JA SWO Self-Directed Online Programs


Launch of FREE Online JA Programming!

JA Canada has been working hard to make certain programs available online and—with the current global health situation—is launching some programs ahead of schedule with more to come. We encourage you to share these online resources with your contacts to help support our local students in staying connected to their education and planning for their future.

Currently available:

JA eTrades  
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.  

Best for: Grades 8-12

Time requirement: Four 1-hour sessions

Certificate issued upon completion

  • Examine the challenges and opportunities in working in the skilled trades
  • Explore sources of funding for a career in the skilled trades
  • Prepare marketing strategies for a career in the skilled trades
  • Evaluate management procedures for a career in the skilled trades

  Give eTrades a Try Now!  

JA BizCraft  

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


Best for: Grades 5 and up

Time requirement: Approximately 1 hour, can be replayed


  • Create business goals
  • Practice the skills needed to run a business
  • Learn about pricing and promotions
  • Draw conclusions about planning and running a retail business

  Give BizCraft a Try Now!  

JA Economics for Success Online  

Take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce.


Best for: Grades 7-10

Time requirement: Approximately 2 hours



  • Map your interests, skills, and passions to possible careers
  • Learn how to network, identify a mentor, and create a strong personal brand
  • Create a budget to prepare for the financial reality of post-secondary life
  • Develop strategies that will help you achieve your goals 

  Give EFS a Try Now!  

JA Investment Strategies Program  
Students learn how to save and invest for the future. The program includes both interactive classroom lessons and an online stock market simulation, Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio.  

Best for: Grades 8-12

Time requirement: flexible, over 6 week period



  • Understand the pros and cons of different investments, such as RRSPs, exchange-traded funds and GICs
  • Follow a Canadian stock for the duration of the program
  • Build a portfolio for the online stock market simulation
  • Learn about socially and ethically responsible investment
  • Test your knowledge by competing against other teams from across Canada

  Give ISP a Try Now!  



We’re excited for these opportunities for enhanced learning and will be sharing more online programs as they become available. Continue to check our website for updates!


Notre mission est d'inspirer et de préparer les jeunes à réussir dans une économie mondiale.