Presenters: Katharine Mullock, Sareena Hopkins & Anthony Mantione 

Language: English

Date & Time:

Cost: Free

Official Webinar Series Sponsor

This webinar series is generously sponsored by the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and offered free of charge for all participants. Learn more about LMIC and their current work.


The world of work continues to evolve at a whirlwind pace, making it challenging for career practitioners to stay abreast of all the changes impacting their ability to help serve their clients. This free webinar series aims to address this challenge by first providing information about who uses career services in Canada. Next, it discusses the core competencies and updated scope of practice of career professionals. Finally, it presents new tools and research aimed to identify skills in demand and the move to a skills-centred workforce.

Why You Should Attend

This webinar series will be presented by experts from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Canadian Career Development Foundation, (CCDF) and the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC). The series will address three key gaps that affect the practice of career practitioners in Canada today: an understanding of those individuals using career services, an evolving scope of practice and competencies of career development practitioners, and an increased focus on skill development and identification in the workforce.

Webinar #1: Adults’ Experience with Career Development: Findings from a New OECD Online Survey presented by Katharine Mullock, OECD presented by Katharine Mullock, OECD

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • Evaluate the scope and share of adults using career guidance services based on an online survey conducted in six OECD countries (New Zealand, the United States, Chile, France, Italy and Germany)
  • Discover who the main providers of career guidance are (e.g. public employment service, private providers, employers, etc.) based on online survey results
  • Evaluate the impact of career intervention on adults measured by their satisfaction and changes in their education or employment status
  • Understand the barriers adults face in accessing career guidance (e.g., cost)
  • Learn about planned OECD review on career guidance for adults in Canada

Webinar #2: Career Development Lessons from Superheroes presented by Sareena Hopkins, CCDF

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • Evidence that career development is, more than ever before, critically important to our socio-economic health
  • Results of recent research mapping the scope of practice and unique competencies of career development professionals
  • Results of recent research pointing to statistically and clinically significant positive changes in individuals participating in career services
  • Specific strategies to strengthen our field
  • A series of specific calls to action for the career development profession to capitalize on this moment in history and use our superpowers to support recovery

Webinar #3:Addressing LMI Gaps: New Information to Help Career Practitioners Inform Their Practice presented by Anthony Mantione, LMIC

Date: Monday, March 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • Discover a new source for identifying skills and other work requirements of jobs in real time
  • Discover a new source highlighting best practices for the use of LMI
  • Learn about ongoing work related to skill transferability and job pathways
  • Receive documents with links and summaries of data sources, training opportunities in Canada, and “tips and traps” for using LMI

Katharine Mullock is a labour market economist in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Katharine helps countries develop policies to adapt to changing skills needs arising from technological change, globalization and population aging.



As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), Sareena Hopkins works in Canada and internationally to strengthen the reach and impact of career development. With her team at CCDF, Sareena moves from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.



As a senior economist with the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC), Anthony Mantione researches and analyzes issues related to the skill needs of the Canadian labour market. This work includes the identification and measurement of labour and skills shortages, exploring new technologies for skill classification, and writing recommendations on best practices for generating and using LMI.