Job Search & Careers

Thinking about a career change? Need to prepare for your job search? These resources will help you find the career and job that's right for you!

See also: Education

Library Databases

Job Freeway (In-Library Only)

Job listings for the Lower Mainland. You can also post a job or post your resume on this site.

Lynda.com

With over 3,000 videos, Lynda.com offers instruction on a wide range of subjects, from accounting to web conferencing that will help you learn new applications, enhance your skills, advance your career. 

You can also download the Lynda.com app. Under the “Organization” tab type in westvanlibrary.ca and click on Login. You’ll be taken out of the app to login through the website with your library card number and pin. Use the app like you would the website, or download videos for offline viewing.

On the Shelf

Job Hunting

Guides for getting that job.

Resumes (Employment)

Templates for great resumes.

On the Web

Adzuna

Search engine for job listings in the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Germany, France, India, Netherlands, Poland, Russia and South Africa.

BC Job Connect

BC JobConnect is a customized online tool connecting job-ready newcomers to BC employers. It provides a platform for newcomer job seekers to showcase their skills, education and work experience and presents their profiles and résumés to BC employers looking for workers.

Civic Jobs

Canada's largest online source for municipal postings.

Disability Alliance BC

This legal guide for people with Disabilities working in BC was created by the Disability Alliance BC. It covers working with a disability, deciding if and when to disclose and accommodation.

indeed.ca

A user-friendly search engine that includes job listings from more than 50 countries.  

Library Champions Project

The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a three-month volunteer program for new immigrants. During the project, Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. Four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation and outreach skills and on the range of programs, services, and resources that are available in libraries and out in the community. After the training, Library Champions develop a three-month outreach plan that is doable and fits their schedule. The outreach plans include sharing information with friends, family, colleagues and individual community members, giving group presentations, speaking with community agencies, and using social media. 

To register for an information session about becoming a 2019 West Vancouver Library Champion, click on the poster below or visit the Information Desk:

https://newtobc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/West-Vancouver-Library-Champions-Project-May-2019-Information-Session.pdf  

Monster

Great resource that offers useful resume and cover letter templates for various career fields.

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre

New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.

Susan Ireland’s Resume Site

Free advice, tips and templates for resumes and cover letters.

WorkBC

Excellent resource for searching for a job. Includes more than 500 careers, as well as data on job responsibilities, working conditions, and earnings statistics.