Why You Need to Join Career Professionals of Canada

Why you need to join Career Professionals of Canada membership

2023 is just around the corner. Are you prepared to challenge yourself next year–or right now—as a career professional? Since 2004, Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has continued to inspire practicing and aspiring career professionals. Whether you’re a coach, counsellor, educator, consultant, assistant, coordinator, specialist, writer, administrator, manager, or executive who works in government organizations, not-for-profit services, universities and colleges, private sector businesses, or in private practice, there is value in being a member of our community of practice. Read on to learn why you really need to join Career Professionals of Canada.

CPC is the Leading National Association for Career Professionals in Canada

Maybe you’re used to doing things the way you always have, or the way your organization wants things done. Why challenge the status quo, right? Wrong. Becoming part of a leading professional association may be the wisest decision for your organization.Envision the possibilities for growth and learning! It’s time for a new mindset. In fact, CPC will support you along the way while offering you choices in how you want to leverage the benefits of your membership.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you want to take your résumé writing or career development skills to the next level?
  • Do you want to help clients navigate the complex, ever-changing job market?
  • Do you need to enhance your competencies while partnering with a trusted support network?
  • Do you want to solidify your credentials with a reputed Canadian career organization?
  • Do you want to take courses to help you understand real world résumé strategy, work-life strategies, ethics, career theory, or how to create technology-optimized résumés so you can serve clients more effectively?
  • Do you want to gain continuing education credits toward your courses through CPC’s courses and certifications?
  • Do you sometimes face ethical decisions with clients that you need support with?

In a nutshell, CPC has you covered with any and all of the above scenarios.

Even More Reasons Why You Need to Join CPC

  • CPC is versatile — receive exposure to a wide range of career resources, gain expertise, and network freely at your own pace, in your own time.
  • CPC stays fully updated — stay well-informed about career industry changes and developments.
  • CPC offers affordable memberships — enjoy a membership rate that delivers incredible value!
  • CPC is collaborative — with CPC, you can take the steps to drive your business or organization forward toward innovation, growth, and relationship building.
  • CPC adheres to ethics — hold yourself, your team, and your organization to the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • CPC is forward-thinking — step outside your comfort zone to uncover creative, yet strategic ideas and practices that will open new doors for your practice, your organization, and your clients.

There are limitless possibilities with a CPC membership! You can contribute your expertise through volunteering at networking events, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or taking on other leadership roles. If you enjoy blog writing, you may enjoy contributing News Feed posts for the CPC website. If you are just starting to explore career development as a new career path, learn what it takes to start your own business.

Why Certification is Essential for Everyone Working in the Career Development Industry

Becoming an active member of CPC is the first step to staying updated in the career development industry as a career professional. The next step is certification.

Let’s face it; résumé trends and employment strategies have changed and continue to change from year to year. Are you up to par concerning these trends and developments and how they impact your clients?

Why get certified, you may ask?  Becoming certified means that you are accredited and are guided by the Competency Framework for Career Development Professionals. Essentially, you are bound by a code of ethics that governs your practices, behaviours, and actions with clients, career professionals, and all stakeholders. You’re offering the highest level of competencies reflective of industry standards. This also means greater assurance and positive outcomes for both you and your clients.

Earning the Certified Resume Strategist and Certified Employment Strategist designations and participating in various professional development courses and networking events has helped me expand my offerings for clients and deliver high-quality career products and services.

The CCDP designation is already required in many provinces. By taking the steps to become certified as a CCDP, you are raising the bar and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism.

Take the challenge! Move your private practice or career-related organization forward by joining the leading Canadian career development organization, Career Professionals of Canada. You’ll increase your connections, develop expertise, and enhance your visibility. Once you join, you will quickly see the difference it makes to your growth and credibility.

View this video for more information about certification and read testimonials from CPC members. Oh, and you may enjoy hearing current CPC members describe the value and benefits of their membership.

Lori Jazvac is a passionate, award-winning Master Certified Résumé Strategist and Certified Employment Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada. As a multi-certified Master Résumé Writer and Certified Career Transition Coach, she specializes in helping clients navigate challenging career transitions. In 2013, an empowering vision inspired Lori to launch Creative Horizons Communications, a holistic career services firm where she virtually supports jobseekers around the globe to embrace their next career milestone. In her spare time, Lori enjoys dance, blogging, watching comedies and reality shows, yoga, and taking long walks in nature.

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When worked in an employment centre I recieved CPC’s newsletter and eagerly read it.

When I began Intentional Careers HR 11 years ago I invested in membership and my 1st trip to Cannexus. I met many CPC members there with Lotte Struwing by my side. I remember how gracious Kevin, Wayne and Sharon were with their time, talents and sincerity and give back often to members with their approach as my signpost.

I have 2 certifications with CPC, enjoy the wonderful benefits of my membership and honoured to have won to Awards of Excellence for my Community Outreach.

Is the return on investment worth it? With out a doubt❣️

Another great piece Lori. ✨✨Well done✨✨

Thank you, Gayle, for your valuable feedback. I am happy to hear about your amazing journey with CPC as this resonates with me as well. I wholeheartedly agree that the return on investment is well worth it for everyone. What a gift and honour to be a part of this wonderful career development community.