Assistance for Planning Your Career

Career planning can look like a complex process, but various resources are available to help you.

Guidance counsellors

Guidance counsellors can provide you with information on school-based training and professional development. Some guidance counsellors work in the public system (French only) This hyperlink will open in a new window. (e.g., in public schools, school boards, colleges, universities, local employment centres (CLEs) and community organizations), while others work in the private system (French only) This hyperlink will open in a new window. and charge for their services.

LMI (Labour Market Information) Online

LMI (Labour Market Information) Online contains information on training programs This hyperlink will open in a new window. and sectors of activity This hyperlink will open in a new window. that can help you plan your career.

On-the-job mentoring

On-the-job mentoring is similar to business mentoring. It involves a mentor providing assistance and support to a mentoree.

On-the-job mentor

A mentor is a person with extensive professional experience who assists and supports a person with less experience, the mentoree.

Advantages of on-the-job mentoring

Mentorees have access to useful advice and tools that can help them become self-reliant, develop a vision, achieve professional objectives, and rise to the challenges of planning their career. In addition, mentorees can look to their mentor’s network for help when their mentor lacks the expertise needed to meet one of their needs.

Finding an on-the-job mentor

Some large businesses have formal mentoring programs. Smaller businesses may take a more informal approach and leave it up to you to ask a more experienced staff member to act as your mentor.