Other Employment Sites
The Internet is an excellent source of job-hunting information. Here are a few sites that we found particularly interesting.
Employment opportunities with the government of B.C.
The Career Edge program offers recent university, college or high school graduates with little or no relevant work experience - six, nine or 12-month paid internships within Canadian organizations in order to help graduates launch careers in their chosen field.
Jobs in social service and non-profit organizations.
City of Vancouver.
Canada Revenue Agency.
Yahoo Canada's jobs listing.
This government run site features a variety of job vacancies in every province. It is free for employers to post jobs and is widely used.
Public Service Commission of Canada has a variety of job postings that will be of interest to students and members. This site lists federal government jobs across Canada in a variety of departments.
Craigslist is a free online community.
Newspaper advertisements from The Vancouver Sun, Province, and Van-net classifieds.
Many company websites have a page titled Career Opportunities or Human Resources that lists employment vacancies.
Job Search Strategies
Wall Street Journal's career site includes job-hunting tips, advice on managing your career, and accounting specific information.
Monster's "Career Centre" provides valuable guidance on resumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, on the job basics, and work/life balance. Includes relevant articles, career news, and industry-specific "communities" such as Finance.
Lower Mainland's guide to government sponsored employment resource centres for unemployed and underemployed job seekers. The Landell & Associates Career Resource Centre is located at 310-1847 West Broadway in Vancouver, two doors down from the CGA-BC office. It provides a free computer resource area and employment counselling.
Immigrants and the World of Work brochure on job searching from Immigrant Services Society.
This site promotes its own products but it also contains some great free advice, particularly on job interviews.
Examples of resumés and cover letters.
Hays Specialist Recruitment.
First-rate recruitment firm specializing in Accounting and Finance. This site provides several resources on resume writing, interviews, and networking. You can also order or download free publications such as a current salary guide, glossary of accounting job descriptions, and an Excel reference guide.
Self-Assessment and Career Exploration
University of Waterloo's award-winning Career Development eManual is an interactive site with excellent tips and exercises for every step of the job search process.
A Service Canada site to help investigate career and training options. Includes self-assessments for identifying interests and skills with matching careers, information on workers' rights and benefits, job hunting advice, and unemployment assistance.
Mind Tools – Essential skills for an Exellent Career.
Company and Labour Market Research
BC Business Magazine's annual ranking of the 25 best companies to work for in B.C. and the top 100 Private, Public and Crown corporations in BC. Plus the Next 50, Top 10 Financials, Crowns and Subsidiaries, and more.
Find accurate salary reports based on job title, location, skills, education and experience.
Information on Canadian public companies.
Search the directory of Canadian companies provided by Strategis, Industry Canada's business and consumer site.
Searchable labour market outlooks for virtually every occupation in B.C. Includes region-specific information on working conditions, average earnings, employment prospects, and projected occupational growth.
Know your rights and benefits at work! A guide to the Employment Standards Act.