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Local Links


  • Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) - A good local employer/ prospective employee link.
  • Career Bookmarks at the VRL - An interactive career and job search gateway to Web sites and Toronto Public Library VRL (Virtual Reference Library) resources. Connect to job ads, career information, resume writing and self assessment sites.
  • The Career Centre Y - Intended primarily for Sheridan College students, this site also provides a list of career services and links of interest to local residents.
  • The Centre for Skills Development & Training - Career Services- Serving the Halton community, The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a provider of quality career and workforce development programs, products and services. Locate employment counselling and resources, career planning and programs for youth.
  • Education & Careers - Look for a job, connect with employment service providers in the Hamilton area, be directed to appropriate links and have access to information to help you succeed in your job search through myHamilton.ca.
  • Job Bank - Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from across Canada. Search by occupation or all jobs posted in the last 48 hours. If you know the job number of a certain job, you can search by that criteria as well.
  • Labour Market Information - Peel, Halton and Dufferin Regions - High-demand occupations, wages and local profiles of the Halton, Peel, Dufferin Region are part of this useful site from Human Resources Development Canada.
  • Vicinity Jobs: Halton- A network of regional community employment and news portals to help suburban and rural residents to find work close to their homes. Each Vicinity Jobs web site is a search engine providing easy access to local job postings published on national, local, and corporate Web sites.
  • YMCA Career Development & Learning Centre - Provides opportunities for employment planning and preparation..


Education & Job Training


  • apprenticesearch.com Y - Available to employers and job seekers in Halton, this site provides descriptions of apprenticeable occupations, tips on becoming an apprentice, and employment related sites.
  • Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) - This site includes a list of community colleges and a Program Database Search.
  • Campus Starter - Canadian university and college resource. Search and compare undergraduate programs, scholarships and career choices. View the latest campus news and virtual tours from universities and colleges in Canada. Read about student loans, budget planning and academic life.
  • Canada - Training & Careers (JobsEtc.ca)- An access point to a variety of resources and services for both researching career choices and searching for a job. This HRSDC site includes links to useful information on topics such as Labour Market Trends and Entrepreneurship Resources.
  • Canadian Universities - From the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
  • Canadian Virtual University - Offers accredited online degree programs and courses that are transferrable to degrees at accredited Canadian universities.
  • eINFO - A guide to Ontario's universities for secondary school students. It contains a degree locator and admission requirements by program at each university.
  • Employment Ontario - A provincial resource for employment training, education and skills development to connect people looking for work with employers looking for workers, from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • JobSafeCanada Y - This site is about promoting workplace safety to new and young workers to help them understand why it is important to work safely. Launched by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health.
  • National Association of Career Colleges Y - A listing by province of most private training schools in Canada. Information includes name, location, courses offered and contact names.
  • Ontario Colleges.ca - Plan your college experience, find programs offered at Ontario’s colleges, apply to Ontario’s colleges; and confirm the Ontario college of your choice.
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - This Ontario Government site provides information for students on internship programs, and apprenticeship programs. There's also a section on programs to assist internationally trained professionals and tradespeople.
  • Ontario Universities' Application Centre - OUAC processes applications for Ontario universities.  Their eINFO publication contains a degree locator and admission requirements by program at each university.
  • SchoolFinder.com Y - Detailed information on Canadian colleges and universities, and links to counseling and financial aid.
  • World Education Services - A portal to research and intelligence about foreign academic credentials, institutions and trends..

For other education links, visit Halinet's Education Links .


Finding Work


To Begin

  • CanadianCareers.com Y - Job postings, upcoming career fairs and news releases of interest to job hunters.
  • Job Bank - Job Bank on the Internet is an electronic listing of jobs, work or business opportunities provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.
  • JobHuntersBible.com - From Richard Nelson Bolles, author of the popular book, What Color is Your Parachute, a most comprehensive site with job listings, counseling, resume help, a how-to research effectively page, and links.
  • Looking For a Job - This Ontario Government site designed to help with the job search includes a link to Government of Ontario job opportunities.
  • Ontario WorkinfoNet (OnWIN) - A searchable directory of links to over 2,000 web sites specializing in employment and career information in Ontario.
  • Riley Guide - Canadian and American job listings, and good hints on how to use the Internet for your job search. Considered one of the top databases on the Web.


For Guidance/Help



Writing Your Resume


  • JobStar - Sample resumes in chronological, functional and electronic format are available at this site, as well as links to other resources on resume writing and cover letters.
  • Resumé Writing - From About.com, find out how to write one that will make a good impression. Learn about different resumé formats. See samples of good and bad resumés.


