Career development is much more than the jobs you pursue - it is about how you want to live your life.
The CDA of PEI is a network of career professionals, career-influencers, community partners and post- secondary institutions and also individuals committed to providing leadership to strengthen career development programs and initiatives on PEI.
We represent professionals who help with career decisions and taking steps to accomplish career goals.
Our members work with individuals in the K-12 education system, post-secondary institutions, the unemployed, underemployed, and those seeking career transition services.
The membership attends to the life-long career development needs of all citizens on PEI, and includes:
Employment Assistance Service providers, including career development services for people with disabilities, mature workers (54+), Indigenous people, youth, immigrants, individuals with mental health challenges, and persons with intellectual disabilities.
Labour Market Information Specialists
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture staff
Industry Sector Councils/Associations staff
Department of Education, Early Learning & Culture, Public Schools Branch, Schools, Counsellors, Teachers, Specialists
Not-for-Profit/Private Employers/HR staff
Post-Secondary Education & Training educators
SkillsLink Service Providers
The Career Development Professional on PEI: A Profile Project
CDA of PEI conducted a Career Development Labour Force Profile project, which was funded through the provincial Workforce and Advanced Learning.
It concluded that both CDA of PEI members and non-members lend support to a provincial professional training and certification plan of action.
Through the process of the project, it was found that a growing base of career development professionals across Canada have been working toward professionalizing the field through a certification process.
With the labour force profile, CDA of PEI now has a much better description of who is practicing career development on PEI, where they are practicing, how they came to be employed, what types of services they offer, what resources are needed and a plan of action for training and certification.
PEI Career Development Labor Force Profile 2018
To learn more about who was surveyed, interviewed, and the results: