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CERIC | 04/18/2017

By putting together some of the most interesting articles on career counselling and career development each week, CareerWise aims to keep you current, enrich your work - and save you time.

Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced

Employers will be required to do more to recruit Canadians, particularly those who are typically under-represented in the workforce, such as youth, newcomers, women, Indigenous people and people with disabilities.

via employmentlawtoday

Which universities best prepare students for employment?

We asked 17,000 students whether their university education is preparing them for the working world. It is one of the largest surveys of its kind and provides a wide-ranging snapshot of student life on university campuses across the country in real time.

via macleans

Expanding the definition of career and exploring construction of a unique, meaningful blueprint of your future

In my time as a psychotherapy student I have found myself resonating with ideas about career exploration and intentionally making decisions that create meaning. I have recently embarked on a career transition from physical health as a physiotherapist to a psychotherapist in the field of mental health.

via ccpa

Career Management: your secret weapon to be a winner in today’s Talent Revolution

How can small businesses benefit from career management tools? How can businesses of all sizes turn to career management to make sense of today’s ever-changing world of work and the Future of Work? These are the questions that will be discussed at the May 11th Toronto book launch for Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business.

via contactpoint

Canadian workforce set for immense shift in the next decade

Canadian employers are challenging the established norms of the country's workforce and are already hiring a broad variety of non-traditional workers (i.e. contract, consultant, remote or freelance), a trend that is likely to accelerate over the next decade fundamentally changing the nature of employment in Canada, according to a new study.

via newswire

Self-Directed Career Management: A Passport to Integrating into a New Society

In today’s world, people’s relationship with work is constantly evolving and becoming more complex. This dynamic requires the acquisition of a new skill: self‑directed career management.

via contactpoint

'Motherhood penalty' in worse pay at work

Mothers earn 3% per hour less for each child they have compared with women working in similar jobs who do not have children, say researchers. The study says this takes into account factors such as returning mothers being more likely to be in part-time jobs.

via bbc

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

Employers like to use free-form, unstructured interviews in an attempt to “get to know” a job candidate. But interviewers typically form strong but unwarranted impressions about interviewees, often revealing more about themselves than the candidates.

via nytimes

Ontario Grade 10 students start lessons in money and career skills

A newly announced Ontario government program aims to make financial literacy education a reality for high-school students. The mandatory Grade 10 career studies course will be composed of four modules: financial literacy, entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy and career/life planning.

via theglobeandmail

The True Value of a Competency Model

A competency model defines what success looks like and how to contribute to the organization’s mission. As a result, it drives each person’s intrinsic motivation to mastery. Research shows that the desire for competence makes people want to own their development.

via atd

Is law school worth it? Non-practising lawyers say yes

With some 7,500 of Ontario’s licensed lawyers employed in other occupations, it’s fair to ask whether their investment in law school, articling and practising helped prepare them for their current careers.

via financialpost


CERIC Career Developer Network on LinkedIn

Expand your network and professional knowledge by connecting with other career development professionals on CERIC's bilingual Career Developer Network LinkedIn group. Share your thoughts and discuss the latest in career development news across Canada!

via contactpoint


[Webinar Series] The Environics Institute for Research: Canadian Millennials Social Values Study Webinar Series (Environics/The Counselling Foundation) / April 19-21, 2017

via contactpoint

[Call for Proposals] National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) 2017 Conference – Call for Proposals / May 1, 2017

via contactpoint

[Conference] Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) 2017 / May 3-4, 2017 / Edmonton, AB

via contactpoint


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

via contactpoint

Campus Engagement Specialist, Ryerson Career Centre (Ryerson University) / Toronto, ON

via contactpoint

Vocational Counsellor (North Shore ConneXions Society) / Vancouver, BC

via contactpoint


[Report] The Next Talent Wave: Navigating The Digital Shift – Outlook 2021 (The Information and Communications Technology Council)

Today, digital transformation continues to radically change the face of business in Canada. The advent of the collaborative economy, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), the adoption of blockchain in financial services, and advances in autonomous cars are all but a manifestation of the innovative nature of this digital landscape.

via contactpoint

[Webinar Recording] Small Businesses: Who They Hire and How to Engage Them with Lisa Taylor (CERIC)

In this dynamic webinar, you will: Discover the current landscape of Canada’s small business economy; Find out what SME owners want career practitioners to know; Learn how to build relationships with employers by providing quick, easy, no-cost career management activities they can use to keep and develop staff and more!

via contactpoint

[Report] The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Research Report (2007-2017) (HRPA)

The focus of the project was to examine the evolution of Canadian workplace mental health policies and strategies over the past ten years (2007-2017), with some focus on the evolution of general mental health awareness as it relates to the workplace.

via contactpoint

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