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CHAPTER 1: Tips on Applying for Scholarships

8 Places to look for Scholarships 10

After you find some Awards 12

Getting a Head Start on the Application Process 13

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CHAPTER 2: General Scholarships: Alberta Students

My Favorite Photo Contest


deadline: March 15, 2010 16

The Leonard Foundation


deadline: March 15, 2010 16

National Scholarship
deadline: March 15,2010 17

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting


deadline: March 15, 2010 17

Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards


deadline: March 31, 2010 18

Engineers without Borders


deadline: April 15, 2010 18

Big Dig Scholarships


deadline: April 30, 2010 19

Learning Matters Bursaries


deadline: May 1, 2010 19

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Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship


20 deadline: May 1, 2010

Great Questions Essay Competition


20 deadline: May 7, 2010

Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest


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deadline: June 1, 2010

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarships


21 deadline: June 30, 2010

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians


22 deadline: June 30, 2010

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities


22 deadline: June 30, 2010

Tommy Douglas Scholarship


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deadline: June 30, 2010

June Callwood Harmony Scholarship


23 deadline: July 31, 2010

Sun Life Financial Peer Support Scholarship


24 deadline: August 15, 2010

Ethel Boyce Achievement Award


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deadline: September 15, 2010

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CHAPTER 3: Alberta University Specific Scholarships

26 Alberta College of Art & Design

28 Ambrose University College

30 Concordia University College of Alberta

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Grande Prairie Regional College 32

Grant MacEwan University 36

Keyano College 38

Lakeland College 40

Lethbridge College 42

Mount Royal University 46

NorQuest College 52

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 54

Olds College 60

Portage College 64

Red Deer College 66

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 70

The King's University College 74

The University of Alberta 76

The University of Calgary 78

The University of Lethbridge 80

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CHAPTER 4: Career Profiles

84 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors

85 Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors

86 Auditors and Accountants

87 Authors and Writers

88 Automotive Service Technicians

89 Carpenters

90 Civil Engineers

91 Computer and Information Systems Managers

92 Computer Engineers

93 Computer Network Technicians

94 Computer Programmers

95 Concrete Finishers

96 Construction Managers

97 Crane Operators

98 Dental Assistants

99 Editors

100 Electrical and Electronics Engineers

101 Electricians

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Firefighters 102

Graphic Designers and Illustrators 103

Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 104

Industrial Electricians 105

Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 106

Instructors of Persons with Disabilities 107

Interior Designers 108

Legal Secretaries 109

Librarians 110

Mechanical Engineers 111

Medical Laboratory Technicians 112

Medical Radiation Technologists 113

Occupational Therapists 114

Paralegal and Legal Assistants 115

Pharmacists 116

Photographers 117

Physical Science Professionals 118

Physiotherapists 119

Plumbers 120

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121 Police Officers

122 Psychologists

123 Public Relations and Communications

124 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

125 Nursing

126 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers

127 Secondary School Teachers

128 Software Engineers and Designers

129 Specialists in Human Resources

130 Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care

131 Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters

132 University Professors

133 Web Designers and Developers

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Tips on How to Find Scholarships

Finding resources to attend post-secondary studies isn’t that difficult. However, it takes time
and effort to look for awards. There is no simple click that will point you to all the funds
available and there is no comprehensive book to tell you everything.

If you spend the time, you will be paid for the work you put into it. Even if you only spend
one day looking for awards, you may end up with a $500 award. That is pretty good for one
day of work.

The most important thing to always remember is that if you don’t apply, you won’t receive
anything.

8 Places to Look

1. High School

Visit the Guidance Counselor’s office. They usually receive resources from many donors
and an experienced counselor can be invaluable to your search.

2. Institution of Study

Another good place to start is at the school where you intend to enroll. Every post-
secondary institution has an Awards Program. Most have their awards listed on their
website.

Many awards at the institutions do not get enough applicants simply because students have
left it to the last minute. Most institutions make an effort to post their awards well ahead of
the deadlines. Once you have enrolled in a particular institution, make sure you pay
attention to the emails the college awards office will send you.

3. Local Community

Often local awards will not be found on the internet. These awards are generally offered
through community clubs, charitable foundations, local employers, and community
organizations.

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4. Your Employer or your Parent’s Employer

Many companies offer programs for employees and employees’ dependents as part of their
benefit package. Ask your parents. Students who work part-time should also check with
their own employer.

5. Professional Organizations

Professional organizations want to promote their profession. Many national groups have
local affiliates, so always check locally and nationally. See what they have to offer. For
example: A.P.E.G.G.A, an engineering association, offers many scholarships for students
interested in Engineering.

6. Industry

Think about where you would seek employment upon completion of studies. Many
industries offer awards to encourage development of a skilled workforce. You don’t have to
work for the company offering the scholarship, simply take advantage of the opportunity to
apply.

7. Specific to Ethnic Origin or Citizens with Disabilities

Many companies and organizations offer awards to assist specific students. If you are of
aboriginal ancestry there are many awards established to assist aboriginal students. There
are also many awards offered through organizations that support citizens with disabilities.
Check with your local support organization or their affiliated national websites.

8. Internet

There are several different ways in which you should use the internet in searching for
awards.

Google Search

Remember that when you are using a search engine, such as Google, you need to be as
specific as possible. For example, if you are looking for scholarships for engineering, you
should be searching for “Engineering Scholarships” or “Scholarships for Engineering”.

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Tips on How to Find Scholarships

The more specific your search, the more likely you are to find scholarships quickly. Another
great example would be to include the country or province you are from in the search. For
example, if you are looking for scholarships for engineering, you should be searching for
“Canadian Engineering Scholarships” or “Scholarships for Canadian Engineering Students”.

2. Scholarship Databases

There are several websites devoted to collecting and sorting through scholarships on the
internet. Our preference is obviously Studentscholarships.org, but there are several other
search engines that will help during your search. Some of the sites include:

A) www.studentscholarships.org
B) www.albertascholarships.ca
C) www.ammsa.com
D) www.nursingscholarships.ca
E) www.nupge.ca/scholarships
F) www.engineeringscholarships.ca
G) www.listofscholarships.ca

After you Find some Awards

If you are unsure about some of the qualifications of the award you have found, write or
email the possible donor(s). Do not call. Make your letter short and to the point; just identify
yourself and request information and an application. If you are writing, enclose a stamped,
self-addressed envelope for a quick response.

Before contacting the donor, ensure that the information can not be found online. In most
instances, answers to your questions can be found online.

Pay Attention to the Deadlines

Don’t apply for awards at the last minute or when you are bogged down with term papers
and homework. You won’t feel like putting in the effort and your applications will likely reflect
that.

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Getting a Head Start on the Application Process

As early as possible, prepare a portfolio to include:

1. Typed statement of extra-curricular and community involvement.


2. Typed statement of your education and career goals
3. Academic record: transcripts, statement of grades, test scores
4. Personal Accomplishments: certificates of recognition, participation awards
5. Letters of reference that speak to community involvement
6. Letters of reference that discuss your extra-curricular activities.

Academics aren’t everything

There are many awards that are given based on community involvement, satisfactory
academic standing, ethnic origins, specific interests, financial need, etc.

Most Importantly

Our advice is to apply, apply and then apply some more! If you do not receive an award
right away, don't be discouraged. Intensify your search. Keep a record of all awards and
bursaries you apply for and reapply each year.

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My Favorite Photo Contest The Leonard Foundation Financial


Assistance Program
Organization: Brickfish
Scholarship Amount: $600 Organization: The Leonard Foundation
Number of Awards: 3 Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15, 2010 Number of Awards: 140
Deadline: March 15, 2010
Are You Eligible?
1. The Leonard Foundation scholarships are awarded
Calling all shutterbugs! From beginners to experts, to students enrolled or enrolling in an accredited
we're once again looking for your favorite photo you've undergraduate degree program in a College or
ever taken! Entering is easy. University in Canada. The institutions must be open to
all without restriction except for an academic standard.
Simply upload a photo you've taken that you think is Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed
ultra fab and your pic could net you $600 cash or immigrants.
scholarship.
2. Students must be enrolled in their first
Contest is open to members of Brickfish.com who have undergraduate program as a full-time student. A
registered accounts, who are legal residents of the fifty student is considered to be full-time if he/she has
(50) United States, the District of Columbia or Canada enrolled for a program's full year credit. Only students
(excluding Quebec), 15 years or older at the time of pursuing a B.Ed or M.Div are eligible for continuing
entry and have completed account registration prior to support.
the end of the contest.
3. All applicants will be considered but preference will
All persons under the age of majority must have be given to daughters or sons of ordained clergy,
parent/guardian written permission to participate. licensed elementary or secondary school teachers,
Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian
More Info: Military College, members of the Engineering Institute
http://www.brickfish.com of Canada and members of the Mining and
Metallurgical Institute of Canada. Preference is also
given to those who have previously received an award
from The Leonard Foundation.

4. The value of the award is usually $1,000.00 for those


who do not need to set up a second residence to attend
university and $1,500.00 for those who do. These
amounts may vary according to the final decisions of
the General Committee. Approximately 140 awards are
made annually.

5. To apply, print an Application Form from this site by


downloading and INSTALLING the Adobe Reader, the
icon for which is on the Home Page. Please use a
paper clip or one staple to keep the four leaves
together.

More Info:
http://www.leonardfnd.org/english/criteria.html

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Organization: MILLER THOMSON FOUNDATION Organization: The Dalton Camp Award


Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Number of Awards: 200 Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: March 15, 2010 Deadline: March 15, 2010

Only students attending a Canadian secondary school, The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or
currently in their final year of high school, and who will winners of an essay competition on the link between
be attending a post-secondary institution in the Fall to democratic values and the media in Canada. The
pursue a course of study within Canada leading to a award is available to up to two Canadians each year.
degree or diploma from the accredited community Each award consists of a prize of $5,000, as well as a
college or university of their choice. Applicants must bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress
obtain a Secondary School Diploma. Quebec students Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.
should apply in their final year of CEGEP planning on
attending a Canadian university. Eligibility:

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA? 1. Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of
Canada may enter this essay contest except members
In addition to the candidate's academic abilities, the of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering
Board of Governors will evaluate the candidate's Committee, retained consultants or business
contribution to their school and their community through associates, and members of the Selection Committee;
their involvement in extracurricular activities. as well as their immediate family members. Previous
Contributions to the community may be demonstrated winners are ineligible.
by involvement in local clubs, organizations and
community activities. 2. Essays shall be written in English, and shall not
exceed 2,000 words in length.
WHAT IS THE TIMING?
3. Essays shall be submitted in double-spaced
Each year the National Scholarship programme is Microsoft Word format as e-mail attachments to the
launched on December 1st. All applications must be following address: submissions@daltoncampaward.ca
submitted on-line by March 15th of each year. The 200 or using such other submission method as may be
Scholarship Recipients are notified via mail in late June specified in these Rules prior to the deadline.
of each year. As well, an announcement is placed in a
national newspaper listing the scholarship recipients 4. To be eligible, essays must be received before 8:00
and this information is also listed on our website at pm EDT on March 15th, 2010. Entries will be
www.millerthomson.com. acknowledged upon receipt.

HOW DOES A STUDENT APPLY? 5. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will not enter into
communication with entrants, other than to
Commencing December 1st, 2009, students must acknowledge receipt of an entry at the time of
submit their Application Form on-line via our website at submission.
www.millerthomson.com.
6. An entrant may submit one essay only.
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Colonel Douglas H. Gunter Engineers without Borders


History Awards
Organization: Engineers without Borders
Organization: Canadian War Museum Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 5 Deadline: April 15, 2010
Deadline: March 31, 2010
This contest is open to students from Grade 6 to 12
Application for the Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History across Canada, and is a chance to win some great
Awards is open to all senior students who plan on prizes and think about changing the world for the
graduating from secondary school in the spring of better.
2010. To qualify, each student must submit an original
work using one of the following media: Entries for this year's contest will be accepted until April
15, 2010. There are 3 categories for students to enter:
1. Text Jr. (grade 6-8), Intermediate (grade 9-11), and Sr.
2. Visual Art (grade 12 or second year CEGEP). Three types of
3. Web Design entries will be accepted: essays, video entries, and
4. Audio or Video Production photo collages. Contestants are encouraged to express
themselves in whichever way suits them!
In addition, each student must include a completed
application form (found on their website). For your entry - whether it's an essay, video, or photo
collage - answer one of the following two questions:
Please do NOT include extra material such as
transcripts, letters of recommendation, news clippings 1. Considering the crisis of global poverty, explain 3
or résumés. actions we can take to alleviate poverty. Describe 1
action taken by individuals (like yourself), the next by
Deadline: your community, and thirdly by Canada as a nation.
Completed applications must be postmarked and
mailed no later than March 31, 2010. Late applications 2. Describe an action you want to take or have already
and applications that do not provide all the requested taken. How will the result of that action contribute to the
material will not be reviewed. Faxed or e-mailed world you want to live in?
applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, email contest@ewb.ca.
Send your original work and a completed application
form to: More Info:
http://youth.ewb.ca/contest
Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M8

More Info:
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/education/school-
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Big Dig Scholarships Learning Matters Bursaries

Organization: Antique Trader Organization: Canadian Scholarship Trust


Scholarship Amount: $3,000 Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 6
Deadline: April 30, 2010 Deadline: May 1, 2010

To be eligible for the Big Dig Scholarship you must be Learning Matters Education Charity provides financial
currently in Grade 12 or in your first year of assistance to Canadian children who would not
college/university sometime in 2010. You also must otherwise have the financial means to obtain a post-
submit a short essay. secondary education. Bursaries are made available to
Canadian undergraduate post-secondary students with
Question: a stated objective to make a positive contribution to
Canadian society, and who have a demonstrated
In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be financial need.
digging in what is now your backyard. They are going
to find something that you buried in 2010 and it is going Learning Matters is pleased to make available 6
to put any financial worries they have to rest. bursaries across the country. Each bursary is valued at
$2,500 and is to be applied towards the cost of tuition.
Your job today is to decide what to bury. Your goal is to Bursary recipients will be notified in writing by August
find something that will have immense value in the 15, 2010, and the funds will be forwarded to the
future. The item you choose to bury today must: applicable post-secondary school by September 15,
2010.
1. Be currently sold in a store today
2. Be under $500 To be eligible, an applicant must be:

Write an essay that is between 500 - 1000 words. Be 1. Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status in
sure to answer all of the following questions in your Canada
essay:
2. Entering or enrolled in a full-time post-secondary
1. What is the item you are going to bury? undergraduate education program at a recognized
2. Where could you purchase the item today? Canadian post-secondary institution
3. How much does the item cost?
4. What made you choose this item? 3. Able to demonstrate financial need, and one or more
5. Why do you believe that the item will have immense of community involvement, academic excellence, and
value 200 years from now? career objectives which will make a positive
contribution in Canadian society
Essays will be graded primarily on originality and depth
of content. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling will
play a small factor.

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Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Great Questions Essay Competition

Organization: Stay Fit Organization: Dominion Institute


Scholarship Amount: $5,000 Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: May 1, 2010 Deadline: May 7, 2010

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: The Historica-Dominion Institute is challenging young
Canadians across the country to express their views on
A. As of May 1, 2010 deadline, be under 25 years of some important issues facing Canadians today. Using
age the book Great Questions of Canada, students are
asked to write an essay on one of the six Great
B. Be currently a senior in high school or in your first Questions debate topics. The winning entry will receive
year of university or college a $2000 cash prize, have their essay published on the
website and win a trip to Ottawa for the award
C. Be a resident of Canada or the United States ceremonies in 2010. Additional prizes will also be
awarded for classrooms who participate!
D. Answer two essay questions.
Contest Rules
Essay Questions:
Using the articles written by leading Canadian thinkers,
1. In under 1000 words: participants must write an essay on one of the six Great
“Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?” Questions topics. Participants should read the
guidelines carefully and ensure that they submit all the
2. In under 500 words: requested material.
Describe your career plans, goals and personal
ambitions. 1. Participants must be 21 years of age or younger.

To apply for the Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship, please 2. Contest is open to Canadian students in high school
write your scholarship essay in Microsoft Word or, if or undergraduate students. Home school and IBL
you do not have Microsoft Word, in Google office, the students are also eligible.
latter is free to use on the Internet. After you are
finished the writing process, please attach it to an email 3. Essays can be submitted in either English or French
and send it to:
4. Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words
studentaward@fitnessexercises.tv.
5. Participants will include the name and contact
More Info: information of a teacher or instructor who has
http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php supervised and/or supported the submission. This
person will be contacted in the event that your essay is
awarded one of the prizes.

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Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Fraser Institute Organization: NUPGE


Scholarship Amount: $250 Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: June 1, 2010 Deadline: June 30, 2010

Topic: The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open


to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first
What should government do in times of economic year of a Canadian public post-secondary education
crisis? institution full-time in 2010-2011 and who are the
children of, or foster children of, a member of the
The recent global economic recession provoked a National Union of Public and General Employees.
number of different policy responses from governments
in North America, Europe and Asia. These It will be awarded for the best 750-1,000 word essay
interventions included, but were not limited to, financial on: The importance of quality public services in
regulation, social assistance program changes, enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.
corporate bailouts, infrastructure spending, job creation
programs, and changes to trade policy. Your essay For information and/or application forms, contact:
should use historical perspective, empirical evidence,
and economic analysis to examine the effects of one or Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
more of these possible interventions. National Union of Public and
General Employees
You may choose to analyze the actions taken by a 15 Auriga Drive
particular government, or compare the policy outcomes Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7
of two or more governments, and provide policy
recommendations for governments in future economic Tel: (613) 228-9800
crises.
More Info:
Application Rules: http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships

1. The contest is open to Canadian and foreign


students. A student is defined as someone who attends
school in the 2009/2010 school year or is enrolled to
attend in 2010/2011.

2. Submissions will be considered from secondary and


post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students
in all disciplines. Secondary students will be considered
in a separate category, with a cash prize of $250.
Outstanding high school submissions will not be
excluded from winning the $500 and $1,000 post-
secondary prizes.

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The Scholarship for Aboriginal The Scholarship for Visible Minorities


Canadians
Organization: NUPGE
Organization: NUPGE Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Scholarship Amount: $1,500 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: June 30, 2010
Deadline: June 30, 2010
The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is
The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter
open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary
enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2010-2011 and who are the
education institution full-time in 2010-2011 and who are children of, or foster children of, a National Union of
the children of, or foster children of, a National Union of Public and General Employees member.
Public and General Employees member.
It will be awarded for the best 750-1,000 word essay
It will be awarded for the best 750-1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in
on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.
enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.
More Info:
More Info: http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships
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Tommy Douglas Scholarship June Callwood Harmony Scholarships

Organization: NUPGE Organization: Harmony Movement


Scholarship Amount: $1,500 Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 10
Deadline: June 30, 2010 Deadline: July 31, 2010

Each year, the National Union of Public and General The June Callwood Harmony Scholarships recognize
Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that the outstanding achievements of youth in promoting
reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. harmony and diversity across Canada. Apply for a
They are open to the children of the National Union’s scholarship today if you are a graduating high school
340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary student who will be attending a postsecondary
education. institution in the fall and have done work on diversity
issues such as the following:
The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to
all students who plan to enter the first year of a 1. Race and Ethnicity
Canadian public post-secondary education institution 2. Class
full-time in 2010-2011 and who are the children of, or 3. Family
foster children of, a National Union of Public and 4. Gender
General Employees member. 5. Age
6. Ability
It will be awarded for the best 750-1,000 word essay 7. Regionalism
on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making 8. Sexual Orientation
Canada a more just and equitable society.
Ten recipients will be each awarded a $1000
More Info: scholarship at the Harmony Award Banquet in
http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships November. The deadline for applications is July 31,
2010.

FAQ’s:

Q. Am I eligible to receive the Harmony Scholarship if I


plan to attend a post-secondary institution outside of
Canada?

A. Yes. Any students graduating from a Canadian high


school and who will be attending a post-secondary
institution in the fall will be eligible for the scholarship

Q. If I will be enrolling in a post-secondary institution as


a part-time student will I be eligible to receive the
Harmony Scholarship?

A. No. A scholarship applicant must be enrolling in their


school of interest as a full-time student.

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About
The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) was established in 1926.
It has a strong presence in Canada’s visual culture, and is one of only
four degree-granting, publicly-funded Art+Design colleges in Canada.
The three other colleges include: Emily Carr Institute of Art and
Design in Vancouver, The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in
Halifax, and The Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto

Useful Links:

Home Page: acad.ab.ca/


Admissions: acad.ab.ca/step1_review_admissions_dates.html
Financial Aid: acad.ab.ca/awards_scholarships.html
Contact Info Quick Facts Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/alberta_coll
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Calgary, AB STUDENTS: 1,000 d_Design
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Student Services and Student Life


The ACAD Student’s Association (ACADSA) is the student’s advocate and representative. It runs the Marion Nicoll Gallery that gives
students the opportunity to exhibit their works. Twice a year, the ACADSA also arranges a Show and Sale that helps students
finance their education. ACADSA also manages and operates the cafeteria.

Students can access the athletic facilities of the campus. SAIT Wellness Centre provides students a 35-metre swimming pool,
aerobics/dance studio, weight training room, four squash courts, four racquetball, hockey rink, a multi-purpose gymnasium, a diving
area, and a 15-person hot tub. In addition, the Wellness Centre also organizes open recreational activities, activity classes, sports
clubs, and recreational activities. Student-Athletes who are interested to compete on SAIT intercollegiate teams in the Alberta
Colleges Athletic Conference can take up ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cross-country running. Students who want to
eat can go to the Arthole, which offers specialty coffee in the morning and alcoholic beverages after 4:00 pm. The Mastication Station
shows the culinary expertise of Chef Dan, while the SAIT has a number of establishments in the campus which are run by
professional chefs and students of the University.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


Overlooking the Bow River and the downtown skyline, ACAD is close to Calgary’s light rail transit, which can easily give the students
access to the museums and galleries of the city. Its building is adjacent to the Jubilee Parkade and the Southern Alberta Jubilee
Auditorium and in front of the SAIT Campus Centre. The college’s studios have a lot of spaces, with a small student-to-teacher ratio
that encourages more one-on-one interaction. In 2010, ACAD will introduce a mandatory laptop computer program to keep the
students in step with the advances of digital technology and practices. This will require all incoming students to own or lease a laptop
computer during the first year of their enrolment.

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ACAD FIRST YEAR STUDIES CONTINUING ARTS ASSOCIATION


ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP FIRST YEAR STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Value: $1,000 Value: $500


Number of Awards: 7 Number of Awards: 1

Criteria: Criteria:
Merit of entrance portfolio and cumulative grade point Merit of entrance portfolio.
average.
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Prospective students applying for Fall admission to
Prospective students applying to First Year Studies First Year Studies who are graduates of a separate or
who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. public Calgary high school in the previous academic
year, or expect to graduate in the current academic
This Scholarship is offered in two equal portions. The year
first $500 credit will be issued to the successful
applicant upon entering ACAD's First Year Studies
program. If the recipient completes the 1st semester THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, the recipient will BURSARY ALBERTA
automatically receive $500 tuition credit upon returning
for the following semester. Recipients must be Value: $500
registered for 9 credits in each semester. Number of Awards: 1

Open to First Year Studies and 2nd year students


J. PATRICK CASHION SCHOLARSHIP meeting the following priorities:
FOR EXCELLENCE
1. Son or daughter of a deceased or disabled War
Value: Full Tuition Veteran
Number of Awards: 1
2. Son or daughter of a War Veteran
Criteria:
Merit of entrance portfolio and previous cumulative 3. Ex-Service Personnel
grade point average.
4. Son or daughter of Ex-Service or Serving Personnel
Eligibility:
Prospective students applying to First Year Studies. 5. Grandson or granddaughter of Ex-Service Personnel

This scholarship is offered in two portions. The 1st 6. Native-born or naturalized Canadian domiciled in
semester tuition credit will be issued to the successful Alberta or the NWT
applicant upon entering ACAD's First Year Studies. If
the recipient completes the 1st semester with a GPA of In the event of two or more equally eligible applicants,
3.0 or greater, the recipient will automatically receive the recipient will normally be selected on the basis of
2nd semester tuition credit upon returning for the financial need.
following semester. Recipients must be registered for 9
credits in each semester.

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Ambrose University College


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About
Ambrose University College and Seminary was established in 1921.
It is a product of two merging colleges: Alliance University College
and the Nazarene University College. Today, it is a private Christian
liberal arts college and seminary located in Calgary, Alberta. Its
mission is to "produce graduates who are consciously and actively
Christian in all aspects of life," and to "serve the church by providing
excellent preparation for pastoral ministry." Its goal is to "to be a
place where students can experience a truly meaningful time of
growth and carry out Christ's Great Commission."

