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 Ƶ must complete the Provincial Tuition Waiver Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office at either the Coquitlam or New Westminster Campus.

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Internationally Trained Professionals

offers financial assistance to internationally trained professionals through their

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

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

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

Survey of Career Service Professionals

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


The  is offering a free 1-year professional membership for all career development program graduates who apply for their profession designation (CCDP OR CCDP Candidate) within 1 year of graduating form their program. Our Career Development Practice Program qualifies! Please connect with for details.