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The Value of Counselling Skills Training for Career Development Practitioners.

Have you been thinking of counselling and wondering if it would match you? VCC is here to help. Click here to read about the industry, opportunities, and available training that you need to know to become a future counselor.

Introducing The New CCDP Online Application System.

You can now apply for CCDP and CCDP candidacy easily through our new CCDP online application system. Please note that we have combined the CCDP and CCDP Candidacy application form. After May 15th, 2017, all applicants are required to use the new CCDP-CCDP Candidacy application form. For more information, please click on the following links for CCDP applicants and CCDP Candidacy applicants.

Professional Training

BCCDA Free Upcoming Webinar: ‘Effective Job Search for the Multi-Barriered Individual’.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST

As publisher of the BC Labour Market Report and author of the BC Job Search Guide, Christian Saint Cyr has worked in the career development sector for more than 20 years. In this time, Christian has discovered that many who struggle to find employment face significant barriers that are easily identified on a resume, such as lack of work experience, being new to the country or industry, English as a second language and gaps in their work history. In a competitive model of employee screening, it is these very individuals who rarely make it to the interview stage.

Journals, Books & Articles

Get access to our great collection of journals, books and articles. BCCDA members can purchase either a PDF or printed format at a discounted rate.


Have many questions about the Career Development field? Visit our collection of professional resources and guidelines. Gain local research knowledge, current best practices, and many more! If you would like to contribute to our resources’ page, please contact BCCDA registrar office.

Upcoming Events


BCCDA Upcoming Training Days- Ethics and Theories Courses at Vancouver

Please share the news with your colleagues. We are back to Vancouver!

Meet us on June 7th- June 9th, 2017 to take courses with Karen Begemann, Career Consultant & Instructor at Douglas College and Work Matters Consulting. We offer $630 (5% tax included) for both Ethics and Theories courses. This is your chance to network with other professionals in the field.

You can find below the following information about the courses:

BCCDA Ethics and Theories courses will provide you with essential foundations needed by career development practitioners working in a wide range of contexts.  Review and learn to apply traditional, contemporary and emerging career development theories.  Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian Standards & Guidelines Code (CSG) of Ethics for Career Development Practitioners and practice using the CSG Ethical Decision Making Model to solve common ethical dilemmas.

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Important Notice to all BCCDA Members

Welcome to our new webpage! We hope that you have enjoyed the new look as much as we did. Please note that our new webpage is still in a testing mode and some functions such as find a practitioner and CCDP online submission are being tested at the moment. All BCCDA members can access your member portal using your email address as log in ID. We will send you an update by email once we complete the site.

Thank you for your patience and on-going supports!

Certification Across Canada

Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Canadian Certification at a Glance – August 2016. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
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