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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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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.

Call for Presenters- CDC 2018 March 5 & 6, 2018 at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver

Present your topic at the 21st annual Career Development Conference (CDC 2018), the largest and longest running career sector professional development event in BC, on March 5th and March 6th, 2018. You are invited to celebrate our event together with over 600 career practitioners, settlement professionals, education providers, community service agencies, business and industry leaders from across Canada!

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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.

Upcoming Events

Untappted Breakfast with Employers- Press Conference: The Launch of the National Employers’ Toolkit: the HIRE for TALENT

Wednesday, October 18th, 1017
8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver
1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
Registration Ends on October 15th, 2017

This October, BCCDA will partner with Open Door Group to host Untapped Breakfast with Employers- Press Conference: The National Launch of the Employers’ Toolkit the HIRE For TALENT on Wednesday, October 18th at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Vancouver downtown to help connect our career professionals with top employers in BC!

We are giving away 50 VIP Complimentary Passes (values at $99.00 each) to our BCCDA members from now until October 15th, 2017.

This spectacular event will help to connect BC’s top employers, community service providers, media agencies, and career professionals that have been working with us for years. Join us for breakfast, national launching live stream, and inspirational presentations from special guest speakers! The press conference will be an excellent chance for you to network with other BC’s professionals. It will create a unique platform for you to exchange ideas, meet with new friends, and bring many exciting opportunities to your career. Our VIP attendees will receive the printed employers’ toolkit at the event. The HIRE for TALENT toolkit aims to increase business awareness and confidence regarding hiring people with multiple barriers candidates (with a special focus on people with disability).

Please click on the link below for more information. VIP Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ensure to register now to reserve your spot as VIP passes are sold out quickly!


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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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