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Infographic: What does the energy efficiency sector look like in Canada?

View PDF here: What does the energy efficiency sector look like in Canada? Plain text below image. What does the energy efficiency sector look like in Canada?  By the end of 2019, the energy efficiency workforce is expected to grow by 8.3%, creating over 36,000 jobs.  Six key industries in energy efficiency:  Construction  Manufacturing  Wholesale Trade  Professional and Business…

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Tomorrow’s graduates need a multidisciplinary approach to climate-change

Graduates who want to tackle climate change need an in-depth knowledge of sustainability, with its combination of economic, environmental and societal perspectives Jennifer McKellar, Daniel Hoornweg, Hossam Gaber and Akira Tokuhiro Climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts are creating and sustaining varied careers across Canada. Impacts of climate change are already manifest with less than…

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Editor’s note

Lindsay Purchase When we talk about the future of work, we consider the skills people will need to thrive in an increasingly automated world. But how often do we reflect on how climate change factors into employment prospects?  Our warming planet is a frightening reality to confront. A 2019 federal climate report found that northern…


Supporting Canadians to navigate learning and work: Updating the Standards and Guidelines for career professionals

As a milestone anniversary approaches, the S&Gs are undergoing a significant update with collaboration, inclusivity and transparency top of mind Kathy McDonald Did you know the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) are close to 20 years old? The S&Gs were created in the late 1990s by a broad cross-section of career…

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Career Briefs

Cannexus20 offering discounted registration until Nov. 6 CERIC’s Cannexus National Career Development Conference, taking place Jan. 27-29 in Ottawa, is shaping up to be even bigger and better in 2020. Delegates can save $50 on the regular one-day or three-day rate by registering by Nov. 6, 2019. Cannexus will feature more than 150 education sessions…

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A musical approach to career assessment

Engaging with a song that moves your client emotionally can reveal surprising insights about their interests, values and passions Herky Cutler If I asked you to name something that crosses generational, cultural, political and spiritual boundaries, moves people emotionally, changes moods, inspires people to be better, creates community, brings light to social injustice and simply…

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The power of play

Brock University’s integration of gamification and assessment has helped students discover new insights about themselves Marisa Brown We didn’t start out with a comprehensive plan to gamify assessments with our students at Brock University. It just sort of happened. We knew we wanted to increase student engagement in their career planning. We also wanted students…

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The role of assessment in guided career intervention    

Exploring why career practitioners use assessments, as well as how they can select the appropriate tools and effectively interpret client results JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey A version of this article also appears in the 2019 Summer issue of Career Developments, the National Career Development Association print magazine. Assessment has played an important role in career guidance since…