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Entering the Workforce

If your objective is to enter the workforce upon graduation, you are strongly encouraged to begin your job search well in advance. Ensure that you have a current and appropriate resume and cover letter. Cold calling employers, visiting potential places of employment, and making use of community employment agencies are job seeking strategies you should make use of. Taking either the 2 credit or 4 credit co-op program at DSSS will enable you to gain job experience that can be recorded on your cover letter.


Resumes and Cover Letters



Useful Resources


Career Crate

A website that provides users with a fun and user friendly way to search for thier perfect career.


JobsPeopleDo is a one stop career resource for students and all thos looking to seek career options. It is primarily designed for students aged 12-18 that are required to indentify career choices in high school. The website offers ob profiles, free scholarships, advice for careers in the Trades, free resume builder, career quizzes, campus life advice, excellent student editorial, contests, and much more.


See your guidance counsellor for login information.

Career Cruising

Use the assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles and comprehensive post-secondary education information, to plan your future career.


See your guidance counsellor for login information.

​​Making My Way

This website identifies all options available to high school graduates; apprenticeship, college, university and workplace.It also emphasizes that all career paths have important and equal value in the employment market and economy—highlighting all sectors, from trades, health and social sciences to business, technology and arts.




Government of Canada - Services for Youth

Provides information for Canaidan youth including volunteerism and employment.




Youth Job Connection

 ACCES Employment and the Youth Job Connection program will support youth ages 15-29 with:
  • Improving your resume and practicing your interview skills
  • Participating in networking opportunities with employers that are hiring
  • Using social media to give you a job search advantage
  • Learning how to profile your experience and education
  • Finding a paid job or placement through ACCES’s network of employers


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