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Join the CDAA

To join the more than 300 Alberta and North of 60 career development professionals who stay connected through their professional association, please complete the online membership form.

We work in the following areas:

  • Human Resources Departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Junior and Senior High Schools
  • Municipal, provincial and Federal Government
  • Newcomer settlement and immigration agencies
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Profit and non-for-profit organizations
  • Rehabilitation Organizations
  • Self Employed

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Group Membership Option

Career Development Professionals can participate in a group membership option and receive membership discounts of up to 15%.

  • Groups of 5 to 9 members will receive a membership discount of 10%.
  • Groups of 10 or more will receive a membership discount of 15%
  • Group Members can be new or renewing members and do not have to be members of the same organization.

Group 5-9 Administration Form                     Group 5-9 Membership Form

Group 10+ Administration Form                    Group 10+ Membership Form

Kick your networking into high gear and round up your colleagues to take advantage of this fabulous member benefit!

*NEW* Organizational Membership Option

Career Development organizations can now participate in an organizational membership option.

The Organizational Membership category is a way for organizations to keep current with what is happening in the field and the association, to save money on CDAA professional development / conference registration fees for their staff, and to promote their organization.

Organization Member ERS Benefits     Group Vs. Organizational Membership


Student's participating in a full-time post-secondary program related to the field are welcome to join the association.

Get connected and get active with professionals practicing career development in a variety of occupations. Build your network with committed individuals and be on the cutting edge of what is happening in Alberta and globally regarding career development.

CDAA Member Benefits

  • Membership in a professional association. Establish yourself as a member and show employers, clients, and colleagues that you are committed to and current within your profession.
  • Geographically diverse Chapters. Participate in professional development and learning, networking, resource and information sharing, and volunteerism at the local level throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
  • Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation. Demonstrate specific competencies and credentials in the field and commit to ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Professional Development opportunities. Attend locally and provincially offered events. Receive discounted rates on all CDAA events.
  • Career Momentum newsletter. Contribute to and learn within the field of Career Development as well as receive updated information on Association activities and events.
  • “Members Only” website access. Connect with colleagues from across the province to share information and resources and to keep current with what is happening in the field.
  • Advocacy. Representing members and the field of career development provincially, nationally, and internationally on boards and committees.
  • Leadership opportunities. Involve yourself in your profession by participating on local, provincial, national, and international boards and committees.
  • Share/expand your skills and expertise. Help out with local and provincial events and special projects.
  • Discounts and Special Offers. Take advantage of various special offers such as discounted rates on insurance; professional, business and academic subscriptions; etc.

Membership Responsibilities

  1. The CDAA requires members to follow professional conduct guidelines including adherence to a Code of Ethics. 
  2. There is an expectation of members to remain current by maintaining and enhancing their competencies in the career development field. 
  3. Members are expected to renew their membership on an annual basis. 
  4. Every member is expected to access their online profile and update it as necessary.

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