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BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) Membership

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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 counsellor.

Professional Training

Webinar Series: Resumes 2017: What You Need to Know About Current Trends, Employer Expectations and Crafting Outstanding Resumes for Client Career Success- Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen

October 26, November 2 & November 9, 2017

While networking and referrals are paramount to a satisfying job hunt in a highly competitive market, targeted resumes continue to remain essential for candidates to be able to follow-up on uncovered opportunities and apply for posted leads. Thus, the value of well-crafted, accomplishment-based resumes – that meet today’s hiring decision makers’ criteria and factor in ATS technology requirements – is key to your clients’ success. So just what are today’s hiring managers’ expectations? How can we ensure that the content we carefully craft for our clients’ resumes is picked up by the ever-evolving ATS systems? What strategies can we use to more fully showcase our clients’ value? Find out more through BCCDA & CERIC three-part series of webinar!

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.

Monday, March 5th, & Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

CDC 2018

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver
1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

Make a difference and participate in the BCCDA event of the year, the 21st annual Career Development Conference. The conference is happening on March 5th and 6th 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver. Come listen to Keynote Speaker, Jim Bright, coming all the way from Australia to speak about “In the space between chaos and shape there is another chance”. Stay tuned for his workshop session as well as to more than 25 leading experts in the field presenting this year.

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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