Hey there Career Development Practitioner!  

Welcome to the career and employment sector.  

If you are new to the career and employment services world you may be wondering what the field looks like. As a practitioner you will be helping individuals navigate transitions to learning and work.

Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) work with people of all ages to help them to manage their learning, work, leisure and transitions. The goal of career services is to help people to pursue learning and to find work which is personally meaningful and to learn how to manage transitions in today’s ever-evolving labour market.
CDPs provide direct services in the areas of:
  • Career education
  • Career counselling
  • Employment counselling
  • Human resource development
  • Career coaching
  • Training in employment skills
  • Training in work-related areas
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Career Practitioner Networks 

You are here! Community Employment Collaboration.

Connect with us and engage with your colleagues.

Across Canada

Canadian Council for Career Development is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada. It provides a national advocacy voice for career development field and promotes provincial/territorial collaboration on common issues such as certification, training, practitioner mobility, quality service indicators and building the career development evidence base.

Canadian Career Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to advance career development and the capacity of the profession to respond with compassion and skill to all clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment.



IAEVG advocates that all people who need and want educational and vocational guidance and counselling should receive it from a competent and recognised professional. They are working towards addressing diversity and social justice issues in education and work as they work with policy makers to achieve a basic quality standard of service.


Printable Resources

Road Map to Certification  for Career Practitioners

One page map of  Services


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St. John's, NL

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