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.ambrose.edu/
Admissions: www.ambrose.edu/admissions
150 Ambrose Circle SW TUITION: $8,130 Financial Aid: www.ambrose.edu/scholarship
Calgary, AB STUDENTS: 600 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/ambrose_u
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403.410.2000

Student Services and Student Life


The Student Council aims to develop and enhance the spiritual, mental, social, and physical growth of the students. It provides
leadership that works to present each student “perfect in Christ.” Other leadership teams include: Women’s Leadership Team,
Athletic Leadership Team, and Youth Conference Central Planning Team.

Ambrose’s varsity team is under the name “Ambrose Lions” in the Alberta Colleges Athletic League competitions in soccer,
basketball, volleyball, hockey. It comprises the following teams: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Hockey, Men’s Soccer,
Women’s Soccer, Men’s Volleyball, and Women’s Volleyball. The athletic department also hosts the intramural competitions in
outdoor football in the fall and floor hockey in the winter. Other intramural activities include: Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, 3 on 3
Basketball, and Floor Hockey.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The campus offers the following student services: ATHLETICS; CAREER CENTRE (Career & Vocational Development Planning,
Career Preparation, Employment, Events & Announcements, Resources & Links, Workshops, and Job Board.); COMMUNITY LIFE
(Student Life, Harassment Policy, Health Services); COUNSELLING SERVICES; FINANCIAL AID (Admissions, Entrance
Scholarships, External Scholarships & Bursaries, Government Funding, Returning Student Scholarships); INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS; LEARNING SERVICES (Learning Services Centre, Academic Advising); ORIENTATION (Parents and Families,
Residence Students, Commuter Students, Transfer Students); RESIDENCE LIFE; SPIRITUAL FORMATION (chapels, music teams,
creative team, drama team, small groups, community days, mission emphasis day, spiritual emphasis day); STUDENT
LEADERSHIP; OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING; and SEMINARY SERVICES.

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Entrance Scholarships International Worker Scholarship

Value: $10,000 Value: $1000


Deadline: March 31, 2010 Deadline: Varies

Ambrose University College offers Entrance Eligibility & Criteria


Scholarship to new students in the areas of Academic
Excellence, Leadership, Music and Athletics. 1. Parents must be active International Workers who
are working in the missions field with a designated
Eligibility & Criteria organization. Students should note on the application,
the organization with which their parents are affiliated.
1. Available to students (under the age of 21) with a
minimum 75% average on Ambrose University College 2. Students must be enroled in a minimum of 9 credit
admissions requirements hours in two consecutive semesters.

2. Available to ‘mature students' (21 and over) with an 3. The scholarship will be applied to the student's
accompanying resume and two letters of reference account in two equal payments (one each semester)
towards the cost of tuition.
3. Available to ‘new' students who enrol at Ambrose in
a minimum of 9 credits for two consecutive semesters 4. Students must have submitted an Application for
Admission with the application fee to be eligible.
4. Students must have submitted an Application for
Admission with the application fee to be eligible
Mr. and Mrs. Hsing-Pang Wang
5. Entrance Scholarship will be applied to student Memorial Scholarship
account in two equal payments (one each semester)
towards the cost of tuition Value: $1000
Deadline: August 15, 2010
6. Students who withdraw from Ambrose without
completing one entire semester will be responsible for Eligibility & Criteria
repayment of the Entrance Scholarship
1. Student must be accepted in the Bachelor of Arts
(Music Major) program.

2. Student must demonstrate high academic


achievement.

3. Student must demonstrate a Christian lifestyle,


personal integrity and be a team player.

4. Student must be enroled in a minimum of 9 credit


hours in two consecutive semesters.

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Concordia University College of Alberta


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About
Concordia University College of Alberta was once called “Concordia
College”. It was established by the Lutheran Church – Missouri
Synod as a means to train young men to teach in the Christian
ministries. It changed to its present name in 1995 to show its status
as a degree-granting institution. Today, it offers undergraduate and
graduate programs in addition to the church work programs it gives to
students. Its motto is: Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini (The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wisdom).

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: concordia.ab.ca/
Admissions: concordia.ab.ca/prospective/admission/application.php
7128 Ada Boulevard NW TUITION: $7,000 Financial Aid: concordia.ab.ca/prospective/financialaid.php
Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 1,450 Scholarships: ww.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/concordia_uni
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780.479.8481 Alberta

Student Services and Student Life


Concordia offers the following services to its students: Accident Insurance, Assistance with Grievances, Computers for Student Use,
Concordia Students Association, Counselling, Disabilities and Special Needs, Emergencies/Health Services, Food Services, New
Student Orientation, Off Campus Housing Registry, Parking, Student Identification Cards, and Writing Centre.

The student government of the University is the Concordia Students’ Association. It is the representative of the students to the
General Council and the faculty members, and aims to make the students’ academic and personal experiences more enriching for
everyone. Some of its services include: Student Email, CSA Events Calendar, CSA Photo Gallery, CSA BBS Forum, CSA News
Headlines, and the Blue and White (a student- lead newspaper printed once a month).

There are also clubs students can join. They include: Church Vocations Association, Concordia Business Association, Concordia Fan
League, Environmental Student Health Student Association, Education After Degree Student Association, Concordia Science Club,
Education Undergrad Society, Green Thespians Collective, Model UN, Psychology Students' Council, Social Justice, The
Peripatetics, and the Toastmasters.

The University competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. Its varsity
name is the Concordia Thunder, and its team sports include: Volleyball, Cross-Country Running, Soccer, Hockey, Golf, Curling,
Basketball, and Badminton.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


This private University is situated in Edmonton, Alberta, which overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley and one block west of
the Wayne Gretzky Drive. Some of the buildings inside the campus include the Arnold Guebert Memorial Library, The Ralph King
Athletic Centre, and The Robert Tegler Student Centre,

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President's Leadership Scholarship University Entrance Scholarship

Value: $30,000 Value: $4,000 - $15,000


Deadline: April 1, 2010 Deadline: Varies

The President's Leadership Scholarship is Concordia's The University Entrance Scholarship program provides
most prestigious award, recognizing and supporting guaranteed scholarships to high school students who
individuals who demonstrate a commitment to present a minimum admission average of 75%; awards
academic excellence, who have made a positive and vary in value according to the admission average. The
significant contribution to their communities, and who final admission average that determines the
display a capacity for leadership. Up to five awards are scholarship amount is calculated on the five subjects
available each academic year. The award covers the required for admission to the applicant's program of
recipient's total educational fees and provides a $1,250 choice.
cash award for a maximum of four years or completion
of the first baccalaureate degree (an approximate value Students who continue to achieve academic success in
of $30,000). consecutive years of university study are eligible to
renew their scholarships for an additional three years (a
The selection of applicants for this award is based on total of four years) or the completion of their first
academic achievement; extra-curricular activities; degree. Recipients who enter a three-year degree
intellectual, creative or leadership distinctions; letters of program and then complete a four-year degree
reference; and original essays. program in the same area of study (e.g., three-year
BSc in Biology to four-year BSc in Biology program) are
To become eligible for the President's Leadership eligible to renew the scholarship for a total of four
Scholarship, applicants must: years.

1. be entering their first-year of post-secondary study 95.0% or higher = $3,750 = Maximum $15,000
directly from high school. Concordia will also consider 90.9-94.9% = $3,000 = Maximum $12,000
applicants who: 85.0-89.9% = $2,000 = Maximum $8,000
80.0-84.9% = $1,500 = Maximum $6,000
a. have taken time off between their high school and 75.0-79.9% = $1,000 = Maximum $4,000
post-secondary studies if the break in studies is less
than three years.
Alberta Blue Cross 50th
b. completed university-level credits while in high Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
school
Value: $500
c. attended a non-accredited program of study at a
post-secondary institution and earned 9 or less transfer An annual $500 award to a first-year student who is an
credits. Alberta resident, displays superior academic
achievement and demonstrates financial need.
Where do I send the application package? Selection is based on the academic standing of 30-
level subjects used for admission. Recipients may not
Student and Enrolment Services be receiving other awards totalling more than $3,500.
Concordia University College of Alberta Awarded in September of each year.
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Grande Prairie Regional College


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About
Grand Prairie Regional College (GPRC) is a public, board-governed
college that operates as a “comprehensive community institution”
under the Post Secondary Learning Act of Alberta. It was established
in 1965 as an answer to River County’s request for a post-secondary
institution in its county. Its first full-time initial students totaled a mere
69. Today, there are around 2,000 + full and part-time students
enrolled in credit programs. Its vision is to be “recognized by its
learning communities for leadership in educational excellence,” and
its mission is to “connections to knowledge, experience and
community one life at a time.”

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.gprc.ab.ca/
Admissions: www.gprc.ab.ca/students/admissions/
10726-106 Avenue TUITION: $3,600 Financial Aid: www.gprc.ab.ca/students/financialaid//
Grande Prairie, AB STUDENTS: 2,000 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/grande_prai
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1.888.539.4772 College

Student Services and Student Life


The Grand Prairie College Student Association represents the interests of the student body and the greater community. Its vision is
to promote student success and empower them to shape their educational future. Some of their services include: Howlers Lounge
(Entertainment, Pool tables/video games, TV’s, The Corner Store, Stamp/Bus Tickets, Campus Activities, Alcohol Awareness
Program, Student Volunteer Centre, Recreational Events, Clubs, Student Health/Dental Plan, Student Handbook, Student Discount
List, Photocopy service including color, Fax Service, Microwaves, Job Board, Lost & Found, Food Bank, Awards/Bursaries, Board
Room Bookings, and Student Grievances

The Varsity Team of GPRC is known as “GPRC” Wolves. They belong in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), and they
compete in the following sports: volleyball, swimming, soccer, cross-country running, curling, basketball, and badminton. The most
well-known team is the Wolves Men’s Volleyball Team, which has a tradition of winning in the ACAC.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


As a response to the community and industry demand, GPRC gives students a broad range of facilities to better meet the students’
needs. They include: Fully equipped double gymnasium, Fitness centre, Climbing gym, Bookstore, Library holdings (60,000+), 500
Seat Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, Howlers - Licensed student lounge, and Pillars cafeteria & Bernie’s coffee bars.

Students who plan to live in the campus can go to the Fairview College Campus Residence. It has 513 residence beds in 135 self-
contained furnished apartments. There are accommodations for students with families and single students. The residence is in the
eastern part of the main campus near Bear Creak. Its fully-furnished apartments can be divided into four types: sixty-two 4-person
units, eleven bachelor units, two wheelchair accessible units, sixteen 5-person units, and eight family housing units. Amenities
include: oven and refrigerator, tables, chairs, couches, love seats, closets, dressers, beds, study desks or work stations.

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Department of Nursing Access Department of Business Administrat-


Entrance Scholarship ion Access Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 Value: $1,000 - $1,500


Number of Awards: 7 Number of Awards: 7

Available to students entering directly from high school. Available to students who are admitted or conditionally
Awarded to the top seven high school averages based admitted to Business Administration. Recipients must
on Student Services Policy. In the event of a tie, the be entering studies at GPRC in September,
award will go to the earliest application date. immediately following high school completion. Available
to applicants with top marks from the following
participating high schools:
B.Sc. Natural Resource Management
Entrance Scholarship Preference given to one graduate from each: GP
Composite High, GP St. Joseph's High, Peace Wapiti
Value: $700 Academy, Beaverlodge High, Sexsmith High. Two
Number of Awards: 1 awards available for second place applicants: one each
for a graduate of GP Composite High and St. GP
Natural Resource Management - Forestry. Student Joseph's High.
must be transferring to the UNBC program and
selection will be based on academic excellence of
those who apply. Provide statement of educational Department of Fine Arts Drama
goals. Access Entrance Award

Value: $500
Emerson Drive Music & Digital Number of Awards: 3
Design Entrance Scholarship
Students entering from high school please provide a
Value: $500 Letter of Recommendation from your high school
Number of Awards: 1 drama teacher or counsellor if a drama program is not
available at your school.
Students entering from high school please provide a
Letter of Recommendation from your high school music Mature students, please attach a statement of
teacher or counselor if a music program is not available community involvement as it applies to your arts.
at your school. Mature students, please attach a Provide high school statement of marks to-date or a
statement of community involvement as it applies to high school transcript. Provide a brief letter indicating
your arts. your drama experience and aspirations. Provide an
Audition DVD.
You must show that you have completed the Music
Theory Prerequisite Requirement by May 1st. Provide
high school statement of marks to-date or a high school Bachelor of Education Access
transcript. Provide a brief letter indicating your musical Entrance Award
experience and aspirations. If available you may
provide an audition DVD. Value: $1,150
Number of Awards: 2

Available to an entering student in the Education


program who must relocate to attend GPRC and
demonstrate high financial need. Grades will be a
consideration.

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Department of PEAK Access to Elizabeth Jean Butler Scholarship


Success Entrance Scholarship
Value: $2,000
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 6
1st priority: applicants who have lived in the Bear
Six awards will be available to students entering Canyon/Cherry Point/Cleardale area.
directly from high school. Preference will be given to
the following distribution: 2 for BC graduates, 2 for 2nd priority: applicants who attended high school in the
Northern Alberta graduates, 2 for graduates of Grande Peace River School Division, No. 10.
Prairie or the County of Grande Prairie.
3rd priority: all other applicants from the Alberta Peace
Applicants from high school must present a 70% Region.
average on 5 core Grade 11 subjects. (Must include an
English, Math & Science) as well as, present the same Must be a Grade 12 graduate with entrance
academic requirement upon completion of Grade 12. requirements to a post-secondary institution. Selection
based on top five Grade 12 core subjects, attaining at
least a 60%.
Early Learning & Child Care
Access Entrance Award Applicant must complete the Elizabeth Jean Butler
Scholarship application. If attending GPRC you must
Value: $500 complete the GPRC Entrance Application as well. All
Number of Awards: 3 applicants must attach a copy of high school transcript.

Available to students who are admitted or conditionally


admitted to Early Learning & Childcare. Awards will go Francis Ramsden Memorial Entrance
to the students who present the highest grades based Scholarship
on admission criteria.
Value: $1,250
Number of Awards: 1
Francophone Access Entrance
Available to a student from within the County of Grande
Scholarship
Prairie No.1, boundary on west, north, and south;
Range Road 70 on the east.
Value: $1,150
Number of Awards: 1
Must have resided in the described area for the past
two years. Award is renewable, conditional to
Available to students with a high school diploma who
successful completion of first year and confirmation of
have taken FLA 30 or Francais 30. Selection will be
continued studies in related program in next academic
based on the grades. Must enrol in GPRC as a full-time
year.
student with at least 3 credits of French per semester.
Student must provide a well-defined statement of
career goals and preference will be given to an
applicant with community involvement.

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French Language Access Entrance Right Honourable Don Mazankowski


Scholarship Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,150 Value: $1,200


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1

Available to students with a high school diploma who Applicants must provide statements from their high
have taken French 30/31. Selection will be based on school counselor regarding their community
the grades. Must enrol in GPRC as a full-time student involvement and leadership qualities.
with at least 3 credits of French per semester.

Talisman Energy Entrance Awards


Myrna G. Fox Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Value: $500 Number of Awards: 3
Number of Awards: 1
Available to a student from the Peace Region. If no
Preference to B. Education. Must have completed the students eligible in the above area of studies, other
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program with a programs may be considered.
minimum G.P.A. of 3.2 prior to entrance into the B.
Education program.
Teacher Assistant Access Entrance
German Access Entrance Award
Scholarship Value: $500
Number of Awards: 1
Value: $1,150
Number of Awards: 1 Available to students who are admitted or conditionally
admitted to Teacher Assistant Program. Awards will go
Available to students who intend to enrol in a German
to the students who present the highest grades based
class at GPRC. Selection will be based on the grades. on admission criteria.
Must enrol in GPRC as a full-time student with at least
3 credits of German.

William, Anne & Scott Fletcher


Grande Prairie Rotary Club
Entrance Scholarship
Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Value: $1,250 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1
Any post-secondary program. Subject to available
Any post-secondary level program. Consideration given funds, one award each to a graduate of Grande Prairie
to fair and equitable distribution of other awards in the Composite High School, Grande Prairie St. Joseph's
GPRC Awards program. High School, and general Peace Area.

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Grant MacEwan University


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About
Grant MacEwan University was established in 1971 as “Grant
MacEwan Community College,” which was named after Dr. J.W.
Grant MacEwan, a former lieutenant governor, educator, and author
of Alberta. The University became an accredited, degree-granting
institution in 2004, and offered degree granting programs and
baccalaureate degrees in Science, Nursing, Commerce, Child and
Youth Care, and Arts. There will be more additional courses to be
added in the future, particularly music, social work, and
communication. Today, it is the largest transfer institution in the
province.

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.macewan.ca
Admissions: www.macewan.ca/web/Prospective/Apply/Index.cfm?
P.O. Box 1796 TUITION: $4,500 MenuOption=3&Line=13
Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 10,000 Financial Aid: www.macewan.ca/web/services/src/services/DetailsP
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Student Services and Student Life


The University offers the following services to students: Aboriginal Education Centre, Academic Affairs, Academic Governance,
Academic Quality Assurance and Accreditation (formerly Program Services), Academic Vision, Alumni Relations and Services, Arts
and Communications Continuing Education, Athletics, Board of Governors, Bookstore, Business Division, Child Care Centre,
Communications and External Relations, Conference and Special Events, Corporate Learning, Counselling, Emergency
Preparedness, Facilities, Faculty Development, Financial Services, Food Services, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
(FOIP), Fund Development, Grant MacEwan College Mission, Human Resources, Information and Technology Services (ITS) -
formerly CNS, Instructional Media and Design, International Education Centre, John L. Haar Theatre, Library, MacEwan Centre for
Sport and Wellness, MacEwan Recreation, MacEwan Research Ethics, MacEwan Research Office, MacEwan Student Residence,
Minerva Senior Studies Institute, Office of the Registrar, Parking, Professional Development, Records and Information Management
(RIM), Services to Students with Disabilities, Strategic Communications and Corporate Marketing, Strategic Planning, Student
Resource Centre, Students' Association, Telecommunications, Webadvisor, WebCT, and Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness.

MacEwan’s varsity sports team is known as the Griffins. They also are one of the competing teams in the Alberta Colleges Athletics
Conference. Some of their sports include: Dance, Cross-Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, and Basketball. Students who are into
fitness can go to the MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness, which is a state-of-the-art industry facility that includes volleyball,
badminton, and basketball courts. The centre also has a fitness area, squash, aquatic centre, and racquetball courts.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The University is comprised of four campuses, with individual focus of expertise. The biggest campus is the City Centre Campus,
which is located near downtown Edmonton. City Centre also contains the largest degree program offerings to students as well as the
Robbins Health Learning Centre, which opened in 2007. Also included here are the Centre for Sport and Wellness (home to a
gymnasium and a pool), a parkade, and the MacEwan Residence. Other campuses are near the vicinity of Mill Woods (South
Campus) and West Jasper Place (Centre for the Arts). The University has four faculties/schools: The School of Business, Faculty of
Health and Community Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Centre for the Arts and Communications. At present, it offers
applied degrees that can be taken for one to two years, certificates, diplomas, and four-year bachelor degrees.

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Bachelor of Commerce Entrance Bachelor of Arts Degree Entrance


Scholarship Scholarship

Value: $500 - $1,200 Value: $750 - $1,700


Number of Awards: 100 +
Our program offers entrance scholarships to high
school students with superior grades in the five New students entering directly into the Bachelor of Arts
subjects used for admission. Program are eligible to receive up to $1700
in entrance scholarships from MacEwan.
If your final grades in the admission subjects are:
The amount of the scholarship is determined by the
90% and higher, you will receive $1200 admission average that the student achieves:
85 - 89.9%: $750
80 - 84.9%: $500 a) students with admission averages of at least
90% will be guaranteed $1700
A limited number of $500 scholarships will be awarded
on a competitive basis b) students with admission averages of at least
85% (but lower than 90%) will be guaranteed
$1200
Arts and Education Entrance
c) students with averages of at least 80% (but
Scholarships lower than 85%) will receive $750, with 100
students receiving these awards, given in
Value: $750 - $1,700 descending order of admission averages
Number of Awards: 100 +

New students entering directly into the Arts and


Education Program are eligible to receive up to $1700 Bachelor of Physical Education
in entrance scholarships from MacEwan. Entrance Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is determined by the Value: $1200 - $1,700


admission average that the student achieves: Number of Awards: 100 +

a) students with admission averages of at least New students entering directly into the Bachelor of
90% will be guaranteed $1700 Physical Education Program are eligible to receive up
to $1700 in entrance scholarships from MacEwan.
b) students with admission averages of at least
85% (but lower than 90%) will be guaranteed The amount of the scholarship is determined by the
$1200 admission average that the student achieves:

c) students with averages of at least 80% (but a) students with admission averages of at least
lower than 85%) will receive $750, with 100 90% will be guaranteed $1700
students receiving these awards, given in
descending order of admission averages b) students with admission averages of at least
85% (but lower than 90%) will be guaranteed
$1200

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Keyano College
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About
Keyano College was established in 1965 as the Alberta Vocational
Centre. It is a community college that is located in Fort McMurray,
Canada, and its name was taken from “Keyano,” which means “Cree”
or “sharing.” It partners with other schools, such as University of
Alberta, University of Calgary, Athabasca University, and University
of Lethbridge in offering students academic degrees in many
disciplines without moving outside Fort McMurray.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.keyano.ca/
Admissions: www.keyano.ca/Instruction/Student_Services/Admissi
Contact Info Quick Facts ons_and_Registration/
Financial Aid: www.keyano.ca/Instruction/Student_Services/Admissi
8115 Franklin Avenue TUITION: $3,456 ons_and_Registration/Financial_Aid.asp?action=Awar
Fort McMurray, AB STUDENTS: 2,400 ds_and_Scholarships
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Student Services and Student Life


The College offers students the following services: Child Care, Computer Labs, Conservatory, Health Services, Keyano Art Gallery,
Keyano Theatre, Library, Be Fit for Life Centre, Business Link, Shifting to Wellness, SKILL Centre, Security, Suncor Educational
Technology Centre, Bookstore, Learning Centres, Co-operative Education, Convocation, Counselling Services, Disability Support
Services, Examinations, Financial Aid, Health Services, and many others.

The Keyano College Students’ Association’s motto is: “For the Students, By the Students.” Its goal is to add more diversity and fun in
the students’ experience through the following services: Student Services and Student Life; Academic Programs; Off-Campus Living;
Student ID Cards (ID cards can be picked up in the Facilities department); Survival Guide (Prepared by the KCSA); Coffee Mugs
(Buy a 14 oz. coffee mug at King's Lounge and get free coffee or pop for the first week of classes); Lockers (Rent lockers at the
KCSA office before Orientation Day); Bookstore (Buy used books in the KCSA Used Bookstore); Health and Dental Plan (The
Students' Association is now providing an extended Health and Dental plan to eligible students); Rings (Twice a year students have
the opportunity to order graduation rings); Awards – Bursaries; and Student Connection Newspaper (This the students’ voice in the
school campus).

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The College offers educational and training programs in these divisions: Upgrading Education (CUE), Trades and Heavy Industrial
and Community, and Academic and Career Programs. Aside from these offerings, Clearwater Campus stands as one of the cultural
centres of Fort McMurray through its creative institutions, such as the Keyano Theatre, the Norm Weiss Arts Centre, and the Keyano
College Library. The campus also offers students housing accommodations. These are assigned from a priority wait list. The
residence building is connected to the enclosed walkway that provides easy access to the King’s Lounge and the library. Amenities
here include: six private bedrooms, a kitchen, three bathrooms and a living room.

