There are so many different types of jobs out there today. As technology continues to advance, new jobs will be created that currently don’t exist today. It is hard to know what the workplace will look like in 5, 10 or 20 years from now. That’s why when it comes to making a career choice, ‘research’ plays an important part in helping us make smart decisions. The key is to understand what to research and where to find information that can help you.
What to research?
Career Cruising offers a Career Matchmaker assessment that matches your interests to careers and allows you to search for and research hundreds of job titles
Directory of Careers & Employment in Canada is a unique and comprehensive website containing essential information on careers and employment across the country. You will gain access to profiles within the following sections: career & employment websites, industry associations, employers, recruiters, internships & scholarships, summer jobs, industry directories, Service Canada centres, newcomer centres, and career/job search tips.
InsideCareerInfo provides job profiles of real professionals working in a wide range of fields and companies
Niagara Occupational Profiles list a variety of occupational categories that provide job profiles and statistics of careers found in the Niagara Region
National Occupational Classification (NOC Codes) is Canada’s occupational directory that helps job seekers understand the labour market in Canada
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States.
O*Net Online is an American resource that provides detailed descriptions of various occupations and the current outlook of those jobs
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is America’s occupational directory that helps job seekers understand the labour market in the USA
Labour market and salary information
Research information about the labour market such as, average job salaries and wages, the demand for jobs in the cities/regions you want to work in, and emerging job trends in the workforce.
The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) is a group representing 37 industry sectors that work collaboratively to address Canadian labour market issues
Canadian Salary Survey offers a wages and salary guide for different occupations and trades in Canada
Niagara Workforce Planning Board issues monthly and annual reports on labour market trends and issues in the Niagara Region
211 Ontario is a searchable directory of more than 56,000 agencies and services in Ontario
211 Toronto is a directory of over 20,000 community, social, health and government services in the greater Toronto area
Canadian Chambers of Commerce is a network of over 420 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 192,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions.
Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an update guide that features the best places to work in Canada
Glassdoor.com offers information about jobs and companies in Canada and the USA including job descriptions, company reviews and salary information
Industry Canada provides a listing of Canadian based companies by industrial sector
Inform Hamilton is a directory of community, social, health and government services in Hamilton
Information Niagara is a directory of community, social, health and government services for the Niagara Region which also includes an extensive volunteer opportunities database
Niagara Economic Development Corporation provides a database of businesses located throughout the Niagara Region. Companies are searchable by city and business category.
The Career Directory provides you with a list of companies who hire graduates from specific degrees. Search by degree and field of study to obtain a list of potential employers.
Academic Invest is an online resource to help students understand what they can do with their degree
Career Planning Guide by Jobpostings.ca is an online magazine with helpful information and resources to help make a career choice
Degree Exploration Guides provide a list of career options, skills and resources specific to areas of study at Brock University
University Study provides information for parents and students about Canadian post-secondary institutions and programs
WorkStory is an interactive site featuring a series of videos of recent graduates talking about their careers and how they got there