Career Services

Make the most of your time at Columbia College and get a head start on your career

Looking for career help? Career Services is here to help you succeed at work during your time at CC and beyond. We run workshops and programs, offer in-person support and provide many online resources to help you navigate your career.

Career Services for CC Students

• Resume and cover letter improvement
• Career and employment-themed workshops (networking, enhancing interviewing skills, job search techniques etc.)
• Assisting students in identifying their career goals through formal and informal assessments
• Mock interviews to help prepare students for the job market
• Connecting students to resources to enhance job search strategies
• Building an online presence through LinkedIn
• Creating and finding networking opportunities for students

Employment Opportunities for Students

Current job openings in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore current opportunities in the community.

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International Young Professionals Series by Columbia College

Useful links and resources

Need more information to help you as you develop your job search strategies? Here are some useful links and resources!

General:

Eluta
Indeed
Job Bank
WorkBC
BCJobs

Arts/Social Sciences:

BC Alliance for Arts and Culture
Work in Culture
Work in Non-Profits

Business:

Mosaic Jobs
Randstad

S.T.E.M. (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics):

Randstad
BioTalent Canada

Tech and Local Start-Ups:

Angelist 
Techcouver

Tourism, Hotel and Hospitality:

Go2HR
HCareers

Government:

BC Government Jobs
Federal Government Jobs
Civic Jobs

Volunteer, Charity and Non-profit Sector:

Work in Non Profits
Charity Village
GoVolunteer
Volunteer Canada
iVolunteer 

Jobs and Career Options During the Coronavirus Pandemic with Job Bank Canada

  • Find available jobs, tools and government resources to help you navigate the world of work during the pandemic

Career Cruising

  • Career self-exploration and planning program that assists students with finding the right career, exploring different career options, and planning future education and training. 
  • Username: columbiacollege
  • Password: careers

LinkedIn

  • Online professional social media platform 
  • Build and expand your online presence by connecting with professionals, classmates, alumni and anyone you have connected!

Worxica 

  • Job market research tool that tracks Canadian job market trends by collecting and analyzing information from millions of Canadian job ads found online 
  • Worxica answers questions like: How many job postings were advertised in the past year in your selected occupation? Who was hiring?  What skills and certifications did they require? How much did they pay? 

Career Trek BC

  • Great for career exploration; allows students to see the annual salary and requirements for each job. 
  • Easy to use and features informative videos.
  • Information is all local and based in British Columbia.

Government of Canada Job Bank

  • Official site by the Canadian government; you are able to search occupations based on wages, education, skills, and outlook.
  • Provides a NOC code (National Occupational Classification) for each occupation.
  • Also provides some job postings based on occupations.

Road Trip Nation

  • Provides interview videos of individuals established in their field. 
  • Great source of inspiration for students who are unsure of their career plan to watch / listen to established people in their industry.

 Work BC – Career Compass

  • Informal self-assessments available for students.
  • Based on abilities, work preference, and subjects.
  • Easy to use and great for students to get an idea of which occupation suits them.

Labour Market Outlook 

  • PDF version of the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2019 Edition
  • Students will be able to view a 10- year forecast of job openings throughout BC and which jobs are in high demand.

What Can I Do With a Degree in..

  • A great tool for students who want a better understanding of the potential degrees that they may be pursuing.
  • Students will be able to understand the potential working environments and occupations related to each degree

Skills for the Future Workforce

  • Students will be able understand which skills are needed to succeed in BC’s future workforce.  

50 ways to get a job

  • An interactive website for students to determine where they are in their job search

Revenue Canada’s P105 Students Help Page

  • Information on filing income tax return for students

Free Tax Clinics for Students

  • You may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation
  • The deadline to file your return and pay your taxes is April 30, 2021
  • For the 2021 tax season, many community organizations are hosting free virtual tax clinics. Volunteers may be able to complete and file your taxes for free, by videoconference, by phone or through a document drop-off arrangement.

Contact us

Linus Leow

Career Advisor
lleow@columbiacollege.ca
Room 220