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Cotter MacGillivray Memorial Betty Lamb Nursing Entrance


Scholarship Scholarship

Value: $750 Value: $1,000


Deadline: May 29, 2010 Deadline: May 29, 2010
Number of Awards: 1
Awarded to a student entering University Studies
Education program. The student must be a graduate of Awards are available to students of Nursing. Available
the Fort McMurray public or separate school system. to students in their first year of study. Selection is
Selection is based on overall academic achievement. based on overall academic performance

Keyano Foundation Community Bob Lamb Bachelor of Commerce


Entrance Award Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 Value: $1,000


Deadline: May 29, 2010 Deadline: May 29, 2010
Number of Awards: 4 Number of Awards: 1

Awarded to a student entering first year, full-time Awards are available to students of Bachelor of
studies in a career or diploma program at Keyano Commerce. Available to students in their first year of
College. Selection is based on academic merit study. Selection is based on overall academic
throughout high school, as well as contributions to performance
school and community life through active participation
in activities, which demonstrate good leadership and
interpersonal skills. Bob Lamb Bachelor of Business
Administration Entrance Scholarship

GKO Engineering Entrance Award Value: $1,000


Deadline: May 29, 2010
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: May 29, 2010
Number of Awards: 1 Awards are available to students of Business
Administration. Available to students in their first year of
Selection is based on academic merit as well as self- study.
motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic participation in
classroom and student activities. Applications should
include a reference letter/statement regarding their Keyano Foundation Director's
leadership qualities and activities from a person who Leadership Award
has first-hand knowledge of their involvement.
Value: $1,000
Deadline: May 29, 2010
Number of Awards: 1

Awarded to a student entering first year, full-time


studies in a career or diploma program at Keyano
College. Selection is based on academic merit, as well
as leadership qualities and community services through
involvement in campus, school, and/or community
activities.
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Lakeland College
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About
Lakeland College was established in 1913, with only 34 students
initially enrolled in its classes. Today, this post-secondary college in
Alberta has an estimated 7,000 full-time and part-time students.
Lakeland College is the only inter-provincial college of Canada, which
serves the Saskatchewan and Alberta residents.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.lakelandcollege.ca/
Admissions: www.lakelandcollege.ca/admissions/
Financial Aid: www.lakelandcollege.ca/admissions/funding/
Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/lakeland_co
Contact Info Quick Facts llege_scholarships.php
More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeland_College_(Alberta)
5707 - 4th avenue west TUITION: $4,600
Vermilion, AB STUDENTS: 7,000
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1.800.661.6490

Student Services and Student Life


Lakeland knows that going to college isn’t just confined in the classroom walls. Clubs are a great way to get out of the academic
environment and connect with friends, pursue interests, and develop newfound hobbies. Students are encouraged to take advantage
of the available clubs offered to the students, such as: Lakeland Christian Friends (Vermilion), Climbing, Enviro Club, Judging Team,
Lakeland Live (Lloyd), Lakeland Players, Outdoor Recreation (ORC), Men's Hockey, Ranch & Stockhorse, Stock Dog, Stockman's,
Rodeo, Women's Hockey, and Yearbook.

The Lakeland College Rustlers is the varsity team of the school, and it competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in
basketball, volleyball, and curling. Cross-Country and Soccer will also be added in 2010. The Rustlers are competitive in Rodeo,
Curling, and Rowing, and it is the only college team that competes with Western Canadian university crews for Rowing events. There
are also the Rustlers Golf Tournament, Summer Camps and other recreational activities. Students who want to have fun can also
enjoy the pool, or play hockey on the side.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The College has two campuses: Vermilion Campus, and Lloydminster Campus. Lakeland is the only one out of the two student-
managed farms (crops and livestock) that exist in North America. The Crop Technology program allows students to use the Student
Managed Farm (SMF) to develop and improve grain farming skills, such as GIS technology, operation and utilization of the GPS,
management of farm finance, machinery operation, and specialty crop marketing (oilseed and grain).

Their other facilities include: the Alumni House, The Learning Centre, Conference Services, Alumni Theatre, Vic Juba Community
Theatre, Vermilion Aquatic Centre, and Student Employment Centre. Students can also avail of the housing accommodation of the
school. Their available residences are in the Vermilion (Single Student Housing, Family Housing, and Rent) and Lloydminster (Single
Student Residences--Spinwheels and Family Student Residences -- Townhouses) campuses.

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Business Entrance Scholarship Educational Assistant Entrance


Scholarship
Value: $1,500 - $3,500
Number of Awards: 5+ Value: $1,500 - $3,500
Number of Awards: 5+
Awarded to a student entering a Business Program.
With a minimum 85 per cent average in Grade 11 Awarded to a student entering a Educational Assistant
subjects, you could get a minimum $1,500 entrance Program. With a minimum 85 per cent average in
scholarship at Lakeland College. Grade 11 subjects, you could get a minimum $1,500
entrance scholarship at Lakeland College.
If your average is higher, the scholarship goes higher.
If your average is higher, the scholarship goes higher.
a. 85% average gets you a $1,500 scholarship
b. 90% average gets you a $2,500 scholarship a. 85% average gets you a $1,500 scholarship
c. 95% average gets you a $3,500 scholarship b. 90% average gets you a $2,500 scholarship
c. 95% average gets you a $3,500 scholarship

Environmental Science Entrance University Transfer Entrance


Scholarship Scholarship

Value: $1,500 - $3,500 Value: $1,500 - $3,500


Number of Awards: 5+ Number of Awards: 5+

Awarded to a student entering a Environmental Awarded to a student entering an University Transfer


Science Program. With a minimum 85 per cent average Program. With a minimum 85 per cent average in
in Grade 11 subjects, you could get a minimum $1,500 Grade 11 subjects, you could get a minimum $1,500
entrance scholarship at Lakeland College. entrance scholarship at Lakeland College.

If your average is higher, the scholarship goes higher. If your average is higher, the scholarship goes higher.

a. 85% average gets you a $1,500 scholarship a. 85% average gets you a $1,500 scholarship
b. 90% average gets you a $2,500 scholarship b. 90% average gets you a $2,500 scholarship
c. 95% average gets you a $3,500 scholarship c. 95% average gets you a $3,500 scholarship

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Lethbridge College
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About
Lethbridge College was established in 1957 as the first public
community college in Canada. It was formerly known as Lethbridge
Community College, and was changed to its present name in
February 2007. Today, it is an important community resource that
gives a broad scope of recreational, cultural, and educational
alternatives to its local residents. Its mission is to provide a high
quality of innovative programs and services that will enable the
learners to achieve their educational and career goals.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.lethbridgecollege.ab.ca/
Admissions: www.lethbridgecollege.ab.ca/index.php?option=com_
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Financial Aid: www.lethbridgecollege.ab.ca/index.php?option=com_
3000 College Drive S TUITION: $5,000 content&task=view&id=448&Itemid=631
Lethbridge, AB STUDENTS: 3,000 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/lethbridge_c
ollege_scholarships.php
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403.320.3200

Student Services and Student Life


Lethbridge offers the following services: Academic Advising Career Counselling, Chaplaincy Services, Counselling, Day Care Centre,
Distributed Learning, The Learning Café, LC Online, Recruitment, Security Services, Services for International Students, Student
Financial Aid and Awards Program, Student for a Day, Students with Disabilities, Testing Services, and The Works - Job, Career
Services, and Aboriginal Services (A one-year FNMI Transition program for First Nations, Métis or Inuit students; high school
upgrading, certificates, diplomas or the beginnings of future university degrees; small class sizes offering personalized instruction; an
on-campus day care; learning skills workshops in the learning cafe; accessible computer labs across campus; library services;
support for learners with disabilities; athletic programs, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross-country running, golf and
curling; the works, an on-campus student employment centre; and cafeteria and food services).

Students who want to become a part of the varsity athletic program of the College must be enrolled as full-time students and are
required to be in the Monday evening Study Hall program. Student-athletes have the privilege of participating in the Alberta Colleges
Athletic Conference (ACAC) for five years. Students can choose from Men’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer, or they can choose
Women’s Volleyball, Soccer, and Basketball. Lethbridge also has an on-campus fitness resource centre (Be Fit For Life Centre)
which offers programs and fitness services for students who want to have a healthy and fit lifestyle. Campus Recreation programs
are also offered by the school.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


Lethbridge has campuses in Taber, Fort Macleod, and Lethbridge. The College’s recreation facilities is a good channel for athletics
and intramural programs, and it provides opportunities for high school and other community sports teams as well.

Its other facilities include the Bookstore (provides canteen items, textbooks, educationally priced software, stationery supplies, and
Lethbridge College souvenirs); Computer Labs (Library Commons – Buchanan Library, Information Commons – Instructional
Building); Food Services (the Food Court and the Cave offers diverse menu to students, with vending machines that has snacks,
sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, candy, chips, and etc.); Garden and Court Restaurant (open for selected lunches and evening
dining); Residence (basic utilities are provided in the residence fees, with basic cable hook-up, and high-speed internet modem).

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George and Adele Barrington Anthony Matlashewski Scholarship


Scholarship in Agricultural Technology

Value: $500 Value: $2,500


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: July 15, 2010 Deadline: July 15, 2010

Awarded to a student entering a Lethbridge College Awarded to the student entering Agricultural
program who demonstrates financial need as well as Technology who demonstrates outstanding academic
exceptional academic performance. Include copy of achievement (transcript must be attached to application
transcript. form). Student must also hail from a prairie province.

Green Acres Foundation The Art Ferrari Award


Scholarship
Value: $500
Value: $500 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: July 15, 2010
Deadline: July 15, 2010
To be awarded to a student just graduating from high
Awarded to a student who is the child, stepchild, or school and entering Engineering Design and Drafting at
grandchild of a Green Acres Foundation employee Lethbridge College. Selection will be based on financial
entering into a full-time credit program at Lethbridge need and academic achievement. Unofficial transcript
College, based on academic achievement in high must be included.
school and community service, preference will be given
to those with volunteer work relating to seniors. Include
unofficial transcript and reference letter. ATB Financial Bursary

Value: $500
Harvest Hoedown Award Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 4 For a student entering Agricultural Technology whose
Deadline: July 15, 2010 parents are currently engaged in agricultural production
in Alberta. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen and a
Awarded to a student entering agricultural technology resident of Alberta for at least five years. Must have an
at Lethbridge College. Must demonstrate financial need interest in Farm Financial Management, as well as an
and be from an agricultural background. interest in working in the field of Agriculture / Business.

Based on financial need and acceptable academic


achievement in High School, as well as demonstrated
LaValley Farms Scholarship leadership qualities and active participation in student
activities while attending High School. Unofficial
Value: $1,000 transcript and letter of reference required.
Number of Awards: 4
Deadline: July 15, 2010

This is an entrance award for high school students who


are enrolled full time in any program. Academic
achievement is the primary determining factor.
Transcripts must be included.
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Lethbridge College General Lethbridge College Office of Alumni


Scholarship Endowment Award Relations Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 Value: $500


Number of Awards: 8 Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: July 15, 2010 Deadline: July 15, 2010

Awarded to a student in any full-time credit program at Candidate must be a high school graduate. Student
Lethbridge Community College. Selection is based on must have registered and been accepted as a full-time
academic achievement and financial need must be student at Lethbridge College (1 Year Certificate
demonstrated. Include unofficial transcript. Program minimum). This application must be
accompanied by reference information that pertains to
the candidate's academic achievements and their
Lethbridge College Entrance involvement in extracurricular activities. Application
Scholarships must also be accompanied by a copy of official Grade
12 transcript demonstrating an average of at least 75%.
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 4
Deadline: July 15, 2010 Ann McMillan Scholarship

For a student that is entering a Lethbridge College Value: $500


credit certificate/diploma program - full time (registered Number of Awards: 1
in 12 or more credit hours). Selection will be based on Deadline: July 15, 2010
academic achievement in high school or upgrading
courses taken at the post secondary level. Selection To be awarded to the student entering the Fetal Alcohol
will also be based on financial need, and scholarships Spectrum Disorder program with the highest academic
will not be awarded to students who have received performance prior to attending. Please include your
other awards. Include unofficial transcripts. most recent transcript.

Andy Anderson Student Leadership Cal Dickson Memorial Scholarship


Award
Value: $500
Value: $300 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: July 15, 2010
Deadline: July 15, 2010
For demonstrated excellence in athletics and academic
To a graduate of a City of Lethbridge High School who achievement prior to registration in full-time study at
has demonstrated leadership skills prior to entering a Lethbridge College. Recipient must be a resident of
career program at Lethbridge College. Applicants must Alberta, with preference given to Southern Albertans.
attach a detailed description of their leadership Financial need will also be considered. Include
involvement in high school or the community in general. unofficial transcript and letter of reference.

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Lethbridge College Alumni for Award Massage Therapy Entrance


Scholarship
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 1 Value: $500
Deadline: July 15, 2010 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Awarded to a child of an alumnus who is entering a
Lethbridge College program and demonstrates financial Awarded to the student entering Massage Therapy with
need. Academic achievement will also be considered. the highest marks in grade 12 level biology and
Relationship to alumni must be demonstrated. English. Include unofficial transcript.

Czechoslovak Canadian Cultural E.C. Fredericks Endowment Award


Society of Southern Alberta Award
Value: $1,000
Value: $500 Number of Awards: 3
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: July 15, 2010
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Awarded to a student entering a Lethbridge College
Awarded to a student who is entering Lethbridge post-secondary program for the first time who
College for the first time in any full-time credit program. demonstrates financial need.
Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating his/her
interest in the Czechoslovak Canadian Cultural Society
Club and/or interest in the history and culture of
Czechoslovakia. Academic achievement from either Meyers Norris Penny Partners Award
high school or previous post-secondary from other
institutions will be considered. Preference will be given Value: $1,000
to applicants who are a member or a descendant of a Number of Awards: 1
member of the Czechoslovak Canadian Cultural Deadline: July 15, 2010
Society of Southern Alberta
This award will be directed to a student entering the
Business Administration program. Financial need will
Lillian Parry Scholarship be the primary criteria, academic achievement will be a
secondary consideration.
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1
Frank M. and Lila Linn Thompson
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Entrance Scholarship
Awarded to a student entering the Nursing program
who demonstrates financial need. Value: $2,500
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Ethel Underdahl Memorial Award
To the student who obtains the highest average Grade
12 marks of all High School students in the City of
Value: $500
Lethbridge, and who will be entering the Lethbridge
Number of Awards: 2
College in the year following graduation from High
Deadline: July 15, 2010
School. Selection will be based on the same criteria as
used by the Province of Alberta in awarding the
Awarded to a student entering the Practical Nursing
Alexander Rutherford Scholarships.
program who demonstrates financial need.
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Mount Royal College


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About
Mount Royal University (MRU), once known as Mount Royal College,
is a public and undergraduate post-secondary college in SouthWest
Calgary, Canada. It was founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary
school, although it became an institution in 1931. It changed to its
current name in 2009 and has since attracted over 12,000 credit
students who are taking up bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates,
university transfer courses, and applied degrees. Its main focus is still
the same: to provide students with quality teaching and small class
sizes. Its motto is: Quam Bene Non Quantum or "Not how many, but
how well."

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.mtroyal.ca
Admissions: www.mtroyal.ca/Admission/index.htm
4825 Mount Royal Gate TUITION: $5,800 Financial Aid: www.mtroyal.ca/Admission/MoneyMatters/ContactUs/
Calgary, AB STUDENTS: 12,000 awardContact.htm
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Student Services and Student Life


The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) is one of the oldest student governments in Alberta. It manages the
students’ clubs, and coordinates concerts and events. It also provides numerous student support services, such as the Student
Outreach and Safewal (SOS) program, the Diversity Centre, the Sustainability Centre, the Cultural Mosaic Centre, the Native Student
Centre, the AccessAbility Centre, and the Peer Support Centre.

Life on the campus is not just about learning and studying for the exams. It is also about covering the basics, such as nutrition,
health, and fun. Here, students eat at the Mount Royal food courts and kiosks available around the campus, so students can choose
from having a full meal to a quick coffee break in between classes. Some of the available establishments in the food courts are: Dairy
Queen, Mrs. Vanellis, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice, Subway, Jugo Juice, Outside the Box Cereal, Mr. Sub, Opa,
Convenience Store, Sushi Edo, and more. For students who are more athletically-inclined, they can go and work out at Mount
Royal’s 180,000 square foot recreation centre. Students can swim, climb the walls, do some weight-lifting, or play basketball. Its
other amenities include: two beach volleyball courts, six tennis courts, court gymnasiums, five lane 200m track, dance and aerobic
studios, 40 feet bouldering and climbing wall, four outdoor fields, steam rooms, hot tubs, and a fitness centre. For those interested in
clubs, students can choose 40 different associations for them to join to.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The Inskim Centre was constructed in 2007 to increase and retain its Aboriginal students. Its aim is to foster academic success for
them and increase their knowledge and awareness of the protocols, tradition, and Aboriginal cultures. Its programs are broad,
ranging from spiritual enlightenment, to aboriginal school housing to cultural advising. The Learning Skills Centre provides students
the needed assistance in their academic and writing skills. It also provides services for students with disabilities.

The EnCana Wellness Centre offers health and wellness services, such as a multi-faith chaplaincy coordinator, a health education
coordinator, a tobacco reduction educator, a human rights advisor and ombudsperson, athletic therapists, massage therapists,
physiotherapists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and chiropractor. The Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning is an
impressive, award-winning eco-building of the institute.

MRC offers housing accommodations to students. The East Residences can house in 426 students. It is a combination of one, two,
and four-bedroom individual townhouse units. There are plug-in parking spots in each triad, and a Residence Advisor is also
available. The East Residence Life Coordinator also lives in the complex. The West Residences provides one, two and four-bedroom
apartments and four bedroom townhouses. Parking is located near the building, and plug-ins are not available. There are two
Resident Advisors who live in the West Residences.

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BMO Financial Group Entrance Canadian Insurance Claims Managers


Scholarship for High School Students Association Scholarship

Value: $1,000 Value: $2,000


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Awarded to full-time students who will be enrolled in the
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in Business Administration and Insurance program in the
the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in upcoming fall semester.
the upcoming fall semester. Student must not have
previously attended post-secondary studies. Criteria:
1) Academic excellence - awarded to the top two
Criteria: students admitted to the Insurance program in the
1) Academic proficiency upcoming fall semester. One award will be given to a
2) Financial need student with no previous post-secondary and one to a
student with previous post-secondary.

Calgary District Purchasing


Mannix Entrance Scholarship in
Management Association Bursary
Nonprofit Studies
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1 Value: 500
Deadline: March 1, 2010 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in Eligibility:
the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in
a student member of the Purchasing Management the upcoming fall semester and who has previously
Association of Canada. attended post-secondary studies at an institution other
than Mount Royal University.
Criteria:
1) Financial need Criteria:
2) Academic proficiency - minimum 65 per cent high 1) Academic merit - minimum GPA of 3.3 over eight
school average post-secondary courses

Economical Insurance Mutual Scholarship in Nonprofit Studies


Scholarship for Excellence in High School

Number of Awards: 1 Value: 500


Number of Awards: 1
Eligibility: Deadline: March 1, 2010
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
the first year of the Business Administration and Eligibility:
Insurance program in the upcoming fall semester. Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in
Criteria: the upcoming fall semester and who has not previously
1) Academic excellence attended post-secondary studies.

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Guardian Insurance Scholarship Jim Sinclair Insurance Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1


Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the first year of the Business Administration and
the first year of the Business Administration and Insurance program in the upcoming fall semester.
Insurance program in the upcoming fall semester.
Student must have attended previous post-secondary Criteria:
studies. 1) Academic proficiency
2) Financial need
Criteria:
1) Academic excellence in post-secondary studies
completed prior to entering the Business Administration
Enbridge Scholarship in Nonprofit
and Insurance program.
Studies

Harry G. Schaefer, FCA Scholarship Number of Awards: 1


Deadline: March 1, 2010
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 3 Eligibility:
Deadline: March 1, 2010 Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in
Awarded to full-time students who will be enrolled in the the upcoming fall semester and who has not previously
first year of the Bachelor of Business Administration - attended post-secondary studies.
Accounting in the upcoming fall semester. This award
will be renewable upon commencement of each Criteria:
subsequent year of accounting studies at Mount Royal 1) Academic excellence in high school
University provided the recipient has completed at least
eight courses or 24 credits in the Accounting program
and has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. Nickle Family Foundation Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Insurance Professionals of Calgary Deadline: March 1, 2010
Scholarship
Eligibility:
Number of Awards: 1 Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in
Deadline: March 1, 2010 the first year of the Business Administration diploma or
the Bachelor of Business Administration in the
Eligibility: upcoming fall semester. The student must be a
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in graduate of a southern Alberta high school.
the first year of the Business Administration and
Insurance program in the upcoming fall semester. Criteria:
1) Academic achievement in high school
Criteria:
1) Academic proficiency
2) Financial need

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Peace Hills General Insurance Portfolio Strategies Corporation


Company Scholarship Bursary

Value: $500 Value: $1,000


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full-time in
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in the first, second, third, or fourth year of the Bachelor of
the first year of the Business Administration and Applied Financial Services program in the upcoming fall
Insurance program. Student must not have previously semester.
attended a post-secondary institution.
Criteria:
Criteria: 1) Financial need
1) Academic excellence in high school

Real Canadian Superstore Scholarship


Petro-Canada Human Resources
in Business and Entrepreneurship
Scholarship
Number of Awards: 1
Value: $1,000 Deadline: March 1, 2010
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010 Eligibility:
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in
Eligibility: the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Business and
For a full-time student who will be enrolled in the first Entrepreneurship program and who possesses strong
year of the Business Administration - Human entrepreneurial leadership qualities.
Resources program in the upcoming fall semester.
Preference will be given to aboriginal applicants. The Criteria:
award recipient will automatically be considered for 1) Academic proficiency
renewal of their award provided they: 2) Financial need
3) Typed letter of no more than one page in length
a) register full time in the second year of study outlining the following:
b) have completed at least six courses and 18 credits in
their previous academic year and (a) why you want to be an entrepreneur,
c) have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.7 in their
previous academic year. (b) why you chose the Bachelor of Applied Business
and Entrepreneurship program,
Should a student fail to re-qualify for the award based
on the criteria outlined, a new second-year recipient (c) what your career goals after you graduate are and
may be considered for the award.
(d) any experience you have involving a small
Criteria: business.
1) Academic merit: minimum 75 per cent average in
high school
2) Extracurricular activities: community volunteerism

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R. Michael Mears Scholarship TransCanada Opportunity Bursary

Number of Awards: 1 Value: $2,500


Deadline: March 1, 2010 Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in Eligibility:
the first year of Bachelor of Business Administration in Awarded to full-time students who will be enrolled in
the upcoming fall semester. Student must be a any program in the Bissett School of Business in the
Canadian citizen. upcoming fall semester.

The award recipient will automatically be considered for Criteria:


renewal of their award provided the student: 1) Financial need

(a) registers full time in the following year of study,


(b) has completed at least eight courses or 24 credits in Southland Transportation-Leader in
the previous academic year and
Communication Scholarship
(c) has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the
previous academic year.
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1
Criteria:
Deadline: March 1, 2010
1) Academic proficiency - minimum average of 75 per
cent in high school Eligibility:
2) Financial need
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
3) Extracurricular activities - volunteerism
the first year of the Bachelor of Communication -
4) Letter outlining career and academic goals and
Information Design program in the upcoming fall
highlighting community or volunteer involvement
semester.

Criteria:
The Co-operators Entrance 1) Academic achievement
Scholarship 2) Demonstrated community volunteerism and/or
leadership
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010 Weweler Memorial Jazz Entrance
Scholarship
Eligibility:
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
Number of Awards: 1
the first year of the Business Administration and
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Insurance Diploma program in the upcoming fall
semester.
Eligibility:
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
Criteria:
the first year of the Music Performance Diploma
1) Academic achievement
program in the upcoming fall semester and who has
2) Extracurricular activities: community or campus
applied for admission to the Jazz Stream of the Music
involvement
Performance diploma program at Mount Royal.

Criteria:
1) Award will go to the outstanding performer applying
for admission to the Jazz Stream of the Music
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Ginny Paterson Entrance Bursary Ross Thrasher Scholarship


in Piano
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
Awarded to a full-time piano student who will be the first year of the Music Performance Diploma
enrolled in the first year of the Music Performance program in the upcoming fall semester. Student will
Diploma program in the upcoming fall semester. If there have applied for admission to Voice Stream.
is no eligible piano applicant, another Music
Performance Diploma student may be selected. Criteria:
1) Outstanding performer, as judged by the audition
Criteria: committee, applying for admission to the Voice Stream
1) Financial need of the Music Performance Diploma program

Nolana Baillargeon Scholarship Cardel Homes Entrance Bursary

Number of Awards: 1 Value: $2,500


Deadline: March 1, 2010 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility:
Awarded to a student who will be enrolled full time in Eligibility:
the first year of the Music Performance (string) program Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
in the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Interior Design
to alumni of the MRC Conservatory's Academy program in the upcoming fall semester.
program.
Criteria:
Criteria: 1) Financial need
1) Financial need
2) Artistic performance
Joe-Anne D'Avignon Interior
Otto & Lydia Deutsch Memorial Design Scholarship
Scholarship in Music Performance Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2010 Eligibility:
Awarded to a full-time student who will be entering the
Eligibility:
Bachelor of Applied Interior Design program in the
Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in
upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to a
the first year of the Music Performance - Vocal program
student from outside of Alberta.
in the upcoming fall semester.
Criteria:
Criteria: 1) Academic excellence
1) Award will be given to the applicant judged by the
audition committee to be the most outstanding
performer applying for admission to the Vocal stream of
the Music Performance program

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NorQuest College
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About
Norquest College was established in 1965 as a publicly-funded
community college in Alberta, Canada. It was established by the
Government of Alberta as Alberta Vocational College (AVC), and
began with four classrooms with only sixty students. Its primary
objective was to provide under-employed and untrained Albertans the
opportunity to improve and upgrade their skill and competence in the
industrialized workplace. Today, it is an independent institution that is
managed by the Board of Governors, and it currently has 4,000 full-
time students and 7,000 part-time students.

