Choosing right career assessment tools the focus of new CERIC literature search

Career assessment helps individuals identify their abilities and interests as part of the career exploration and planning process. They are also important tools for organizations in selection, development and management of employees. CERIC new literature search on Assessment Tools for Career Development explores recent research in the area – from validation to ethical use.

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New project to address unique career education needs of students with disabilities

A newly announced CERIC-funded research project aims to positively influence the practice of career educators by enabling them to work better with post-secondary students with disabilities in assisting them through their career transitions. Led by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), the project seeks to determine the unique barriers and career transition issues…

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Improving Social Determinants of Health and Policy Capacity on the Issues Facing Foreign Skilled Immigrants’ Integration into the Credentialized Canadian Workforce System

By Juliet Obianuju Bushi Canada’s population is at an all-time high, thanks to its rich and ever growing immigrant population. In 2009, Canada welcomed 252,179 new immigrants (principal applicants and dependents), an increase of two per cent compared to 2008, (Government of Saskatchewan, 2009). The largest group, equivalent to 153,498, or 61 per cent of…

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The Dire Situation of Skilled Immigrants in Canada: A Former Employment Counsellor’s Perspective

By David Marulanda Skilled immigrants comprise a significant portion of the population in our country (Statistics Canada, 2017). Their successful settlement in Canada largely hinges on finding employment commensurate with their professional experience. Nevertheless, skilled immigrants face barriers such as stringent accreditation requirements and lack of recognition of foreign credentials that lead them to unemployment…

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The Double Edge Sword: Rethinking the Benefits of Delayed Gratification & Its Potential Contribution to Work-Life Conflict and Career Burnout

By Brittany Shields In the past delayed gratification, identified as the ability to postpone immediate gratification for long term rewards, was viewed as an ability with only positive correlates such as academic achievement, high SAT scores, few behaviour problems and higher rates of college completion and income (Mischel, Ebbesen, Zeiss, 1972; Mischel, Shoda & Peake,…

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Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Calling: Sexual Orientation as a Potential Moderating Variable

By Cassidy Wilson LGBTQ individuals continue to be some of the most misrepresented and marginalized groups of people within society, and the workforce today (Köllen, 2015; Marrs & Staton, 2016; Myung & Park, 2016). My proposed area of research involves an investigation of the connections between self-efficacy and people’s sense of calling, with a focus…

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