Career decisions can be very complicated. Options abound and it is sometimes difficult to identify them all and then gather current information to aid in decisions. Below are some tried and tested resources for researching occupations.
Our Exploring Occupations page provides a comprehensive overview of occupations and corresponding University of Manitoba educational paths. University of Manitoba students are invited to visit Career Services. Resources in the centre and Career Advisors are available Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Career Advisors are career information specialists who offer advice, support and information about occupations and educational options.In House Resources:
Visit Career Services, 474 University Centre, to:
Learn more about upcoming events, job postings & volunteer opportunities on careerCONNECT .Reliable On-Line Resources:
You can gather great occupational information from a variety of sources:
Exploring Occupations University of Manitoba Career Services maintains this internationally acclaimed source of on-line career information. Occupational profiles include occupational descriptions, labour market conditions, North American educational options and relevant industry and occupational links.
What Can I Do with a Degree in….? These reference sheets are helpful for students considering different academic options at the University of Manitoba.
National Occupational Classification This resource provides a standardized framework for organizing the world of work in Canada. Essentially, this is the Canadian “big book of occupational options.
Working in Canada The site can assist individuals who are searching for work and seeking labour market information for specific regions and cities
Occupational Outlook Handbook This U.S. occupational directory includes national and state-specific career and job market information.
Canadian Alliance of Sector Councils This site contains a list of the 37 sector councils that provide programs and tools to describe career opportunities in Canada's varied industry sectors.
Alberta Learning & Information Service - OCCinfo This website describes 500 occupations, including information on specializations within occupations. It also features 208 career videos.
O*NET Online This U.S. website provides extensive detail about occupations according to tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, interests, values and other factors.
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials This site includes a comprehensive list of professional associations and includes information for new immigrants.
Career Cruising Please contact us at 474-6706 for the Username and Password. Each occupational profile includes career information, interviews with local professionals and links to current job postings.
Choices Planner (Please contact Career Services to aquire the 'Site ID' and password) This tool contains short assessment activities and lists occupations by industry/career cluster and according to your interests assessment, values sort, and educational and work preferences.Career Mentor Program:
- Informational interviewing, and meeting with dedicated professionals to explore occupations, is a proven and effective method for gathering information. University of Manitoba students can set up informational interviews through the Career Mentor Program. For more information, drop by the Career Service at 474 University Centre or visit the Career Mentor Program website.