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.norquest.ab.ca/
Admissions: www.norquest.ab.ca/applynow/tuition.htm
10215 - 108 Street TUITION: $4,000 Financial Aid: www.norquest.ca/awards/index.asp
Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 3,800 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/norquest_c
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Student Services and Student Life


The College offers the following services: Aboriginal Student Support Services, Assessment Services, Bookstore Outlet, Bus Service,
Cafeteria and Confectionery Services, Counselling Services, Educational Technologies, Health Services, Information and
Registration Services, Learner Centre, Learning Support Services, Legal Services, Library and Information Services, Mail Service,
Parking, Printing Services, Security Services, Student Activity Centre, Student Aid, Student Career and Employment Centre,
Students' Association, and Tutorial Services.

The Students’ Association is responsible for managing the student affairs of the College, and it organizes and prepares numerous
educational, cultural, and social events. It has many committees and volunteer opportunities for students to join, and they can even
become a part of the Students’ Council who serves as the student representative in their region. The Association allocates their
monthly school newspaper – The Quest; provides health and dental insurance plan to its full-time registered students; and also offer
subsidized membership at the YMCA. The Students’ Association is located beside the cafeteria on the eighth floor of the Main
Building.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The College has four campuses, with one in Stony Plain, one in Wetaskiwin, and two in Edmonton (Edmonton Downtown and
Edmonton Westmount). It also has community learning sites, which are located at Hinton, Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley,
Jasper, Edson, Westlock, Grande Cache, and Whitecourt. Its distance learning network also reaches over 200 communities in
Canada.

NorQuest is a partner of Community Access Program (CAP), an initiative of the Canadian Government. The program focuses on
cheap public access to the Internet. Under CAP, the public locations, such as community centres, libraries, and schools are able to
access the Information Highway and receive computer training and support.

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Aboriginal Education Bursary Canative Housing Corporation Award

Value: $200-$500 Value: $600


Deadline: February 5, 2010 Number of Awards: 8
Deadline: February 5, 2010
Criteria:
You are eligible to apply if you: Criteria:
You are eligible to apply if you:
1. Are beginning the first semester of a NorQuest
College career program, the purpose of which 1. Are registered in a full-time NorQuest
is future employment College career program, the goal of which is
employment
2. Are Aboriginal
2. Are Métis
3. Can demonstrate financial need
3. Demonstrate financial need
4. Provide a reference letter from an instructor
4. Include a letter describing your educational
5. Write a personal statement outlining your goals, hopes for the future and commitment to
educational goals, career objectives and why your program of study
you should receive funds from this bursary

Xerox Digital Graphics


Marian’s Women with Vision Award Communications Entrance Award

Value: $1,250 Value: $600


Number of Awards: 2 Number of Awards: 8
Deadline: February 5, 2010 Deadline: February 5, 2010

Criteria: Criteria:
You are eligible to apply if you: You are eligible to apply if you:

1. Are a female student newly enrolled in a 1. Are a full-time student enrolled in the first
NorQuest College Business and Industry term of the NorQuest College Digital Graphics
Career program Communications program

2. Demonstrate financial need 2. Demonstrate financial need

3. Write a one-page personal letter that describes 3. Write a letter describing your community
your educational goals, hopes for the future involvement
and commitment to your program of study

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


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About
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology was established in 1962. It
was created by the Alberta Provincial Government as way to
supplement the Provincial Institute of Technology (PITA) in Calgary’s
apprenticeship and vocational training. It was named the Northern
Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), while PITA was changed to
the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The Institute has 250
programs which include 35 apprenticeship trades. It also has around
1,400 continuing education courses, with an annual economic impact
of $476 million in the Greater Edmonton region.

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: www.nait.ca/
Admissions: www.nait.ca/admissions.htm
11762 - 106 Street TUITION: $4,000 Financial Aid: www.nait.ca/33046.htm
Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 17,500 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/northern_al
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Student Services and Student Life


NAIT offers the following services: Alumni Relations, Conferencing Solutions, Corporate and International Training, Facilities
Operations, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Materials Management, Security and Parking, Academic Staff Association
(NASA), Admissions, Apprenticeship, Counselling, International Students, Learning Resources, NAIT Library, Scholarship of
Teaching & Learning, and Tutorial Learning Centre.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


NAIT has four campuses: the Main Campus, Patricia, Souch, and St. Albert. The Main Campus is in the heart of Edmonton, and it
includes most of the full-time programs related to Engineering Technologies, Hospitality, Health Sciences, IT, and Business. Patricia
Campus is in the northwest part of the city. It houses trades training programs, industrial, and mechanical programs. Souch Campus
is in the southern part of the city. It concentrates on apprenticeship training. St. Albert main programs include Continuing Education
courses and Business programs. The Institute has world-class training centres, and it is home to: The NAIT EnCana Centre for
Power Engineering Technology, NAIT HP Centre for Information and Communications Technology, NAIT Petro-Canada Centre for
Millwright Technology, NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology, NAIT Shell Manufacturing Centre, NAIT Spartan
Centre for Instrumentation Technology, NAIT Suncor Energy Centre for Piping Systems Technology, NAIT Suncor Energy Centre for
Piping Systems Technology, and NAIT Waiward Centre for Steel Technologies.

Its learning resources include: The NAITSA Computer Commons, which provides 24-access to the internet; The Project Factory, a
provider of high-end graphics software, scanners and DVD burners; McNally Library, and more than 300 laboratories to help students
in practical learning. It also has a variety of food stalls to satisfy every students’ diverse tastes. They include: Common Market, Fresh
Express, bytes, Chai's, Bistro!, PLATES, elements, Embers, The Nest, Ernest’s Retail Meat Store, and Bakery sales. There are also
the NAIT Tech Store, which is located on the main of floor of NAIT HP Centre, NAIT Tech Store Online, Apple/NAIT Webstore and
the NAIT Bookstore. The Athletic and Recreation facilities include: a 50-metre pool, ice arena, gymnasium, weight room, racquetball
and squash courts.

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Elizabeth Jean Butler Scholarship Al Larson Memorial Scholarship

Value: $2,000 Value: $1,000


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: May 1, 2010 Deadline: August 31, 2010

Criteria: Criteria:
1st priority will be given to applicants who have lived in Applicants must be children or grandchildren of a
the Bear Canyon-Cherry Point-Cleardale area. REALTOR and must be entering a program at an
accredited public college or technical institute in
2nd priority will be given to applicants who attend high Alberta. Please note: A REALTOR is a real estate
school in Peace River School Division No. 10. practitioner who belongs to a local real estate board
and to the Alberta Real Estate Association. Children
3rd priority will be given to all other applicants from the and grandchildren of non-members are not eligible for
Albert Peace Region. Applicants must be a Grade 12 this award. Applicants will be judged on criteria such as
graduate with entrance requirements to a post- school and community involvement, good citizenship,
secondary level program. Must not have received this and above average grades, particularly in subjects
award in previous years. related to their chosen field.

A copy of High School transcript must be attached.


Selection based on your top five grade 12 core Baker's Club Entrance Scholarship
subjects, attending a minimum 60% average.
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 1
Janet & Horace Allen Scholarship Deadline: August 30, 2010

Value: $1,500 Available to students entering the NAIT Baking


Number of Awards: 1 Certificate program with no previous post-secondary
Deadline: June 28, 2010 education. Based on academic achievement on marks
used to enter the program.
Criteria:
Available to the top science graduate from Crowsnest
Pass High School who is an Alberta resident and has Business Entrance Awards for
enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Grade 11 Students
Application forms are available from the school
counselor. Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 10
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Deadline: August 30, 2010
Entrance Scholarship
Available to current Alberta Grade 11 students who are
interested in pursuing a career in the NAIT JR Shaw
Value: $1,500
School of Business diploma programs as follows:
Number of Awards: 1
Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance,
Deadline: August 30, 2010
Human Resource Management, Management,
Marketing, Project Management (entry through
Available to students entering the Forest Technology
Business year one), and Records Management and
program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic
Business Operations.
performance in English 30, Math 30, and two of
Chemistry 20, Biology 20 or Physics 20;
volunteer/community work; and leadership skills.

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Business Entrance Awards for CHF - College Entrance Scholarship


Grade 12 Students
Value: $3,000
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 10 Deadline: May 29, 2010
Deadline: August 30, 2010
Criteria:
Criteria: Available to high school students in their final year of
Available to current Alberta Grade 12 students who are school and who are enrolling in September of this year
interested in pursuing a career in the NAIT JR Shaw in a minimum two-year Culinary or Hospitality
School of Business diploma programs as follows: Management diploma program. Applicants must not
Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, have received any other Canadian Hospitality
Human Resource Management, Management, Foundation scholarships. Applicants must be Canadian
Marketing, Project Management (entry through citizens or permanent residents. Applications are
Business year one), and Records Management and judged on the following criteria: work experience,
Business Operations. scholastic record, leadership and ability to get along
with others, professional promise, and discretionary
Awarded on the basis of an average of 75% in all points.
courses upon application. This average must be
maintained through completion of Grade 12. Applicants
must enter NAIT in the term directly following High Columbia Institute Awards
School completion. Applications must be supported by
an in-school written recommendation by a School
Value: $1,000
Administrator, Counselor, Department Head or
Specialty Teacher. Number of Awards: 14
Deadline: May 31, 2010

Available to students entering an accredited college,


North American Life Assurance university, community college, or technical or trade
Company school who is 24 years of age or older. Awarded on the
basis of being a British Columbia resident, Canadian
Value: $750 Citizen or landed immigrant, and not currently enrolled
Number of Awards: 2 in a training or academic program. Scholarships are
Deadline: June 15, 2010 renewable for a second year.

Available to sons or daughters of individual members of


a constituent Society of The Council, e.g. Alberta
Society of Engineering Technologists - ASET.
Candidates must be enrolled in an Engineering of
Applied Science Technology program. Awarded on the
basis of academic achievement.

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Dr. Robert & Anna Shaw Scholarships Edward E. Stawnichy Charitable


Foundation Entering Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2010
Value: $500
Available to students graduating from Sexsmith Number of Awards: 2
Secondary School to continue in post-secondary
studies based on their high school accomplishments. Criteria:
Two different types of scholarships are available. Available to students entering the Retail Meatcutting
Students should contact the counselor at their high Program. Awarded on the basis of academic
school for more information. achievement in high school or upgrading courses. One
award will be presented to a student entering in the Fall
and the second award will be presented to a student
Dorothy O'Neill – SCA Entrance entering in January.
Awards - Gold

Value: $2,000 Global Automotive Aftermarket


Number of Awards: 13 Symposium

Available to Gold Medal winners at the Skills Canada Value: $1,000


Alberta event. Awarded to recipients once they have Deadline: March 31, 2010
registered at NAIT in their corresponding area of
success. The recipient has five (5) years from the date Qualified applicants must either be a graduating high
of the award to enter NAIT. Eligible contest areas: school senior or have graduated from high school
Architectural CADD, Auto Body, Auto Service, Cabinet within the past two years. To receive a scholarship,
Making, Carpentry, CNC Turning, Precision Machining, applicants must be enrolled in a college-level program,
Industrial Wiring, Mechanical CADD, Plumbing, university or an accredited automotive technical
Residential/Commercial Wiring, Sheet Metal Work, and program through either a CAMPE (Canadian
Welding. Should the recipient enroll in a NAIT Association of Motive Power Educators) college or a
Apprenticeship program corresponding to their area of CARS approved institute. Contact AIA for a complete
success, the award will be divided by the number of list. Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in
years to complete the program and will be disbursed the automotive aftermarket. Participants must be
with entrance into each of those years. attending a full-time program in Canada. Applicants
must be enrolled full-time for the year of the
scholarship.
Imperial Oil Entrance to
Instrumentation Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: June 1, 2010

Available to students entering the first year of the


Instrumentation Engineering Technology program.
Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in High
School or upgrading courses. The selected recipients
will receive an additional $2,500 upon successfully
entering year two.

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KP Wood Scholarship Manning Diversified Forest


Products Ltd. Scholarship
Value: $500-$1,500
Deadline: May 1, 2010 Value: $500-$1,500

Criteria: Available to students in the Forest Technician, Forest


Available to students in the Forest Technician, Forest Technology, Instrumentation Technician, Power
Technology, Instrumentation Technician, Power Engineering Technology, and Wood Processing
Engineering Technology, and Wood Processing Engineering Technology programs. Residents of the
Engineering Technology programs. Residents of the North Peace River region from Fairview, Grimshaw,
North Peace River region from Fairview, Grimshaw, Peace River, Valleyview, Falher, High Prairie, Slave
Peace River, Valleyview, Falher, High Prairie, Slave Lake, Manning, High Level or surrounding community
Lake, Manning, High Level or surrounding community are encouraged to apply.
are encouraged to apply.

N.B. Coutts Local 955


Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education
Scholarship Fund
Society Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Value: $500 Number of Awards: 20
Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: May 1, 2010 Available to students, who are members or dependents
of a member in good standing with the International
Criteria: Union of Operating Engineers, Local 955. The
Available to students in the Forestry, Forest Products minimum course load must be 80% of a "full course"
Manufacturing, Natural Resources, or Environmental load. The recipients will receive $1,500 in the first year
Sciences programs. Residents of Slave Lake, High and $1,500 in the second year. Scholarships will be
Prairie, Wabasca or surrounding community are awarded to the applicants with the highest academic
encouraged to apply. standing.

Mackenzie Forest Education Society Aboriginal Canadians Scholarship


Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 2 Deadline: June 30, 2010
Deadline: May 1, 2010
The award is available to all Aboriginal Canadian
Criteria: children (including foster children) of National Union of
Available to students in the Forest Technician, Forest Public and General Employees members who plan to
Technology, Instrumentation Technician, Power enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary
Engineering Technology, and Wood Processing education institution full-time. The winner will be
Engineering Technology programs. Residents of the determined on the basis of a 750-1000 words essay on:
North Peace River region from Fairview, Grimshaw, "The importance of quality public services in enhancing
Peace River, Valleyview, Falher, High Prairie, Slave the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians". An
Lake, Manning, High Level or surrounding community application form must be completed and accompany
are encouraged to apply. the essay.

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Rick George Scholarship The Deeley Harley-Davidson


Canada Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1 Value: $1,000
Deadline: August 30, 2010 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: August 30, 2010
Criteria:
Available to students entering the Bachelor of Business Available to students entering the Bachelor of Business
Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis Administration or the Bachelor of Technology in
of top academic achievement upon entrance into the Technology Management programs. Awarded on the
program. basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the
program. Preference will be given to students returning
to school after being in the workforce for 1 or more
years.
Suncor Energy Emerging
Leaders Awards
The Don Metz Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number of Awards: 6
Value: $1,000
Deadline: August 30, 2010
Number of Awards: 1
Criteria: Deadline: August 30, 2010
Available to students entering the first year of Chemical
Available to students entering the Radio and Television
Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology,
program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top
Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Heavy
academic achievement upon entrance into the
Equipment Technology, Instrumentation Engineering
program.
Technology, Materials Engineering Technology,
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Petroleum
Engineering Technology, and Power Engineering
Technology. The Ruth Kelly Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in High Value: $1,000


School or upgrading courses, demonstrated leadership Number of Awards: 1
skills, and, contribution to the community. Preference Deadline: August 30, 2010
may be given to students who have graduated from a
High School that is at least 100 kilometers from a major Criteria:
metropolitan centre, and/or who are of aboriginal Available to students entering the Bachelor of Business
ancestry. Administration or the Bachelor of Technology in
Technology Management programs at NAIT. Awarded
The selected recipients will receive an additional on the basis of top academic achievement upon
$2,500 upon successfully entering year two. entrance into the program.
Scholarship recipients will be offered summer
employment with Petro-Canada.

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Olds College
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About
Olds College was established in 1913. It started as a part of three
demonstration farms that the provincial government established near
Olds, Fairview and Vermilion. It later became the Olds School of
Agriculture in 1913, and again changed its name to Olds College.
Today, it is a public agricultural college that offers diploma and
certificate programs to its students.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.oldscollege.ca/
Admissions: www.oldscollege.ca/recruitment/apply-for-
admission/index.html
Contact Info Quick Facts Financial Aid: www.oldscollege.ca/scholarships/index.htm
Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/olds_colleg
4500 - 50th Street TUITION: $5,000 e_scholarships.php
Olds, AB STUDENTS: 1,500 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olds_College
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Student Services and Student Life


The College offers the following services: Campus Life, Campus Facilities, Campus Security, Conference Services, Counsellor,
Continuing Education, Fitness Centre, Health Services, Human Resources, International Office, Learning Assistance Centre, Office
of Advancement, Olds College Students’ Association, Residence Office, Student Services Officers (Admissions, Awards, Financial
Assistance, Job Postings).

The student body is represented by the Olds College Students’ Association. Aside from representing the needs, issues and priorities
of the students, they also provides services such as Health Insurance Clubs, Student Board of Directors, and Housing Lists. For
those who are into clubs, they can also choose from among two kinds of existing clubs: Program and Special Interest Clubs. For
students who are into athletics, they can become part of the varsity team of the College. The Olds College Broncos compete in the
Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in Basketball, Futsal, Curling, and Volleyball.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


Olds College has an urban campus in the heart of Canada’s fourth largest city. It was established in 2006 and is proud of its
partnership with the Calgary Stampede. Through this endeavor, they were able to create an Olds College Campus at Stampede
Park, which allowed them to have more access to land (193 acres). Today, it plays a major role in expanding the learning
opportunities of students for a broader range of academic programs particularly in rural-urban information. It is also playing a part in
enhancing and improving the programs about sustainable development of Western Canada.

At the College's School of Innovation, research is conducted on an assortment of new products, from crops and bio-processing,
natural fibers, livestock genetics and nutrition, environmental microbiology, and composting technology (such as bio-gas energy). Old
College also offers students residence accommodations at the Frank Grisdale Hall and the College Courts Townhouse Complex.

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The Helmer Entrance Bursary Dr. Dan Cornish Memorial Award

Value: $2,000 Value: $200


Number of Awards: 8 Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility: Criteria:
Entrance bursaries available to 1st year students Graduate of Olds, Sundre, Carstairs or Didsbury High
enrolled on a full time basis in an agriculture related School. Preferences given to Olds Jr. / Sr. High
program. Preference is given to those from a family graduates; proficiency in high school academics.
owned farm or small agribusiness.

Criteria:
Erma & Roy Wilson Family Fund
Has financial need and who would otherwise be unable
to attend Olds College. GPA of 3.00 or equivalent. Self
starter, goal oriented and have demonstrated Value: $2,500
participation in extra curricular activities in the year(s) Number of Awards: 5
previous to applying.
Eligibility:
First or second year student in one of the following:
Board of Governors Entrance Agricultural Business Diploma, Business Administration
Diploma, Fashion Marketing, and Horticulture
Scholarship
Criteria:
Value: $750 Scholastic achievement in high school.
Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility:
Student entering their first year of full time studies at Tomorrow’s Leader Award
Olds College; must have a high school diploma or
equivalent; Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Value: $500
Number of Awards: 1
Criteria:
Scholastic achievement in high school; overall average Eligibility:
of 75% or better in Grade 11 and 12 subjects. First year student enrolled in full-time studies.

Criteria:
Dr. Sydney Memorial Entrance Preference given to graduates from the Olds Jr. Sr.
Bursary High School; student who actively participated in school
clubs/activities while in attendance at the Olds Jr. Sr.
Value: $850 High School and who displays a high level of
Number of Awards: 1 volunteerism in their community; letter of
recommendation from the High School is required.
Eligibility:
Student entering their first year of full-time studies at
Olds College. Financial Need.

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Quinney Family Bursary Endowment Snackmaster/SaskaBerry Ranch


Bursary
Value: $800
Number of Awards: 1 Value: $750
Number of Awards: 4
Eligibility:
A student enrolled in any year of study at Olds High Eligibility:
School who will be entering Olds College as a first year Students entering their first year of Agricultural and
student in any program. Preference will be given to a Heavy Equipment , Bachelor of Applied Science,
Grade 11 student. The award must be utilized within 3 Production Horticulture major, and Equine Science
years of the student receiving the award. Diploma.

Criteria: Criteria:
Student will display excellent leadership qualities Financial need; student demonstrates entrepreneurial
through active community involvement. Academic qualities and spirit.
proficiency will be considered.

Stan Davies Memorial Entrance


Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Bursary
Society Bursary Value: $1,500
Number of Awards: 9
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 2 Eligibility:
First or second year students enrolled in:
Eligibility:
Students entering the first or second year of full-time
A) 2 Awards for: Agricultural Business
studies; any program.
B) 2 Awards for: Agricultural Production
C) 2 Awards for: Agricultural and Heavy Equipment
Criteria: D) 2 Awards for: Bachelor of Applied Science/
Canadian citizen; Alberta resident, preferably residing Agribusiness
in Clearwater County; demonstrates financial need.
E) 1 Award for: Land and Water Resources (2nd year)

Criteria:
Roy Brassard Scholarship Financial need; satisfactory scholastic achievement;
Alberta resident.
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility:
Students entering first year.

Criteria:
Current graduate from Chinook’s Edge School Division
and displays leadership.

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Agricultural Bursary Agricultural and Heavy Equipment


30th Anniversary Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1 Value: $300
Number of Awards: 1
Eligibility:
Open to first or second year students (with a Eligibility:
preference to first year students) who are residents of Entering first year of the Agricultural and
Chestermere and reside within the WID boundaries, Heavy Equipment Diploma program.
which includes Chestermere, Langdon, Carseland,
Strathmore and Gleichen. Students must be enrolled in Criteria:
agricultural-based studies and be a Canadian citizen. Scholastic achievement in high school.

Criteria:
Financial need; student will have proven community
Bob and Joan Bigsby Entrance
involvement with preference given to those students
who have community involvement which revolves Scholarship
around agriculture; an active participant in their area of
study. Value: $1,500
Number of Awards: 9

Eligibility:
Wasmuth Family Endowment Entering first year of the Agricultural and Heavy
Bursary Equipment Diploma program at Olds College;
Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Value: $500
Number of Awards: 9 Criteria:
Highest scholastic achievement in high school.
Eligibility:
Full time students in Office Administration, Ag. & Heavy
Equipment, Vet Medical Receptionist, Horticulture Red Deer Agri-Trade Entrance
Production, Equine Science who is a Canadian citizen.
Bursary
Office Administration – 2 recipients
Ag & Heavy Equipment (1st & 2nd year, Value: $1,500
Certificate & Diploma) – 2 recipients Number of Awards: 2
Hort. Production first year – 1 recipient
Hort. Production second year – 1 recipient Eligibility:
Veterinary Medical Receptionist – 1 recipient Entering first year of full-time studies in Agricultural and
Equine Science first year – 1 recipient Heavy Equipment Diploma program; Canadian citizen
Equine Science second year – 1 recipient or Landed Immigrant; must be from the County of Red
Deer; High School Diploma; Alberta resident.
Criteria:
Financial need. Criteria:
Financial need; recipient must attend the annual Agri-
Trade Luncheon.

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Portage College
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About
Portage College was established in 1968. It is a publicly-funded
community college that is situated in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada.
Its mission is to “provide education, training and services to facilitate
learning and development of knowledgeable, skilled citizens in a
caring, supportive and dynamic college environment.” Its core values
are: Integrity, Respect, Human Development, Accessibility, and
Excellence.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.portagecollege.ca/
Admissions: www.portagecollege.ca/programareas/index.asp
Contact Info Quick Facts Financial Aid: www.portagecollege.ca/Portage awards_online.pdf
Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/portage_coll
9531 - 94th Avenue TUITION: $3,500 ege_scholarships.php
Lac La Biche, AB STUDENTS: 800 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_College
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780.623.5551

Student Services and Student Life


Portage College offers the following services to its students: Childcare Services, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance, Food
Services, Learning Assistance Centre, Recreation and Athletics, ACAC Athletics, Student Employment, Student Accommodation,
Student Association, Space Bookings, and Campus Tours.

