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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Tips & Training

Resources for Canada’s career professionals navigating COVID-19

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Like many around the globe, Canada’s career service professionals are navigating the rapidly changing reality of life amid COVID-19. Front-line workers are adapting on the fly, in many cases figuring out how to serve clients and students virtually, while managers are learning how to lead remote teams in real time. CERIC operations continue with employees working remotely to bring you research, education and connection during this unprecedented time.

This list is a compilation of resources and information we hope will be useful to Canadian career professionals. It will be updated over the coming weeks. If you have resources or information you think would be valuable to include in this list, please comment below or email lindsay@ceric.ca with details.

This article does not provide health information. For information about coronavirus, please visit the Health Canada website, or check with your municipal or provincial health authority.

(Last updated March 30, 5:30 p.m.)

Table of Contents

Job search

K-12 and post-secondary resources

Mental health

Other sector resource compilations

Postponed/cancelled conferences

Remote working – tips and technology

Webinars and virtual events

Plus:

Additional reading/updates

Diversions

Articles and advice geared toward people navigating job search and interviewing amid the pandemic, in addition to information about financial support for people who are unable to work.

If you or someone you know needs help now, you can call (1-833-456-4566) or text (45645) Crisis Services Canada. You can also reach a trained crisis responder by textinglive chatting or calling Kids Help Phone. You can also call 9-1-1.

You may also find these past CareerWise articles informative:

Other sector resource compilations

Sector-specific resources lists for dealing with COVID-19 that may be informative for you or your clients.

Postponed/cancelled conferences

Plus: Going Viral: Taking Your Conference Online for COVID-19 (Inside Higher Ed)

Remote working – tips and technology
Webinars and virtual events

Webinars about how different sectors are responding to COVID-19 and tips for organizations and individuals navigating it, plus opportunities for remote training while you’re practising social distancing. Please note that some of these webinars may have passed by the time you are reading this article – consider getting in touch with organizations to see if they are able to share notes, slides or recordings.

For regular webinars, check out our recent CareerWise compilation: Webinars for career professionals in March and April 2020.

Looking for sources of regular webinar training? These organizations offer live, recorded or on-demand webinars that may be of interest to career professionals or the clients/students they serve: ACCES Employment; APCDA; BambooHR; BCCDA; BC Centre for Employment Excellence; Brandon Hall Group; Career Professionals of Canada; CCPA; CDAA; CERIC; CharityVillage; Conference Board of Canada; CPHR Manitoba; Crisis and Trauma Resource Centre; Hire Immigrants; Mental Health Commission of Canada; MENTOR; NCDA; OACM; Ontario Nonprofit Network; Pay Scale; Psychometrics; Respect Ability; Resume Writing Academy; World Education Services.

Plus: How to smoothly run a professional webinar (CharityVillage)

Additional reading/updates
Diversions

A few fun distractions to enjoy while practising safe social distancing.

Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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