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Stay-at-Home Mother to Career Changer: The Interrupted Career Pattern

By Andrea Christensen Preface Having been a stay-at-home mom and career changer myself, I speak from the heart and with a great sense of empathy to women who are in the midst of navigating this stage of life. My experience as a teacher, stay-at-home mom, business manager, and then career practitioner (in that order) has provided me with an excellent sense of the realities of career transition and ... Read More »

How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT WORK! By Avra Davidoff, M.C., R. Psych. A maternity leave is a transition experienced by many women. This transition is often a critical turning point for the family, the individual, and one’s career. However, less common is the focus on how it impacts career development. If you are anticipating a maternity leave or are in the midst of one, here are some tips and strate... Read More »

Tech-Savvy Millennials and the Need for Career Development

A recent survey of Canada’s Millennials, which focused on their social values, has provided fascinating insight into, and ousted tiresome stereotypes about, this diverse generation. Bruce Lawson, President of The Counselling Foundation of Canada, one of the groups involved in doing the survey, offers crucial information: “An overwhelming 96% of Millennials in the study define having a steady job a... Read More »

Overcoming Cultural Differences to Facilitate Integration and Success

How cultural values and assumptions influence international students and newcomers’ career choices and job search behaviour By Ben Yang In his bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey advocates the habit “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” This is a motivational message that has inspired immigrants to overcome culture and language barriers to integrate ... Read More »

From Book Bags to Briefcase: International Student Transition to Employment in Canada

“International education is a key driver of Canada’s future prosperity, particularly in the areas of innovation, trade, human capital development and the labor market.” – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, 2012. By Jennifer Browne and Sonja Knutson A primary reason for countries to engage in international student recruitment is the direct contribution of billions of dollars spent by int... Read More »

Career Briefs

Playbook helps small businesses retain and develop employees CERIC is publishing a new resource entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business. The concise Playbook is intended for owners and managers of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to use as a practical career management tool with their employees. With SMEs employing just over 90% of Canada’s private sector labour fo... Read More »

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Later life career development

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10 Questions for the Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006, Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002 and he served as the Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard in Montreal, QC from 1988 to 2008. He graduated in honours philosophy and history from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Domes... Read More »

The Importance of International Students in the K to 12 Education Sector in Canada

Overview of the economic benefits of the internationalization of the primary and secondary school sectors By Jeff Davis This article will briefly discuss the importance of international students within K to 12 schools, and also the impact on the Canadian economy and local communities. This first section of this article explains how international students enrich school communities and support the i... Read More »

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