Students who are into competitive sports or are interested in learning a sport can join the athletics program. They can choose to play
Volleyball, Men’s Hockey and Curling, Golf, and Cross-Country Running. Those who are into fitness can choose from many other
options.

The recreation program at Portage is created to help the students make the most of their leisure time. Its goal is to help the students
improve their well-being. Some of the activities students can try are: Active Living (aerobics, aquasize, and weight-lifting); Aquatics;
evening activities such as the Intramurals; noon hour programs, which include: volleyball, guitar lessons, archery lessons, aerobics,
to golf swing clinics, country line dancing, floor hockey, basketball, and softball; and Outdoor Recreation (winter camping, canoeing,
ice fishing, recreational cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sailing).

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The main campus is located in Lac La Biche. Its other regional service centres are located in St. Paul and Cold Lake. Other
additional campuses are found in Wainwright, Vegreville, Goodfish Lake Campus, Cold Lake Campus, Saddle Lake, Frog Lake, St.
Paul Campus, and Bonnyville.

The Portage College Library is situated at the main campus in Lac La Biche. It offers a diverse collection of information sources for all
students who are registered in the College. Students can use the library, access the Internet, view other videos and audiovisual
materials. Students who plan to live near the school can live at Lac La Biche Campus. It is only a walking distance away from the
buildings, and it has a number of advantages, which include: neighbors with similar interests and concerns; front-line assistance and
support to facilitate various activities throughout the year; family recreation with activities for children; excellent child care facility;
easy access to campus facilities and resources, such as the library, classrooms, computer labs, pool, gymnasium and more; and 24-
hour campus supervision.

Single students can choose from living in the Residence; Townhouses (four bedrooms in each townhouse, with a full kitchen, dining
room and living room areas and two bathrooms); On-Campus Hostel, which can be used for students who would like to stay in a
short-term basis. It is not recommended for those who plan to stay for a long time.

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Board of Governor's Entrance Forest Technician Entrance


Scholarship Scholarship

Value: $800 Value: $400


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 3

Criteria: Criteria:
1. Register for the first time in a (career) training Must provide proof in One or more of the following:
program at Portage College
2. Must be an Alberta resident for 1 complete year 1. Junior Forest Ranger Program
3. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent 2. Forestry Education Youth Initiative Internship
with an overall average of 75% or better in three 30 Program
level core subjects 3. Wildland Firefighter training or employment
4. Copy of transcript 4. Career and Technology Strand courses in Forestry
while in high school (need transcript)
5. Forest Industry experience or employment.
Career & Technology Strand 6. Demonstrate financial need
Entrance Bursary
Opening Doors Entrance Bursary
Value: $300
Number of Awards: 12
Value: $250
Criteria: Number of Awards: 10
1. Enrolled full-time in a career training or
Criteria:
apprenticeship program
1. Enrolled for the first time in an ACE program at a
2. Demonstrate financial need
Portage College community campus
3. Must have successfully completed CTS courses
2. Demonstrate a financial need
related to career training/career goal while attending
high school (not upgrading) 3. Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance while
4. Provide most recent high school transcript identifying in training, according to the Program Coordinator
the CTS course 4. Be out of the secondary school system for 2
complete years or more
5. Must write a brief (minimum one page) essay on
career goals and describe employment history
Forestry Fellowship Entrance Award 6. Secondary consideration given to an ACE student
who was in their first term in the January - June
Value: $300 semester of the previous academic year
Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
1. Enrolled full-time in a career training or
apprenticeship program
2. Demonstrate financial need
3. Must have successfully completed CTS courses
related to career training/career goal while attending
high school (not upgrading)
4. Provide most recent high school transcript identifying
the CTS course

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Red Deer College


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About
Red Deer College was established in 1964, and its initial focus was to
provide education to a smaller, semi-rural community in the province.
However, its four and a half decade of academic existence has
evolved and grown into the third largest college in the province. It
started with only 119 students, and has since expanded to 20,000
students. However, despite this increase in size, RDC has never lost
the intimate community environment that it gives to its learners. The
mission of Red Deer is for students to "have a foundation of
knowledge and skills which enables them to develop to their full
potential."

Useful Links:
Contact Info Quick Facts Home Page: rdc.ab.ca/
Admissions: rdc.ab.ca/academic_calendar/apply/Pages/default.aspx
56th Avenue - 32nd St. TUITION: $3,500 Financial Aid: rdc.ab.ca/future_students/high_school_students/
Red Deer, AB STUDENTS: 3,500 money_matters/Pages/default.aspx
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403.342.3300 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Deer_College

Student Services and Student Life


The student services of the College include: Testing Centre Services, Students' Association, Residence, Registrar’s Office, Parking,
Library, International, High School Upgrading, Funding & Awards, Distance Learning, Disability Services, Counselling, Career &
Learning Centre, Computer Learning Lab, and Children's Program, Bookstore, Athletics, Alumni, and Academic Advising

The Students' Association of Red Deer College is the governing body of the students. Its mission is to "enrich and enhance the
quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting
opportunities for its members." Aside from representing the students in matters of advocacy and rights protection, some of its other
services include: locker rentals, faxing, used bookstore, poster approval, food bank, and photocopiers.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The College is located in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. It is situated in the central Alberta corridor between Calgary and Edmonton. It is
near the Queen Elizabeth II highway, and only an hour and a half’s drive from the major provincial city centers. The CollegeSide is a
partnership project of the David Thompson Health Region, RDC, and the Bethany Care Society. It is a unique home-like facility for
students who study under the computer, humanities, performing arts, and also nursing and rehabilitation departments.

In 2005, the college constructed a $29 million fund for an initiative called “Healthy Communities Complex.” It is also undergoing a
“greener campus” campaign that helps to inform and educate the College community of the value of energy and water conservation.
The school will implement more programs, such as recycling, and alternative modes of transportation (bicycling and walking).

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84 Canadian Champs Queen's Agriculture Financial Services Corp.


Volleyball Scholarship Scholarship - Bachelor of Commerce

Value: $1200 Value: $1000


Number of Awards: 1 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 31, 2010 Deadline: March 31, 2010

Eligibility: Eligibility:
Central Alberta, or out of province student, who is a Student entering first year full-time studies or having
member of the Queens volleyball team, entering their completed the first year and continuing in full-time
first year of studies. studies in the second year of the Bachelor of
Commerce program at RDC.
Criteria:
Academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and Criteria:
financial need. Academic standing, financial need. Preference will be
given to a student from a farm background and/or
student intending to pursuing a career in agriculture.
Access and Excellence Alumni
Legacy Award
Central Alberta High School
Value: $1000 Scholarship
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 31, 2010 Value: $1000
Number of Awards: 1
Eligibility:
Student entering full-time studies at RDC in any post Eligibility:
secondary program who is the son or daughter of a Students entering their first year of full-time studies in a
RDC Alumnus. post-secondary program at RDC in the Fall term who
have graduated from a Central Alberta High School in
Criteria: the most recent year.
Academic standing in courses required for admission to
their program Criteria:
Based on academics and leadership &/or involvement.
Student must include letters of reference from
Bruce Snider Scholarship for professionals verifying community &/or school
Aboriginal Students involvement. Equivalent rural attribute for leadership
and personal development that enhances student &/or
Value: $2,500 society will be considered. The letter of reference form
Number of Awards: 1 is found on our website.
Deadline: March 31, 2010

Eligibility:
Aboriginal student entering the first year of full-time
studies in any program at RDC.

Criteria:
Financial Need. Student will have demonstrated
leadership in advancing the culture of the Aboriginal
community.

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Douglas H. Staudinger Memorial IFR/Good Fish Band Scholarship


Scholarship
Value: $1000
Value: $500 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: March 31, 2010
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Eligibility:
Eligibility: Aboriginal student who is enrolled in full-time studies in
Graduate of Sylvan Lake High School within two years any program, in any year at RDC. Preference will be
given to a member of the Good Fish Band.
Criteria:
Based on demonstration of respect for faculty and Criteria:
fellow students, and financial need. Preference will be Demonstrated financial need.
given to a student with a history and future in
agriculture. Letter of reference from a high school
teacher or counsellor is to accompany application.
Investors Group Bachelor of
Commerce Award
Fortieth Anniversary Entrance
Scholarship Value: $600
Number of Awards: 1
Value: $1000
Number of Awards: 1 Eligibility:
Deadline: March 31, 2010 Entering full-time studies in the Bachelor of Commerce
Transfer Program at RDC.
Eligibility:
Students beginning first year of full-time studies at Criteria:
RDC. Highest academic standing in required courses for
admission to program.
Criteria:
Good academic standing and financial need or good
academic standing and demonstrated excellence in a Kinsmen Club of Red Deer General
particular area. Entrance Scholarship

Value: $500
Herb Der Leadership Scholarship Number of Awards: 1

Value: $500 Eligibility:


Number of Awards: 1 Central Alberta student who is entering the first year of
Deadline: March 31, 2010 full-time studies at RDC.

Eligibility: Criteria:
Awarded to any student entering the first year of a Minimum High School average of 66%, financial need,
university and/or career program at RDC. and leadership in community affairs.

Criteria:
Student must demonstrate Community Leadership. A
minimum of two letters of reference will be required by
the Selection Committee.

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Lacombe County Leadership Ninian Lockerby Scholarship


Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: March 31, 2010

Eligibility: Eligibility:
Awarded to a student entering their first year of full-time Student entering full-time studies in any program at
studies, including a trades program, who is currently a RDC.
resident of Lacombe County, or attended high school
within Lacombe County, who has graduated from high Criteria:
school within the last three years and is entering their Financial need and academic excellence.
first year of full-time studies at Red Deer College. Town
of Lacombe residents are not included.

Criteria: Olsen Joly Chartered Accountants


Academic standing. Student will have demonstrated Leadership Scholarship for Business
excellent leadership qualities through community
involvement. Value: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: Deadline: March 31, 2010
Submit online award application by March 31 if you are
entering a post secondary program or May 31 if you are Eligibility:
entering a trades program. Student entering their first year in the Bachelor of
Commerce Program at RDC.

Criteria:
Marsh Canada Entrance Award Academic performance. Student will have
demonstrated excellent leadership abilities through
Value: $500 their community involvement.
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 31, 2010

Eligibility:
Student entering first year of full-time studies in any
post secondary program at RDC.

Criteria:
Academic excellence.

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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


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About
SAIT Polytechnic, or “Southern Alberta Institute of Technology”, was
established in 1916. It was taken over by the Royal Canadian Air
Force in 1940 and became the number 2 Wireless Training School of
Commonwealth Air Training Plan. In the later years, it greatly
expanded due to the demand for technologists and technicians, and
today, it provides upgrading and career training to an estimated
75,000 registrants every year. SAIT is a public polytechnic institution
for southern Alberta and the city of Calgary. Its motto is “Further Your
Passion.”

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.sait.ca/
Contact Info Quick Facts Admissions: www.sait.ca/pages/cometosait/howtoapply/step_by_st
Financial Aid: ep_tutorial/index.shtml
1301 - 16th Avenue NW TUITION: $11,000 www.sait.ca/pages/alumni/scholarshipsandbursaries/g
Calgary, AB STUDENTS: 14,000 uide/index.shtml
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T2M 0L4 berta_institute_of_technology_scholarships.php
403.284.8110 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAIT_Polytechnic

Student Services and Student Life


The Institute offers the following student services: Student Resources, Housing, Disability Services, Advising, Aboriginal Students
Support, International Students Support, Library, Transit or Parking, Learning Skills and Tutoring, Campus Recreation, Student
Counselling, Student Employment, and Student Association.

SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) holds two elections annually: one for the Students’ Legislative Council and another for the
Students’ Executive Council. These two student bodies work together as an advocate for students' rights. They also aim to enrich
college life through creating exciting and fun activities for everyone. They are in-charge of creating clubs, which they highly
encourage because it creates networking opportunities; club funding; free rental of the Gateway Restaurant & Bar Or the Odyssey
Coffeehouse; opportunity to hold and organize events; access to meeting room; chance to meet new people; and student leadership
and award opportunities.

SAIT is a member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and represents six major sports, including: Volleyball, Hockey, Cross-
Country Running, Soccer, Curling, and Basketball. All of them share the varsity name: “Trojans.” SAIT Recreation has a diverse
range of facilities and programs for students and staff members. It is also open to the public. It offers the following facilities: Aquatic
Centre, Arena, Fitness Programs, and Wellness Centre.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The Institute is situated in the city of Calgary. It is in close proximity to downtown Calgary. SAIT has four campuses: the Main
Campus (serviced by the Crowfoot-Somerset CTrain), SAIT Mayland (focuses on concrete work, courses related to construction, and
carpentry), SAIT Aerocentre (focuses on aeronautics programs), and SAIT International. The Campus Centre includes a 341-seat
theatre, hockey arena, weight room, gymnasium, salt water pool, and a bowling alley. Students can also find a Coffee House that
was built prior to the start of 2008-2009. Its library has a wide range of newspapers, magazines, and books. It is also in collaborating
with the Alberta Government to give online library facilities service to students.

SAIT offers two modern high rise buildings that serve as its on-campus housing for students. It has fully-furnished units, a round the
clock security system, study lounges, high-speed Internet, kitchenettes, recreation/study lounges, on-site laundry facilities, and an
extended-hours customer service desk. The Residence is run by the Canadian Campus Communities, a well known manager of
impressive student housing facilities.

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ALBERTA INNOVATION AND SCIENCE ART SMITH LEGACY

Value: $5,000 Value: $530


Number of Awards: 3 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: May 2, 2010 Deadline: May 2, 2010

Criteria: Criteria:
1. Academic merit 1. Entering one of the following programs: Aircraft
2. May study at SAIT or at distance delivery sites within Maintenance Engineers Technology, Aircraft Structures
Canada Technician or Avionics Technology
3. Leadership through community involvement 2. Financial need
4. Entering one of the following programs: Automated 3. Academic achievement (minimum GPA 2.8)
Systems Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied
Technology Geographic Information Systems, Bachelor
of Applied Technology Information Systems, Electrical CADMUS APPRENTICE
Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering
Technology, Information Technology, Value: $1,000
Object-Oriented Software Developer. Number of Awards: 52

Criteria:
APACHE CANADA LTD. 1. Academic achievement
2. Financial need
Value: $5,000 3. Leadership/community involvement
Number of Awards: 2 4. High school transcript required
Deadline: May 2, 2010 5. Entering first period of the following pre-employment
and apprenticeship programs:
Criteria: Appliance Service Technician, Auto Body Technician,
1. Entering one of the following programs: Bachelor of Automotive Service Technician, Baker, Bricklayer,
Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Concrete Finisher, Electrical
Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Motor Systems Technician, Electrician, Gasfitter First
Electrical Engineering Technology, Power Engineering Class, Glassworker/Glazier, Heavy Equipment
Technology, Environmental Technology, Technician, Instrument Technician, Machinist,
Instrumentation Engineering Technology, or Millwright, Painter and Decorator, Parts Technician,
Petroleum Engineering Technology Plumber, Power Systems Electrician, Recreation
2. Academic achievement Vehicle Service Technician, Refrigeration and Air
3. Financial need Conditioning Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker,
4. Preference given to students from a rural Steamfitter- Pipefitter, Transport Refrigeration
community. Mechanic, Welder.

DICK AND LOIS HASKAYNE


COCA COLA HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOLASTIC Value: $4,000
Number of Awards: 5
Value: $2,000
Number of Awards: 4 Criteria:
1. Entering first semester
Criteria:
2. Financial need and Academic achievement
1. Direct entrance from high school
3. Graduate of rural Canadian high school
2. Academic achievement
4. Preference given to students who intend to
3. Preference given to those who relocate or travel from live in SAIT residence during their first year.
outside of Calgary.
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FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS ROBERT SPENCE MEMORIAL


LIMITED
Value: $3,360
Value: $14,000 Number of Awards: 5
Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: May 2, 2010
Deadline: May 2, 2010
Criteria:
Criteria: 1. Scholastic achievement of 70% based on
1. For a recent high school graduate (no later than 18 prerequisite subjects
months between graduation and SAIT enrolment) 2. Financial need
2. Entering first semester 3. Canadian citizen
3. Financial need 4. Entering first semester of a certificate, diploma or
4. Academic achievement of 75% based on applied degree
prerequisite marks 5. Students who are bilingual (French/ English) or who
5. Community involvement have an educational background in French language or
6. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. French immersion/bilingual programs.

RICHARD BERNHARDT MEMORIAL


SCOTIABANK
Value: $1,500
Number of Awards: 1 Value: $5,950
Deadline: December 31, 2010 Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: May 2, 2010
Criteria:
1. Academic achievement Criteria:
2. Financial need 1. Entering first semester of a diploma program
3. Enrolled in the first period of an apprenticeship 2. Academic achievement based on prerequisite marks
program 3. Canadian citizen
4. Alberta resident 4. Curricular and community activities
5. Community/leadership involvement
6. Preference given to apprenticeship applicants
travelling from Coronation or the surrounding towns in TD FINANCIAL GROUP
the County of Paintearth to attend SAIT
Value: $5,140
Number of Awards: 1
SAIT ACCESS Deadline: May 2, 2010

Criteria:
Value: $1,315 1. Entering the first semester of a full-time certificate,
Number of Awards: 3 diploma or applied degree program
Deadline: May 2, 2010 2. Overall highest average high school marks or
equivalent submitted
Criteria: 3. Extra-curricular and community activities will
1. Entering the first semester of a certificate, diploma, be used in the event of a tie.
applied degree or the first period of an apprenticeship
program
2. Financial need.

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ALBERTA BLUE CROSS 50TH CADMUS – THE CALGARY FOUNDATION


ANNIVERSARY
Value: $3,500
Value: $1,000 Number of Awards: 28
Number of Awards: 5 Deadline: May 2, 2010
Deadline: May 2, 2010
Criteria:
Criteria: 1. Academic achievement and Financial need
1. Entering first semester 2. Leadership/community involvement
2. Academic achievement 3.. Entering one of the following programs:
3. Alberta resident
4. Attended last year of high school in Alberta Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology, Aircraft
5. Financial nee Structures Technician, Architectural Technologies,
6. One award for the Information Technology program Automated Systems Engineering Technology,
7. One award for any Health and Public Safety diploma Automotive Service Technology, Bachelor of Applied
program Technology Information Systems, Bachelor of Applied
8. One award for any diploma program Technology Petroleum Engineering, Business
9. One award for a student who has relocated more Administration-Automotive Marketing, Chemical
than 100 km (one way) to attend SAIT Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil
10. One award for a student with disabilities with Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering
additional expenses not covered by government Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology,
funding Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering
Design and Drafting Technology, Geomatics
Engineering Technology, Diesel Equipment Technician,
CARTHY FOUNDATION Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Machinist

Value: $5,000 THE CALGARY CHAMBER OF


Number of Awards: 4 COMMERCE
Deadline: May 2, 2010
Value: $380
Criteria: Number of Awards: 1
1. Academic achievement and Financial need Deadline: May 2, 2010
2. Leadership/community involvement
3. Entering first semester of a certificate or diploma Criteria:
program as follows: 1. Entering first semester
2. Financial need
Administration Information Management, Bachelor of
Applied Technology Information Systems, Business
Administration, Dental Assisting, Digital Graphics
Communications, Emergency Medical Technology –
Paramedic, Film and Video
Production, Health Information Management,
Hospitality Management, Journalism, Legal Assistant,
Library Information Technology, New Media Production
and Design, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nutrition for
Healthy Lifestyles, Baking and Pastry Arts,
Professional Cooking, Radio Television and Broadcast
News, Respiratory Therapy, Travel and Tourism.

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The King's University College


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About
King’s University is a private college that was established in 1979 by
the Christian College Association as an answer to the growing need
for a trans-denominational, regional, Christian college in Western
Canada. King’s mission is to provide students an education that
“inspires and equips learners to bring renewal and reconciliation to
every walk of life as followers of Jesus Christ.” Its motto is: "Teaching
Each Other in All Wisdom.”

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.kingsu.org/
Admissions: www.kingsu.org/future-students/admission-
Contact Info Quick Facts requirements/canadian-applications.html
Financial Aid: www.kingsu.org/future-
9125 - 50 Street TUITION: $8,000 students/money/scholarships.html
Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 300 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/the_kings_u
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Student Services and Student Life


King’s offers students First Year Experience, Disability Services, Counselling and Tutoring, Campus Ministries (Worship, Grow, Pray,
Serve), and Student Care Packages.

The King’s Student Association (SA) is the student body government of the College, and students automatically become members
when they pay the Student Association Fee. Becoming a part of the union allows the students to be a part of the decision-making
process and to be involved in services and activities that encourage student interaction and group cooperation.

Students might also want to join some of the sponsored clubs of the University: King's Keepers (this will provide opportunities for
students to be involved in creation and environment care), Dance, Running and Fitness Club, The King's Commerce Association
(brings the business world and the commerce students at King's together), King's Global Community (promotes intercultural
understanding and friendship), Education Club, The Ping Pong Club, Prison Ministry Club, King's Science Society (brings science
students together and allow them to participate in activities that can be educational and fun), King's Hands (service opportunities for
students to be involved in community), MASS (Micah Action/Awareness Student Society) (promote action and change regarding
issues of social injustice on both a local and global level), The Ultimate Club (Frisbee), Psychology Club, Mature Students Club
(offers an opportunity for mature students to connect with others who have had a break in their education).

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


Campus facilities include: Students' Association center, Drama Space, Bookstore, Conference Rooms, Atrium Assembly Space,
Outdoor Sports Fields, Two Student Residences, 34 Classrooms, Eight Science Labs, Three Computer Labs, a Performance Hall
With Pipe Organ, Library, Gymnasium, and Fine Arts Studios.

The King’s University offers two residence alternatives: The Tower residence and the Apartment Residence. The Tower Residence is
for the first and second year students. Each room is fully furnished, with amenities that include a bathroom, internet access, cable
television, mini refrigerators (for rent), common lounges, laundry, and prepaid food services. Apartment Residence is a five-storey
apartment for senior and returning students. Its amenities include: fully-furnished appliances, dining tables, chairs, living room
furniture, bed, desk, wardrobe, and telephone services. Each suite includes: kitchen, living area, six bedrooms, and two bathrooms.

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Admission Scholarship Chemistry Excellence Scholarship

Value: $1,000 - $2,000 Value: $1,500


Deadline: March 31, 2010 Deadline: March 31, 2010

Criteria: Criteria:
Admission scholarships are available to students who Students entering a four-year Bachelor of Science in
are admitted to King’s based on their high school Chemistry with an average of at least 80%, or
course work. The amount of the award is determined continuing in the program with a GPA of at least 3.5,
by the student’s admission average according to the are eligible to receive $1500.
following:
The application for scholarships and financial aid is
1. 90-100% - $2,000 released in January of each year and is due by March
2. 80-89% - $1,000 31. Students must have received at least initial
acceptance in order to be considered for scholarships
The application for scholarships and financial aid is and financial aid.
released in January of each year and is due by March
31. Students must have received at least initial
acceptance in order to be considered for scholarships
Education Admission Scholarship
and financial aid.

Value: $1,200
Number of Awards: 1
Computing Science Scholarship
Criteria:
Value: $3,000 Scholarships for students entering the Bachelor of
Deadline: March 31, 2010 Education program are available. The amount of the
award is determined by the student’s admission
Criteria: average according to the following:
The Computing Science Scholarship awards $3000 to
students taking the Bachelor of Science in Computing 1. 3.70-4.00 GPA - $2,000
Science at King's. Entering students must have an 2. 3.30-3.69 GPA - $1,000
average of at least 75% in their high school math and
science courses. All students meeting the eligibility criteria will receive a
scholarship; no application in necessary for these
The application for scholarships and financial aid is scholarships. Recipients will be notified in their letter of
released in January of each year and is due by March admission, subject to verification in September.
31. Students must have received at least initial
acceptance in order to be considered for scholarships
and financial aid.

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The University of Alberta


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About
The University of Alberta was founded in 1908 by Alexander
Cameron Rutherford and Henry Marshall Tory. It is a non-
denominational university that aims to "Discover, disseminate, and
apply new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and
creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships." It is
recognized as one of the most universities in Canada
today.

