The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) and the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) have collaborated to launch the Glossary of Career Development. The glossary is primarily intended to serve as a resource to those working or studying in the field of career development, though it will also be of value to Canadians more broadly who are looking for definitions of terms in relation to their own careers.
Given the richness and diversity of the field, it is also hoped that this glossary can move us towards a common vocabulary and shared understanding of career development. With that in mind, the glossary is presented as a living document in the form of a “wiki” to encourage its ongoing growth and development. Everyone in career development is invited to participate, to add new terms and to modify existing ones.
As a starting point, many of the terms come from CERIC’s Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism textbook, the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners, housed by the CCCD, as well as a selection of primary reference sources.