Business & Career Resources

Courses

  • Gale Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online for free. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Find courses on Accounting to Computer Tech and more!
  • Linkedin Learning – A leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Vanderhoof & Area Community Business & Job Resources

BC & Canada Business Websites

  • Business Plan Handbooks – A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.
  • Business & Industry – Canada
    Has a wealth of Canadian business information including a variety of guides and information on government programs, services and regulations.
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada,
    Includes a vast array of links to web-based resources (including non-governmental sites) relevant to Canadian business people and consumers.
  • Small Business Accelerator
    Curated by the University of British Columbia, SBA features 100+ accelerator guides that teach you how to do market research using free resources, as well as guides to business planning, community networking and finding funding.
  • Small Business BC
    Contains a variety of tools including sample business plans, federal and provincial business regulations, an interactive business planner, downloadable registration forms and much more.

Job Websites

  • BC Jobs – Job listings for B.C. and Alberta.
  • Civic Jobs – Canadian municipal job postings.
  • Indeed – Canadian job search engine
  • Job Bank – Listing of jobs, work or business opportunities  in Human Resource Centers of Canada by employers around the country.
  • Job Hero – A job search engine that, for each job title, includes the top ten samples from the work experience section of resumes.  Offers advice on cover letters and resumes.
  • Jobs – Job search for Canada
  • Neuvoo – Job search engine, listing almost 300,000 jobs in Canada.
  • Work BC – Search for a job or learn about hundreds of different types of careers. Includes information about job responsibilities, working conditions, employment prospects, industry profiles and earnings statistics.
  • Workopolis – “Canada’s largest and most popular online job site”.  Tips on resumes and more included.

Career Advice

  • All Star Jobs – Links and information on job search, career information, resume writing, student resources.
  • Glassdoor – Company reviews, salary reports, interview reviews and questions and more.
  • Got Resume Builder – Resume writing tips and samples.
  • Industry Training Authority – Information about trades and apprenticeships in B.C., including schools and courses, financial assistance and accreditation requirements.
  • Canva Resume Builder – A free online resume builder from Canva.  Plenty of modern, eye-catching templates to choose from.