Useful Links:
Home Page: www.ualberta.ca/
Admissions: www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/admissions/
Contact Info Quick Facts Financial Aid: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=2
Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/the_universi
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Edmonton, AB STUDENTS: 40,000 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alberta
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Student Services and Student Life


There are an estimated 40,000 students in the university today, with around 2,000 students from 110 countries. Most new students
are Alberta residents (6,500), and there are around 28,500 full-time undergraduates in the campus. One of the most active groups in
the university is the Student's Union and Graduate Students' Association. Aside from this, there are around 300 student groups that
students can participate in.

The Alberta Golden Bears (Men's) and Alberta Panda's (Women's) are the representatives of the campus in the Canadian
Interuniversity Sport competitions. The Alberta Pandas are one of the major shakers in hockey, and they have won 7 times in the 8
year competition of the Canada West Conference.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The university is one of the largest in Canada. Its main campus is located in downtown Edmonton. The campuses that are located
here are: North Campus, South Campus & Michener Park, Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Enterprise Square, and Calgary
Centre. Several construction projects are on the way, such as the expansion of the University of Alberta Hospital, the construction of
the Edmonton Clinic, the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, the Department of Physics, and the completion of additional
campuses and health research innovation facilities in the near future. Also, its university library system is one of the biggest research
libraries in Canada, thanks to the valuable addition of the Rutherford Library. Students who plan to reside inside the campus can take
advantage of the university's Residence Services, including Augustana Faculty Residences, Michener Park, Lister Centre, HUB
International, East Campus Village, St. Joseph's College Residence, International House, Newton Place, and La Residence Saint-
Jean.

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Entrance Leadership Awards Universiade '83 Scholarship


Competition Competition

Value: $1,000 - $20,000 Value: $2,000


Number of Awards: 100 + Number of Awards: 30
Deadline: May 16, 2010
Eligibility
The Entrance Leadership Awards program recognizes The Universiade '83 Scholarship Competition is open to
students who demonstrate exceptional leadership Entrance students. To be eligible, students must:
through school and community involvement while
maintaining superior academic standing. Approximately 1. Be in full-time attendance at the University of Alberta
100 awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 are as of September,
available each year. 2. Have demonstrated excellence in athletics (CIS or
Eligibility FISU Sports) or have demonstrated excellence in a fine
arts program in the Faculty of Arts,
This competition is open to students entering the U of A 3. Be pursuing excellence in athletics or fine arts during
from high school. To compete for a Leadership Award, the current academic year,
you must: 4. Have superior academic achievement.

1. Be entering an undergraduate degree program at the


University of Alberta in September 2010 JOSEPH AND MARIA DOBISH
2. Possess exceptional leadership qualities as SCHOLARSHIP
demonstrated by community service and involvement
3. Have an award average of 80% or higher based on Value: $500-$5,000
Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 final marks. Deadline: December 18, 2010

The Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition


Eldon Foote Track and Field offers over $14 million in scholarships

Value: $10,000 To be eligible to compete for an Academic Excellence


Deadline: June 30, 2010 Scholarship, you must:

Two scholarships are available each year. To be 1. Be in Grade 11 as of June 15, 2009 or be in Grade
eligible, applicants must: 12 as of December 15, 2009.
2. Have an award average of 80% or higher.
1. Demonstrate outstanding athletic accomplishment in 3. Plan to attend the University of Alberta in September
track and field (preference is given to international, 2010.
national, and provincial standards respectively)
2. Have a minimum Grade 12 award average of 80%
3. Be Alberta residents
4. Have attended Grades 10, 11, and 12 in Alberta and
graduated from an Alberta high school within two years
of attending the U of A
5. Be registered full-time at the University of Alberta in
September 2009
6. Become a member of the Pandas or Golden Bears
Track and Field Teams

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The University of Alberta


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About
The University of Calgary is a public university in that was once a
branch of the University of Alberta. In 1966, it cut its ties from the
campus and gained its independence. Today, the university has
around 24,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate
students.

Useful Links:

Home Page: www.ucalgary.ca/


Admissions: www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/apply_for_admission
Financial Aid: www.ucalgary.ca/awards/
Contact Info Quick Facts Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/the_universi
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2500 University Dr. NW TUITION: $5,600 More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Calgary
Calgary, AB STUDENTS: 23,500
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403.220.6925

Student Services and Student Life


Once a student becomes a part of the Calgary community, they can expect full support through its campus services. Students who
want more information about co-ops or internship opportunities can attend training workshops on how to succeed in the corporate
world. Counselling Centres can help the students address their personal issues and resolve them. The Centre also has many
resources that can help the student learn more about career planning and good study habits. The Multi-Faith Chaplain's Centre helps
nourish the spiritual lives of the students, while the Office of the Student Experience can help develop the student's leadership,
academic, and social skills. U of C 101 aims to help the new first year students to adjust and thrive easily in the campus environment.
The University Health Service provides healthcare to students, while the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad helps
international students to adjust in their new environment at the campus. The Disability Resource Centre provides adaptive technology
that can help disabled students adjust to a learning environment. The Native Centre gives support to Aboriginal students, and the
Undergraduate Programs Offices advises students on their academic standings. The Women's Resource Centre gives a supportive
atmosphere to women and encourages them to share and learn from each other.

Once a student becomes part of the university, they automatically become a part of the most influential group in the campus -- The
Students' Union. They have the privilege of accessing many opportunities, such as social gatherings and academic aid. This union is
not part of the university's programs, but those who are elected do their best to make sure that the students' experience in and
outside the University of Calgary will be truly worthwhile. Some of the events that they hold are: Events (Cinemania and
Enviropalooza), Academic Support (for Academic issues or concerns); Lines of Business (Den and Black Lounge, Bound and
Copied, MacEwan Hall and MacEwan Student Centre); Clubs (around 150 student organizations), and Government.

The university has many clubs and organizations that a lot of students can choose from. Whether it's Academic, Engineering,
Ethnic/Cultural, Fraternity, Management, Political, Religious, Science, Service/Activist, and Sport/Interest/Hobby, these umbrella club
groups can truly make the student's stay more fulfilling and enjoyable for them. Students who want to be under the sports varsity
name, "Calgary Dinos" and compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport can compete in twelve varsity sports: wrestling, basketball,
cross-country, volleyball, field hockey, track and field, football, tennis, golf, swimming, hockey, and soccer.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The campus is situated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is well-known for the MacEwan Hall Ballroom, which is used for conferences,
debates, dinners and other events. It can hold around 1000 people. The campus is also well-known for The Rozsa Centre, where the
Bach organ was built by Jurgen and Hendrik Ahrend. Beside it is the University Centre, which houses around 505 drama and dance
enthusiasts. Another landmark to look out for is the Olympic Oval, the venue used for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

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Chancellor's Club Scholarships Seymour Schulich Scholarships


and Awards
Value: $40,000
Number of Awards: 10 Value: $50,000
Deadline: December 2010 Number of Awards: 24
Deadline: December 2010
Chancellor's Club creates opportunities to attract and
support extraordinary students who raise the quality of Students entering their first year in the Schulich School
learning and standard of excellence at the University of of Engineering who will be admitted to the U of C based
Calgary. Chancellor's Club Scholarships are available on their high school grades are eligible to apply.
to students entering their first year of post-secondary Students must be entering the Fall term at the
studies who will be admitted to the university on the University of Calgary.
basis of their high school grades.
7 awards at $10,000 each (renewable in years 2 & 3 at
These awards are for students with an exceptional $10,000) are offered to students whose permanent
academic record. Applicants require a minimum home address is within 100 kilometres of the Calgary
average of 88.00% throughout high school and a strong city centre
indication of academic promise to be considered. A
scholarship average will be calculated based on grade 5 awards of $20,000 each (renewable in years 2 & 3 at
10, 11 and completed grade 12 courses or equivalent $15,000) are offered to students whose permanent
for non-Alberta students; comparable IB courses may home address and high school from which they will
also be used. Out-of-province students must submit a graduate are at least 100 kilometres from the Calgary
transcript indicating courses taken, units completed and city centre
grade earned. Alberta student grades will be obtained
electronically by the Awards office.
High School Awards

Dean's Merit Admission Awards Value: $7,000


Number of Awards: 300
Value: $500 Deadline: December 2010
Number of Awards: 10
High School Awards in the form of scholarships (based
Offered to students admitted directly from high school on academic merit) and bursaries (based on financial
who are entering first year in any undergraduate need, academic merit may also be a factor) are
program in the Faculty of Communication and Culture available to students entering their first year of post-
at the University of Calgary. All students who have a secondary studies who will be admitted to the university
final admission average of 90.0% or higher will receive on the basis of their high school grades.
this award in recognition of high academic
achievement. Generally, recipients must have achieved above
average grades in five appropriate 20-level (grade 11)
courses or equivalent for non-Alberta students;
comparable IB courses may also be used. Out-of-
province students must submit a transcript indicating
courses taken and units earned. Alberta student grades
will be obtained electronically by the Awards office.

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The University of Lethbridge


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About
The University of Lethbridge was established in 1967. It is a non-
denominational university that is located in Lethbridge, Alberta with
two urban campuses in Edmonton and Calgary. Lethbridge's
economy has traditionally been agriculture-based; however, it has
diversified in recent years. Half of the workforce is employed in the
health, education, retail and hospitality sectors, and the top five
employers are government-based.

Useful Links:

Home Page: www.uleth.ca/


Contact Info Quick Facts Admissions: www.uleth.ca/ross/admissions/adm_information.html
Financial Aid: discover.ulethbridge.ca/highschool/scholarships.ezc
4401 University Dr. TUITION: $5,200 Scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/the_universi
Lethbridge, AB STUDENTS: 7,000 ty_of_lethbridge_scholarships.php
More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Lethbridge
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Student Services and Student Life


The university provides a lot of services to its students. Among them are: Advising, Athletics (Hockey, soccer, rugby, track and field,
swimming, basketball, and judo teams), Bookstore, Career Resources Centre, Arts and Science Co-operative Education,
Management Co-operative Education, Career and Employment Services, Catering and Food Services, Chaplaincy, Conference and
Event Services, Counselling Services (confidential and free of charge), Health Centre, Library, The Meliorist (student newspaper),
Physical (PE) Facilities (gymnasium, fitness room, tennis courts, track), Scholarships and Student Finance, Support Services for
Aboriginal Students, and many others.

The university caters to well-balanced avenues for students to balance their lives with their academic studies and personal growth
through their student union. Aside from representing students in political issues, it also offers 12 email stations for students, tips and
advice about relationships, hangouts, and computer assistance to students. The campus radio station of the university is CKX-FM,
broadcasting at 88.3 FM.

The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Lethbridge Pronghorns, formerly known as the Chinooks. They
have men's and women's teams in basketball, ice hockey, judo, rugby union, soccer, swimming, and track and field. The Pronghorns
have won national championships in men's hockey (1994) and women's rugby (2007,2008). The university has an intramurals
program. The home arena for the Pronghorns is First Choice Saving Centre. The new gym includes three full size basketball courts,
an indoor track field, a rock-climbing wall, and an exercise room. The construction was finished in Fall 2006 and is open to public on
the membership basis

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location


The university offers Residence Life Program which gives students the most conducive environment for personal enrichment and
academic excellence. Some of the residences offered are: The University Hall Residence, which offers 200 single and double rooms
in the halls themselves. The coulee Junction Cafe and The Library are easily accessible in this place. Another residential unit is the
Kianai House, which can house 120 students in a one, two or four fully-furnished bedroom units. There is an available laundry facility,
computer, study, cardiovascular, television, and games room in this apartment. It is also a short walk away from the campus centre.
The advantage of living inside the campus is that aside from having the opportunity to take part in scheduled programs, such as time
management, study skills, library use, movie nights, resume writing, interview skills, health and nutrition, and exam preparation,
students can become more involved in the happenings of the campus, build bonds with people, and develop friendships.

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Grade 11 Merit Award Leadership Awards

Value: $500-$800 Value: $5,000


Number of Awards: 150 Deadline: March 2010
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Criteria:
This application is to be completed by students You must be coming to the U of L for the first time
currently in Grade 11 and who plan to attend the without having attended another post-secondary
University of Lethbridge in the Fall immediately after institution. Submit the required essay and reference
high school graduation. Students attending high school letters. Amounts vary up to $5000
in Alberta DO NOT have to supply transcripts; all other
students attending high school outside of Alberta must
supply their transcript with final Grade 11 grades to the High School Awards
Scholarships and Student Finance Office by September
15 of the same year following their completion of Grade
Value: $2,500
11.
Deadline: March & December 2010
Students with a 75% average and above are
Criteria: The criterion for each award varies. Fill out the
encouraged to apply.
online forms and we will evaluate the most valuable
award for which you are eligible. Amounts vary up to
$2500.
Board of Governors' Award and
Relocation Award Notification is typically sent in September and October,
although some scholarships may be awarded
Value: $1,000 intermittently throughout the year.
Deadline: December 15, 2010

Criteria: The Board of Governors' Award value is up to


$1000. Eligibility is based on Grade 12 marks. The
Relocation Award value is up to $1000. Local
Lethbridge and southern Alberta schools are not
eligible.

Notification is typically sent out in your offer letter,


although notification of these awards may come in a
separate letter in January or February.

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Career Profiles:
Wages, Education, Prospects
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Aircraft mechanics perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft
Inspectors is $23.45/HR, which is above average for occupations
A. Inspect structural and mechanical systems of aircraft and in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above
ensure that these systems meet Transport Canada and average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
company standards of performance and safety ___________________________________________________________

B. Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance,


repair and overhaul, or modification of aircraft and aircraft
mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and
procedures

C. Maintain detailed repair, inspection and certification records


and reports.

D. Troubleshoot aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic


systems to identify problems and adjust and repair systems
according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and
established procedures

E. Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical or


hydraulic systems
_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Transportation and warehousing - 56.0%
2. Aerospace product and parts manufacturing - 28.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Public administration - 8.0%
5% of Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors are unemployed.
This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and
skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. You usually need a college program in aircraft maintenance
or a four-year apprenticeship program.

2. To be an aircraft mechanic, you need several years' on-the-


job training.

3. To be an aircraft mechanic or inspector, who signs


maintenance releases and certifies airworthiness, you also need
an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license issued by
Transport Canada.

5. Trade certification for aircraft maintenance engineers is


available, but voluntary, in the Northwest Territories.

6. Trade certification for aircraft structural technicians is


available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT


THAT WILL HELP
1. Math 2. Physics 3. Mechanics 4. Physical Education

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Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Architects plan and develop designs for the The average hourly wages for Architects, Urban Planners and Land
construction/renovation of residential, commercial, institutional, Surveyors is $25.62/HR, which is close to the average for careers in
and industrial buildings. the natural and applied sciences and close to the average for all
professional occupations.
B. Landscape architects develop landscape designs and ___________________________________________________________
oversee the landscaping of commercial projects, office
complexes, parks, golf courses, and residences.

C. Urban and land use planners prepare and recommend land


development plans for urban/rural areas and remote regions.

D. Land surveyors direct and conduct legal surveys to establish


property boundaries, and prepare/maintain associated
documents.
_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Architectural engineering and related services - 64.0%
2. Public administration - 19.0%
3. Construction - 6.0%
4. Administrative and support waste management and remediation

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED UNEMPLOYMENT


1. To be an architect, you must have a professional architecture 3% of Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors are
degree and two years' experience with a registered architect or unemployed. This rate is close to the average for professional
studies from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada syllabus occupations.
program, and eight years' experience with a registered architect. ___________________________________________________________
You must register with your provincial/territorial association and
pass the Architect Regulation examination. In Quebec, you must
be a member of the professional corporation for architects.

2. To be an urban or land use planner, you need a bachelor's


degree in urban/regional planning or a related field. You may
also need a master's degree. In most cases you need to belong
to the Canadian Institute of Planners and, in some provinces,
you must belong to a provincial association.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Drafting 4. Computer-related courses

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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Financial Auditors and Accountants examine and analyze The average hourly wages for Auditors, Accountants and Investment
journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, Professionals is $25.00/HR, which is above average for occupations
expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial in the business, finance and administration sector and is close to
record, documents and systems, of an individual, department, average for all professional occupations.
company or other establishment to ensure financial recording ___________________________________________________________
accuracy and compliance with established accounting
standards, procedures and internal practices.

B. Financial Analysts evaluate financial risk, prepare financial


forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning
capital management and write reports and recommendations.

C. Investment Analysts collect financial and investment


information about companies, stocks, bonds and other
investments using daily stock and bond reports, economic
forecasts, trading volumes, financial periodicals, securities
manuals, company financial statements and other financial
reports and publications.
_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Finance and insurance - 35.0%
2. Accounting tax preparation and payroll services - 20.0%
3. Public administration - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 3.0%
UNEMPLOYMENT
2% of Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals are
unemployed. This rate is close to the average for professional
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED occupations.
___________________________________________________________
1. To be a Financial Auditor and Accountant, you need a
university degree, the completion of a professional training
program approved by a provincial institute of chartered
accountants and a membership in a provincial Institute of
Chartered Accountants.

2. To be a Financial and Investment Analyst, you need a


bachelor's degree in commerce, business administration or
economics. A master's degree in finance or in business
administration may be required. On-the-job training and industry
courses and programs are usually required.

3. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Accounting 2. Math 3. English 4. Computer-related courses

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Authors and Writers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Novelists, playwrights, script writers, poets and other creative The average hourly wages for Authors and Writers is $23.00/HR,
writers conceive and write novels, plays, scripts, poetry and which is above average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation
other material for publication or presentation and may conduct and sport sector and is below average for all professional
research to establish factual content and to obtain other occupations.
necessary information. ___________________________________________________________

B. Technical writers analyze material, such as specifications,


notes and drawings, and write manuals, user guides and other
documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation,
operation and maintenance of software and electronic,
mechanical and other equipment.

C. Copywriters study and determine selling features of products


and services and write text for advertisements and commercials.

D. Authors and writers may specialize in a particular subject or


type of writing.
_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Arts entertainment and recreation - 39.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 20.0%
3. Public administration - 15.0%
4. Computer systems design and related services - 6.0%
5. Advertising and related services - 6.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management - 3.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
5% of Authors and Writers are unemployed. This rate is above the
average for professional occupations.
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED ___________________________________________________________

Educational requirements vary, depending on your


specialization.

1. To be a technical writer, you usually need a university degree


in an area of specialization such as computer science or
engineering.

2. To be a copywriter, you usually need a university degree or


college diploma in English, French, marketing, advertising or
another field.

3. To be a creative writer, you may want to take a creative


writing program offered by a university or college.

4. To succeed in this occupation, you need talent and ability,


demonstrated by a portfolio of work, in order to be hired.

5. You may also need to be a member of a guild or union related


to the occupation.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Computer Courses 2. Family Studies 3. Journalism 4. English Composition

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Automotive Service Technicians


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Automotive service technicians perform some or all of the The average hourly wages for Automotive Service Technicians is
following duties: $17.24/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the
A. Diagnose faults or malfunctions and confirm findings with average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
supervisor to determine whether to repair or replace unit ___________________________________________________________

B. Repair or replace mechanical units or components using


hand and power tools

C. Test and adjust units to specifications for proper performance

D. Complete reports to record problems and work performed.


_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Other services (except public administration) - 51.0%
2. Retail trade - 24.0%
3. Transportation and warehousing - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 4.0%
5. Public administration - 2.0%
6. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 1.0%
7. Real estate and rental and leasing - 1.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED UNEMPLOYMENT


Automotive service technicians 2% of Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics
and Mechanical Repairers are unemployed. This rate is close to the
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required. average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
2. On-the-job training of two to three years is provided by
employers.

Truck and transport and truck-trailer mechanics

1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

2. Completion of a four-year truck and transport mechanic or


truck-trailer repair apprenticeship or A combination of over four
years of work experience in the trade and high school, college or
industry courses in truck or heavy-duty equipment mechanics

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Business 3. Mechanics 4. Sciences

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Carpenters
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to The average hourly wages for Carpenters is $17.65/HR, which is
determine specifications and calculate requirements close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and
equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical,
B. Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using professional, and skilled occupations.
measuring tools ___________________________________________________________

C. Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of


wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials

D. Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and


erect walls and roof systems

E. Fit and install trim items, such as doors, stairs, moulding and
hardware

F. Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden


structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other
establishments

H. Supervise apprentices and other construction workers


_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY
THEY FIND WORK
1. Construction - 80.0%
2. Wood product manufacturing - 3.0%
3. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 2.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
4. Public administration - 2.0%
5. Educational services - 1.0% 11% of Carpenters are unemployed. This rate is close to the average
for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. To gain trade certification as a carpenter, you usually need
either a three- to four-year apprenticeship program, or a
combination of over four years' work experience and some high
school, college, or industry courses in carpentry.

2. Trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but


voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.

3. Qualified carpenters may also obtain interprovincial (Red


Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout
the country.

4. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate and


almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Drafting 3. Woodworking

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Civil Engineers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Civil engineers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Civil Engineers is $29.79/HR, which is
close to the average for occupations in the natural and applied
A. Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all
regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other professional occupations.
investigations ___________________________________________________________

B. Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to


clean up contaminated sites

C. Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for


development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other
information and prepare reports

D. Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or


construction work

E. Prepare contract documents and review and evaluate tenders


for construction projects

F. Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and


review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.

_________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Engineering consulting companies UNEMPLOYMENT
2. Construction companies
3. All levels of government 2% of Civil Engineers are unemployed. This rate is close to the
average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need a university degree in civil engineering or in a
related field of engineering.

2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a


related engineering field.

3. You need a license from a provincial/territorial association of


professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports
and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following


graduation from an accredited educational program, after three
or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and
after passing a professional practice examination.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Computer Courses

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Computer and Information Systems Managers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Computer and information systems managers perform some or Hourly wages of $35.11 are above the national average of $18.07.
all of the following duties: These earnings are above the average for occupations in the natural
and applied sciences sector.
A. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of ___________________________________________________________
information systems and electronic data processing (EDP)
departments and companies

B. Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic


data processing and computer systems operations and
development

C. Meet with clients to discuss system requirements,


specifications, costs and timelines

D. Assemble and manage teams of information systems


personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and
administer computer and telecommunications software,
networks and information systems

E. Control the budget and expenditures of the department,


company or project

F. Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers,


programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee
their professional development and training.
________________________________________________________
UNEMPLOYMENT
WHERE THEY FIND WORK 1% of Computer and Information Systems Managers are
1. Computer systems design and related services 34.0% unemployed. This rate is close to the average for management
2. Information and cultural industries 12.0% occupations.
3. Public administration 9.0% ___________________________________________________________
4. Wholesale trade 7.0%
5. Finance and insurance 6.0%

7. Educational services 3.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need a bachelor's or master's degree in computer
science, business administration, commerce or engineering.

2. You also need several years' experience, including


supervisory experience, in systems analysis, data
administration, software engineering, network design or
computer programming.

3. Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Computer Courses

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Computer Engineers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Computer Engineers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Computer Engineers is $35.15/HR,
which is above average for occupations in the natural and applied
A. Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data sciences and related occupations and above average for all
communication hardware and software professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Assess, document and optimize the capacity and
performance of information and communication system
networks

C. May lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in


the development and integration of information and
communication system architecture, hardware and software.

D. Computer engineers may specialize in a number of areas


including analog and digital signal processing, fibre optics,
integrated circuits, lasers, microprocessors, microwaves and
radio astronomy.

E. Research, design, develop and integrate computer and


telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors,
integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Computer systems design and related services - 21.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 18.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 17.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 7.0% 4% of Computer Engineers are unemployed. This rate is close to the
5. Scientific research and development services - 5.0% average for professional occupations.
6. Architectural engineering and related services - 5.0% ___________________________________________________________
7. Educational services 3.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need a university degree in computer engineering,
electrical engineering, engineering physics or computer science.

2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a


related engineering field.

