Life planning

Counter Person - Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

This job profile is part of a career planning resource, designed to be clear and easy to read. It focuses on a young woman working at a fast-food restaurant to explain what a counter person does.

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2014-05-15

Cook – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of an easy-to-read career planning resource. The authors use the example of a cook working in a hospital kitchen to explain the nature of the job; workplace conditions; necessary skills and traits; potential wages; and possible training required.

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2014-04-23

Carpenter – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

Part of an easy reading career planning resource, this profile explains what a carpenter does on the job. The authors explain the seasonal nature of the work, and discuss the skills and traits required for the job.

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2014-04-15

Baker – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of a career planning resource, presented in clear, easy to read language. It explains what bakers do on the job, and gives examples of places they might work, like restaurants and hospitals.

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2014-04-08

Easy Reading Job Profiles Dictionary (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This document is part of an easy reading career planning series, and explains the eight symbols used in the series to designate different job groups. The eight groups refer to jobs for people who like to clean things; drive or move things; help or serve people; make or fix things; prepare food; protect things; sell things; or work with living things like plants or animals.

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2014-04-03

Second Wind: The Evolving Nature of Retirement – Research Report - The Evolving Expectations and Ambitions of Canadians Eligible to Retire (2013)

An online survey undertaken in May 2013 suggests that more than half of employees over the age of 50 want to continue working in some capacity after they reach the traditional retirement age of 65.

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2014-02-18

How to make a will [Video - 2:19] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters. Here, the focus is on the importance of having an up-to-date will.

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2013-09-25

Common mistakes people make in RRSP season [Video - 3:07] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Jonathan Chevreau, personal finance columnist for the Financial Post newspaper.

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2013-09-12

Term insurance, simply put [Video - 0:56] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This brief video, part of a series exploring a variety of financial issues, explains the concept of term life insurance.

The narrator explains that with term life insurance, coverage is in place for a specific period of time. It provides a fixed annual payment for a given number of years.

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2013-09-11

Should you pay down debt or save for your retirement? [Video - 3:13] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Jonathan Chevreau, personal finance columnist for the Financial Post newspaper.

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2013-09-03

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