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Find Your Path to an in-demand career with new digital tool

The new Find Your Path tool supports education and career journeys by providing users with the insights they need to make informed decisions about post-secondary programs, skills training opportunities and B.C.’s labour market.

Find Your Path is an education and career-planning tool that allows people to explore careers and related education and skills training pathways. It provides a personalized and interactive map of the steps to take to realize educational and career goals, including applying directly to relevant education programs using the EducationPlannerBC.

As part of the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills is undertaking multi-year improvements to how digital technologies support people throughout their learning and career.

Budget 2023 invests $480 million over three years to support the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan to break down barriers to post-secondary education so more people can get training for in-demand careers and so employers can access the talent they need.

Plan for future high-opportunity occupations in B.C.

The Labour Market Outlook produces a list of current and expected high-opportunity occupations by assigning indicators. These indicators are assigned a weight based on their effect on labour-market conditions and tested with employers, unions, industry groups and post-secondary institutions.

Which occupations will have high opportunities?

The Labour Market Outlook produces a list of high-opportunity occupations, broken down by education and training requirements. These high-opportunity occupations have the best job opportunities for people in British Columbia over the next 10 years.


  • registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • software engineers and designers

College diploma or apprenticeship:

  • social and community service workers
  • early childhood educators and assistants
  • police officers (except commissioned)

High school and/or occupation specific training:

  • letter carriers
  • couriers and messengers
  • mail and parcel sorters, and related occupations

What are the top in-demand trades?

During the next 10 years, more than 85,000 job openings are expected in the skilled trades. The high-opportunity trades with the highest projected job openings are:

  • cooks
  • carpenters
  • construction trades helpers and labourers
  • general building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • hairstylists and barbers
  • heavy equipment operators
  • Bakers
  • electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • welders and related machine operators
  • construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • plumbers