To find a career path that fits, you need to start by getting to know yourself. Our self-assessment quizzes will help you take the first step.
Find out how to pay for your education by using student loans, scholarships, bursaries and other awards.
If you are a resident of Alberta and a high school graduate or a post-secondary student, you may be eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries.
Go to Transfer Alberta for information on course and program transfer agreements between many of Alberta's post-secondary schools.
Go to OCCinfo for information on post-secondary programs and schools in Alberta and distance learning programs available in Western Canada, including admission requirements, application deadlines and more.
If you have international education, find out how to get assessed.
Check out the Funding for Training page to find out about funding for full-time and part-time training for work.
Call the Alberta Career Information Hotline to speak with an advisor for advice and referrals.
Ask your teacher to get a Learning Clicks Ambassador to come to your class to talk about going to college, university or technical school.
Your first step is to find out about apprenticeship training.
Find videos and planning guides for students with disabilities, their parents, educators and other professionals.
Watch the Youth Reflections videos to find out how other teens are connecting their hobbies to interesting career and learning paths.
Check out the Distance Learning page that includes links to distance education programs throughout Canada.
Learn about eligibility requirements and sources for part-time funding through student loans.
Access career and employment services at any of the Alberta Works Centres throughout the province. Career and Employment Consultants are available at these offices to help youth prepare for and find work. The CAREERinsite website can also start you on a path to discovering your strengths and exploring possible careers.
Check out the educational program information at OCCinfo. Search by program and school name for courses in Western Canada (distance and non-distance).
Also at OCCinfo, find occupational profiles, each of which has a section about education requirements that lists educational options available to enter a particular occupation.
Talk to the Student Awards Office at the educational institution you will be attending to find out about awards specific to their educational institution, faculties and or departments.
Obtaining an education via distance learning is becoming very popular. Search through the educational program information at OCCinfo to find out if your program is offered via distance education (limited to programs in Western Canada.) You could also check colleges and universities individually for their distance education courses.
The following websites provide information for students from other countries:
- Canada International describes federal services for non Canadians
- The Canada Bureau for International Education provides information for international students, including information on awards for study in Canada
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information for people who are seeking long-term residence in Canada:
- obtaining a visitor's Visa
- obtaining immigration kits, guides and forms to be used when applying for temporary stay or permanent residence in Canada.
Employment Insurance training benefits may be available if you need to upgrade your skills to get new employment. At your local Alberta Works Centre, a Career and Employment Consultant can help determine whether you are eligible for training benefits.
In some centres, you may be referred to an agency to complete a questionnaire and assessment. Your training application may not be approved. If not, you will be offered other options.