Leaders of Tomorrow
Apart from getting good grades in school, there are other things you can do to somewhat secure your future employment – like getting “out there” and meeting those “big” guys, who one day you may wish to work for (or if they wish you worked for them). I regret not doing that now when it is too late – but you don’t have to make the same mistake.
Leaders of Tomorrow is a mentorship program by Vancouver Board of Trade. From their mission statement: “Our mission is to work in the enlightened interest of our members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel.” There is a fee to register, which also gives you a membership in the Board of Trade, along with a few other perks, and a mentor from the field you wish to work in.
Skills Competence Canada (thanks to Toni for mentioning this one to me) is a competition for students of Canadian schools – technical occupations, for an opportunity to work with well-known companies.