The CPA is pleased to host its 1st ever in-person Job Fair at the 2023 CPA Convention, June 25th at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto!
As a CPA CONVENTION DELEGATE you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in one or both components. The morning portion of the Job Fair will be a workshop on negotiating an employment offer; the afternoon portion of the Job Fair will provide you with the opportunity to meet employers from multiple sectors, learn about various organizations and both hear about, and apply for, current and future job opportunities.
The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), hosted a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday January 12th, 2023. The Fair marked continuing work the CPA is undertaking to help students understand the multitude of career paths available to them with a psychology degree.
Students participating in this event had an opportunity to learn about various career paths and positions for psychology graduates outside of the health services and academic settings directly from individuals in those positions. They connected with the people in these positions about their experiences via virtual break out rooms; and had an opportunity to talk to the CPA about what they would find helpful in terms of career-related resources and information.
2022 Job Fair: March 3rd, 2022
On March 3rd, the CPA hosted its first-ever virtual job fair. Over 40 employers from across Canada, many of whom had multiple positions, participated in the fair. Registered delegates can still access the booths of the employers to obtain information about the employers and their vacancies. If you missed the Fair, visit the Virtual Job Fair page to see which employers participated and to find out more about them and the numerous positions they are seeking to fill.
The CPA is pleased to present three videos discussing possible career paths in Psychology, collectively referred to as the Pathways series. Hosted by Dr. Saeid Chavoshi from York University, and delivered through a partnership with the CPA, these videos are fast-paced and informative. They provide a range of perspectives on graduate studies and career paths for students undertaking studies in Psychology.
Part One: Clinical Pathways: Exploring your Career Options in the Mental Health Professions
Originally presented March 11, 2022, this video explores different career options after completing an undergraduate degree in the mental health field. Panelists discuss the education and licensing pathways toward each healthcare profession across Canada, hear the journeys of practicing mental health professionals, and from their experience learn how to become an outstanding applicant. Panel members include Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychotherapists, and Occupational Therapist.
Part Two: Different Roads to Becoming a Clinical Psychologist
The second instalment of the Pathways series, originally presented April 22, 2022, discusses the different pathways and specializations in graduate clinical psychology. These include Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Child/Adult Clinical Psychology, and Counselling Psychology. The video also explores pathways to the PsyD and how to be a successful applicant. Panelists include representatives from these areas and in this video they relay their experiences of study and work in their fields of Psychology.
Part Three: Research Pathways: From Psychology Research Graduate Degree to Industry – Taking the Leap to a Fulfilling Career Outside of Academia
In this session, originally presented May 24, 2022, a panel of professionals and executives discusses how they leveraged their graduate studies and PhD in experimental psychology to career paths in various industries. These include data science, user experience design, strategy and consulting, marketing, and government policy work.
(Please note that due to a technical error, the first section of the presentation is missing – efforts are being made to re-interview the missing panelists.)
Webinar Recording: Career Path Navigation: How to Become a School Psychologist. Tips and Tricks from those in the Profession
A panel of graduate students and school psychology practitioners and academics provide valuable information on a variety of exciting careers in school psychology, the academic path and requirements, and the promising job prospects in this field.
The Canadian Handbook for Psychological Science The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science is a guide for psychology students featuring practical advice for the job-seeking student, such as the best way to construct an email, leave a voicemail, or ask for a letter of reference. The book also contains a lot of information about the possible career paths open to those with a background in psychology. There is a list in the first chapter of all the skills upon which employers are currently placing a premium. They include skills related to leadership, teamwork, communication (written and oral), problem-solving, work ethic, initiative, adaptability, and analytic and technical skills. This handbook is a useful roadmap for all students considering Psychology as a vocation.