Career Centre

The Career Centre is part of the Counselling Department.  It offers students an opportunity to explore career and post-secondary options and to obtain information and/or applications on the following: labour market trends, careers, post-secondary programs, Language Proficiency Index (LPI), TOEFL, SAT, ACT, scholarships, exchange programs and employment or volunteer opportunities.  The career centre is open daily, and our Career Information Advisory, Ms. Mayer, is at MacNeill every Tuesday, Friday and every second Wednesday.  Ms. Mayer is a valuable resource and students are encouraged to contact her with post-secondary/career questions.  Ms. Mayer also has a facebook account with Career Information for students: (


Career Developer Section

Resources for 'Self Awareness & Assessment for Career Development'

  • I.Q. Test, Career Test, Personality Test and more
  • Human Metrics – Jung Typology Tests. After you complete the “Jung Typology Test”, click “Identifying your career with Jung Career Indicator” and you will get a list of occupations most suitable to your personality type:
  • Holland Code Quiz. Based on a characterization of your personality in terms of Holland Code personality types, you will learn what kind of work environments suit you best.   What professions and occupations will fit your  personality:
High School Vocational Testing ~ UBC Continuing Studies – Designed to assist teens (ages 16-19) with career exploration and planning for the future, the High School Vocational Package offers insight into personal characteristics that can help teens find direction and uncover potential. Aptitude, personality, values and career interest inventories provide practical individualized information for identifying and evaluating career and post-secondary educational options. All appointments are in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square.  For more information and cost, contact: 604.822.8585.
Search For A Career
Career Trek   Featured careers in BC. Search careers alphabetically. Watch featured career videos. Visit:
Career Options Magazine – Online edition of Career Options High School Edition—the magazine dedicated to helping Canadian high school students find the Career they love and build the life they want. Visit:
Trades Training
Take a trades & technology survey that best matches your age group and discover which trades are a good match for you:
Find a trades program, learn about apprenticeship and foundation programs and view waitlists for programs.
Find Colleges and Universities in Canada offers information for more than 1,700 post-secondary institutions in Canada. It provides learners with information about programs, finances, careers, and more.
 Career Cruising
Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages use our tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio. (link is external) Visit the career centre for Username and Password

Find Colleges and Universities in Canada offers information for more than 1,700 post-secondary institutions in Canada. It provides learners with information about programs, finances, careers, and more.




Post-Secondary information:

Grade 10-12 students and their parents please visit the Career Centre District Website for post-secondary updates, events, volunteer opportunities and scholarship information:

and Ms. Mayer Career Centre facebook page: 

Students are encouraged to visit the Career Centre Bulletin Boards to see what the latest with scholarships, post-secondary events and interesting opportunities and volunteering.


Gr 12s :

Graduating students should be in the process of submitting their post-secondary applications. BC students applying to out-of-province universities should be familiar with admission requirements, important deadlines, how to apply and submit applications before Jan 2019.

B.C. Institutions:  Students may apply directly to the institution or use EducationPlannerBC:

This service allows a student to apply to several institutions using a common form.  Students will be asked to create an account using their Personal Education Number and pay an application fee for each school applied to.

Ontario Institutions:  B.C. students must apply on-line through the Ontario Universities Application Website:

It is recommended that BC students apply by mid November . Rank your university choices.   It is also recommended that you submit official hardcopies of your grades to your choice post secondary institutions in Ontario if required.

Alberta Institutions:Use the on-line application service

All Other Institutions:  Varies – please check their website.


Application Deadlines:   

DEC 1/18 – UBC Early admission deadline and Centennial Scholars Deadline

JAN 15/19  - UBC Final application deadline                                                                                                                                                   

JAN 15/19 -  Emily Carr application deadline (Feb 1 for Portfolio)

JAN 31/19 -  SFU Final application deadline (Dec 3 for Major Entrance Scholarship)

FEB 28/19 – Uvic Final application deadline

MAR 31/18 - Capilano Final application deadline (Career & Limited Enrollment check website)​


Document Deadlines:

Many universities & colleges require additional information such as transcripts or supplemental applications or profiles, this is called a “document deadline”. This is separate from the application deadline and varies depending on the institution.


Register to write the TOEFL/IELTS and/or the LPI if you are required to do so.  Contact the Career Centre or the individual post-secondary institutions you are applying to for requirements and exemptions.



StudentsTranscripts Service (STS).  Students will need to register with STS in order to for the post-secondary schools they are applying to, to  access their marks so for offers and acceptance. Students need their PEN number to register.


The Ministry of Education launched the StudentTranscripts Service (STS), an online application for students to view their marks, scholarships and transcripts, and send transcripts to post-secondary institutions and third parties.

To access the service, visit the Ministry of Education’s Order Transcripts and Certificates website at and follow the instructions found there.

  1. Register for a BCeID (a BC Government account that provides you with access to B.C. Government online services)
  2. Register for the StudentTranscript Service using your BCeID
  3. Log in to your StudentTranscripts Service using your BCeID.
  4. Follow the steps in order to have transcripts sent electronically to post-secondary institutions. 

*Note: Some Post Secondary institutions may require your grade information earlier than available through this process.   Ensure you are familiar with each institution’s requirements regarding grade submission.  If required, order an official hardcopy transcript from the main office ($5.00 per transcript).


IMPORTANT: Students applying to UBC for early admission and scholarship consideration are to provide UBC with their PEN and must order a transcript via the Student Transcript Service (STS) by December 1. Students have until January 31 (in all other cases) to fill in the STS. When ordering your transcript, select “send my transcript now and allow this Post-Secondary Institution to request transcript updates” and choose the default date (one year from the date of your order) so that UBC can receive your interim and final grades continuously.  For details:


Questions/concerns regarding ordering your official documents. Email:  be sure to include your name, birth date, Personal Education Number (PEN).


 Reminders to Grade 11 Students:

If you are planning to attend a USA post-secondary institution after graduation, it is a good idea to register for and to write your SAT admission exam during your Grade 11 year! This allows enough time to have your SAT scores ready for your Fall application.  See the College Board webiste for registration details:

 Career Information Advisor

R.C. Palmer Secondary SD 38 (Mon, Thurs, alt. Wed)

A.R. MacNeill Secondary SD38 (Tues, Fri, alt Wed)