Career Corner

Job Hunting Tips, Choosing a Career, Training and Education

Job hunting, planning your professional future or making your next career move can be a daunting task. EPL has a wealth of information in-branch and online to assist you in taking the next step in your job search or towards your career aspiration.

All EPL locations can support you in your job search with books, digital content like eBooks and databases, public computers with high speed Internet (accessible with your FREE EPL library card), faxing, printing (fees apply), scanning and photocopying services.

On this page, you will find links to:

  • Resources to help you make a career move
  • Trust-worthy job posting sites to help with job hunting
  • Resumé help (including cover letters)
  • Recommended content such as online databases, books, eBooks and more

Choosing a Career

Looking for help in choosing a career? Below are some resources to make this important decision a little easier.

Career Cruisingopens a new window

  • Take quizzes to help you find a career match, explore the careers that are suitable for you and find out what training is required
  • Find school and program information including potential earnings, career paths and job postings
  • Review easy-to-read occupational profiles, career paths and interviews with real workers in many industries—featuring great Alberta content

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)opens a new window

The provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success. It provides information for career planning, post-secondary education and training, occupational profiles, financial aid, job search, labour market trends and workplace issues. Also contains OccInfoopens a new window, Alberta Occupational Profiles.

Government of Alberta Employment and Immigrationopens a new window

Services and information to help immigrants before and after they arrive in Alberta, including assessment of credentials received outside of Canada, language training grants and more.

Labour Market Informationopens a new window

Provides Canada-wide information on available jobs.

Alberta Works and Alberta Support Centresopens a new window

Focuses on training people for employment, with possible financial support and Indigenous resources.

Trade Secretsopens a new window

Information for trades and apprenticeships.

Mergent Intellectopens a new window

Provides business directories for a wide variety of industries, as well as occupation statistics and a job search option. 

Improve Your Skills

Find information about career, education and training opportunities with the following FREE databases:

  • LearningExpress Library Canadaopens a new window: practice tests and tutorial courses to help you succeed with academic or licensing exams—includes computer skills training for a variety of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.)
  • Gale Coursesopens a new window: take six-week, instructor-lead courses to build your skills
  • Brainfuseopens a new window: support for university courses, adult learners and resumé help—students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs
  • Lynda.comopens a new window: online learning library that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills with over 3,100 engaging video courses taught by recognized industry experts

Get Help with Your Resumé and Cover Letter

Prepare for and conduct a successful job search by improving your resumé and cover letter.

Search for Jobs Online

Below are some key, reputable job search sites:

Other Resources for Job Hunting

Employee Rights Resources

Volunteering Resources

Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities

General Resources

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact EPL!