Career Development

Career Development Officers (CDOs) are experienced, knowledgeable, and responsible for administering and delivering career development services and programs in the community. 

The CDOs  report to the Community Services Manager and is responsible for providing information and assistance to community members who are interested in career planning, access to the information and resources they need to make appropriate choices about education, occupational training, and employment.

Provide information and assistance about career development, career searches and career information to clients and to interested community members

  • Interview clients to obtain employment history, education and career goals
  • Assist clients to establish career goals and to develop education and/or employment plans
  • Identify barriers to employment
  • Assist clients with implementing education, career or other plans
  • Maintain ongoing communications with clients
  • Assist clients with job readiness skills
  • Assist clients with job search strategies
  • Assist clients with writing resumes, cover letters, educational funding, etc.
  • Assist clients to prepare for job interviews
  • Assist clients in addressing barriers to employment by providing information from other agencies for services and programs for overcoming these barriers (ie. Record suspension, criminal record checks, etc.)

Plan and participate in community events about education, occupational training and career development

  • Plan and participate in career fairs and other community activities
  • Distribute career, educational and employment information
  • Advise employers on human resource and other employment-related issues

Provide current local and regional labour market information regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements for various industries 

Promote the usage of office technology for individuals seeking career information and employment opportunities

Assist in the development, delivery and coordination of community based training programs funded by the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and other funding partners.

Assists individuals, educators and community organizations of local employers’ skill requirements and local skill shortages