an innoVative centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

helping families in ottawa, canada become self-sufficient contributing members of society

Centre Youville Centre
Ottawa-Carleton Inc.
150 Mann Avenue
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 8P4

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613-231-5150 ext. 117

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Charitable Reg. Number:
11884 8456 RR0001

Youville Centre


Searching for a Career

Some important things to ask yourself as you evaluate what types of jobs interest you.

What kinds of job do I find interesting and why?
What am I already good at?
What do I like to do?
What is my favourite subject?
What are my work values and attitudes?
What is the labour market trend?
Would I like to run my own business?

Skills Canada: Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. Our unique position among private and public sector partners enables us to work toward securing Canada's future skilled labour needs while helping our youth to discover rewarding careers.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum: The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is the only inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training.

Job Futures - This site lists many occupations and related information concerning earnings, education required, work prospects, important facts, related occupations, and information related to the work itself.


Workopolis - This site bills itself as Canada's Biggest Job Site where more than 3.7 million candidates visit every month.


Job Bank - Job Bank is Canada's one-stop job listing web site. Each year we help hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers, job seekers and employers connect online, and free of any service charges.
During its establishment in the late 1960's, Canadians have come to know and trust Job Bank as an easy to use, free job listing and recruitment service that has benefited employers, businesses and job seekers alike.
Our popular and innovative online tools are available to help you find that perfect job. Our Job Search tool allows you to search current job openings from coast to coast, or register with Job Bank to make use of Job Match, Job Alert, the Resume Builder and the Career Navigator.
The Training and Careers section will guide you in identifying career options that best suit your interests, strengths and skills. Also discover the latest trends, employment prospects and salary ranges of skilled trades and occupations that interest you.

Career Quizzes - These quizzes will help you explore your work abilities, interests and preferences. You will receive a list of matching occupations that will help you make an informed career decision.
Abilities Quiz: Identify your abilities and get a list of matching occupations to explore.
Data, People, Things Quiz: Select the ways you like to work with data, people and things and get a list of matching occupations to explore.
Work Preference Quiz: Do you prefer directive, social, methodical, objective or innovative work? Complete the work preference inventory to get a list of occupations that match your preferences.
Work Values Quiz: What values are important to you in your work environment?