3. You need a license from a provincial/territorial association of


professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports
and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following


graduation from an accredited educational program, after three
or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and
after passing a professional practice examination.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Business 4. Computer Science

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Computer Network Technicians


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Computer network technicians perform some or all of the The average hourly wages for Computer Network Technicians is
following duties: $22.94/HR, which is below average for occupations in the natural and
applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all
A. Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Control and monitor e-mail use, Web navigation, and installed
software

C. Perform shell scripting or other basic scripting tasks

D. May supervise other workers in this group.

E. Maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area


networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), mainframe
networks, computer workstations, connections to the Internet
and peripheral equipment

F. Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software,


operating system software and software applications

G. Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of


computer systems and networks and to co-ordinate access and
use of computer networks
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


UNEMPLOYMENT
1. Computer systems design and related services - 18.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 14.0% 4% of Computer Network Technicians are unemployed. This rate is
3. Public administration - 11.0% close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled
4. Finance and insurance - 8.0% occupations.
5. Educational services - 7.0% ___________________________________________________________
6. Wholesale trade - 6.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. Completion of a college or other program in computer
science, network administration, Web technology or a related
field is usually required.

2. Certification or training provided by software vendors may be


required by some employers.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Computer Courses

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Computer Programmers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Computer programmers perform some or all of the following The average hourly wages for Computer Programmers and
duties: Interactive Media Developers is $26.56/HR, which is close to the
average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and
A. Program animation software to predefined specifications for related occupations and close to the average for all professional
interactive CDs, DVDs, video game cartridges and internet- occupations.
based applications ___________________________________________________________

B. Program special effects software for film and video


applications

C. Write, modify, integrate and test software code for e-


commerce and other Internet applications

D. Assist in the collection and documentation of user's


requirements

E. Assist in the development of logical and physical


specifications

F. May lead and co-ordinate teams of interactive media


developers

G. May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media


software products.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK UNEMPLOYMENT


1. Computer systems design and related services - 41.0% 4% of Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2. Information and cultural industries - 10.0% are unemployed. This rate is above the average for professional
3. Finance and insurance - 8.0% occupations.
4. Public administration - 7.0% ___________________________________________________________
5. Wholesale trade - 4.0%
6. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 4.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. A bachelor's degree in computer science or in another
discipline with a significant programming component or
Completion of a college program in computer science is usually
required.

2. Specialization in programming for engineering and scientific


applications requires specific post-secondary study or
experience.

3. Almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Business 3. Computer Courses 4. Electronics

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Concrete Finishers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Concrete finishers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Concrete Finishers is $19.67/HR,
which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport
A. Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all
floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures. technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement
materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto
surfaces according to grade

C. Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured


concrete

D. Operate power vibrator to compact concrete

E. Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth


specifications using straightedge or float

F. Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and


power tools

G. Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures
in freshly poured concrete
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Construction - 89.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
12% of Concrete Finishers are unemployed. This rate is close to
the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

2. Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program

3. Trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but


voluntary, in all other provinces.

4. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also


available to qualified concrete finishers.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Physical Education 3. Sciences 4. Industrial Arts

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Construction Managers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Construction managers perform some or all of the following Hourly wages are $29.28, which is above the national average of
duties: $18.07. These earnings are close to the average for occupations in
the trades, transport and equipment sector.
A. Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and ___________________________________________________________
subordinate staff.

B. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction


projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications
and budget

C. Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates

D. Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and


monitor progress against established schedules

E. Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and


additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants,
clients, suppliers and subcontractors

F. Develop and implement quality control programs

G. Represent company on matters such as business services


and union contracts negotiation
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


UNEMPLOYMENT
1. Construction - 83.0%
2. Architectural engineering and related services - 3.0% 2% of Construction Managers are unemployed. This rate is close
to the average for management occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You usually need a university degree in civil engineering or a
college diploma in construction technology as well as several
years' experience in construction, including time spent as a
construction supervisor or field superintendent.

2. You may need a master's degree in project management.

3. If you have extensive experience in the construction industry,


you may not need a college or university education.

4. Some employers may require you to have professional


engineering status or construction trade certification.

5. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and


almost 2 in 5 have a undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Business 3. Woodworking

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Crane Operators
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Crane operators perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Crane Operators is $21.59/HR, which
is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and
A. Operate cranes mounted on boats or barges to lift, move and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical,
place equipment and materials professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Operate dragline cranes to expose coal seams and ore
deposits at open pit mines

C. May assemble tower cranes on site

D. Perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and


lubricating cranes.

E. Operate mobile and tower cranes to lift, move, position or


place equipment and materials

F. Perform pre-operational inspection, and calculate crane


capacities and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting

G. Operate pile driving cranes to drive pilings into earth to


provide support for buildings and other structures
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Construction - 30.0%
2. Primary metal manufacturing - 25.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Wholesale trade - 8.0%
4. Transportation and warehousing - 6.0% 7% of Crane Operators are unemployed. This rate is close to the
5. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 6.0% average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

2. Completion of a one- to three-year apprenticeship program or


High school, college or industry courses in crane operating are
usually required.

3. Trade certification as a hoist operator is compulsory in


Quebec and available, but voluntary, in Saskatchewan.

4. Boom truck crane operator trade certification is compulsory in


Manitoba and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

5. Mobile crane operator (8-15 tons) trade certification is


compulsory in Ontario and available, but voluntary, in New
Brunswick.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Mechanics 4. Machine Shop

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Dental Assistants
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Dental assistants perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Dental Assistants is $16.51/HR, which
is below to the average for occupations in the health sector and close
A. Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and to the average for all intermediate occupations.
sealant ___________________________________________________________

B. Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts

C. Fabricate temporary crowns and restorations.

D. Prepare patients for dental examination and assist the dentist


during the examination

E. Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment

F. Prepare dental instruments and filling materials

G. Educate patients concerning oral hygiene


________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 96.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED UNEMPLOYMENT


1. Completion of a three-month to one-year college or other 2% of Dental Assistants are unemployed. This rate is below the
program in dental assistance or Completion of secondary school average for intermediate occupations.
with on-the-job training is required. ___________________________________________________________

2. Licensing is not mandatory, but is required to perform intra-


oral duties in all provinces except Quebec.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and


almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Word and Excel 2. English 3. Sciences 4. Health

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Editors
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Editors perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Editors is $23.54/HR, which is above
average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport
A. Editors may specialize in a particular subject area, such as sector and is close to the average for all professional occupations.
news, sports or features, or in a particular type of publication, ___________________________________________________________
such as books, magazines, newspapers or manuals.

B. Evaluate suitability of manuscripts, articles, news copy and


wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or electronic
media and recommend or make changes in content, style and
organization

C. Read and edit copy to be published or broadcast to detect


and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten
or lengthen copy as space or time requires

D. Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others


regarding revisions to copy

E. Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to


space or time allocations and significance of copy

F. Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production


deadlines are met
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


UNEMPLOYMENT
1. Information and cultural industries - 65.0%
2. Public administration - 7.0% 4% of Editors are unemployed. This rate is above the average for
3. Administrative - 6.0% professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You usually need a bachelor's degree in English, French,
journalism or a related field.

2. You usually need several years' experience in journalism,


writing, publishing or a related field and may require
membership in the Editors Association of Canada.

3. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a


supervisor or manager, such as editor-in-chief or managing
editor.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Word and Excel 2. English 3. Sciences 4. Health

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Electrical and Electronics Engineers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a The average hourly wages for Electrical and Electronics Engineers is
number of areas including electrical design for residential, $33.48/HR, which is above average for occupations in the natural
commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for
and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems. all professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and
performance of electrical generation and distribution networks,
electrical machinery and components and electronic
communications, instrumentation and control systems,
equipment, and components

C. Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and


design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and
equipment

D. Design electrical and electronic circuits, components,


systems and equipment

E. Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing


and operation of electrical and electronic systems and
equipment
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 18.0%
2. Architectural engineering and related services - 17.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Utilities - 16.0%
4. Information and cultural industries - 7.0% 2% of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are unemployed. This
5. Electrical equipment manufacturing - 6.0% rate is close to the average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need a university degree in electrical or electronics
engineering or in a related field of engineering.

2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a


related engineering field.

3. You need a license from a provincial/territorial association of


professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports
and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following


graduation from an accredited educational program, after three
or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and
after passing a professional practice examination.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Sciences 4. Electronics

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Electricians
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Electricians perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Electricians is $20.92/HR, which is
close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and
A. Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical,
maintenance records. professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical
code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or
existing installations

C. Pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and


floors

D. Install brackets and hangers to support electrical equipment

E. Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical


control and distribution equipment, such as switches, relays and
circuit breaker panels

F. Splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to


form circuits

G. Test continuity of circuits using test equipment to ensure


compatibility and safety of system, following installation,
replacement or repair
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK UNEMPLOYMENT


1. Construction - 72.0% 9% of Electricians are unemployed. This rate is close to the
2. Other services (except public administration) - 3.0% average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
3. Public administration - 3.0% ___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You usually need a four- to five-year apprenticeship program.

2. Trade certification is compulsory for construction electricians


in all provinces/territories except Manitoba. It is available, but
voluntary, in Manitoba.

3. Trade certification is compulsory for domestic and rural


electricians in Ontario and Quebec. It is available, but voluntary,
in Newfoundland.

4. According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical


Workers, you need a Construction and Maintenance License.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Electricity

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Firefighters
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Firefighters perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Firefighters is $24.47/HR, which is
above average for occupations in the sale and service sector and is
A. May participate as members of a trauma or emergency above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
response team and provide para-medical aid to accident victims ___________________________________________________________
or ill persons

B. May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other firefighters.

C. Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as


automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other
emergencies

D. Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites

E. Control and extinguish fires using manual and power


equipment, such as axes, water hoses, aerial ladders and
hydraulic equipment and various firefighting chemicals

F. Administer first aid and other assistance


________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Public administration - 94.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 0% of Firefighters are unemployed. This rate is below the average
for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
1. To be a firefighter, you usually need a high school diploma ___________________________________________________________
and a college program in fire protection technology or a related
program. You must pass physical agility, strength, fitness, and
vision requirements. Previous experience as a volunteer
firefighter may also be an advantage.

2. Training courses in firefighting and emergency medical care


are provided, and vary in length depending on the different fire
department requirements.

3. An apprenticeship training program for firefighters and


voluntary trade certification is available in New Brunswick.

4. To be a senior firefighter, such as a lieutenant or captain, you


need several years of experience.

5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and


almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physical Education 4. Sciences

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Graphic Designers and Illustrators


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Graphic designers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Graphic Designers and Illustrators is
$19.00/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the art,
A. Supervise other graphic designers or graphic arts culture, recreation and sport sector and is close to the average for
technicians. all technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Co-ordinate sub-contracting

C. Work in a multidisciplinary environment

D. Determine the medium best suited to produce the desired


visual effect and the most appropriate vehicle for communication

E. Develop the graphic elements that meet the clients'


objectives

F. Prepare sketches, layouts and graphic elements of the


subjects to be rendered using traditional tools, multimedia
software and image processing, layout and design software
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Specialized design services - 31.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 14.0%
3. Retail trade - 14.0%
4. Printing and related support activities - 10.0%
5. Advertising and related services - 10.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
6. Computer systems design and related services - 5.0%
3% of Graphic Designers and Illustrators are unemployed. This
rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled
occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. You must have a high school diploma and creative ability as
demonstrated by a portfolio of your work.

2. You usually need a university degree in visual arts with a


specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic
communications or cartooning, or a college/other program in
graphic arts. As an illustrator, you may also need additional
training in your area of specialization.

3. You may need experience or training in multimedia design at


a college/post-secondary or technical institution.

4. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a


manager or senior designer.

5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Computer Courses 3. Graphic Design 4. Art

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Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Heavy-duty equipment mechanics perform some or all of the The average hourly wages for Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
following duties: is $20.21/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the
A. Heavy-duty and farm equipment mechanics may specialize in average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
specific types of machinery such as combines or tracked ___________________________________________________________
vehicles, or in engine overhaul, power shift transmissions, fuel
injection, hydraulics or electronics.

B. Check bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy


construction, agricultural, logging and mining equipment for
proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and
malfunctions

C. Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and


other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required

D. Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts,


components or systems, using hand and power tools

E. Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to


ensure that work meets manufacturers' specifications
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Wholesale trade - 22.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 17.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Construction - 10.0%
4. Transportation and warehousing - 10.0% 4% of Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics are unemployed. This
5. Mining (except oil and gas) - 7.0% rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled
6. Farms - 4.0% occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to
five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four
years' work experience in the trade and some high school,
college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair.

2. Heavy-duty equipment mechanic trade certification is


compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary,
in all other provinces/territories.

3. Farm equipment mechanic trade certification is available, but


voluntary, in all provinces except Quebec and the territories.

4. Heavy equipment and farm equipment mechanics may obtain


interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job
mobility throughout the country.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Mechanics 4. Industrial Arts

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Industrial Electricians
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and The average hourly wages for Industrial Electricians is $24.32/HR,
electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport
electrical equipment installations and equipment operators sector and above average for all
technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
B. Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, ___________________________________________________________
receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and
coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical
components

C. Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for


continuity, current, voltage and resistance

D. Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers,


switchboard meters, regulators and reactors, electrical motors,
generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic
and pneumatic electrical control systems
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Construction - 23.0%
2. Paper manufacturing - 8.0%
3. Primary metal manufacturing - 8.0%
4. Mining (except oil and gas) - 6.0%
5. Transportation and warehousing - 5.0%
6. Wood product manufacturing - 5.0%
7. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 4.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
4% of Industrial Electricians are unemployed. This rate is close to
the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. To gain trade certification, you usually need either a four- or
five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or a
combination of over five years' work experience and some high
school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical
equipment.

2. Trade certification is compulsory in Prince Edward Island,


Quebec and the Yukon. It is available, but voluntary, in
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and
Manitoba.

3. According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical


Workers, electricians in Canada require a Construction and
Maintenance License.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Electricity

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Information Systems Analysts and Consultants


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Information systems business analysts and consultants The average hourly wages for Information Systems Analysts and
confer with clients to identify and document requirements, Consultants is $29.45/HR, which is close to the average for
conduct business and technical studies, design, develop, occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related
integrate and implement information systems business occupations and close to the average for all professional
solutions, and provide advice on information systems strategy, occupations.
policy, management, security and service delivery. ___________________________________________________________

B. Systems security analysts confer with clients to identify and


document requirements, assess physical and technical security
risks to data, software and hardware, and develop policies,
procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of
security breaches.

C. Information systems quality assurance analysts develop and


implement policies and procedures throughout the software
development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness
and overall quality of software products and information
systems.

D. Systems auditors conduct independent third-party reviews to


assess quality assurance practices, software products and
information systems.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Computer systems design and related services - 38.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
2. Public administration - 11.0%
3. Finance and insurance - 10.0% 3% of Information Systems Analysts and Consultants are
4. Information and cultural industries - 7.0% unemployed. This rate is close to the average for professional
5. Wholesale trade - 5.0% occupations.
6. Management scientific and technical consulting services - 4.0% ___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems
engineering, software engineering, business administration or a
related discipline or Completion of a college program in
computer science is usually required.

2. Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.

3. Certification or training provided by software vendors may be


required by some employers.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Business 3. Computer Courses 4. Electronics

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Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Instruct students who are blind or visually impaired in reading The average hourly wages for Instructors and Teachers of Persons
and writing Braille and in the use of special equipment with Disabilities is $23.40/HR, which is close to the average for
occupations in the social science, education, government service
B. Instruct students who are deaf or hearing impaired in lip- and religion and above average for all technical, professional, and
reading, finger spelling and sign language, according to skilled occupations.
individual communication needs ___________________________________________________________

C. Instruct students who are hearing impaired in formation and


development of sounds for speech using hearing aids and other
devices

D. Instruct individuals with physical disabilities and their families


in the use of rehabilitative techniques, prosthetic devices,
wheelchairs and other equipment designed to minimize the
effects of a disability

E. Assist individuals with intellectual impairments and physical


disabilities to develop life skills, and provide job training and
support.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 50.0%
2. Educational services - 45.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 2% of Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities are
unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical,
1. To work as an instructor or teacher of persons with professional, and skilled occupations.
disabilities, you usually need a bachelor's degree in special ___________________________________________________________
education or a related field such as psychology or social work. In
some instances, a community college diploma and appropriate
experience may replace a university education.

2. You must finish an appropriate training program in


rehabilitation or special education.

3. To be a teacher working in public schools, you need a


provincial/territorial teaching certificate.

4. To be an instructor of persons who are blind, you need


certification by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

5. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and


almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS


SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP
1. Social Studies 2. English 3. A Second Language 4. Biology

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Interior Designers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Consult with clients to determine needs, preferences, safety The average hourly wages for Interior Designers is $18.71/HR,
requirements and purpose of space which is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture,
recreation and sport sector and is close to the average for all
B. Develop detailed plans and 3-D models showing arrangement technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
of walls, dividers, displays, lighting and other fixtures using ___________________________________________________________
computer-assisted design (CAD) software and graphics software

C. Develop plans, elevations, cross sections and detailed


drawings, and advise on selection of colours, finishes and
materials, floor and wall coverings, interior and exterior lighting,
furniture and other items, taking into account ergonomic and
occupational health standards

D. Estimate costs and materials required and may advise on


leasing, real estate and marketing

E. Prepare plans and specifications for the final interior designs


in accordance with current practices and codes
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Specialized design services - 54.0%
2. Retail trade - 16.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 1% of Interior Designers are unemployed. This rate is below the
1. You usually need a university degree or college diploma in average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
interior design or architectural design. You must demonstrate ___________________________________________________________
your creative abilities through a portfolio of your work.

2. You also may be required to register with the Interior Design


Association in the province/territory you'll be working.

3. Specialization is possible through specific university or


college training or through experience.

4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Visual Arts

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Legal Secretaries
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. May perform other general office work as required including The average hourly wages for Legal Secretaries is $17.09/HR,
preparing financial statements. which is close to the average for occupations in the business,
finance and administration sector and is below average for all
B. Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten ___________________________________________________________
copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers

C. Review and proofread documents and correspondence to


ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical
usage

D. Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for


employer

E. Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of


legal records and procedures and frequently controlling
confidential materials and documents

F. Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and


other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally
and with other departments or organizations

G. Determine and establish office procedures and routines


________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


UNEMPLOYMENT
1. Legal services - 71.0%
2. Public administration - 12.0% 4% of Legal Secretaries are unemployed. This rate is close to the
average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for
secretaries or legal secretaries is usually required.

2. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and


almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Computer Courses 3. Keyboarding

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Librarians
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Librarians perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Librarians is $22.70/HR, which is
above average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and
A. Perform related administrative duties and supervise library sport sector and is below average for all professional occupations.
technicians, assistants and clerks. ___________________________________________________________

B. Recommend acquisition of books, periodicals and audio-


visual, interactive media and other materials for inclusion in
library collection

C. Provide reference services

D. Select, classify, catalogue and weed library materials

E. Prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and


other finding aids

F. Develop systems to access library collections

G. Perform manual, on-line and interactive media reference


searches, make interlibrary loans and perform other functions
using Internet and CD-ROM, to assist users in accessing library
materials
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Information and cultural industries - 69.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
2. Public administration - 11.0%
3. Educational services - 7.0% 3% of Librarians are unemployed. This rate is close to the average
for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need a master's degree in library science.

2. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a


library manager.

3. Most recent entrants have a graduate degree and almost 3 in


10 have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Computer Courses 3. History

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Mechanical Engineers
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A. Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and The average hourly wages for Mechanical Engineers is $29.83/HR,
review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates. which is close to the average for occupations in the natural and
applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average
B. Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and for all professional occupations.
performance of mechanisms, components and systems ___________________________________________________________

C. Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and


timing estimates, reports and design specifications for
machinery and systems

D. Design power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures


and equipment

E. Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and


structures

F. Supervise and inspect the installation, modification and


commissioning of mechanical systems at construction sites or in
industrial facilities
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Consulting firms
2. Power-generating utilities
3. Manufacturing, processing, and transportation industries
UNEMPLOYMENT
4% of Mechanical Engineers are unemployed. This rate is close to
the average for professional occupations.
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED ___________________________________________________________

1. You usually need a university degree in mechanical


engineering or in a related field of engineering.

2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a


related engineering field.

3. You need a license from a provincial/territorial association of


professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports
and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following


graduation from an accredited educational program, after three
or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and
after passing a professional practice examination.

5. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS


SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP
1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Chemistry

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Medical Laboratory Technicians


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Medical laboratory technicians perform some or all of the The average hourly wages for Medical Laboratory Technicians is
following duties: $20.32/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
health sector and close to the average for all technical,
A. Collect blood or other samples from patients professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Receive tissue samples from patients

C. Log patient samples and prepare them for testing

D. Set up medical laboratory equipment

E. Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses

F. Clean and maintain medical laboratory and medical


laboratory equipment.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 82.0%
2. Scientific research and development services - 4.0%
3. Educational services - 4.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED UNEMPLOYMENT


1. To be a medical laboratory technician, you must have a high 3% of Medical Laboratory Technicians are unemployed. This rate
school diploma and on-the-job training, or complete a six- to is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled
fourteen-month program for technicians/assistants. occupations.
___________________________________________________________
2. To be a combined laboratory and x-ray technician, you must
complete a Combined Laboratory X-Ray Technology Program.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and


almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Physics 3. Chemistry 4. Biology

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Medical Radiation Technologists


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Prepare radiopharmaceuticals, such as radionuclides and The average hourly wages for Medical Radiation Technologists is
other materials and administer them to patients or to biological $24.12/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
samples health sector and above average for all technical, professional, and
skilled occupations.
B. Operate radiation detection equipment, such as gamma ___________________________________________________________
cameras, scanners, scintillation counters, tomodensitometers
and ionization chambers, to acquire data for use by nuclear
medicine physicians in the diagnosis of disease

C. Perform diagnostic procedures using radioactive materials on


biological specimens, such as blood, urine and faeces

D. Record and process results of procedures

E. Check equipment to ensure proper operation

G. Provide appropriate care for the patient during the


examination
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 96.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU


YOU NEED UNEMPLOYMENT
UNEMPLOYMENT
1. To be a medical radiation technologist, you need a 1% of Medical Radiation Technologists are unemployed. This rate
baccalaureate or two- to three-year college, hospital, school or is below the average for technical, professional, and skilled
other approved program in your area of specialization. occupations.
___________________________________________________________
2. You may specialize in diagnostic radiography, nuclear
medicine technology or radiation therapy.

3. You also need a period of supervised practical training.

4. You may need a license in the province/territory where you'll


work.

5. You must be certified by the national association Canadian


Association of Medical Radiation Technologists in all provinces
except Quebec, where most technologists are certified by the
Ordre des technologues en radiologie du Québec.

6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a


supervisor or instructor.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Computer Courses 4. Biology

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Occupational Therapists
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Analyse clients' capabilities and expectations related to life The average hourly wages for Occupational Therapists is
activities through observation, interviews and formal $26.27/HR, which is above average for occupations in the health
assessments sector and close to the average for all professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Develop intervention programs to address clients' needs
related to self-care, work and leisure activities

C. Maintain clients' records

D. Establish personalized plans to support occupational


performance targets as a member of an interprofessionnal
collaborative team

E. Consult and advise on health promotion programs to prevent


disabilities and to maximize independent function in all activities
of life

F. May supervise support personnel and students and provide


training.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 97.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 4% of Occupational Therapists are unemployed. This rate is above
1. You must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the average for professional occupations.
occupational therapy including supervised fieldwork from an ___________________________________________________________
accredited educational program by the Canadian Association of
Occupational Therapists, or have graduated from an
occupational therapy program approved by the World
Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). This program is
accepted in some provinces/territories.

2. Effective 2008, most Canadian university occupational


therapy programs will only be offering masters entry level
education in occupational therapy.

3. You may need to complete the National Certification


Examination administered by the Canadian Association of
Occupational Therapists.

4. You must be licensed by a regulatory body in the


province/territory where you'll work.

5. Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational


Therapists is required in some provinces/territories.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Biology

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Paralegal and Legal Assistants


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


MAKE
Legal assistants and paralegals in law firms or in other The average hourly wages for Paralegal and Related Occupations
establishments perform some or all of the following duties: is $20.00/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
social science, education, government service and religion and
A. May arrange probates and administer the estates of close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled
deceased persons. occupations.
___________________________________________________________
Trademark agents perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Advise clients on intellectual property matters and represent


clients before the Registrar of Trade-Marks on matters including
prosecution of applications for registration of trademarks

B. Advise on the registrability of trademarks, trademark licensing


requirements, transfer of intellectual property and protection of
existing trademark rights

C. Represent clients at proceedings before the Trade Marks


Opposition Board and in related proceedings

D. May represent clients internationally in consultation with


foreign associates and attorneys.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Legal services - 66.0%
2. Public administration - 14.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Finance and insurance - 3.0%
3% of Paralegal and Related Occupations are unemployed. This
rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled
occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. To be a legal assistant or paralegal, you need a bachelor's
degree in law or a college diploma in a legal assistant/law clerk
program or in-house training.

