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BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) Membership

We are a global leader in supporting competent and ethical Career Development Practitioners and advocates for the profession in order that the highest quality of service is provided..
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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.

Your Last Chance to Join BCCDA Mentorship Project- Oct 31, 2016
Have you signed up for our Mentorship Pilot project yet? Hurry! Our registration site will close on October 31, 2016. This is your chance to explore learning strategies that will help you gain the most from mentorship relationships or how your skills and capacity can help to mentor others.

Professional Training

Upcoming Free Webinar:The Labour Market Overview and Projection

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 12:00 pm to equip yourself with the latest news on the labour market! The Webinar will be a summary of current and projected labour market conditions including an overview of the top 100 Opportunity Occupations in BC projected out to 2025. Our presenter, Jeremy Higgs, is  the Executive Director of the Labour Market Information Office and Chief Labour Market Economist in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

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


Career Development Conference 2017

Come join us at the CDC 2017 on March 27 & 28, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Located within walking distance to Robson street, Canada Place, Pacific Center and public transit (1 min away from Burrard skytrain station), enhance your conference experience with the opportunity to explore Vancouver and enjoy the diverse food options.

  • CDC 2017 Call for Presenters
  • CDC 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Award of Excellence Nominations 2017
  • CDC 2017 Call for Volunteers

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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 online payments, online submission and member’s portal are not enabled at the moment. All BCCDA members can log in using your new password after the data transition process is completed. We will send you an update by email once we finish testing the webpage.

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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