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The CDP Profession & Resources

Funding Opportunities

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program for Former Youth in Care

Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive) attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application form below.  This program is open to students pursuing programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree.  Students enrolled in graduate programs or post-graduate courses are not eligible. Students registering in Continuing Education courses are also eligible. 

Students who wish to be considered for the waiver while studying at Douglas College must complete the Provincial Tuition Waiver Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office at either the Coquitlam or New Westminster Campus.

For more information, check out BC Government

Internationally Trained Professionals

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers financial assistance to internationally trained professionals through their Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project.

Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Labour Market Agreement (LMA)

Labour Market Agreement (LMA) between British Columbia and Canada

CDP Professional Organizations

Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT)

BC Career Development Association (BCCDA): Membership, Resources & CCDP Certification

Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC): Resources, Information, Programs, Research, Annual Cannexus Conference

Contact Point is a multi-sector online community for professionals in the career development field

Labour Market Information

Work BC

Conference Board of Canada

National Occupation Classification


Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (CS&G)

Survey of Career Service Professionals

CERIC: Survey of Career Service Professionals 2011, last updated May 17, 2018.