Code of Professional Conduct

CPC Standards and Ethics

Career Professionals of Canada’s Code of Professional Conduct outlines our rules, standards, and ethical guidelines. Members of Career Professionals of Canada must know, honour, and adhere to this code of conduct. This framework helps us to make thoughtful decisions, uphold the quality and integrity of the services we provide, and guide our behaviour.

Principles of Professional Conduct

CPC’s Code of Professional Conduct require that members follow certain principles, which enable us to be accountable to our profession and to the public. By complying with this code, we protect ourselves, our employers, our colleagues, and our clients.

Compliance to the Code of Professional Conduct

Updated October 2021 – The Career Professionals of Canada Code of Professional Conduct was informed by the National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals and the Code of Ethics for Career Development Professionals. This code replaces CPC’s Code of Standards and Ethics.

CPC’s Code of Professional Conduct does not supersede legislation and regulations that members are required to follow according to the jurisdiction in which they work and the services they provide, nor the jurisdiction in which their clients may work and live. Violations of this Code do not automatically imply legal liability. Such a determination can only be made by legal and judicial proceedings.