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Business & Careers

Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log in.

Small Business Accelerator
The Small Business Accelerator offers free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs. This initiative is led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Library Card Not Required)

Business Plan Handbooks
A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of resources for those seeking to start a business. Includes the Business Plans Handbook series.

Business Websites

Small Business BC
A resource centre for business information and services.

Get Canadian financial information including stock quotes.

TSX (Toronto Stock Exhange)

Provides stock and other financial market information.

New York Stock Exchange
Online stock quotes over the Internet and much more from the New York Stock Exchange.

Finance Websites

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Provides resources for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. 

Interactive Business Benefits Finder

Provides a tailored list of the government supports that fit your business situation as well as information about other federal, provincial and territorial programs and services designed to help Canadian businesses grow.

Federal Government Services for Small Business

Provides  tools and information on what to consider before starting a business along with information to help you identify opportunities to grow your business.

Job Search and Career Information
Job Postings

Search for a job or learn about hundreds of different types of careers. Includes information about job responsibilities, working conditions, employment prospects, industry profiles and earnings statistics.
Job listings for B.C. and Alberta.
Canadian job search engine

Job Bank
Listing of jobs, work or business opportunities in Human Resource Centres of Canada by employers around the country.
Job search for Canada

“Canada’s largest and most popular online job site”. Tips on resumes and more included.

Career Advice

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre
New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field at the Vancouver Public Library‘s Skilled Immigrant Info Centre. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.

Industry Training Authority
Information about trades and apprenticeships in B.C., including schools and courses, financial assistance and accreditation requirements.

Resumes and Cover Letters guide (VPL)
The Vancouver Public Library’s guide to Resumes and Cover Letters includes links and suggested reading.

Canva Resume Builder
A free online resume builder from Canva. Plenty of modern, eye-catching templates to choose from.