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Oil workers have key role to play in building clean energy future

Upskilling programs in conjunction with career development support will help ensure successful career transitions from fossil fuels to sustainable energy Lliam Hildebrand  I began my career in the steel industry over a decade ago, building pressure vessels, drilling rig platforms and flare stacks for the oilsands. I was always very proud of my job and…

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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…

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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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Cannexus20 preliminary conference programme is now available

With more than 150 education sessions, the newly released Cannexus20 National Career Development Conference preliminary programme offers unmatched learning and networking. Canada’s largest bilingual career conference, Cannexus is expected to welcome 1,200 professionals from education, community, government and private sectors to Ottawa from January 27-29, 2020 in Ottawa. Education sessions with thought leaders will explore…

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