Career Choices

As youth prepare for life after high school, it can be overwhelming to search for career information and navigate between the many resources that are available to support youth. Our Career choices program aims to create online resources to support youth in planning for post-secondary – whether that is continuing in school, or venturing out to the workplace. The virtual series will cover a broad range of possibilities, both traditional and non-traditional, reflecting the diversity of opportunities in the marketplace.

 

The goal of this program is to help high school students navigate the many possibilities that are available to them after high school, help them sort through online resources, and to build youth’s awareness and confidence in the skills that they already possess.

WEBINARS

Over the course of the year, we will host 10 monthly webinars, covering various topics to assist participants with job readiness.

Know your skills & interests

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Your Social Media Persona

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Resumes & Cover Letters

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Job Searching & Interviewing

This webinar will empower youth to find the job they want and succeed in any type of interview they encounter on their job seeking journey. With the guidance of industry experts, we’ll take them through the step by step process of how to prepare for their next job interview. By participating in this discussion, youth will learn how to begin their job search, communicate effectively with potential employers, and express themselves professionally in an interview. 

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues Jan 11, 2022, 1PM EST – Live
Thurs Jan 13, 2022, 7PM EST

Entrepreneurship         

This webinar will introduce youth to the exciting world of entrepreneurship by showcasing examples of successful youth entrepreneurs. We’ll hear from industry leaders on topics such as starting an enterprise, creating a business plan, problem solving, finding investors, and more! Youth will be inspired to pursue their own entrepreneurial ideas and interests after attending this dynamic discussion. 

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues Feb 8, 1 PM EST – Live
Thurs Feb 10, 7 PM EST

Social Enterprise         

This webinar will help youth to combine their interest in starting a business with a passion for giving back to the community. Social entrepreneurship is all about building a successful business while fulfilling a social need at the same time. Youth will learn how to put their innovative ideas into action by attending this discussion with a panel of social entrepreneurs. 

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues March 8, 1 PM EST – Live
Thurs March 10, 7 PM EST

Gig Economy              

This discussion will highlight the recent shift towards gig work and freelancing in the Canadian economy. Flexible work opportunities are emerging in a variety of fields. We’ll showcase professionals from different backgrounds that have taken advantage of gig working to achieve their career goals. 

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues April 5, 1 pm EST – Live
Thurs April 7, 7 pm EST

Trades & Apprenticeships

This webinar explores the benefits of learning a skilled trade and provides an overview of the many opportunities for Canadian youth to learn skilled trades through apprenticeship programs. Featuring representatives from a variety of skilled trades, this discussion will help youth explore their options and discover their own areas of interest in this growing sector of the economy.  

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues May 3, 1pm EST – Live
Thurs May 5, 7pm EST

Exploring the Arts      

This webinar is for all the talented and creative youth that are interested in a career in the arts. In this dynamic talk, we’ll explore the wide world of art, including performance art, film, music, writing, and design. With the help of Canadian artists, youth will explore different pathways to securing a career in the arts, including post-secondary education and apprenticeships

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues June 7, 1pm EST – Live
Thurs June 9, 2022, 7pm EST

Planning for Post-Secondary Studies

This webinar will address how to prepare for life after high school by delving into topics such as post-secondary applications, planning and budgeting, and finding a work/life balance in that busy first year. We’ll talk to post-secondary educators from a variety of institutions as well as hear our youth leaders’ own perspectives on the ups and downs of adjusting to life at college or university.

Select the date and time below to register on zoom:
Tues July 5, 1pm EST – Live
Thurs July 7, 7pm EST

Online learning modules

To complement the series, we have also created a series of fee-based e-learning modules to allow youth to confidently map this next phase of life with their own customized plan.  These on-demand modules provide practical step-by-step guided instruction, curated resources and worksheets covering the following topics: Identify your skills, Build your resume, Prepare for interviews, Start your enterprise, Finance post-secondary, and Post-Secondary applications. 

