Welcome to the Career Development Association of PEI Inc., a registered non-profit organization established since 1999 and Inc. in 2011.
Promoting Career Development on Prince Edward Island
2021 CDA of PEI Virtual Conference a great success!
We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have been receiving from those who attended the 2021 CDA of PEI Virtual Conference. While we still hope to meet in person in the future, we are glad the event allowed us all to come together virtually during this time.
Many thanks are owed to our Virtual Conference Planning Committee. This team volunteered time from their busy schedules to work together in planning this event from scratch, meeting regularly and testing different platforms to ensure our attendees had the best possible experience.
Our Gold Sponsors: UPEI and College de l'ile, our Silver Sponsors: Holland College and SkillsPEI, and our Bronze Sponsor, Township Buick Chevrolet GMC, helped us with funding to form an amazing lineup to appeal to a wide selection of Career Development Professionals.
Our wide selection of presenters allowed our attendees to choose between relevant topics, allowing them to network with like-minded CDPs and hear the information important to them.
Finally, this conference wouldn't have been the same without the amazing turnout. We thank you all for making this a conference for the books, and we look forward to Moving Ahead Together.
The CDA of PEI Executive Committee
Read The Employment Journey's coverage of the 2021 Virtual Conference
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 Labour Force Profile 2018
To learn more about who was surveyed, interviewed, and the results: