CPA Career Hub


EXPLORING A CAREER IN PSYCHOLOGY

  • For an overview on “A Career in Psychology” visit: https://cpa.ca/students/career/
  • For an in-depth guide on possible career paths open to those with a background in psychology, check out The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/psychologycareers/
  • For a Canadian perspective for University-bound student to “Planning a Career in Psychology”, refer to: Planning a Career in Psychology: A Canadian Perspective for University Bound and Beginning University Students.
  • For examples of different “Careers in and related to Psychology” visit: https://cpa.ca/students/career/careersinpsychology/
  • For an overview on the steps to become a licensed psychologist, visit: https://cpa.ca/students/career/becomingapsychologist/
  • For a better understanding of provincial and territorial licensure and regulation , visit: https://cpa.ca/public/whatisapsychologist/regulatorybodies/
  • CAREER RESOURCES

    The Canadian Handbook for Psychological ScienceThe 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.
  • For navigating salaries, glassdoor has a search function for different salaries in your area and by job title. It also has a “Know Your Worth” tool.
    https://www.glassdoor.ca/Salaries/index.htm?countryRedirect=true
  • For a “Sample Budget for Setting Up a Practice”, visit: Sample Budget for Setting Up a Practice.pdf
  • For a “Guidebook for Starting and Operating an Independent Professional Practice in Psychology”, visit: Starting_A_Psychology_Practice_guidebook.pdf
  • For tips on how to promote your research, visit: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/10/career-promote-research
  • EARLY CAREER PSYCHOLOGISTS

  • CPA hosts an on-demand course titled Starting and Operating an Independent Professional Practice in Psychology that helps students and psychologists understand the many issues associated with independent practice, and can help current practitioners enhance their business practices. Registration: register for the course here: https://cpa.ca/professionaldevelopment/webcourses/catalogue/#Course1
  • For mapping out a career in psychology, self-assessment tools for individual development plans can be found here: https://www.apa.org/education/grad/self-assessment.pdf
  • For an overview of CPA “Early Career” Membership options, visit: https://cpa.ca/membership/becomeamemberofcpa/membershiptypes/
  • For more information on CPA member professional liability insurance coverage, visit: https://cpa.ca/insurance/
  • For Early Career Psychologist grant and funding opportunities, visit here: COMING SOON!
  • For navigating salaries, glassdoor has a search function for different salaries in your area and by job title found here: https://www.glassdoor.ca/Salaries/ You can also check out their “Know Your Worth” tool.
  • For a “Sample Budget for Setting Up a Practice”, visit: Sample Budget for Setting Up a Practice.pdf
  • For a “Guidebook for Starting and Operating an Independent Professional Practice in Psychology”, visit: Starting_A_Psychology_Practice_guidebook.pdf
  • PRACTICING PSYCHOLOGY IN CANADA: RESOURCES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS

  • For an overview of “The Study and Practice of Psychology in Canada: Facts for Foreign Nationals”, visit: Facts for Foreign Nationals_FINAL.pdf
  • It’s important to note that in Canada, licensure and regulation is under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. For a better understanding of how this works, visit: https://cpa.ca/public/whatisapsychologist/regulatorybodies/
  • Customs and Immigration Canada provides links to official educational assessment services. (more information can be found at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/assessment.asp).
  • For an overview on practice regulation in Canada, visit: https://cpa.ca/practice/practiceregulation/