How do I get a job?

Researching your occupation will help you learn about job opportunities and find the one that is right for you.

Programs and Services

Youth & Students

Through a wide variety of youth employment programs and services, the Government of Canada supports young people between the ages of 15 and 30. The skills, experience, knowledge, and creativity that you acquire will be the keys to success in this new and rapidly changing job market.

  • - Discover a list of programs and services specific to the needs of Canadian youth.
  • Federal Student Work Experience Program - Provides full-time students with valuable, hands-on work experience related to their field of study and allows for a wealth of learning opportunities.

Skilled immigrants are important to the growth of Canada's strong and diversified economy.

  • Not a Canadian? Visit our Newcomer page to learn more about the Canadian labour market.
Older Workers

Older workers play an important role in the workforce, and contribute to Canada's economic growth and long-term prosperity.

  • Targeted Initiative for Older Workers provides employment assistance, skills upgrading, and work experience to unemployed workers aged 55 to 64 living in vulnerable communities across Canada.
People with Disabilities

The Government of Canada has a number of employment related programs and services to help people with disabilities to participate in the workforce.

The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities provides funding for national, regional, and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.

The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers vocational counselling, financial support for training, and job search services to recipients of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits to help return to work.

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program provides services to entrepreneurs with disabilities who live in Western Canadian communities and who are seeking to start up or expand a small or medium-sized business.

Aboriginal People

The Government of Canada has created a number of employment related services and tools to help Aboriginal people with their job search.

  • Aboriginal Canada Portal - Learn more about the employment resources available to Aboriginal people.
  • Aboriginal Youth - Find a list of programs and services specific to the needs of Aboriginal youth.
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