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What's happening this November?


Check out these fantastic events put on by some pretty amazing supporters of career development in Canada.

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Calling all career development champions! We need your to help make Canada Career Month the best ever.

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Human Library with Action for Healthy Communities @ Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Human Library with Action for Healthy Communities @ Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch

The Action for Healthy Communities Employment Team will be participating in Canada Career Month by bringing “Human Library Books” to One World One Center CLB 4 Language Students on Nov 1, 15 & 29. The teachers are working with students right now to identify what industries and jobs they are most interested in learning about so we can identify human books that they are excited to learn from.

ASPECT BC Conference @ Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm

The ASPECT team has been presenting its annual provincial conference since 1990 to consistently positive reviews and feedback from delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. ASPECT looks forward to providing different streams of workshops to provide learning opportunities for:

  • Managers
  • Boards Members
  • Frontline Workers

The ASPECT Conference will contribute to a strengthened and more knowledgeable community-based training sector by:

  • Bringingfront-line workers, programs managers and executive directors of community-based employment training agencies from throughout BC together to share knowledge, ideas, best practices and innovations;
  • Facilitate business relationship and partnership building as means to maintaining sustainable operations;
  • Help to increase awareness about resources that will assist in providing improved service to clients.

Expected goals and outcomes:

  • Provide delegates with professional and operational development opportunities to build upon;
  • Provide delegates with learning opportunities that increase their entrepreneurial skills, create financial diversity and help maintain long-term sustainability.
  • Create opportunities for delegates to network and share best practices with fellow service providers;
  • Enhance career development skills and the overall success of jobseekers.

ASPECT expects 250 front-line workers, program managers, executive directors and CEOs of community-based training agencies throughout BC to attend the conference. Member agencies are comprised of non-profit and private organizations that provide a variety of services including career assessment, employment and skills training, counselling, and job placement.

Tips for Job Success – Career Reboot Group @ Ottawa Public Library - Orléans Branch
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you aware of the key elements of success in the workplace?  Join a career advisor from Agilec for an interactive discussion on what improves your ability to be successful in finding and retaining a job and in succeeding in a job. We will cover topics such as

  • what are employers looking for
  • effective interpersonal workplace behaviours
  • what’s important when starting a new job
  • communication
  • dress code
  • retention skills
  • what success looks like
  • attitudes
  • problem solving skills
  • social skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • acceptable reasons to be absent from work – reasons vs excuses
  • social media rules
  •  how do I find out what I should be doing?
  •  and so much more!

Come ready to be involved in the discussion and participate in exercises.

Ottawa Explore the Possibilities – Canadian Career Development Foundation Open House @ Canadian Career Development Foundation Office
Nov 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

CCDF leverages the power of career development to build better careers, happier lives, more productive workplaces, and healthier communities. We work with our clients to develop sustainable solutions to improve the working lives of Canadians. We help organizations build systems that support the career development of individuals across the lifespan.

Learn more about the work that CCDF does and meet the team in person.

Take Our Kids to Work
Nov 6 all-day

Description:Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9, Senior 1 (Manitoba) and Secondary III (Québec) spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.


La journée Invitons nos jeunes au travail, qui aura lieu le mercredi 6 novembre 2019, est un événement annuel où les élèves se projettent dans l’avenir le temps d’une journée afin d’avoir un aperçu du monde du travail. Lors de cet événement, les élèves de 9e année, de 1re secondaire (Manitoba) et de 3e secondaire (Québec) passeront la journée sur le lieu de travail d’un parent, d’un proche, d’un ami ou d’un hôte bénévole, où ils découvriront le monde du travail.


Resume and Job Search Help Drop-In @ Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring your resume! An employment specialist from St Lawrence College Employment Services is here to review it with you. Come on a Wednesday afternoon (check the dates listed) with no appointment required! Adults and teens are welcome.

Drop in between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Come to the table in the Business and Careers Corner on the 3rd floor of the Main branch.

Employment Assistance @ Ottawa Public Library - Ruth E. Dickinson Branch
Nov 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come meet one-on-one with an Employment Consultant to receive individual support with: career exploration, job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, labour market and training information, assistance with Second Career applications and referrals to other programs and services. Offered in partnership with Employment Ontario and YMCA-YWCA (National Capital Region). Drop-in or register by calling 613-580-2424 x30353.

JOB SEARCH with Action for Healthy Communities @ Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JOB SEARCH with Action for Healthy Communities @ Edmonton Public Library - Clareview Branch

An informative session about tools & techniques for job search.

Let’s Get to Work @ Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Let’s Get to Work Conference is Manitoba’s only Career Development focused event dedicated to demographics, research, and current labour market trends.

The goal is to provide a solutions-focused space where the intersections between career development, employment, and education can be explored and a greater sense of shared responsibility can be found.

The event provides a vehicle for insightful discussion of Career Development, one which we hope will bring cutting-edge research and discussion annually to Manitoba.

Coffee and Careers @ Centre for Social Innovation
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee and Careers @ Centre for Social Innovation

Join us for an engaging discussion on top-of-mind topics driven by the Future of Work.

Discussion Topic: Are younger generations better prepared for a successful career in AI and machine learning?