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HRDC: Listing Of Different Management Careers
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada provides job descriptions, example titles, outlines of main duties, and employment requirements for different occupations.

HRDC: Listing Of Occupational Classifications For Skilled Trades
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada provides career occupational descriptions for skilled trades, including job descriptions, example titles, outlines of main duties, and employment requirements for different occupations.

ITA: Descriptions Of BC Apprenticeship Programs
BC Industry Training Authority supplies apprenticeship program descriptions and outlines, for each of the trades and industry career choices offered in British Columbia.

McGraw Hill: Purchasable Book On Choosing Career Of Your Dreams
McGraw Hill book Careers For Hards Hats & Other Constructive Types covers the possibilities and training requirements for dozens of jobs involving a wide variety of popular hobbies and interests. It provides expert advice on how readers can put their construction knowledge to work in the career of their dreams. USD $18

Techworks: Listing Of Technology Careers
Techworks site, by the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC, supplies a list of different Technology Career Profiles. Each profile gives an explanation on what it is, where work is, expected earnings, future outlook, how to start, what is needed, and post secondary possibilities.

WorkBC: Index of Career Occupational Profiles
WorkBC online Index of Occupational Profiles offers information on trade & technological occupations, nature of work, main duties, example titles, education & training, working conditions, wages, employment opportunities, and more.
Industry Information

BCBC: Skills & Attributes That BC Employers Are Looking For
BC Business Council report 2010 Biennial Skills and Attributes Survey highlights the skills and attributes that major BC employers are looking for in new hires. (PDF)

BuildForce Canada: 2017 10-Year Labour Requirements For BC
BuildForce Canada’s annual Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecasts offer a 10-year scenario of workforce supply and demand by trade, province and region. These forecasts help industry, training providers and government decision makers manage workforce requirements.

BuildForce Canada: Research Reports For Labour Market Information
BuildForce Canada provides Labour Market Information research reports, on various topics on the Canadian construction industry, including future labour supply, impact of technology on different careers, training of workforce, and emerging trends in management.

Skills Canada BC: Annual BC Skills Competition
Skills Canada BC presents the BC Skills Competition, where young people from across BC compete in over 35 different events in the skilled trades and technologies. Over 500 youth from across BC compete to advance to the Canadian Skills Competition.

WorkBC: BC Labour Market Statistics & Career Outlooks
WorkBC provides insight into current and anticipated labour market conditions and career outlooks using provincial and federal data to generate reports, information and graphics.
Information Sources

A Career In The Trades: Debunking The Myths
Online video A Career In The Trades: Debunking The Myths debunks several myths associated with a career in the trades and provides further insights into this diverse, rewarding, and growing field.

BuildForce Canada: Canadian Resource Site On Construction Careers & HR
Originally created in 2001 as the Construction Sector Council, BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization committed to working with the construction industry to provide information and resources to assist with its management of workforce requirements.

Buildforce: Career Resources For Students, Apprentices, Educators, Career Counsellors
Canadian Construction Sector Council offers free career resources for students, apprentices, educators and career counsellors. (PDF) Free Registration Required

Careers In Construction: Canadian Resource Site On Construction Careers
Careers In Construction gives information on various trades, including details of skills, job requirements, wages, advancement opportunities, educational options, and where to find more information.

CCA: Careers In Civil Construction
Canadian Construction Association site Careers In Civil Construction is aimed mainly at high school and college students but applicable to anyone looking for information on civil construction careers.

Construction Jobs: Job Board & Career Info Centre
US Construction Jobs offers job database search, registered employers posting of jobs, job seekers posting of resumes, and career resources for the job seeker.

ITA: Resource Site For BC Trade Occupations
Industry Training Authority, responsible for BC trades training, has resources for career planning, employers & apprentices, and list of educational providers and courses.

Job Bank: Canadian Government Resource Site On Careers & Jobs
Job Bank is a Canadian Government resource site for both job-seekers and employers to learn more about the Canadian labour market and more than 500 distinct professions. Search by occupation, using National Occupational Classification codes, or do a title search to find out more about the skills and qualifications you need to excel in your chosen profession. You can also find out what the current salaries and wages are in your region and what the projected for that job will be in the future.

O*NET: Career Information & Job Descrptions
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

Service Canada: Federal Government Training & Career Site
Service Canada, resource site for job seekers, workers, and professionals, offers sections on finding a job, examining job search strategies, exploring career options, investigating employee rights and workplace issues, learning about training and financing education.

Skills Canada: Resource Site For Skilled Trades & Technology Careers
Skills Canada provides information and resources on skilled trades and technology careers for Canadian youth.

Trade Links: Resource Site For Canadian Tradespersons
Trade Links provides links to information and Web sites that will help you join the ranks of professional tradespersons in Canada.
Issues & Performance

BuildForce Canada: Report On BC Construction Labour Markets 2012 To 2020
BuildForce Canada provides a number of industry reports, including the recent Construction Looking Forward, An Assessment of Construction Labour Markets from 2012–2020 for British Columbia. (PPT)

CMHC: Labour Shortage Report For Residential Construction Industry
CMHC study examines why labour shortages arise and persist, the possible consequences of labour shortages, the tools available to manage labour supply and demand, policy implications and future research requirements. (PDF)

CMHC: Labour Study On Housing & Construction
CMHC fact sheet examines similarities and differences in labour requirements in residential and non-residential construction, and the extent to which construction labour moves between residential and non-residential construction. (PDF)
Procedures

HRDC: Career Handbook For Planning Careers
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada provides ratings assigned to occupations to further define skills, worker characteristics and other indicators important for career exploration and informed career decision-making.

ITA: 2016 BC Trades Guide
BC Industry Training Authority online 2016 Trades Guide positions the trades as an exciting post-secondary option. It offers a visual overview of opportunities in the skilled trades across BC, as well as a guide about how apprenticeship works in the province and the steps needed to get started. (PDF)

Work BC: Career Planning Information For BC Labour Market
WorkBC provides job information to help guide you through planning your career. Start by discovering the hundreds of careers available within B.C. by utilizing their online tools to help determine which career is best for you. Finalize your plan by determining your education needs, which may include choosing an institution and finding financing or assessing which skills you might need to get or upgrade.
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