Overcoming unconscious bias in veteran hiring

Findings of a CERIC-funded research project have identified employer bias regarding veteran working style and point the way for how career professionals can best support veterans in making the transition from military to civilian careers. The research, which has implications for veteran job exploration, search and retention was undertaken by Challenge Factory, sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces and supported by Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Winter issue of Careering looks ahead to 2025: Future of Work

The latest issue of Careering magazine focuses on the theme “2025: Future of Work.” As work becomes increasingly automated, it allows humans to take on more complex tasks with robots handling the repetitive ones. At the same time, we see a decrease in the number of full-time positions available and the rise of more contract work. This edition explores how close the future is (2025 is the year autonomous vehicles are expected to be the norm) and how this will impact the skills we’ll need and the way we’ll work.

Latest CERIC literature search explores the value of service learning

Higher education means more than advancing students’ knowledge and skillsets. It is important for students to understand and participate in meaningful community service and develop a sense of social responsibility. Increasingly, academic institutions are incorporating service learning as part of curriculum. CERIC’s latest literature search Service Learning explores why service learning matters and how it will prepare students for the future of work.

Latest CJCD includes new research on students with learning disabilities, career aspirations of Indigenous adults, effects of LMI and more

The newest edition of the Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, kicking off the journal’s 17th year of disseminating the work of career researchers from Canada and around the world. Featuring an exciting new cover design, this issue explores a range of topics, many probing the career and employment experiences of distinct populations.

CERIC publishes new guide to help Canadian educators meet the needs of refugee students

Canadian schools now have a new resource to enable them to deliver more culturally responsive career guidance and better integrate the growing number of newcomer and refugee students who have lived through the trauma of war, family separation and loss. The CERIC-published guide was released at the Cannexus National Career Development Conference in Ottawa where more than 1,000 career educators and counsellors gathered.

Funding announced for new book on career theory that will inform work of practitioners

CERIC will fund the development of a new international collection, Career Theory and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, to be edited by Dr Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Dr Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Dr Mary McMahon (The University of Queensland, Australia). The goal of the project is to provide career practitioners with training in a range of contemporary and emerging theories and models developed from different countries around the world.