Finding Job Ads


  • AllStarJobs Canada Y - This job bank and directory of career sites in Canada includes both career and geographic-specific sites, career help and sites for students.
  • Brainhunter.com - Membership is free to job-hunters who wish to search and post a resumé. A useful feature is the Relocation Resource and Salary Calculator.
  • Canadajobs.com - Links to job databases, government job banks, newsgroups, employment agencies and companies with Canadian job listings on their sites.
  • Canadian Newspaper Help Wanted Ads - Daily online want ads from newspapers across Canada, available government jobs and quick links to business directories, resources related to education and training, and career advice are included in this excellent site.
  • careerbuilder.com Y - Post your resume, search the job database to check for information on Canadian employers. Links to campus sites and career advice are helpful.
  • CharityVillage Career Centre - Search for job opportunities in the nonprofit sector by location, job category, position type and organization focus. Listings for across Canada and some international positions are included.
  • Electronic Labour Exchange - An electronic employment service that matches work to people and people to work. Choose an occupation, complete the skills checklist and advertise your skills to employers. From Human Resources Development Canada.
  • Eluta - A search engine launched by MediaCorp Canada Inc. which allows people to search current job listings on tens of thousands of employer websites across Canada. All jobs are full-time career level opportunities. Users can also target job searches on award winning employers, such as the annual list of Canada's Top 100 Employers. 
  • Extreme Jobs Job Centre - Extremejobs.ca provides job postings from Industries across Canada. Typing "Burlington" into the keyword box will narrow your search to job postings in this area.
  • Job Bank - Search by occupational categories, province or area, job title or keyword or National Occupational Classification Code. Offers recent postings and student listings. From Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRDSC).
  • MedHunters - In addition to listing healthcare jobs from across the USA, Canada, and overseas, the site includes articles on self-assessment and career strategy, as well as entertaining and informative articles about all types of healthcare professionals.
  • Monster.ca - This direct connection to the Canadian Monster Board provides links to all parts of the global Monster Board.
  • +Jobs Canada (Plus Jobs) - Canada-wide job posting service for both employers and job seekers. Search job titles and locations by keyword and post your resume.
  • Ontario Public Service Careers - Search for Government of Ontario job opportunities available to the public. There are also links to other Ontario Government employment resources as well as Federal and other provincial job sites.
  • working.com - Daily job postings from CanWest Global newspapers across Canada and current news stories about the Canadian employment scene.
  • workopolis.com - Job listings from the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, and Kitchener-Waterloo Record.
  • Yahoo! HotJobs Canada - Search by keyword, location (both Canadian and international) and company name for current job openings. Results can be sorted by date and relevance.  

For Recent Grads


  • Campusaccess.com - Canadian Job Database Y - A great site for students with information on jobs, internships, student life and health. Free membership registration will provide access to the complete site.
  • Mazemaster Y - Intended for the young job seeker, this Government of Canada site provides sections on self assessment, labour market information, training and education, job search techniques and postings.
  • workopolisCampus.com Y - This merger of Campus WorkLink and the National Graduate Register (NGR) provides access to job postings and employer profiles across Canada.
  • youth.gc.ca - Jobs Y - The Canadian Government's site lists new youth employment services and programs. Includes information on working abroad.
  • Youth Opportunities Ontario Y - An Ontario Government site with job listings and career help for 18-24 year olds. Includes Ontario Summer Jobs.  

Gaining Experience


Job Descriptions


  • Browse Occupations by National Occupational Code (NOC) Y - From Job Futures, browse occupations by NOC Code, by sector or by education level.
  • Job Futures Y - A career tool to help you plan your career. Provides employment facts and trends for over 200 occupational groups and describes the work experiences of recent graduated from over 150 fields of study.
  • Ontario Skills Passport Y - From the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations and are transferable from school to work, job to job and sector to sector. Suitable for all jobseekers.
  • National Occupational Classification - Enter a position or job title or 4 digit NOC code in the Quick Search box to the left, e.g. bank teller. Click on the selection to get further details on the job title.
  • Ontario Job Futures - Information on the current trends and future outlook for 163 occupations common to Ontario - a joint effort of the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Business Information


  • Canada's Top 100 Employers - Profiles the companies and organizations chosen to be included in the annual publication Canada's Top 100 Employers. Allows the user to search current job postings with these employers.
  • Canadian Trade Index [CTI] - A comprehensive directory of Canadian manufacturers, distributors and industrial service companies. Search by product description, company name or trademark or brand.
  • Frasers - A Canadian business directory of industrial suppliers and manufacturers. Search by product description, company name or trademark or brand.
  • Industry Canada - The information resources of Industry Canada are made available in a Federal Government database. Offers business and consumer information, opportunities, research, statistics and government regulations.
  • National Industry Profiles - Industry profiles provide an overview of each industry, employment patterns, and human resources management practices from HRSDC.
  • Sector Council Program - Skills Partnerships Workplace - Sector Councils work to identify and address current and anticipated human resource and skills & learning challenges and to implement long-term, human resources planning and development strategies for their respective sectors. 

Legislation & Regulations




Maintained by Cecilia Vespa, Burlington Public Library

Updated January 2009


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