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BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) Membership

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Be In The Know

As of June 11, 2016 BCCDA has changed our membership structures, CCDP Certification and Re-certification, CCDP Candidacy program. Click here to read about the changes and how they would affect you.


Thank you for attending the BC Career Development Conference- Celebrating 20th Anniversary (CDC 2017) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver on March 27 &28, 2017. It was amazing to meet so many of you face to face and connect you to our industry leaders across Canada. We hope that you had a great time networking, learning and enhancing your career as much as we did! CDC 2017 conference was an exciting learning experience for all of us at BCCDA. Please let us know what we did best and how we can improve your satisfaction by completing our brief survey before April 30th, 2017!

Professional Training

BCCDA & CERIC Series of webinars: Career Launch Reboot: New Approaches & Tech-Savvy Tools to Help Millennials Avoid the Underemployment Trap (Dr. Jennifer Fraser)

April 11, April 18, April 25, 2017 at 9:00 am PST (or 12:00 pm ET)

While career practitioners are accustomed to coping with and adapting to a “rapidly evolving workplace,” they may be less used to working with “rapidly evolving jobseekers” who are now entering the workforce in droves. The arrival of the Millennial Generation has ushered in exactly this new phenomenon. Career practitioners must now grapple with a workforce being rapidly changed by technology, at the same time as advise a new kind of demographic, one that has been raised in a world of technology unknown to previous generations. It presents an exciting challenge! The more aware career practitioners are about Millennial mindsets, technological hindrance and enhancement, and the ways in which to guide and harness this new generation’s unique offerings, the better for our newest employees and for those who hire them. This 3-part webinar series will provide strategies, techniques and tools to work with Millennials as they transition from school, at all different levels, into the workforce.

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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