CPC Membership: A High Return on Investment
There is a reason why Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has grown its membership by 208 (to a total of 802) since this time last year! Read on to learn why CPC membership delivers a high return on investment.
Career Professionals of Canada attracts professionals from coast to coast to coast. Are you a current member? If not, we encourage you to learn more about the enormous benefits that this member-run, volunteer-driven social enterprise offers career pros.
A variety of programs and services brings people together from all sectors of the career field. Whether you are an independent career professional or an employed practitioner working in non-profit, post-secondary, human resources, or a corporate environment, there are plenty of resources at CPC tailored towards your unique professional or business development needs.
For example, are you:
- Seeking a way to get engaged in the Canadian career community?
- Looking to grow your professional network and increase connections?
- Wanting to build your credentials and raise your credibility as a career practitioner?
- Searching for a way to attract new work, earn more business, and open more doors?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, CPC is the place to be! These goals and advantages have been attained by many of our members.
In addition to many long-standing member offerings, Career Professionals of Canada continues to grow and innovate. In the last year alone, CPC has:
- Launched an innovative and very popular Certified Work-Life Strategist program. So far, 35 members have earned their CWS credential.
- Awarded 558 certifications to qualifying professionals in résumé, interview, career, employment, and work-life strategy.
- Received 52 nominations and awarded winners, honourable mentions, and nominees in 12 Awards of Excellence categories.
- Run 8 tele-networking sessions to connect members from across the nation.
- Held its 12th successful Mastermind Mentoring Group with professionals from across the nation completing the program.
- Continued offering $50 off on the first year of membership and a member referral program to reward current members with free membership extensions.
Here are just a few members’ stories, sharing how CPC has been a smart investment for them. These stories demonstrate that by joining our social enterprise, you’ll increase your connections, enhance your expertise, and raise your visibility:
“I have been a proud member with Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) since 2006. Since that time, CPC has had a significant influence in elevating opportunities for personal and business development, while assisting me in advancing my skills as a career professional. This has led to a steady progression in my personal career as a practitioner in this field and more importantly the success of my clients. I am without a doubt a better-rounded professional who is certainly more accountable in my work as a result of having become a member.”
Wayne Pagani (member since 2006)
“For me, the benefits of membership with CPC have been profound. Not only have I discovered a world of other like-minded professionals across Canada, but I am provided with valuable professional development opportunities. Awards of Excellence, publication prospects, certifications, virtual conferences, live chats and webinars, just to name a few. As an entrepreneur, the strength of my business lies in the value CPC membership affords me. From the comfort of my virtual office, I can stay current and knowledgeable about the trends affecting my business and my clients across Canada. The investment is minimal compared to the rewards.”
Skye Berry (member since 2009)
“I have been a member of several other associations that I received very little support or development from. This has not been the case with CPC! At Career Professionals of Canada, I have improved my skills, met amazing individuals who are working all across the country, and gained a whole network of people whom I would otherwise have never met.”
Dorothy Keenan (member since 2014)
“Career Professionals of Canada has proven to be a generous, competent, and professional community spanning the entire country. It is a one-of-a-kind Canadian career network which has afforded me lasting relationships that are truly in service to my clients”.
Maureen Farmer (member since 2009)
For access to all of this — and more — professional membership with CPC is a small price to pay!
If you are a career professional contemplating membership, please reach out! We want to hear more about your unique professional development needs and learn how we can better serve you in this community. There is a regional ambassador in your area who would love to connect with you and answer your questions, or feel free to contact the main office during regular business hours.
Our promise to you is that membership with CPC will pay for itself — and then some!
Adrienne Tom is an international award-winning executive résumé writer who founded Career Impressions over 12 years ago to provide senior leaders and top executives across North America with powerful career tools. Adrienne is also the co-founder of Job Search Secret Weapon, a membership platform for non-executive job seekers. As a proud member of Career Professionals of Canada since 2011, Adrienne enjoys supporting the CPC community as a certification assessor and board advisor.