To land the right job, your first job is getting the right information. The Government of Ontario offers some valuable resources on summer employment and careers after high school. Check out these links:
- Opening Doors to Ontario Summer Jobs: This mini-site from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will help you unlock summer job opportunities, whether you want to find a job, start your own business, or work for the Government of Ontario this summer.
- Ontario Prospects: Ontario's Guide to Career Planning 2011: From the Ministry of Education, Ontario Prospects is an annual career planning guide for students in grades 7-12, as well as educators, job counsellors and others seeking career information. You’ll find information on self-assessment, job search preparation, the labour market and posts-secondary destinations.
- Ontario Skills Passport: Find clear descriptions of the essential skills and work habits important for work, learning a life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations, and are transferable from school to work, job to job, and sector to sector. Use the information to build your competence and confidence.
- Labour Market Information: This information will be extremely useful in your career planning. It will help you discover if your career goals tie in with labour market demand, or if you need to adjust them. Study the job market, compare your interests and aspirations to what is available.
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