Careers in Science

Are you considering a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Do you want to learn more about different career options that are available to you? Then you're in luck! Over the next 10 years, tens of thousands of jobs will be created in British Columbia that involve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Explore these resources and learn how to get your dream job.

  • Opening the Door—This program connects high school students to people across the province of British Columbia who are keen on sharing their knowledge and experience as you explore an exciting career in science and technology.
  • Explore Careers in Science—Check out these links for more information on various careers, post-secondary programs, institutions, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Networking Tips—Learn how to network to create useful connections and relationships that will help you land your dream job.
     

Opening The Door

Opening the Door is a unique networking event for students in Grades 10–12 who are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. This is a valuable opportunity for students to meet with professional scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians who work in a variety of fields.

The student participants are given the unique opportunity to:

  • Engage in a panel discussion with professionals and gain an insightful look into possible careers in science
  • Develop potential career contacts
  • Learn and practice networking skills through meeting and talking with mentors, fellow students and teachers
  • Contribute four hours of credit toward the work exploration component of the Career and Personal Planning (CAPP) program under the BC school system if their district chooses to give this credit.

For more information about this program or on how you can become involved in your community as a mentor:  otd@scienceworld.ca
 

Explore Careers in Science

Work BC: Explore career pathways, jobs, and discover what jobs will be in demand in the next decade.

Service Canada Job Bank: This resource allows you to search jobs, build your resume, and take quizzes that help you to discover more about your skills and learning style. It also has some great tips on how you can build your network!

Student Jobs: Student Jobs International is a new employment agency for students. We recruit students because they are flexible, intelligent and eager to learn. It's our mission to find study-related jobs that will give students valuable work experience for their future careers.

CanLearn: Find information on career planning, programs, schools, and funding.

Workopolis Campus: Check out the Resource Centre to find more information on careers and salaries.

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC: Careers in Engineering and Geosciences: Consider engineering! You'll find lots of information on careers and scholarships here.

Payscale: Find out the salary that you can earn in a particular career.

Science.ca: Read profiles of over 250 Canadian scientists and learn more about science-related jobs in Canada.

Science Careers: Science Careers strategically partners with organizations that share their mission of bringing the best career resources to the global scientific community.

TalentEgg: TalentEgg is Canada's leading job site and career resource for students and new grads. They post meaningful job opportunities from top Canadian employers as well as free career resources to help students and recent grads hatch their careers.

JobCareer: In one simple search, JobCareer gives job seekers access to over 500,000 jobs sourced from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites.


Post-Secondary Programs and Institutions

BC Campus: Connect with advisors, search for programs and courses and apply online to post-secondary institutions.

BC Transfer Guide: Find information on transfer opportunities between post-secondary institutions.

School Finder: Search colleges, universities, and programs, and find out more about admission requirements and scholarships.


Scholarship/Financial Information

British Columbia Scholarship Society

Scholarships Canada

Canada Student Loans and Grants


Volunteer Information

Go Volunteer

Volweb


Youth-related Job Information

Youth Canada: A great resource for finding information on education, jobs and careers, and money.

Young Canada Works: Find summer jobs and discover how you can build skills and on-the-job experience.


Other Science-related Links

Government of Canada—Science and Technology for Canadians: Learn more about diverse careers and navigate through profiles of scientists who work for government. Play fun science-related games

Youth Science Canada: A site dedicated to science fairs across Canada.

Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST): This website encourages girls and women to enter science, engineering, and technology.

National Research Council Canada: Explore profiles of scientists who work for world-class Canadian researchers and their work.
 

Networking Links

Riley Guide: A useful resource to learn more about networking and to find networking tips.

Workopolis Campus: Check out the Resource Centre to find more information on networking.

Service Canada Job Bank: This website provides some great tips on how you can build your network.

McGill University – Career Planning Service: Listen to an excellent Podcast where you can learn about what networking is and why it's important, how to start networking, and hear some great tips too!

University of British Columbia – Career Services: Check out lots of good hints for networking success!