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TOP Development 

The Opportunity Project has created TOP Development to give youth a push towards their future. With this resource, youth can have direct contact with TOP members and access to other nationally sourced guides. 

When applying for anything, your resume is the very first thing an employer will see about you. This short document is meant to make the best candidates stand out, and the weaker applicants to be quickly weeded out.


By understanding how to properly build a resume, you will be able to put yourself above other applicants, which will positively impact your search for employment.

  • Keep it simple, leave out any irrelevant or outdated information.

  • Allow your resume to be short, try to keep it to one page.

  • Beware of spelling or grammatical errors and be sure to proofread it many times, and even get a friend to proofread it as well.

  • Never stop changing and updating your resume.

  • Follow the directions for your resume when applying for a position that expects certain things to be included.

  • Include two - three references at the end.


Resume Building
Training course search

When searching for different employment or schooling options, you may find that some of them require you to have additional certification such as First Aid Training, WHIMS Training, or any other relevant training programs completed.


Obtaining these certifications can be very beneficial and rewarding.

  • Keep an eye out for when different training courses are being offered.

  • Whether you need a particular certification like this or not, it can still be beneficial to have considering you never know what type of offer may come up.

employment search

Finding employment, especially in a position you like, can be extremely fulfilling. Having a job comes with many personal benefits such as learning new skills, allowing yourself to be challenged, meeting new people, and of course, gaining regular income.


Sometimes the search for employment can be intimidating so we have created this space for those needing direction on how to take the first steps.

  • Apply for anything that interests you, or positions where you could picture yourself working.

  • Follow the specific steps each job listing may have in order to apply.

  • Apply as soon as possible.

  • Get involved and make connections within your community which may help you find unlisted positions or to meet employers (or those who know them).

Job Listing Sites


Academic advising

It is sometimes extremely difficult to know what direction you want your life to go in, and planning to continue education can be a nerve-wrecking process to start.


Making the choice to continue your education will be very rewarding and having people able to help with the process along the way will make your journey way more smooth. 

  • Be open to different options, concerning institutions and programs.

  • Be sure to apply early so you are not rushing to submit your application.

  • Set goals and think of what career you can see yourself in.



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