Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Certification Has its Privileges…Jump on Board!

February 8, 2017 |

By Daisy Wright. In the current economic climate where career change has become the norm, many people have started to think of ways of becoming more competitive and staying ahead of their peers. While some are enrolling in certificate, diploma, or degree programs, others are earning certification in their specialized fields. As a career professional – self-employed or not – what are you doing? It’s a given that nurses, doctors, engineers, dentists, accountants, and other professionals require some form of a credential. This typically indicates that these individuals are skilled,…

Is This Your Year to Pursue Professional Excellence?

February 1, 2017 |

By Daisy Wright. As career practitioners, it’s easy to become so engrossed in our role of guiding clients along their career paths that we sometimes neglect our own professional development. It is a good idea to regularly examine where we are on the professional development spectrum and look at ways we could advance our own careers. During this introspection, we should ask ourselves these questions: Have I carved out any “me” time to focus on my own needs and wants? Is professional development one of my ongoing goals? Am I keeping abreast…

Certification in the Career Field: A Wise Investment

January 13, 2017 |

By Lori Jazvac. As a career practitioner, you need to differentiate your brand and get recognized for your competence in supporting clients to reach their highest potential. Career Professionals of Canada allows you to do just that and much more. For over a decade, CPC has enabled practitioners to be an example of the highest standards of excellence in our field. CPC’s certification programs enable you to validate your expertise in one or more distinct niches of your choice: resume, employment, interview, and career development. When you apply for your certification, you will receive a…

What’s Up on the Canadian Career Certification Front?

January 4, 2017 |
News Feature

By Sharon Graham. The field of Career Development has made significant strides towards certification, training, and quality standards. Here is an update on three important initiatives you need to know about. Start 2017 right with a clear understanding of your role and requirements within our profession of Career Development. Career practitioners across the nation have adopted the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs). Practitioners have embraced the need for professionalism by registering with their respective provincial association. Many provinces have already launched certification programs for Career Development Practitioners (CDPs).…

Unleash your full potential through interactive online learning

December 7, 2016 |

By Lori Jazvac. As career professionals, we study to enhance our skills and to build a wealth of knowledge so that we can better foster positive change. We recommend that our clients do the same so that they can advance in their careers. Ongoing professional development is not only encouraged, but expected. However, we can expand our definition of professional development. Interactive online learning can help us expand our skills, knowledge, and potential. Clients commonly express their concern about a lack of formal post-secondary education. However, we must keep in mind that…

Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Certification in Canada

November 28, 2016 |
News Feature

Overview of certification for Career Development Practitioners by Paula Wischoff Yerama, CCDP. Paula is Executive Director of the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA), Chair of the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) Certification Working Group, and member of Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). The Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) Certification Working Group (CWG) promotes collaboration and greater cohesion across provincial certification initiatives and has representation from all provinces with existing or emerging career practitioner certification. The group has been instrumental in supporting the formation of new provincial professional associations and the…