Great Canadian Resources for Guidance & Careers Teachers

I’m currently doing “Guidance Part 1” and I’m coming across some really good websites.  So I figure I would document here for future reference for myself and hopefully, some sites might be useful for you as well!

  • Justice for Children & Youth: provide legal representation to low-income children and youth in the GTA.  The “Legal Rights Wiki” is amazing because it has info about: Youth Criminal Justice Act; Education – suspensions, expulsions, attendance rights; Leaving Home – social assistance, shelters; Health & Mental Health, etc…Best part is that it is all organized in a way that is easy to read & understand.
  • Ontario College of Trades (Earn While You Learn): explains the trades, the types & how to get into it – really visually appealing website!
  • CAREERinsite: Alberta website that has questionnaires to help someone figure out their options based on their interests & strengths.
  • Apprenticesearch: lists the trades with brief descriptions, it allows you to register so that they can connect you to potential employers.
  • CareerCruising: interactive self-directed career guidance & pathways tool; it has interest surveys which will lead to career options.  Students can then check to see if they are in the correct stream, if they have the required pre-requisites for the program, etc…
  • Ontario Skills Passport: has a section for students & a section for teachers; it helps with the implementation of the Ontario Skills Passport program.  Main feature would be some games to help digest the content.
  • CareerMash: free PDF that has lessons for secondary level students; ideal resource for careers and computer tech teachers (a little text heavy which can be a con).
  • Electronic Info: website that allows students explore the various university programs in Ontario.
  • Scholarships Canada: website that helps students find scholarships & bursaries.
  • My Blueprint: super useful site that all of the students in our school use to choose their courses and plan out their post-secondary pathways
  • ONTransfer: helps students learn how to transfer their credits in Ontario’s post-secondary system
  • Ontario Colleges: application service for students interested in going to college; also has a helpful search that has associated information & links to all ontario college programs

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