2. To be an independent paralegal, you usually obtain your


education through experience, industry-sponsored courses or a
college paralegal program.

3. To be a notary public, you usually receive in-house training


and are appointed after examination/certification by the
governing judiciary in your province/territory. Specific
activities/time periods limit all appointments. You also need a
license in the province/territory where you'll work. In British
Columbia, you must be a member of the Society of Notaries
Public.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Biology

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Pharmacists
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Control the quality of drug products during production to The average hourly wages for Pharmacists is $32.47/HR, which is
ensure that they meet standards of potency, purity, uniformity, above average for occupations in the health sector and above
stability and safety average for all professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Develop information materials concerning the uses,
properties and risks of particular drugs

C. Evaluate labelling, packaging and advertising of drug


products

D. Check prescriptions for proper dosage

E. Compound prescribed pharmaceutical products by


calculating, measuring and mixing the quantities of drugs and
other ingredients required and filling appropriate containers with
correct quantity

F. Dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals to customers or to


other health care professionals and advise them on indications,
contra-indications, adverse effects, drug interactions and
dosage

G. Maintain medication profiles of customers including registry


of poisons and narcotic and controlled drugs

H. Advise customers on selection and use of non-prescription


medication UNEMPLOYMENT
________________________________________________________ 0% of Pharmacists are unemployed. This rate is below the average
WHERE THEY FIND WORK for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
1. Retail trade - 80.0%
2. Health care and social assistance - 18.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. In general, you must have a Bachelor of Science degree in
pharmacy.

2. You also need supervised practical training.

3. To be a community or hospital pharmacist, you need a license


in the province/territory where you'll work.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS


SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP
1. Math 2. English 3. Chemistry 4. Biology

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Photographers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Photographers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Photographers is $16.47/HR, which
is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture,
A. Medical photographers may work closely with medical recreation and sport sector and below average for all technical,
illustrators. professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Photographers may specialize in areas such as portrait
photography, commercial photography, scientific photography,
forensic photography, medical photography, digitized
photography, multimedia photography or photojournalism.

C. Study requirements of a particular assignment and decide on


type of camera, film, lighting and background accessories to be
used

D. Determine picture composition, make technical adjustments


to equipment and photograph subject

E. May operate scanners to transfer photographic images to


computers

F. May operate computers to manipulate photographic images

G. May adapt existing photographic images and create new


digitized images to be included in multimedia/newmedia
products
________________________________________________________
UNEMPLOYMENT
WHERE THEY FIND WORK 2% of Photographers are unemployed. This rate is close to the
1. Other professional scientific and technical services - 77.0% average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
2. Arts entertainment and recreation - 10.0% ___________________________________________________________
3. Information and cultural industries - 7.0%
4. Other services (except public administration) - 5.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You need either a bachelor's degree in visual arts,
specializing in photography, or specialized training in
photography in high school, college or specialized training
schools, or you need extensive on-the-job training under the
supervision of a photographer.

2. You may need experience in, or knowledge of, computerized


photography/digital imaging.

3. You need to demonstrate your creative/technical ability with a


portfolio of your work.

4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Physics 2. Chemistry 3. Art 4. Photography

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Physical Science Professionals


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Physicists conduct basic research of natural phenomena and The average hourly wages for Physical Science Professionals is
develop new processes/devices in areas such as electronics, $29.23/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
aerodynamics, communications, power utilities, optics, and natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above
lasers. average for all professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Astronomers research the universe and develop
instrumentation/software for astronomical observation/analysis.

C. Chemists conduct research and are involved in process


control, product development, industrial operations,
environmental control, biotechnology, and other areas.

D. Geologists, geochemists, and geophysicists conduct


research/exploration to extend knowledge of the earth's
surface/subsurface; locate mineral, hydrocarbon, and water
resources; plan/implement extraction programs; and conduct
environmental assessments.

E. Meteorologists forecast weather; conduct research into


weather, climate, and atmosphere; and provide consultation on
atmospheric phenomena.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Public administration - 15.0%
2. Scientific research and development services - 12.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
3. Chemical manufacturing - 12.0%
4. Architectural engineering and related services - 11.0% 2% of Physical Science Professionals are unemployed. This rate is
5. Oil and gas extraction - 8.0% close to the average for professional occupations.
6. Educational services - 7.0% ___________________________________________________________
7. Health care and social assistance - 6.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. To be a physical science professional, you need a bachelor's
degree in your science or a related field. To conduct research or
teach in a post-secondary establishment, you usually need a
master's or doctoral degree.

2. To be a physicist or astronomer, you need a master's or


doctoral degree.

3. To be a geologist or geophysicist, you may need to become


registered by a provincial or territorial association.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Chemistry

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Physiotherapists
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Physiotherapists practice in a variety of clinical areas such as The average hourly wages for Physiotherapists is $25.89/HR,
neurology, orthopedics, and cardiovascular and which is close to the average for occupations in the health sector
cardiopulmonary disorders, which may include obstetrics, and close to the average for all professional occupations.
pediatrics, rheumatology, oncology, sports injuries, geriatrics, ___________________________________________________________
and the treatment of patients with burns or in the field of
ergonomics.

B. Assess patients' physical abilities through evaluative


procedures such as functional ability tests

C. Establish treatment goals with patients based on physical


diagnoses

D. Plan and implement programs of physiotherapy including


therapeutic exercise, manipulations, massage, education, the
use of electro-therapeutic and other mechanical equipment and
hydro-therapy

E. Evaluate effectiveness of treatment plans and modify


accordingly

F. Communicate with referring physician and other healthcare


professionals regarding patients' problems, needs and progress

________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK UNEMPLOYMENT


1. Health care and social assistance - 100.0% 2% of Physiotherapists are unemployed. This rate is close to the
average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You must have a professional master's degree in
physiotherapy and a period of supervised practical training.

2. To practice, you must be registered or licensed with the


regulatory board in the province/territory where you'll work. You
may also need to complete the Physiotherapy National Exam
administered by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory
Boards.

3. With experience and additional training, you may move up the


ranks to become a manager such as director of physiotherapy,
open your own private practice or teach at university.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Biology

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Plumbers
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WHAT
WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE
Plumbers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Plumbers is $20.41/HR, which is
close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and
A. Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine equipment operators sector and close to the average for all
layout of plumbing system, water supply network and waste and technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
drainage systems ___________________________________________________________

B. Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial


plumbing fixtures and systems

C. Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage


holes and fixtures in walls and floors

D. Cut opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and


pipe fittings

E. Measure, cut, bend and thread pipes using hand and power
tools or machines

F. Join pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement or


soldering, brazing and welding equipment
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Construction - 77.0%
2. Wholesale trade - 3.0%
3. Public administration - 3.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
4. Health care and social assistance - 2.0%
5. Educational services - 2.0% 5% of Plumbers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average
for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program or A
combination of over five years of work experience in the trade
and some high school, college or industry courses in plumbing is
usually required to be eligible for trade certification.

2. Trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Prince


Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario,
Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and available, but
voluntary, in Newfoundland, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories
and the Yukon.

3. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is available to


qualified plumbers.

4. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and


almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Sciences 3. Industrial Arts

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Police Officers
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Police officers perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Police Officers is $25.50/HR, which
is above average for occupations in the sale and service sector
A. Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled
to enforce laws and regulations occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview
witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in
courts of law

C. Arrest criminal suspects

D. Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes


and natural disasters

E. Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety


programs

F. May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other police


officers.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Public administration - 97.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 0% of Police Officers are unemployed. This rate is below the
average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
1. To be a police officer, you must have a high school diploma, ___________________________________________________________
and may be required to complete a college diploma or university
degree in law/security or in social sciences. You must also
complete a three- to six-month training program.

2. You must meet physical strength, agility, fitness, and vision


requirements as well as some psychological or other tests.

3. To be a detective or sergeant, you need experience as a


constable and to have completed specialized courses.

4. With additional training/experience, you may move up the


ranks to become a commissioned police officer.

5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and


almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Physical Education 3. Sciences 4. Social Studies

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Psychologists
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Psychologists may specialize in applied psychology or The average hourly wages for Psychologists is $29.97/HR, which
experimental research. Sub-specialties include behavioural is above average for occupations in the social science, education,
psychology, child psychology, cognitive psychology, government service and religion and are above average for all
developmental psychology, educational and school psychology, professional occupations.
industrial psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology or ___________________________________________________________
sports psychology.

B. Examine and assess behaviour, diagnose behavioural,


emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients and provide
therapy

C. Counsel individuals and groups to achieve more effective


personal, social and vocational development and adjustment
and offer mediation services

D. Apply psychological theory and principles regarding


behaviour and mental processes such as learning, memory,
perception and language development
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 73.0%
2. Educational services - 21.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 1% of Psychologists are unemployed. This rate is below the
1. You must have a graduate university degree in psychology average for professional occupations.
and be registered with a regulatory body in all provinces and the ___________________________________________________________
Northwest Territories.

2. You must have a doctoral degree in Ontario, Manitoba, and


British Columbia and a master's or doctoral degree in all other
provinces and the Northwest Territories. In Prince Edward
Island, you must have a doctorate to work in professional private
practice, while a master's degree limits practice to
institutions/agencies.

3. In Ontario and Manitoba, you need a master's degree for the


designation of Psychological Associate, and you need
permission by provincial regulatory authorities to perform duties
restricted to psychologists, namely diagnosing and
communicating the diagnoses to clients.

4. You must successfully finish the written Examination for


Professional Practice in Psychology in most provinces/territories
and oral examinations and/or board interviews in some
provinces/territories.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Sciences 4. Social Studies

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Public Relations and Communications


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Act as spokesperson for an organization and answer written The average hourly wages for Professional Occupations in Public
and oral inquiries Relations and Communications is $22.51/HR, which is above
average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport
B. Co-ordinate special publicity events and promotions for sector and is below average for all professional occupations.
internal and external audiences ___________________________________________________________

C. Assist in the preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters


and other material

D. Represent and act as an agent for talented individuals or


individuals with specific occupational expertise

E. Prepare or oversee preparation of sports, literary,


performance or other contracts.

F. Develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies


and programs designed to inform clients, employees and the
general public of initiatives and policies of businesses,
governments and other organizations
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Public administration - 19.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 14.0%
3. Advertising and related services - 11.0%
4. Arts entertainment and recreation - 9.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
5. Information and cultural industries - 8.0%
6. Educational services - 6.0% 5% of Professional Occupations in Public Relations and
Communications are unemployed. This rate is above the average
for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. You usually need a university degree or college diploma in
public relations, communications, journalism or a field related to
a particular subject.

2. To be a public relations practitioner, you may need an APR


(Accredited in Public Relations) designation.

3. With additional training and experience, you may move up the


ranks to become a manager in public relations, fundraising or
communications.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. French 2. Social Studies 3. Computer Courses 4. English

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. May install, maintain and repair equipment in refrigerated The average hourly wages for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
trucks used to transport food or medical supplies Mechanics is $21.79/HR, which is close to the average for
occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators
B. Read and interpret blueprints, drawings or other sector and close to the average for all technical and skilled
specifications occupations.
___________________________________________________________
C. Measure and lay out reference points for installation

D. Assemble and install refrigeration or air conditioning


components such as motors, controls, gauges, valves,
circulating pumps, condensers, humidifiers, evaporators and
compressors using hand and power tools

E. Measure and cut piping, and connect piping using welding


and brazing equipment

F. Install, troubleshoot and overhaul entire heating, ventilation,


air handling, refrigeration and air conditioning systems
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Construction - 59.0%
2. Wholesale trade - 9.0%
3. Other services (except public administration) - 8.0%
4. Machinery manufacturing - 6.0%
UNEMPLOYMENT
6% of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics are
unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical,
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED professional, and skilled occupations.
___________________________________________________________
1. Completion of a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or
A combination of over five years of work experience in the trade
and some high school, college or industry courses in
refrigeration and air conditioning repair is usually required to be
eligible for trade certification.

2. Trade certification for refrigeration and air conditioning


mechanics is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British
Columbia and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and
the territories.

3. Trade certification for transport refrigeration mechanics is


available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick, Alberta and British
Columbia.

4. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also


available to qualified refrigeration and air conditioning
mechanics.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Physics 4. Mechanics

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Registered Nursing
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


MAKE
A. Registered nurses may specialize in areas such as surgery, The average hourly wages for Nurses is $25.92/HR, which is
obstetrics care, psychiatric care, critical care, pediatrics, above average for occupations in the health sector and close to
geriatrics, community health, occupational health, emergency the average for all professional occupations.
care, rehabilitation or oncology. ___________________________________________________________

B. Occupational health nurses develop and implement employee


health education programs and provide registered nursing care
in private businesses and industry.

C. Community health nurses provide health education and


registered nursing care in public health units and through home
visits, manage complex home care cases, participate in
community needs assessment and program development,
conduct disease screening and deliver immunization programs.

D. Psychiatric nurses provide nursing care, supportive


counselling and life skills programming to patients in psychiatric
hospitals, mental health clinics, long-term care facilities and
community-based settings.

E. Nursing consultants provide consultative services to


institutes, associations and health care organizations regarding
issues and concerns relevant to the nursing profession and
nursing practice.

F. Clinical nurses provide leadership, advice and counsel on the


provision of research-based care for specific patient groups UNEMPLOYMENT
within the care of particular health care organizations. 1% of Nurses are unemployed. This rate is below the average for
________________________________________________________ professional occupations.
WHERE THEY FIND WORK ___________________________________________________________

1. Health care and social assistance - 96.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. Completion of a college or other registered psychiatric nursing
program is required.

2. Registration with a regulatory body is required in Manitoba,


Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

3. Completion of a university, college or other approved


registered nursing program is required.

4. Additional academic training or experience is required to


specialize in a specific area of nursing.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Chemistry 4. Biology

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Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Sales managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities of The average hourly wages for Sales, Marketing and Advertising
sales departments in commercial, industrial, wholesale and Managers is $29.97/HR, which is average for occupations in the
other non-retail establishments. sales and service sector.
___________________________________________________________
B. Marketing managers establish distribution networks for
products and services, initiate market research studies and
analyze their findings, assist in product development, and direct
and evaluate the marketing strategies of establishments.

C. Advertising managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities


of firms and departments that develop and implement
advertising campaigns to promote the sales of products and
services.

D. Public relations managers direct and evaluate establishments


and departments that develop and implement communication
strategies and information programs, publicize activities and
events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses,
governments and other organizations.

E. E-business managers plan, organize, direct, control and


evaluate the design, development and maintenance of Internet
and Intranet sites to manage an organization's Internet presence
including public relations, communications and commercial
activities.
________________________________________________________
UNEMPLOYMENT
WHERE THEY FIND WORK 3% of Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers are
1. Wholesale trade - 36.0% unemployed. This rate is above the average for management
2. Information and cultural industries - 8.0% occupations.
3. Retail trade - 6.0% ___________________________________________________________
4. Advertising and related services - 6.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. To be a sales or marketing manager, you need a college
diploma or university degree in business administration or a
related field with a sales or marketing specialization.

2. To be an advertising or public relations manager, you must


have a college diploma or university degree in public relations,
communications, marketing, journalism or a related field.

3. To be an e-commerce manager, you need a college diploma


or university degree in a field related to the company's products.
You also need experience in web site design, interactive media
development, and data administration or information systems
analysis.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Accounting 2. Math 3. Marketing 4. English

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Secondary School Teachers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as The average hourly wages for Secondary School Teachers is
mathematics, English, French, special education or second $27.57/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational social science, education, government service and religion and
and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as close to the average for all professional occupations.
hairdressing or auto mechanics. ___________________________________________________________

B. Prepare subject material for presentation to students


according to an approved curriculum

C. Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures,


discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop
and field studies

D. Assign and correct homework

E. Prepare, administer and correct tests

F. Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students


and discuss results with parents and school officials
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Educational services - 99.0%

UNEMPLOYMENT
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED 3% of Secondary School Teachers are unemployed. This rate is
close to the average for professional occupations.
1. To be a teacher, you must have a bachelor's degree in ___________________________________________________________
education and a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.

2. To be a teacher of academic subjects, you often need a


bachelor's degree in the arts or sciences before obtaining your
degree in education.

3. To be a teacher of vocational or technical subjects, you


usually need specialized training or experience in your field
before obtaining your bachelor's degree in education.

4. To be a school department head, you must have several


years' teaching experience.

5. With additional training, or as a result of specialization during


your bachelor's degree studies, you may specialize your teacher
training in special education, or English/French-as-a-second-
language.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. English 3. Sciences 4. Social Studies

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Software Engineers and Designers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Collect and document user's requirements and develop The average hourly wages for Software Engineers and Designers
logical and physical specifications is $32.71/HR, which is above average for occupations in the
natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above
B. Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to average for all professional occupations.
design, develop and test computer-based systems ___________________________________________________________

C. Develop data, process and network models to optimize


architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of
designs

D. Plan, design and co-ordinate the development, installation,


integration and operation of computer-based systems

E. Assess, test, troubleshoot, document, upgrade and develop


maintenance procedures for operating systems,
communications environments and applications software

F. May lead and co-ordinate teams of information systems


professionals in the development of software and integrated
information systems
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Computer systems design and related services - 37.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 15.0%
3. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 15.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
4. Scientific research and development services - 8.0%
1% of Software Engineers and Designers are unemployed. This
rate is below the average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer
systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or
completion of a college program in computer science is usually
required.

2. A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be


required.

3. Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of


professional engineers is required to approve engineering
drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer
(P.Eng.).

4. Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation


from an accredited educational program, three or four years of
supervised work experience in engineering and passing a
professional practice examination.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Business 3. Computer Courses 4. Electronics

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Specialists in Human Resources


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Advise managers and employees on the interpretation of The average hourly wages for Specialists in Human Resources is
personnel policies, compensation and benefit programs and $27.26/HR, which is above average for occupations in the
collective agreements business, finance and administration sector and close to average
for all professional occupations.
B. Research employee benefit and health and safety practices ___________________________________________________________
and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

C. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate personnel and labour


relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures
to address an organization's human resource requirements

D. Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or


workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances and provide
advice on employee and labour relations

E. Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and


career development, employee assistance, employment equity
and affirmative action programs
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Public administration - 26.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 14.0%
3. Management scientific and technical consulting services - 7.0%
4. Finance and insurance - 7.0%
5. Health care and social assistance - 6.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
1% of Specialists in Human Resources are unemployed. This rate
is close to the average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. You must complete either a university degree, or a
professional development program or college diploma in
personnel administration or a related field (business
administration, industrial relations, commerce, psychology) and
five years of experience.

2. You may be required to gain experience in a clerical or


administrative position related to personnel administration.

3. One of the factors creating additional complexity in the skills


required is the growing and changing body of law applied to
human resources. You will be required to interpret and apply
these laws and to keep pace with changes.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university


degree and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT


THAT WILL HELP
1. Business 2. Computer Courses 3. English

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Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Dental hygienists provide a process of dental care including The average hourly wages for Technical Occupations in Dental
assessment, preventive care, treatment, and evaluation. Health Care is $24.88/HR, which is close to the average for
occupations in the health sector and above average for all
B. Dental therapists working for government in rural and remote technical, professional, and skilled occupations.
locations provide limited dental services including filling cavities ___________________________________________________________
and extracting teeth.

C. Dental technicians prepare and fabricate full and partial


dentures/devices such as bridges, clasps and bands according
to prescriptions from dentists/dental therapists.

D. Denturists examine patients, make impressions,


design/construct dentures, and fit, modify, and repair dentures.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Health care and social assistance - 80.0%
2. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 17.0%

WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. To work in this field, you must have a high school diploma
and you usually need a college or university program in your UNEMPLOYMENT
specialty.
1% of Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care are
2. You may need licensing in your province or territory. unemployed. This rate is below the average for technical,
professional, and skilled occupations.
3. To be a dental hygienist, you need a two- to three-year ___________________________________________________________
college or university program or other approved program and
you may need a license in the province/territory where you'll
work.

4. To be a dental technician, you need a college program in


dental technology or four or more years of on-the-job training
with a dental technician. Licensing is available but not
mandatory in all provinces. In Quebec, you must be a member
of the Ordre professionnel des techniciens et techniciennes
dentaires du Québec.

5. To be a denturist, you need a college program and may need


to complete an internship program. Licensing is mandatory.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Computer Courses 3. Chemistry 4. Biology

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Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


A. Translators perform some of the following duties: The average hourly wages for Translators, Terminologists and
Interpreters is $21.34/HR, which is close to the average for
Provide consultative services to translators, interpreters and occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and
technical writers preparing legal, scientific or other documents below average for all professional occupations.
requiring specialized terminologies. ___________________________________________________________

B. Interpreters perform some or all of the following duties:

Provide interpretation services in court or before administrative


tribunals

May interpret language for individuals and small groups traveling


in Canada and abroad

May interpret for persons speaking a Native or foreign language


in a variety of circumstances

C. Translators, terminologists and interpreters specialize in two


languages, such as French and English, the official languages of
Canada. The main areas of specialization include administrative,
literary, scientific and technical translation. Interpreters may
specialize in court, parliamentary or conference interpretation.
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Other professional scientific and technical services - 47.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
2. Public administration - 17.0%
5% of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters are
unemployed. This rate is above the average for professional
occupations.
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED ___________________________________________________________

1. In general, to be a translator, terminologist or interpreter, you


usually need a university degree with specialization in your
related field such as translation, terminology or interpretation.
You also need specialization in two languages, one of which
should be an official language of Canada.

2. A university degree in a related field such as languages or


linguistics plus courses in linguistic transfer and two years'
experience as a translator or five years' experience as a
translator may substitute for a specialized university degree.

3. To be a translator, terminologist or interpreter, you may need


certification by dossier or exam from the Canadian Translators'
and Interpreters' Council and membership in your
provincial/territorial association.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Social Studies 2. English 3. A Second Language

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University Professors
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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


University professors perform some or all of the following duties: The average hourly wages for University Professors is $31.57/HR,
which is above average for occupations in the social science,
A. May provide professional consultative services to education, government service and religion and above average for
government, industry and private individuals. all professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
B. University professors specialize in a particular subject matter
such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, sociology, business
administration or law.

C. Teach one or more university subjects to undergraduate and


graduate students

D. Prepare and deliver lectures to students and conduct


laboratory sessions or discussion groups

E. Prepare, administer and grade examinations, laboratory


assignments and reports

F. Advise students on course and academic matters and career


decisions

G. Direct research programs of graduate students and advise on


research matters
________________________________________________________

WHERE THEY FIND WORK


UNEMPLOYMENT
1. Educational services - 100.0%
4% of University Professors are unemployed. This rate is close to
the average for professional occupations.
___________________________________________________________
WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED
1. You must have a doctorate degree in your field of
specialization.

2. If you teach in a professionally regulated field (such as


medicine, engineering, architecture, psychology or law), you
may require a license or professional certification.

3. You need the necessary certification or licensing to practice in


your field of specialization.

4. With experience as a university professor, you may move up


the ranks to a more senior position within your department,
faculty or university.

5. Most recent entrants have a graduate degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. English 2. Science 3. Business 4. Math 5. History

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Web Designers and Developers


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WHAT THEY DO WHAT CAN YOU MAKE


Web designers and developers perform some or all of the The average hourly wages for Web Designers and Developers is
following duties: $23.60/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the
natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to
A. May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media the average for all professional occupations.
software products ___________________________________________________________

B. Consult with clients to develop and document Web site


requirements

C. Prepare mock-ups and storyboards

D. Develop Web site architecture and determine hardware and


software requirements

E. Source, select and organize information for inclusion and


design the appearance, layout and flow of the Web site

F. Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety
of graphics, database, animation and other software

G. Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test Web-site


related code
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WHERE THEY FIND WORK


1. Computer systems design and related services - 49.0% UNEMPLOYMENT
2. Information and cultural industries - 12.0%
3. Public administration - 8.0% 3% of Web Designers and Developers are unemployed. This rate
4. Educational services - 5.0% is close to the average for professional occupations.
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WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU NEED


1. A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science,
communications or business or Completion of a college program
in computer science, graphic arts, Web design or business is
required.

2. Experience as a computer programmer or graphic designer is


usually required.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma and


almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP


1. Math 2. Business 3. Computer Courses 4. Electronics

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