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Careers & Job Hunting

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

Career Cruising – Career Cruising is a career guidance database that features Canadian information on over 450 occupations and the education required to achieve them. A career “matchmaker” tool assesses your likes and dislikes, and then finds careers that match up with your interests. It allows you to search for up to date postings on thousands of job boards and company websites. You will find resume help and samples, cover letter dos and don’ts, interview skills guidance and advice on how to handle job offers. Career Cruising is ideal for exploring, planning and charting your way to a successful career.


Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)

In the Library

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Job hunting 650.14 & 331.702
Résumés 650.142
Cover letters 650.142
Career development 331.7
Vocational guidance 331.7 and 650.1

Career Planning

AboriginalCareers.ca – This highly specialized employment portal is fully-dedicated to assisting Aboriginal Job Seekers in researching and acquiring opportunities to develop their careers.

Canadian Careers – Information on employment and job postings arranged in directory fashion by job categories. Extensive online career resources: information on career fairs, national career news and trends.

Employment Victoria – Local work resources including career development and related programs and services.

Working in Canada – Provides job seekers, workers and those who are new to the Canadian labour market with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. WorkinginCanada.gc.ca is the Government of Canada’s leading source for labour market information.

National Occupational Classification (Canada) – The National Occupational Classification (NOC) organizes over 30,000 job titles into 520 occupational group descriptions.

WorkBC – WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia.


Employment Services, Career Planning & Training

GT Hiring Solutions (Victoria) 201-1483 Douglas St., Victoria, BC V8W 3K4. Phone: 250-381-9074 Email: victoria@gthiringsolutions.ca

GT Hiring Solutions (Victoria) 102-415 Gorge Rd East, Victoria, BC V8T 2W1 Phone: 250-388-5627 Email: victoria@gthiringsolutions.ca

GT Hiring Solutions (Saanich) 201-3962 Borden St., Victoria, BC V8P 3H8 Phone: 250-479-9675 Email: saanich@gthiringsolutions.ca

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria 930 Balmoral Rd., Victoria BC V8T 1A8 Phone: 250-388-4728 Email: employmentadmin@icavictoria.org

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society 3rd Floor, 637 Bay St., Victoria, BC V8T 5L2. Phone: 250-361-9433 Email: info@vircs.bc.ca

Transition Youth Employment Services 203-780 Tolmie Ave., Victoria, BC V8X 3W4. Phone: 250-381-7582 Email: none given.

John Howard Society 2675 Bridge St., Victoria, BC V8T 4Y4. Phone: 250-386-3428 Email: jhs@johnhoward.victoria.bc.ca

Le Centre d’accueil & de services à l’emploi Société francophone de Victoria 200-535 Yates St., Victoria, BC V8W 2Z6. Phone: 250-388-7350 Toll free: 1-888-388-7350 Email: case@francocentre.com

Victoria Disability Resource Centre 817A Fort St., Victoria, BC V8W 1H6. Phone and TTY: 250-595-0044 Email: employment@drcvictoria.com

Canadian National Institute for the Blind 2340 Richmond Rd., Victoria, BC V8R 4R9. Phone: 250-595-1100 Email: none given

Career Assistance and Resources for Employment (CARE) 120-4243 Glanford Ave., Victoria, BC V8Z 4B9. Phone: 250-658-4222. Email: caressgsupport@careonline.ca

University of Victoria Career Services Room 110, Campus Services Bldg, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P1. Phone: 250-721-8421 Email: careers@uvic.ca

Worklink Employment Society 3179 Jacklin Rd., Colwood, BC V9B 3Y7. Phone: 250-478-9525 Email: info@worklink.bc.ca


Job Postings

Monster.ca – Canadian database of over 400,000 jobs and careers, company profiles and job searches by company.

Workopolis – Possibly Canada’s biggest job site. Searchable by location, job category and industry grouping.

Careerjet.ca – An employment search engine with access to over 55 million job listings worldwide, including over 365,000 in Canada.

Job Bank – Canada – Electronic listing of jobs, work or business opportunities phoned in to Human Resource Centres of Canada by employers around the country.

Working.com – Canadian jobs listed in the career section of some Canadian newspapers, including the Times-Colonist.

Wowjobs.ca – Search over 100,000 jobs from thousands of job boards, employment and career sites in Canada.

Hcareers.ca – Hospitality jobs in Canada.

BC Government Job Postings – Sort opportunities by region, or ministry.

Federal Government Job Postings

Careerbuilder.ca – Job postings from a variety of Canadian sources.

BCjobs.ca – Online career site with special emphasis on BC.

BCClasssified.com – Local job opportunities advertised in: Victoria News, Oak Bay News, Saanich News, Gulf Island Driftwood, and other Black Press newspapers on South Vancouver Island.