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Inspire and Motivate

Are you a guardian, educator or counsellor, or a career advisor? Discover valuable resources to help your clients, students, children, and the people in your community as they plan and achieve their career goals. Check out additional resources for specific audiences and careers to inspire and motivate!

Alis Tutorial Videos

Watch short videos that show you how to use the many resources alis has to offer.

Alis Tutorial Videos

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Educators and Counsellors

Career Advisors

What Education and Training Is Best for Your Client?

The resources in this section will help your clients investigate Alberta’s many education and training options and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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The Skills for Success Model

To succeed at work, employees not only need to perform their tasks well—they also need the right skills for success. As a career advisor, you can help your clients develop these 9 essential skills so they can accomplish their goals at work and in life.
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Low Literacy Resources for Career Advisors

If you offer career planning help to adults with low literacy or English language skills, these resources can help.

Easy Reading Job Profiles: Help for Career Advisors publication cover

Easy Reading Job Profiles: Help for Career Advisors

Support low-literacy clients as they plan their careers. This guide offers tips on using Easy Reading Job Profiles as well as reference charts and information on occupational clusters.

Career Services in Alberta

Learn more about the different career services that are available throughout Alberta.

Canada-Wide Career Services

Making career decisions can be challenging. These resource from across Canada can help you plan your career.

Career Development Association of Alberta

The members of this self-regulated professional association provide high-quality career development services to help individuals and companies achieve their potential.
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CERIC: Advancing Career Development in Canada

CERIC is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.

Professional Development

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What Works: Career-Counselling Strategies for Diverse Clients

Are you a career counsellor? Discover context, theory, and practical career counselling tips for working with diverse client groups.
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Working With Employers

As an employment counsellor, helping your clients find and keep a job often requires you to build positive relationships with local employers. Explore these articles for advice on how to work with employers to help your different client groups succeed.

Additional Resources

Self-Assessment Tools

Self-assessment identifies what’s important to your students or clients. It’s the first step in helping them make effective career decisions.

Interactive Worksheets

These interactive worksheets, including exercises, quizzes, and checklists, are tools that help you plan your career, look for work, explore education, succeed at work, and more. Convenient and easy to fill out, answers can be saved, printed, or emailed.

Resources for Indigenous Peoples

If you’re an indigenous person, or you work with an indigenous person, these resources can help.

Resources for Persons with Disabilities

If you’re someone with a disability or work with someone with a disability, these resources can help.

Resources for Mature Workers

If you’re a mature worker, or you work with a mature worker, these resources can help.

Resources for Newcomers

If you’re a newcomer to Alberta, or if you work with a newcomer, these resources can help.

Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Persons

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, trans, or another sexual or gender minority? Explore career advice that's tailored to your needs.

Resources for Youth

If you're a younger person who is deciding on a career direction, then the information and resources in this section are a good place to begin.

Easy Reading

Find easy-to-read information to help you answer common questions about going to school and working in Alberta.

Finding Work With a Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record, you'll need to learn how to answer questions without hurting your chances of getting a job offer.

Explorer ressources en français

Un nombre limité de ressources produites par alis sont maintenant offertes en français.

Resources for Mature Students

For an adult student, there’s more to going back to school than studying. Learn to set goals, search for information, and decide what steps you need to take to make your return to school a successful one.

Career and Technology Studies Teacher

Do you have a genuine interest in young people and want to teach? Are you also interested in media, information technology or the trades? Then you may want to instruct yourself to become a career and technology studies teacher.

Outlook
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avg
Avg. Wage
$50.23
Min. Education
4 years post-secondary

Career Development Professional

Do you like meeting people and learning about their interests? Do you get excited by the idea of inspiring people to make education and career choices? Then becoming a career development professional may be the inspiration you are looking for.

Outlook
above
avg
Avg. Wage
$25.96
Min. Education
Varies

College, Technical or Vocational Instructor

Are you passionate about helping adults learn and achieve their goals? Do you have good oral and written communication skills? Then becoming a college, technical, or vocational instructor may fit your own career aspirations.

Outlook
avg
Avg. Wage
$40.67
Min. Education
2 years post-secondary

Community Disability Services Practitioner

Do you like helping other people? Are you a good motivator? Do you have a positive attitude? Then a career as a community disability services practitioner may motivate you.

Outlook
above
avg
Avg. Wage
$22.59
Min. Education
1 year post-secondary

Economic Development Officer

Do you enjoy working with entrepreneurs and businesses? Are you good at networking and motivating others? Then you may want to pursue a career as an economic development officer.

Outlook
below
avg
Avg. Wage
$46.66
Min. Education
4 years post-secondary

Educational Assistant

Do you like supporting others? Are you interested in working with students who have special needs? Then becoming an educational assistant may be the career for you.

Outlook
avg
Avg. Wage
$22.40
Min. Education
1 year post-secondary

Educational Counsellor

Do you have a genuine interest in helping students? Are you a good listener? Then you may want to guide yourself toward a career as an educational counsellor.

Outlook
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Avg. Wage
$35.62
Min. Education
6 years post-secondary

Elementary School Teacher

Are you resourceful and patient? Do you have a natural way with children? Then you may want to educate yourself on a career as an elementary school teacher.

Outlook
below
avg
Avg. Wage
$44.68
Min. Education
4 years post-secondary
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