some goals.  Be patient and willing to spend some time on this project!  

Step #1

Plan your education and career path:

  • www.myblueprint.ca (Ask at your Career Centre for an activation key, then create your account)
  • enter current grade; then next
  • enter student education number; date of birth; then next
  • enter a valid email address
  • enter a password and create an account
  • access your email account to verify your email address (this will be your login name for myBlueprint)
  • To complete the assessments, click on "Who Am I" in the menu box on the left.  Complete the surveys one by one to learn more about yourself and careers that match your  responses.
  • Start exploring occupations in myBlueprint!  You will find lots of information on the careers that interest you, including duties, wage and salary, working conditions, educational requirements, employment outlook and so on. 


Step #2

Complete further Career and Personality Quizzes - a variety of self inventories may give you more insight into careers that might be suitable to you based on your character, skills, values and interests.

  • www.schoolfinder.com (Sign up for a free subscription)
    Under My Careers, click on "Take the Career Quiz"
  • www.alis.gov.ab.ca Click on Planning Your Career, then CAREERInsite.  Complete the Know Yourself quiz

 

Step #3

1. Take your results from Step #2 and go to:

www.myblueprint.ca

  • In the left menu bar, click Work, Occupations
  • Search by title by typing the occupation name from step 2 into the seaach bar

OR go to:

www.alis.gov.ab.ca

  • Click 'Information on Occupations' then on 'Occupational Profiles'.
  • Click 'Occupations'
  • Search by title using the list of options you received in Step #2: type the occupation into the search bar or search alphabetically

Each occupation title will list information about educational requirements, details about duties, working conditions, wage and salary ranges, employment outlook, advances and certificate requirements.

2.  For those considering a trade login to:

www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca

  • Open 'Trades and Occupations'
  • Click 'Trades and Occupations List'
  • all trades are listed alphabetically from A to Z.
  • each is linked to a description of duties, working conditions, skills and abilities needed, and much more

 

Step #4

Research the Post Secondary Institution that your program is offered at by:

  • Attending an Open House (see Calendar  for dates)
  • Exploring their website
  • Phone: Ask for an Academic Advisor
  • Email
  • Check for such programs as Student for a Day etc.
  • Speak with representatives when they have displays in the Common Area


 

Step #5

Start Researching Scholarships

  • Use the resources and information available to you on the WCPS site
  • Receive scholarship deadline reminders by texting @ lchscc to 587-333-2739

Career Path Resources

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My Blueprint
www.myblueprint.ca

My Blueprint provides an interactive career resource designed for students. This site gives you the ability to explore different career options or plan future education and training.Check with your school for information on how to create an account.
Alberta Learning Information Service
www.alis.gov.ab.ca

Alberta's leading on-line source for career, learning and employment information and services. Excellent site for students and parents!
 
School Finder
www.schoolfinder.com

Find information on more than 1,700 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details.Excellent Career Quiz under Career Section!NOTE:  You must sign up for a free subscription.
Job Bank Canada
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do?lang=eng

82,160 job postings in Canada, an opportunity to explore careers, and a Career Tool that can help you learn about what fields of study are in demand.  
TradeSecrets - Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca

Each Alberta designated trade & occupation described in detail-what the work is like, requirements to work in the trade or occupation, learning the trade as an apprentice, and other training and certification.
Careers in Trades
www.apprenticetrades.ca

This site contains information about apprenticeships or a career in the skilled trades.

My Work Quest
https://myworkquest.alberta.ca/

A youth career and employment portal launched by the Government of Alberta.  Designed to connect users to helpful information immediately.  Find information on careers, the job search, what is in demand in Alberta and more.

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program
www.red-seal.ca

Learn more about the Red Seal Program, apprenticeship, national standards & trade certification
Service Canada
www.youth.gc.ca

Good site for youth related information.  Areas of interest include jobs, education, money, youth employment strategy and more.

The Canadian Armed Forces Web Site
www.forces.ca                                                       

The place to start if you are interested in a career with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.  Find out about jobs and career options with the military and how to join up.

Career-Oriented Education
www.career-college.com

This site offers options for students who do not want to attend a traditional university or college. Please do your research and ensure that accreditation received will be recognized in your field.