40% of Canadian workers would take a pay cut for career growth │ Canada’s engineering shortfall │ Later life career development

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CERIC | 03/21/17

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40% Of Canadian Workers Would Take A Pay Cut For Career Growth

One-third of Canadians said their employers didn't offer support such as skills development programs, training, and career mentoring. Others (19 per cent) said they haven't asked for support, while nine per cent said their bosses don't have time for their concerns.

via huffingtonpost

Free webinar for career practitioners on the workforce needs of small business

CERIC is partnering with Challenge Factory on a free webinar: Small Businesses: Who They Hire and How to Engage Them on April 13, 2017. Lisa Taylor, the founder and President of Challenge Factory, is also the author of CERIC’s new Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook.

via ceric

Canada’s engineering shortfall

Canada will be short 100,000 engineers in the next decade as a result of retirements and growth, according to Engineers Canada, the national umbrella organization for the profession’s regulatory bodies.

via policyoptions

Later life career development

The growing proportion of older workers is a growing social issue, as well as a significant social shift away from previously held expectations and perceptions of later life. For practitioners in the field, it is important to develop and share best practices that address the changes we are seeing in society.

via contactpoint

Employer Demand for Graduates by Degree Level

Demand for graduates at all degree levels has remained remarkably consistent from last year, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2017 survey. Like last year, nearly all of this year’s survey respondents indicate that they will hire college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees in 2017.

via naceweb

Brock, United Way to study unstable Niagara jobs

Such is the nature of today’s labour market that even factory jobs — once the economic staple of a community such as Niagara — are no longer the guarantees they used to be. In the language of academics, even 9-to-5 jobs in manufacturing plant can be considered “precarious employment.”

via stcatharinesstandard

Study shows the power of entrepreneurship training programs for women, minorities

Entrepreneurship programs have a more profound and long-term benefit for women and minorities than Caucasian men, according to research conducted by Laurina Zhang, assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School.

via theglobeandmail

How To Future Proof Your Career In A Digital Economy

As technology continues to impact the workplace at an accelerating rate, business professionals, regardless of their industry, must keep pace, adapt and expand their existing skill set in order to be considered a valuable candidate or employee.

via forbes

Why Talented People Disengage Quietly

Coaches can use the observations and exercises described in this article to generate powerful questions that can help employees and their employers recognize the underlying process of disengagement. Specific ideas are given to help both groups address this gap in awareness so that everyone benefits from focused productivity and joyful engagement.

via ncda

Opinion: Polytechnics educate youth for the job market

Polytechnics are distinct from universities because of their close relationships with industry to design program content, to meet labour market demands and for their R&D and innovation solutions.

via montrealgazette

The Pursuit of Work/Life Balance: Step Back to the Shore

After several years of precarious efforts I stumbled across an article by a mompreneur that said something along the lines of: raising kids and working is like standing on the beach near the ocean watching the waves roll in. You want to be in there riding those waves of opportunity, but sometimes you have to sit patiently on the shore to attend to the things that need you the most.

via careerprocanada



The awards listed in this section exist to recognize the work of Canadian career professionals. Some of these awards may require candidates to be recommended, to submit an application or to be a member of an association. You are welcome to add any relevant award that is not already listed. Get in touch with us at contactpoint@ceric.ca if you would like to update your awards listing.


[Online Course] Career Transition Counselling Certificate Program – CDP-04 (Career Professionals of Canada) / March 27-April 28, 2017

via contactpoint

[Conference] Canadian Career Development Summit (Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc) / April 11-13, 2017 / Innisfil, ON

via contactpoint

[Webinar] Webinar Series: How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage (CERIC/CDAA) / May 24, 31 & June 7, 2017 / Presented by Kristen Cumming

via contactpoint


Transition Facilitator (New Brunswick Association for Community Living) / Bathurst, NB

via contactpoint

Facilitator/Career Coach (Douglas College) / New Westminster, BC

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Employment Specialist (Arabic Speaking) (CultureLink) / Toronto, ON

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[Literature Search] Career Development Theories and Career Management Models (CERIC; Updated March 2017)

Topics covered include: Chaos theory, Holland’s theory of vocational decisions, Career construction, Cognitive information processing, Super’s career development stages, Career metaphors, Happenstance, and more.

via contactpoint

[Report] Aboriginal People Living Off-Reserve and the Labour Market: Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2007 to 2015 (Statistics Canada)

This report provides an overview of the labour market integration of the off‑reserve Aboriginal population in Canada’s ten provinces during and after the 2008/2009 economic downturn, as compared to the non‑Aboriginal population.

via contactpoint

[Website] Lime Connect (Lime Connect Inc.)

Lime Connect is a global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement.

via contactpoint

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