Career Resources


Our 2013 Program Guide is now available online. Click on the image to see all of the exciting programs we have to offer for our 25th year!


*This is a Skills Canada - Ontario publication.

Skills Work! Booklets



  • By profiling over 60 of the most popular skilled trades and technology careers, the “Skills Work!®” Booklet provides answers to many important questions that students, parents and educators may have concerning careers in the skilled trades.
    This booklet is an informative resource that profiles real life success stories of young Ontarians who have pursued the trades as viable, first choice career options and are succeeding in their chosen career paths.  Frequently asked questions are answered and leads for more specific information on various trades are provided. Class sets are provided to affiliated schools and additional copies of this valuable resource can be purchased for $5.00 per booklet (minimum of 5) or $150/case of 75.  The booklet is available in both official languages.

Email to to order a minimum of five booklets. Please specify whether your request is for English or French.

*This is a Skills Canada - Ontario publication.


Download "Women Working in the Skilled Trades and Technologies - MYTHS & REALITIES" by clicking on the image at left. This position paper not only contains information for women considering the skilled trades, but also offers advice on how industry, government and educators can provide them with meaningful support, from high school straight through to the workplace. The report also highlights six common myths about women working in the skilled trades, and dispels these with the realities that are found in these careers, including excellent wages, good working conditions and room for advancement.

*This is a Skills Canada - Ontario publication.

• Connecting Employers and Job Seekers. provides free information on available apprenticeships throughout Ontario.   Local employers and apprentices/apprenticeship candidates are welcome to explore opportunities to connect in your local area.


• The Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE) was formed to represent teachers of technology related subjects from K-12 in the province of Ontario.  OCTE offers teachers workshops and resources.

  • Second Career is an Ontario government program that offers training for a new job, including financial support. Second Career provides career planning and financial support specially designed to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job.




  • Find out more about each of Ontario’s 28 public colleges and where their campuses are located.  Search from thousands of programs to find the ones that are right for you.





  • Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place.  You will need a login and password to use Career Cruising.



  • Funded by the Government of Canada, this website will help you find information about careers in skilled trades and why choosing such careers make so much sense.
  • Has a great youth section.


  • Funded by the Ministry of Education, the Independent Learning Centre is a recognized leader in distance education.  The Centre creates and delivers an accessible, dynamic, and varied suite of English and French resources to the learners of Ontario. Offers Grade 9 to 12.
  • The ILC administers the GED testing program in Ontario. Write the GED tests to earn a Ministry recognized high school equivalency certificate.



  • Job Futures is a career tool to help you plan for your future. It provides useful information about 265 occupational groups and describes the work experiences of recent graduates from 155 programs of study.



  • The official website of OYAP - a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.



  • This area on the Government of Ontario website focuses on the pathways to apprenticeship.
  • John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre. Visit




  • is a collaborative effort between community partners in Durham Region, funded by the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.  Their goal is to meet current and future market demand for skilled tradespeople in Durham Region.
  • Has a comprehensive listing of skilled trades.
  • Find out about the many great opportunities available in careers in the wood industry.