Here are a few governmental , non-profit organizations which offer guide to career development in Canada :
- CERIC : To enhance economic and social well being of Canadians, the CANADIAN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELLING was founded. It is a charitable organization. It’s annual conference, CANNEXUS, ORIENT ACTION/ CONTACT POINT communities and a journal THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT provides free learning and networking for career practitioners. How can one miss to mention CERIC website which holds informative surveys, researches, and so on!
- CCDF : Since 1997, CANADIAN CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION has been awarded Stu CONGER award for leadership to individuals, nominated by peers for contributions of leadership to the field. The foundation works to improve career services and potential of the professionals. It’s website offers free publication and funding programs too.
Government Resources ,such as SERVICE CANADA, SERVICES FOR YOUTH , STATISTICS CANADA and NOVA SCOTIA’S new career page are also great routes.
Apart from these DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO are Universities which offer career centres for counseling.
We have basically two major special cases-
- CLIENTS WHO HAVE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA:
- Canadian Immigrant – It is an online magazine often published and distributed offline in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. It has factual information that help the immigrants to settle down in Canada besides the career guide.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada- also helps immigrants to know and grow in the Canadian job market.
- CLIENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
- The Council of Canadians with disabilities – shares media articles elucidating information regarding career development and settlement of people with disabilities.
- Employment Social and Development Canada (ESDC) – funds people with disabilities to help them up with employment programs.
Along with these, there are separate career development programs introduced by provincial associations that help in career and employment of professionals.
Examples are: Nova Scotia Career Development Association and New Brunswick Career Development Action Group.