Government of Manitoba - Career Development

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Interests, Values, Strengths and Skills

A Guide to Planning Your Career

This guide is filled with valuable information and activities to help you through the Career Process. (Adobe Icon 1.40 MB)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Prior Learning

This guide will introduce you to Recognition of Prior Learning. You will learn to recognize your existing skills and use this information to find, secure and maintain employment. (Adobe Icon 904 KB)

Job Bank

The Job Bank is a free bilingual service that supports job seekers to access a variety of career development, career exploration and job search resources.The Job Bank also provides supports to employers to help them find the right individuals to meet their needs.

Data, People, Things Quiz

Select the ways you like to work with data, people and things and get a list of matching occupations to explore.

Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the fundamental skills that make it possible to learn all others. They are enabling skills that help people participate fully in the workplace and in the community. This site provides a description of the nine Essential Skills and also contains occupational profiles outlining the required essential skills for the occupation.

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for Job Seekers

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition is a process used to identify, document, assess and recognize skills and knowledge. PLAR can help you to identify the skills and knowledge you have for employment opportunities.

Manitoba Career Prospects

A career exploration program connecting educators, school counsellors, parents and youth with Manitoba business and industry. They also organize career awareness events such as the Opening Doors Parents Career Expo.

Canadian Careers

Explore hundreds of different career areas. Try some online interest and skills tests. Learn about current labour market trends. Learn how to convince them that you are the best candidate by using self marketing strategies. Discover the hidden job market.

Workplace Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Workplace Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a process used to identify, document, assess and recognize skills and knowledge. Learning takes place in many situations including: work, hobbies, family and life, military, volunteer activities, travel, independent study, formal education, and workplace training. In PLAR, individuals prove learning in a variety of ways.

Transferable Skills

As you begin your job search, it is important that you know your own qualifications. Over the years you have developed many skills from coursework, extracurricular activities and your total life experiences. If you've researched topics and written, edited and presented papers for classes, you've used skills which are not limited to any one academic discipline or knowledge area but are transferable to many occupations. A prospective employer expects you to be able to apply the skills you have learned in college to the work environment.

Holland Code Quiz

Each question is an opportunity for you to describe the kinds of things you as a person can do, might like to do or the action that most fits you. When you have selected all of the choices that describe you, click “submit” to get your Holland Code and determine what career path(s) work best for you.

Jung Typology Test

Your type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology along with the strengths of the preferences, the description of your personality type, the list of occupations and educational institutions where you can get relevant degree or training, most suitable for your personality type - Jung Career Indicator™

Career Options Magazine

This online resource not only links you to publications but also is a forum that provides links to career planning resources.


Vector is a career resource designed to explore occupations according to your interests. Vector can assist you with the development of your career planning in five broad categories; education and training, job trends and salaries, job search tools and job banks.

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