This professional development course is aimed at Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and Alberta’s frontline staff of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ISAs) who serve them to gain the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to join the workforce more quickly and effectively upon their arrival in the province and find employment that makes better use of their education and experience.
Participants will become aware of the types and functions of career services being offered by Settlement Agencies, as well as the roles, knowledge, skills and competencies of Career Practitioners working in the settlement sector. They will explore and discuss the importance of ethical behavior, as well as how to share this topic with newcomers when seeking employment in the Canadian workplace. Participants will examine a framework of guiding principles and then how it applies to the Career Practitioner role. They will examine a variety of different ethical considerations, as well as, decision-making models that will inform their professional practice as a Career Practitioner. They will also learn the role and importance professional certification has in relationship to maintaining a highstandard of qualifications and competencies as a Career Practitioner.