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Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Careers & Education

Check our Career & Job Search page for workshops.

Databases (Library card required)

Business Plans Handbook — Collection of hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

CareerAIM CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes) — Canada's largest single source of job postings. Includes job boards, industry job sites, corporate websites, Usenet, newspapers, and all levels of government postings. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.

Career Cruising — Whether you might be just beginning to explore the world of work as a preteen, student or retiree, or whether you are looking to make a career change, Career Cruising has tools to help. Includes career profiles, employment guide, job postings and more.

EBSCO — A collection of databases including Academic Search Elite which offers full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study.

JobFreeway — Job search, post your resume or search for job candidates for BC. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.

Learning Express — Comprehensive database of practice tests and tutorial courses. Includes job search skills, computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe), TOEFL, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, as well as professional exams, and exams for elementary-high school students. Library card login and new users will need to register for a free account. Need more information?

Reference Canada CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes) — Comprehensive database of 1.5 million Canadian businesses, great for market research and job hunting. Search by name, industry, location, business size, phone, etc. (up to 5 users at a time).




Top Sites — Job Postings BC job postings, searchable by job category and location, with a range of resources. Wowjobs includes a Salary Search, Canada Job Trends, Email Alerts and RSS Feeds. Apps available for the Android and iOS platforms.

Job Bank Nationwide job vacancies found at government Service Canada centres. Provides access to career opportunities from across Canada, and the world; includes employer profiles, and such job search tools as an online resume builder and resume posting service. Canada-wide job listings, with job search guidance on resume writing and interviewing.

More Job Postings

Agricultural Labour Pool Recruitment and job seeking assistance service for both employers and those seeking employment.

City of Surrey Career Opportunities Postings from the City of Surrey, including professional employment and summer student opportunities.

EduJobs Higher education, university and research jobs in Canada.

Federal Government Postings (Public Service Commission) Links to the main Public Service Commission Jobs site, to jobs open to the public, students and recent graduates.

HCareers Search engine for jobs in the hospitality industry across Canada

Job Postings in Arts & Culture From the Alliance for Arts & Culture.

Job Sites Compiled by the Surrey Whalley Work BC Employment Services Centre, listings of the best job sites for various fields, including Customer Service, Trades, to general job sites.

Transportation Careers For job seekers in the transportation and logistics industry, with information on transportation related careers.

Career Information & Training

BC Job Trend Tracker From BC Government, makes finding labour market information and finding information on careers much easier

Career Navigator — Explore career options at this Government of Canada website. Includes career outlooks, wages, education, and skills.

Employability Skills: Conference Board of Canada Guide to employability skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to participate in today's work world.

Industry Training Authority Apprenticeships and industry training in BC.

Skilled Immigrant Information Centre From the Vancouver Public Library, with guides to a wide range of occupations.

WorkBC BC's online guide to employment resources, with information on job searching, career planning, and more.

Working in Canada From the federal government, toolkit with information on job descriptions, wages, skills, language training and job opportunities

Labour Market Information

Canada's Top 100 Employers Every year, chooses top 100 employers to work for in Canada, rated on various criteria.

The Career Directory Profiles Canada's best employers for recent college and university graduates, and matches degrees or diplomas with employers needing people with those qualifications

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Search the NOC for occupational information.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search Look up SIC codes that classify business establishments; useful for job search.

BC Colleges & Universities

ApplyBC BC Post-Secondary Application Service.

Education Planner Guide to public post-secondary education in British Columbia with a database of programs offered by post-secondary institutions.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University With campuses in Surrey, Langley, and Richmond

Native Education College Private college for aboriginal students, providing Adult Basic Education, skills training, and university transfer.

Open Learning through Thompson Rivers University

Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC Lists private accredited and/or registered post-secondary institutions in BC.

Richmond International High School and College For off-shore students who wish to pursue British Columbia high school graduation certificate.

SFU Surrey

Canadian Colleges & Universities

Campus A Canadian guide to colleges & universities.

Campus Connection A great resource and portal to participating Canadian colleges and universities.

Canadian Schools Directory Canadian trade schools, colleges, and universities directory. Information on universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, programs and contact details.

Continuing Education

Surrey School Board Adult Education Academic secondary school completion and upgrading, as well as English language skills.

Surrey College From the Surrey School Board, affordable career oriented, accredited programs.

Other Educational Resources

BC Curricula BC School curriculum guides for K-12.

BC Provincial Exams Grade 12 provincial examinations, requires Adobe Acrobat to view.

BC Transfer Guide

Canadian Virtual University ®(CVU) "A partnership of universities across Canada, committed to delivering university-level programs [university degrees or certificates] that can be completed from anywhere... "

CanLearn Interactive A comprehensive site about learning opportunities and career options in Canada.

Distance Studies A comprehensive resource of distance learning programs from colleges, universities, and online schools in Canada and the USA.

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Financial Opportunities for Students From the BC Ministry of Education.

Grad Source A comprehensive resource profiling graduate programs and schools across North America.

Kumon North America

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Scholarships Canada

Teachers' Tutoring Service BC Certified tutors

Tests for Specific Careers

CELBAN Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses.

Public Service Commission Practice Tests Prepare for the Public Service Commission's General Competency Tests, the Graduate Recruitment Practice Test, and the Office Skills Test.

RCMP Police Aptitude Battery (RPAB) Includes link to Preparatory Guide.