CHOICES

The CHOICES database consists of 1.045 occupational descriptions. It engages students in an interactive process that heightens their self-awareness, helps them set priorities, and develops career decision-making skills. CHOICES is available in Canada from:

Careerware
2220 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5L2
(tel: 1-800-267-1544; fax: (613) 739-4933)

To locate information about CHOICES around the world or other Careerware products, visit http://www.careerware.com/

CAREER FUTURES

Career Futures is a simpler version of CHOICES for students aged 12 to 15. Like CHOICES, it also engages students in an interactive process that heightens their self-awareness, helps them set priorities, and develops career decision-making skills. Career Futures is available in Canada from:

Careerware
2220 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5L2
(tel: 1-800-267-1544; fax: (613) 739-4933)

To locate information about CHOICES around the world or other Careerware products, visit http://www.careerware.com/

DISCOVER

Discover is a career guidance software program, developed by U.S.-based A.C.T. (American College Testing). A Canadian version is available from Nelson Canada. For information about Discover and to download a demonstration, visit http://www.thomson.com/nelson/discover/fintropg.html

INTERNET RESOURCES

Canada Career Consortium

http://www.careerccc.org

The Web site for a partnership of Canadian organizations designed to provide career information to Canadians. Partners are the Canada Career Information Partnership, Human Resources Development Canada, the Canadian Labour Force Development Board, and the Sector Councils (industry-based groups with specific information about career opportunities in their sectors of the economy).

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACCEE)

http://www.cacee.com

Information on career opportunities in the world of work as well as work search strategies and techniques.

Job Futures

http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/JobFutures

An alphabetical listing of more than 600 occupational descriptions. For each occupation listed, information is provided about the type of work, training required, earnings, and future employment prospects.

Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)

http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/career-carriere

Description of career resources available from Human Resources Development Canada. Resources include information on publications, computer software, videos, and reference books including the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

Labour Movement

http://www.clc-ctc.ca/

Information and resources form the Canadian Labour Congress.

Occupational Information From The University Of Manitoba

http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/occupations.html

Information on hundreds of occupations, and a virtual library of occupational resource sites which students may find helpful. An additional Web site: http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html is an occupational exploration resource designed to help students become aware of their potential career options.

The Ontario School Counsellor’s Association

http://www.osca.ouac.on.ca

Links to career resources, resources for counsellors, and post-secondary opportunities world-wide.

The Packaging Association of Canada

http://www.pac.ca

Information about the packaging industry, and links to companies.

SchoolNet

http://www.schoolnet.ca/

A Guidance Centre containing interesting and excellent sources of career information. Links to other Net sites are also provided.

Women In Packaging, Inc.

http://www.womeninpackaging.org

Women in Packaging, a U.S. organization, is a forum for networking and education for the personal and professional development of women. The group publishes Packaging Horizons, a quarterly publication dedicated to changing the stereotype and raising the awareness and visiblity of women and minorities in the packaging industry and industry in general.

WorkINFONet

http://www.workinfonet.ca

Links to more than 2,000 career planning and labour market information sites in Canada and the United States.

Youth Resource Network of Canada

http://www.youth.gc.ca

An informative site for young people designed to help them better understand the world of work and how to search for work in today’s job market.

The Ontario Learning Partnership Group

http://www.olpg.on.ca