Elementary

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Gain the skills you need to make your dreams a reality.

Making the move from school to “the real world” can feel overwhelming. You may not feel prepared to meet the challenges of post-secondary school, looking for work and managing your finances. Through these self-directed online JA Programs, you can gain the skills that will help you succeed in school, life and your career. JA offers learning opportunities in three key areas – financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.



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Looking for a fun educational distraction? Try one of our JA Fun & Games activities! You'll pass the time and learn a thing or two along the way.

Grades 3-6

Inspiring You to Become Canada’s Next Great Entrepreneur

You may not be aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring you amazing opportunities. 

In JA’s Our Business World program, you can explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, you'll learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.

Grades 3-6

Get Prepared for Your Financial Future

Did you know that the earlier you learn how to manage money, the greater your chances are of lifelong financial success?

According to one study, only 26% of 13-21-year-olds said their parents taught them how to manage money. JA has designed the More than Money program to address this challenge. In this program, you'll learn about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.

Grades 4-6

Learn all about the Possibilities of Business

Entrepreneurs drive the Canadian economy, strengthen communities and create jobs. However, children are often not encouraged to become entrepreneurs. 

 In JA’s newly updated A Business of My Own Online program, you'll put on your entrepreneurial hat and run your own retail business. You'll learn how to start a business, produce and promote your products, track your finances and manage a team.

  

Put on your entrepreneurial hat and run your own retail business in JA Canada's BizCraft game.


Grades 6-9

Empowering You to Make Smart, Lifelong Financial Choices

How can you prepare to avoid personal debt? 

Through the newly updated Dollars With Sense Online program, you can get the vital tools you'll need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become a savvy investor. Learn personal money management skills that you can apply to your life beginning now.

Grades 6-10

Discover the Importance of Planning for Success

The transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. You may even feel that your high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared you to meet the demands of university, a career, or living on your own.

In Economics for Success Online, you can take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Sign up today to explore the link between education and achieving your goals.


Grades 10-12

JA’s Investment Strategies program (ISP) teaches you how to save and invest for the future. The program includes both interactive lessons and an online stock market simulation, Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. The simulation is linked to live data from North American stock markets and is an exciting, risk-free way for students to apply the investing principles they learn in the program.



Grades 9-12

Get Prepared to Launch a Business, Create Jobs and Drive the Canadian Economy

Securing traditional jobs is becoming increasingly difficult. According to Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate for youth between the ages of 15 and 24 is more than double that of the overall Canadian unemployment rate.

In this challenging job market, entrepreneurs are the key to job growth. Many Canadian youth have the passion to launch their own businesses to create jobs for themselves and others. JA's Be Entrepreneurial program will inspire you to imagine your own business venture.

Grades 10-12

In JA’s Entrepreneurial Trades online program, students will encounter multiple learning mediums that will assist them in understanding, analyzing, evaluating and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career.

Students will learn the business side of the skilled trades to complement the technical training they receive in school. Combined, these skills help students successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities.

Grades 9-12

Empowering students with financial literacy

Canadian youth are growing up in a time in which spending is easier than ever and debt is a way of life.

This problem is exacerbated by hectic family schedules, which leave parents with little time to teach their children about money management. Limited resources in schools mean that they are also not able to teach students critical financial skills that will keep them out of debt and help them succeed in life. 

Personal Finance is JA’s new financial literacy program for Grade 9-12 students. The program teaches students personal money management skills including the key elements of personal finance such as spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing and using credit.