Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

CPC Member Appreciation – September 2015

October 1, 2015 |

“People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colourblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.” Oliver Sacks ~ physician, best-selling author, professor of neurology ~ 1933 – 2015 Welcome to our new PROFESSIONAL Members: Doug Campbell Elizabeth Solecki Jodie Hebbard Lindsay Rubeniuk Manon Lachapelle Rob Straby Thank you to our renewing PROFESSIONAL Members: Janet Nicholson Lidia Siino Lynne Bard Philip Trudel Sue Kersey Congratulations to our newly CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL Members: Anthony Ladipo, CRS Bronwyn…

Working with New Immigrants: Tips for Career Professionals

September 30, 2015 |

By Eilidh Sligo. In 2014, Canada welcomed over 250,000 new immigrants, and these new residents offer career professionals a market with widely varying career management needs.  Many of these newcomers will come from countries where a job search is vastly different to that in Canada.  For example, India where it is the norm to include the employment status of your spouse on your resume.  Or Iran, where it is disrespectful for a man to make direct eye contact with a woman – even during an interview.   Many will arrive in…

Mitigating obstacles and barriers for newcomers

September 29, 2015 |

By Lori Jazvac. Newcomers form an integral part of our diverse multicultural landscape. Canada has brought in more than 250,000 immigrants each year since 1991. This number continues to grow due to complex economic and political factors, here and overseas. Despite considerable challenges regarding national security since 9/11 and onward, immigration serves as a vehicle for strengthening our communities and promoting economic diversity, globalization, and business growth. Newcomers often desire to explore better career opportunities and a higher quality of life for themselves and their families. What might be overlooked is that many are…

Career professionals learning from colleagues

September 16, 2015 |

By Janet Barclay. At one of the first small business networking events I attended, the group leader gave an excellent presentation in which she explained that no matter what you’re working on, you don’t have to learn everything the hard way. Whether it’s a marketing technique, an administrative procedure, or something specific to the services you offer, someone else has already done it. One of the reasons I started my own business is that I like to work independently, and I’m sure it’s the same for many of you. However,…

Congratulations to our 2015 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

September 9, 2015 |

By Sharon Graham. It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2015 Awards of Excellence recipients. This year’s competition was extremely tight, with 45 nominations. All the submissions were admirable – proving once again that our membership comprises some of the very best of the best in the industry. Congratulations to all! I’d like to offer special thanks to our judging team who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients from the stellar nominations – this was not an easy task! Here are this year’s Award of…