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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!

Educators and Counsellors

Career Advisors

Professional Development

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Employment Counselling for Sexual and Gender Minorities

Explore approaches to specific employment concerns for LGBTQ2 clients, such as employer research, disclosure, discrimination, and gender transition.
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Employment Counselling for Youth

Help youth develop the vision and skills they need to explore career and employment options and set a course for the future.

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.

Video Clips

These videos feature real people in real work positions and information on work search, career planning, and education planning.

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.

Youth Resources

If you provide guidance to youth on their own, who've received children's services status or been in care, explore these government and community resources.

Youth: Transition to a Career and Independence

Are you a youth trying to make it on your own? Have you had children's services status or been in care? These resources can help you become independent.

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.

Re-entering the Workforce with a Criminal Record

Are you concerned employers may look at your history and pass you over? With proper tools, information and community supports, you can give yourself a much better chance.

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
below
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
below
avg
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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