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Professional Associations

When researching a company, your goal is to learn everything you can about its products and services and the people who work there. Knowing who's who and studying company profiles can give you a better idea of the work roles involved and where you might want to work. You can also use these connections for networking and getting to know people in a variety of companies and industries.

Access business directories and company websites for information about companies in a specific market or industry:

Join a professional association, union or other organization to obtain more information about companies or industries that employ people in a specific occupations. See Using an Organization’s Website Effectively for tips.

Check out National Professional Organizations, a directory on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials site.

Search for Certification and Registration information at OCCinfo on associations that regulate professions and occupations in Alberta.

Visit business and professional networking websites that focus on business, career and professional interests such as:

Find a union through the:

Connect with alumni associations for Alberta post-secondary school graduates by visiting the websites of colleges, universities or technical institutes. Access these websites from Alberta Advanced Education and then select a specific post-secondary school.

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