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Career and Life Exploration

Creating Pathways to Success: an Education and Career/Life Planning for Ontario Schools is a key Ministry document that puts students at the centre of their own learning encouraging them to become competent, successful and contributing members of society. The program is based on the following three guiding principles: 

  • All students can be successful.​​
  • Success comes in many forms.
  • There are many pathways to success!​​​

​​The following links are helpful for exploring your future:

Career Cruising provides a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. Assessments,  Career Matchmaker, My Skills, and Learning Styles Inventory explores what occupations match your profile. To access Career Cruising from home: Career Cruising​

Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Workforce and Planning Development Board provides information on the labour market, jobs, training & education for St. Thomas, London, Woodstock and surrounding counties.

Job Bank​ explores top advertised jobs, how much money you can make, and what skills you'll need. ​

Ontario Job Bank provides information about employment/job bank in Ontario.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association provides​ resources that explore each of the following areas: Who am I? What are my opportunities?  Who do I want to become? and What are my plans for getting there?- check out the​ self assessment tools.

Ontario Skills Passport provides descriptions of essential skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life.​

Youth Employment Services provides information and resources to assist youth in finding​ jobs.

Rock Your Career provides services that help people assess and meet their career goals.

Services for Youth​ provides information from the Government of Ontario related to services for youth/job market.

What's Next Guide provides a guide to education and career/life​ planning in Ontario.