Career Professionals a Critical Link to Employment for Clients with Mental Health Challenges

By Sharon Ferriss Career development professionals recognize they are missing skills and knowledge to effectively support an increasing number of clients with mental illness in their job search and career planning, according to a new CERIC-funded project report. The report, entitled Charting the Course: Mapping the Career Practitioner Role in Supporting People with Mental Health Challenges, assesses the…

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Editor’s Letter

You are looking at the very first issue of Careering magazine – a resource by and for career development professionals in Canada! The magazine will provide reflection and analysis of the latest career counselling and development practices and theories. It is part of CERIC’s mandate to advance knowledge in the field, champion multi-sectoral communication and facilitate conversations…

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This Is Not Yesterday’s Economy: Internationally educated professionals face significant challenges transitioning into the Canadian job market

By Tara Orchard and Imran M. Ismail The restructuring of the world economy has led to changes in the structure of work in Canada. Temporary jobs, contingent work, more competition and more skills are the reality of the modern Canadian workplace. These changes have resulted in the need for both employers and workers to be…

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Transitioning from Military to Civie Street

By Judy Marston Imagine you’re in your 40s and have never competed for a job, written a resume or had a behavioural interview. This is the reality for the vast majority of retiring or transitioning Canadian military regular force members. (Reserves members, in comparison, are often more likely to have held civilian jobs during their…

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