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Additional Resources for Graduate Students

Take advantage of additional tools and resources to maximize your personal and professional development and to build out your career plan.

Career Exploration

StrengthsFinder Assessment

Complete a StrengthsQuest assessment and discover your strengths, as part of Ryerson’s Level Up: Student Experience Blueprint program.


ImaginePhD includes a self-assessment, tools for researching a range of careers, and an online tool for career planning intended for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


MyIDP  provides PhD candidates in the Sciences support in developing an individual development plan (IDP) to leverage their expertise into a satisfying and productive career, through career exploration and goal setting.

Career Advice - University Affairs

Career Advice hosts content on graduate career exploration, health and wellbeing, succeeding in graduate school, and change and transition.

Professional Development

All students at Ryerson have access to the full suite of business, software, technology and creative skills content from is a premier online learning company that produces high-quality video tutorials led by industry experts on a range of topics.

Mitacs Training Workshops

Mitacs workshops are designed to build competencies for graduate students in four key areas that are recognized as vital to professional success: leadership & management, communication and relationship building, personal & professional management, and entrepreneurialism.

Professional Associations

Begin by Exploring the Directory of Business and Trade Associations / Organizations to learn more about professional associations in your field(s) of choice in Canada and grow a network of established professionals. Many associations offer membership rates for students.

Labour Market Research

Government of Canada Job Bank

Job Bank is an online tool and database to assist job seekers in conducting a job search, exploring careers through labour market research, and researching Canadian occupations to find job opportunities.

National Occupational Classification 2016

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 provides occupational information in Canada, with more than 30,000 occupational titles, organized according to skill levels and skill types.