Students and Youth

Finding a career path is a challenging task and a big life decision.

With so many career possibilities to choose from, how does someone find something that will interest and motivate them every day? Some people may already have an idea of what comes next after high school — others may need more help in determining where to begin.

Below are some resources that can help with starting the career exploration process.

Career exploration of online resources
Alberta Dual-Credit Learn how to earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same course.
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) Occupational profiles including working conditions and wages. Also, find short career video profiles.
ALIS High School Course Planner To access this resource, your school board or district must have an account. Ask your teacher for more details.
ALIS Get to Know Yourself Tool Get help identifying your interests, abilities, values and preferred working conditions.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training There are more than 50 designated trades or occupations in Alberta. Explore which ones may be right for you.
Careers in Construction An overview of new trends in trades, plus a section on how to talk to your parents about your career choice.
Career Cruising Members of the Calgary Public Library, have free access to this tool. 
Careers: The Next Generation A unique, non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through paid worksite internships. 
Career Trek (BC) Short videos of featured careers in British Columbia. 
Careers in Trades Reasons to consider the trades from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum Canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA), an inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training.
CurioCity Discover how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are important to your life and future career. 
Government of Canada Services for Youth Information and resources to help you learn more about different occupations and industries in Canada. 
Red Seal Trades Learn about the Red Seal program, the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades.
Registered Apprenticeship Program RAP is an Alberta Education program that allows students to begin their apprenticeship training while in high school.
Skills Alberta Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is a not-for-profit provincial association which seeks to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice option for youth in Alberta. The organization hosts and participates in local, regional, national and international skills competitions for youth in the trades.

SAITCity program

The SAITCity program is a fun, interactive program that will help match your interests with possible career paths. The program can help you to:

  • Discover many interesting careers — some you may never have heard of before — that are in-demand and fit with your interests.
  • Discover new interests and use them to explore different career paths.
  • Continue to investigate career options after your visit to SAITCity.

If your class or community group is attending the SAITCity program, your teacher or leader will provide you with pre-visit activities to prepare — it's important you complete these activities in order to learn about your own interests and identify career options that will be the most appealing to you.

Explore further

The below resources may be helpful to you while exploring different career paths.

Career profiles

Industries and careers

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