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CERIC | 02/14/17

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Canada adds 48,300 jobs in January

Canada's economy added 48,300 jobs in January, sending the jobless rate down to 6.8 per cent, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Again, as was the case through much of 2016, there is a skew towards part time employment. Though in January, full time was up 15,800, so a solid increase. That gain is contributing to the unemployment rate moving down to 6.8 from 6.9 (per cent).

via hrreporter

Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters

This documentary film by York University's Dr Suzanne Cook examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. As life expectancy increases, many people are interested in an extension of working life. This CERIC-funded film shares the stories of five people who have changed occupation at age 50 or older.

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A record-breaking Cannexus17 conference draws 1,000 participants

The Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought together a record 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 23-25, 2017 to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and career development. In a post-conference survey, a total of 98.4% of respondents rated Cannexus as good to excellent. The majority of delegates indicated that they plan to either use what they learned at work right away or incorporate it over time with 72.5% stating they plan to share what they learned with their colleagues to impact change broadly.

via ceric

The Influence of ‘Prompting for Value Ranking’ on Career Choices of Youth in the Gulf Arab World

While the Middle East faces the highest youth unemployment rate in the world at 25%, recent research in the Arab world has been conducted to identify the possible causal factors for this increased youth unemployment.

via cjcd

Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

On the one hand, almost 40 percent of American employers say they cannot find people with the skills they need, even for entry-level jobs. Almost 60 percent complain of lack of preparation, even for entry-level jobs. On the other hand, this “skills gap” represents a massive pool of untapped talent, and it has dire consequences, including economic underperformance, social unrest, and individual despair.

via mckinsey

Leaving your job can lead to a longer career

Workers who voluntarily change jobs in their 50s tend to stay in the workforce longer than those who stick with their initial job, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

via cnbc

Crowd-Pleasing Data Management for Career Services: Accessible, Instant, Meaningful, Easy

Career professionals often have a limited amount of time to sift through data from multiple sources. Many are limited by technology resources or lack expertise on how to put data in the hands of decision makers who can tell relevant stories, communicate value, and identify areas of improvement. In order to use the data we collect, the challenge is to make the data accessible, instantaneous, meaningful, and easy to understand.

via ncda

Career Counselling for International Students in High-Schools

Some work toward a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange experience by coming to Canada to live with a host family for a semester. Others come to see if Canada is a place where they might hope to build a future. Some come with the intent to never return to their home countries. No matter what the objective, my role is to help all students achieve their career goals and ambitions.

via contactpoint

How to Brand Your Business for Success

Career professionals are well aware of the importance of branding as part of both a personal and professional strategy. Many of us provide branding support to clients, but sometimes we forget to give our own brand the required time and attention it deserves. Solidifying and fostering a strong business brand is a key component to business success.

via careerprocanada

Sudden change in job functions can take toll on employees’ mental health

Mergers, layoffs and team restructuring can all take a toll on employee well-being and productivity. However, the human resources consulting firm Morneau Shepell found that job redesign is the change most likely to lead to sick leave.

via theglobeandmail


Careering Magazine Archives

This section includes all 13 issues of Careering, each one on a different theme relevant to the career development field. Browse articles related to: Conquering Indecision and Anxiety, Resilience, Career Transitions, Soft Skills and Intergenerational Issues, Youth Unemployment and Underemployment and more! Contact Lucie at if you are interested in writing for the magazine.


[Call for Presentations] OSCA/ACOSO 2017 Call for Presentations / May 1, 2017

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[Conference] Perspectives on Successful Transitions for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) / March 2, 2017 / Toronto, ON

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[Webinar] Webinar Series: Career Launch Reboot: New Approaches & Tech-Savvy Tools to Help Millennials Avoid the Underemployment Trap (CERIC/BCCDA) / April 11-25, 2017

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Self-Employment Coordinator (New Brunswick Association for Community Living) / Fredericton, Saint John or Moncton, NB

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Career Advisor (Prospect) / Calgary AB

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Outreach Worker – Immigrant Trades Awareness Program (YMCA-YWCA) / Ottawa, ON

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[Literature Search] Parental Involvement in Career Development

Topics covered include: Gender stereotyping, the effects of father involvement, Self-employed parents, Adolescent personality development, Occupational inheritance, and more.

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[Report] Census in Brief: Municipalities in Canada with the largest and fastest-growing populations between 2011 and 2016 (Statistics Canada)

This Census in Brief examines municipalities (census subdivisions) in Canada that were the largest in 2016, and those that grew the fastest between 2011 and 2016, as well as insights into ongoing urbanization and urban spread in Canada.

via contactpoint

[Publication] Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook (CERIC)

This Playbook identifies 40+ low-cost tips, activities and actions that small business can take right now (some in only 10 minutes a day) to attract, engage and retain staff.

via contactpoint

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