mobile navigation An academic strike continues to be in effect at all Ontario Colleges, including Sheridan,  however we are hopeful that the back-to-work legislation will be passed and finalized by Sunday, November 19. Should the legislation pass by November 19, we anticipate welcoming our faculty back to Sheridan on Monday, November 20 to prepare for students to return to classes on Tuesday, November 21. For more information please visit strikeinfo.sheridancollege.ca.

Generate Possibilities

Discover New Career Options!

Find options you never thought of by exploring a broad range of careers. Use these resources to identify a variety of career possibilities.

Resource What is it? Using it to Generate Possibilities
National Occupational Classification The NOC is Canada's official career dictionary, with 40,000+ job titles organized into 500 occupational description clusters.







The coding system groups occupations with similar skill types and education/training levels.



  • Choose a category then browse career clusters to explore different occupations.
  • If you have a few ideas in mind, search the NOC to find them, then explore related occupations.
  • When reading occupational descriptions, get more ideas by looking in View All Job Titles & Classified Elsewhere.
Idea Generator Brief quiz asks about your career preferences then tallies up your interest codes and lists Sheridan programs which may reflect them.



  • Look at your higher interest code scores; compare with Programs at Sheridan list.
  • If scores are close, look up different variations of codes.
Ontario Job Futures Job profiles and employment patterns for 190 occupation clusters common to Ontario.



  • Select drop-down menu from Job by Category tab to browse broad interest groupings.
OCC Info Profiles on 500+ occupations. Part of the Alberta Learning Information Service but most info applies Canada-wide.
  • Search by Subject to browse careers by general high school or post-secondary interest areas.
  • Search by Industry to browse careers by various work sectors.
  • Search by NOC Code to browse careers by skill/interest category.
Work Preferences Quiz Part of Service Canada's Career Navigator quizzes, requires registration for first-time use (free).



  • Do the Work Preferences Quiz to get options related to your interests.
  • Results are directly linked to the career dictionary (NOC).
Career Cruising Canadian site with detailed information profiles on hundreds of careers, including multimedia interviews with people doing those careers.



  • Do Career Matchmaker to get suggestions based on your interests. Answer all 116 questions for most accurate results.
  • Click Careers button to access several ways to search & browse career options.
  • When reading a career profile, always click on Related Careers to see more ideas!
Second Career Second Career provides laid-off workers with skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario and a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need.



 

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Notice to Users: This page has been developed by a Career Counsellor to offer self-directed resources but it is not intended to provide comprehensive advice, or to replace professional guidance.