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Look for Work FAQs

Where can I find out about occupations I'm interested in?Answer

If you are considering a career change, OCCinfo features more than 550 occupational profiles for you to explore including employment outlook and advancement, duties and working conditions, certification requirements and wage and salary ranges.

How can I find out if there are any career and job fairs where I live?Answer

See Career Events for a list of upcoming career and job fairs across the province. 

I've recently lost my job. Where can I get help?Answer

See Dealing with Job Loss for tips on taking care of basics such as severance and EI, coping with your job loss and exploring work and other options.

Who can give me advice about my resumé?Answer

Make sure you go through the tips and strategies for writing an effective resumé first. Once you've done that, you'll be ready to talk to an Alberta Supports Coordinator either through the contact centre, or at your local Alberta Supports Centre.

I'm looking for a job. How can I find out who is hiring?Answer

Search multiple job banks and postings by checking out job search tools.

Where can I find more information about a company or industry I would like to work for?Answer

The Research Industry and Labour Market Trends in Alberta article has links to business directories, company websites, regional profiles and more.

Are there resources to help me find out what I would be good at?Answer

If you are unsure of what you want to do with your career, CAREERinsite can help. Take one of the quizzes to see where your interests overlap with your skills, and get suggestions on what occupations may be a good match for your abilities.

How can I find out what it's like to work in a specific occupation?Answer
  • Watch occupational videos for interviews and footage of real people on the job.
  • Read occupational profiles that provide detailed information such as duties, wages and salaries, and educational requirements.
How do I find out if I need a specific license or certification to work in Alberta?Answer

The Certifications section at OCCinfo includes answers to common questions about requirements and regulated occupations in Alberta.

Is there anyone I can talk to over the phone about finding work?Answer

Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre to speak with a coordinator for advice and referrals.

I'm still in high school. How can I find a job doing what I like?Answer

Watch the Youth Reflections videos to find out how other teens are connecting their hobbies to interesting career and learning paths.

How can I find out the wage or salary for an occupation?Answer

OCCinfo has Alberta-specific wage and salary information for full-time and part-time workers in over 550 occupations.

What do I need to know when writing or updating my resumé?Answer

Learn about different types of resumés, tailoring your resumé, and more at the Resumés and References section.

What is networking and how can it help me?Answer

Check out the section on Networking to find out why it's one of the most effective ways to find work. 

What do I need to do to succeed in a job interview?Answer
How can I get help with my job search?Answer

Get help for every stage of your work search.

I keep hearing about labour market information. What is it?Answer

Labour (Job) Market Information is information about economic activity, industries, companies and jobs. 

How can I find out about the job outlook where I live?Answer

Labour (Job) Market information can help you learn about the latest regional information on job outlooks, economic activity, local industries, training opportunities, employment trends and more. 

Where do I find job listings?Answer
How do I write a resumé and prepare for an interview?Answer

You have several options available. Check out these resources and services:

Where can I go to get information on starting my own business?Answer

Contact The Business Link, a service which offers information to Alberta entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics.

  • Toll-free phone: 1-800-272-9675
  • In Edmonton: 780-422-7722 or Fax: 780-422-0055

Women in Alberta who are starting or expanding small business can also contact the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.

  • Toll-free phone: 1-800-713-3558
  • In Edmonton: 780-422-7784
  • In Calgary: 403-777-4250



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