Career Development


Stay at the cutting edge of career development 

Driven by today’s changing economy, the field of career development is rapidly evolving and expanding. It’s imperative for those involved—from job coaches to HR professionals—to keep pace with the changing landscape. Developed in close collaboration with industry professionals, our programs are designed to help you do just that.

Our career development certificates and courses provide an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to deepen and refresh their knowledge. Participants emerge with improved skills and confidence in managing effective employment services for a wide range of clients.

Meet the latest standards

We’ll help you build core competencies as outlined in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners, including:

  • Professional behaviour
  • Interpersonal competence
  • Career development knowledge
  • Assessing client employability needs

All of our career development courses are offered 100% online—designed to fit into your busy life. 

Career development certificates

Our certificate programs are ideal for career counsellors, career coaches, HR professionals, job developers and those interested in entering the field.

Introduction to Employment Services (IES) – 100% online
Expand your knowledge of, and appreciation for, the foundations of career development services.

Career Development Services (Level II) – 100% online 
Master core and specialized competencies in the field of career development. Designed for graduates of the IES program.

Career development courses

Any of our range of career development courses can be taken as part of a certificate program, or as stand-alone courses. Sharpen a particular skill or begin your exploration of the field of career development here:

Theories of Career Development
Survey the progression of career development theories and the strengths and weaknesses of various models.

Professional Ethics for Career Development Practitioners
Examine the Canadian standards, guidelines and code of ethics for those who work in career development.

Assessing Client Employability Needs
Learn to conduct an informal needs assessment and understand its vital role in effective career development.

How to register

1.    Go to the page for the specific certificate or course you’re interested in.
2.    Click the “Add to Cart” button.
3.    Log in or create an account.
4.    Enter your payment details.
5.    Click the “Submit” button.
6.    You’ll receive a confirmation by email.


Dawne Walker
Program manager