CAREER VLOGS

At Experiences Canada, we strongly believe in the power of youth teaching youth. Our Career Choices program Youth Leaders will create a series of vlogs featuring people in a variety of promising careers. Each VLOG will run between 3-5 minutes in length and answer some basic questions about how they got into their industry, what skills and education are required, where do they see the opportunities for youth interesting in getting into this line of work today, and what are the best personalities for their position.

These vlogs will provide a starting point for youth to explore a career option that they may never would have thought of pursuing.

 

If you are interested in being featured in a careers VLOG, please complete this contact form.

Additional Resources

There is an abundance of information available online to assist you in mapping a career path for themselves, so much so that it can be overwhelming. Along with our Vlogs and online learning modules, we will also be collecting additional materials, that we feel will be useful for youth, and collecting them in an easy to navigate space. 

 

If you have resources you feel might be useful for us to link to, please email communications@experiencescanada.ca 

Teaching Resources

In order to support civics and coop teachers, school guidance counsellors, youth employment service agencies, and other national youth serving organizations that support youth in job readiness activities, we will also be providing lesson plans, and workshop guides to accompany each webinar. 

We encourage you to view the webinars with your students, and continue the conversation in your virtual classrooms using our lesson plans and workshop facilitator guides.

Youth Leaders

Our Career Choices youth leaders are a group of dedicated young people (aged 21-30) who have been selected to act as hosts, mediators, workshop facilitators, and videographers for the duration of the series. By offering their experience, knowledge, and support skills to this online series, these youth leaders will help participants discover their unique skills and talents, and explore a variety potential career options and pathways.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

Experiences Canada is proud to partner with RBC`s Future Launch initiative – a commitment to help young Canadians prepare for a drastically changing workforce. 

You can find out more about the many youth initiatives RBC supports here.

Virtual Choir Application:

 

Note: Participant fees are $50 for 1 x 6 week session, or $75 to sign up for both sessions. This covers rehearsals, all music and other materials required, plus optional participation in the virtual exchange program. These fees will be due once accepted into the program.

 

Experiences Canada is dedicated to ensuring full access to its program regardless of geography, ability or economic circumstance. Limited special measures funding requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

If you have any questions about the virtual Choir or the application process, please contact us at: communications@experiencescanada.ca

 

Applications close Sunday, November 7.

 

Weekly rehearsals will be Tuesdays at 4pm Pacific time (7pm ET, 8:30 NL), and un from Nov 9 to Dec 14, and Feb 1 to March 8.

 

Virtual Choir application
Address / Adresse *
Address / Adresse
City / Ville
State/Province
Zip/Postal
I identify my gender as / Genre: *
Applications are open to youth 12-17 years old.
Which 6 week session would you like to sign up to (you may select both) / À quelle séance souhaitez-vous vous inscrire:

Tell us about yourself / Parlez-nous un peu de vous

What is your singing experiences / Quelles sont vos expériences en chant:
List as many that apply
Do you sing high, medium, or low? / Chantez-vous haut, moyen ou bas?
Do you play a musical instrument? / Jouez-vous d’un instrument de musique?
eg: Possible scheduling conflicts

Collection and Use of Personal Information

As the parent/guardian, I hereby give my consent for EXPERIENCES CANADA to collect the personal information required for submission to the EXPERIENCES CANADA Virtual Choir. I understand that this personal information is required for the purposes of selection and program delivery and that it will only be used by EXPERIENCES CANADA or disclosed to select third parties who are acting as suppliers, service providers or who provide funds to EXPERIENCES CANADA and who have agreed to protect the personal information supplied by EXPERIENCES CANADA.

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En tant que parent/tuteur, j’autorise EXPÉRIENCES CANADA à recueillir tous les renseignements personnels requis pour participer à la Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA. Je comprends que ces renseignements personnels sont nécessaires aux fins de sélection et d’exécution du programme et qu’ils ne seront employés que par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA ou divulgués à des tierces parties qui agissent à titre de fournisseurs, de fournisseurs de services ou de bailleurs de fonds pour EXPÉRIENCES CANADA et qui ont accepté de protéger les renseignements personnels transmis par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA.

By checking “Yes” I indicate that I freely give my consent to the collection and use of personal information of this participant as set out above. // En cochant « Oui », j’indique que je donne mon libre consentement à la collecte et à l’utilisation des renseignements personnels, tel que décrit ci-dessus. *
I understand that my child may have the opportunity to express himself/herself verbally or in written form, create or appear in photographs and/or video recordings at any point during the EXPERIENCES CANADA virtual choir, individually or as part of the group. / Je comprends que mon enfant peut avoir l’occasion de s’exprimer verbalement ou par écrit, de prendre des photographies/de produire des vidéos, ou d’y figurer, à tout moment dans le cadre du programme de Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA, individuellement ou en groupe. *

Formulaire de demande – Chorale virtuelle:

Remarque : Les frais de participation sont de 50 $ pour une séance de six semaines ou de 75 $ pour s’inscrire aux deux séances. Cela comprend les répétitions, toute la musique et tout le matériel requis, ainsi que la participation facultative au programme d’échange virtuel. Ces frais seront exigibles une fois qu’ils auront été acceptés dans le programme.

Expériences Canada s’engage à assurer un accès complet à son programme, peu importe la géographie, les capacités ou les circonstances économiques. Les demandes de financement de mesures spéciales limitées sont examinées au cas par cas.

Si vous avez des questions au sujet de la chorale virtuelle ou du processus de demande, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’adresse communications@experiencescanada.ca.

Les candidatures se terminent le dimanche 7 novembre.

Les répétitions hebdomadaires auront lieu les mardis à 16 h, heure du Pacifique (19 h, HE, 8 h 30, T.-N.-L.), du 9 novembre au 14 décembre et du 1 février au 8 mars.

Virtual Choir application
Address / Adresse *
Address / Adresse
City / Ville
State/Province
Zip/Postal
I identify my gender as / Genre: *
Applications are open to youth 12-17 years old.
Which 6 week session would you like to sign up to (you may select both) / À quelle séance souhaitez-vous vous inscrire:

Tell us about yourself / Parlez-nous un peu de vous

What is your singing experiences / Quelles sont vos expériences en chant:
List as many that apply
Do you sing high, medium, or low? / Chantez-vous haut, moyen ou bas?
Do you play a musical instrument? / Jouez-vous d’un instrument de musique?
eg: Possible scheduling conflicts

Collection and Use of Personal Information

As the parent/guardian, I hereby give my consent for EXPERIENCES CANADA to collect the personal information required for submission to the EXPERIENCES CANADA Virtual Choir. I understand that this personal information is required for the purposes of selection and program delivery and that it will only be used by EXPERIENCES CANADA or disclosed to select third parties who are acting as suppliers, service providers or who provide funds to EXPERIENCES CANADA and who have agreed to protect the personal information supplied by EXPERIENCES CANADA.

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En tant que parent/tuteur, j’autorise EXPÉRIENCES CANADA à recueillir tous les renseignements personnels requis pour participer à la Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA. Je comprends que ces renseignements personnels sont nécessaires aux fins de sélection et d’exécution du programme et qu’ils ne seront employés que par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA ou divulgués à des tierces parties qui agissent à titre de fournisseurs, de fournisseurs de services ou de bailleurs de fonds pour EXPÉRIENCES CANADA et qui ont accepté de protéger les renseignements personnels transmis par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA.

By checking “Yes” I indicate that I freely give my consent to the collection and use of personal information of this participant as set out above. // En cochant « Oui », j’indique que je donne mon libre consentement à la collecte et à l’utilisation des renseignements personnels, tel que décrit ci-dessus. *
I understand that my child may have the opportunity to express himself/herself verbally or in written form, create or appear in photographs and/or video recordings at any point during the EXPERIENCES CANADA virtual choir, individually or as part of the group. / Je comprends que mon enfant peut avoir l’occasion de s’exprimer verbalement ou par écrit, de prendre des photographies/de produire des vidéos, ou d’y figurer, à tout moment dans le cadre du programme de Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA, individuellement ou en groupe. *

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