Canadian Journal of Career Development 2021-01-21T09:54:51-08:00 Diana Boyd Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>Canadian Journal of Career Development</em> is a peer-reviewed publication of multi-sectoral career-related academic research and best practices from Canada and around the world. </p> Engaging Youth in Their Careers 2021-01-21T07:04:45-08:00 Hoda Kilani <p>This paper describes the steps in designing a career literacy project where students are active agents in their career planning. It aims to inculcate career management as a staying power strategy and to foster a commitment to vocational awareness and proactive career management for life. The project is intended for implementation in an inner-city high school that is characterized by its openness to increase awareness among young adults of the need to plan a career path and instil an overall habit of career and life management. An array of linked learning tasks following principles of career literacy learning unfold and include creating career visions, generating career goals, and designing education-career portfolios. By drawing on young adults’ interests and values, their investment in their career development, and research-informed approaches to career coaching and counselling, Iterative Project – Question, Reflect, Reassess (IP-QR²) sets the stage for a deeper exploration into how young adults can make career and or educational choices that support the successful transition to life after high school.</p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development Ethical Risk Management in Co-operative Education Programs 2021-01-21T05:33:53-08:00 Christine Dodds Craig Cameron Cynthia Maclean <p><span class="fontstyle0">Work-integrated learning (WIL) practitioners and higher education institutions (HEIs) regularly encounter ethical issues, dilemmas, or conflicts (‘risks’) in delivering WIL programs. Ethical risks that are not properly identified and managed can result in negative financial, legal and reputational consequences for the HEI. A case study of 10 Canadian WIL practitioners reported in this article identifies practices that reduce, transfer, control or eliminate ethical risk in co-operative education, a popular type of WIL program in Canadian HEIs. The findings are presented as a framework of risk management practices involving education and training, institutional support, policies and processes, collaboration with the WIL community, and student communication. A key theme underpinning the ethical risk management practices is the complexity of maintaining productive, quality relationships between three categories of WIL stakeholders- students, employers and the HEI. This study builds on earlier research revealing characteristics of ethical risk in WIL, with the subsequent findings intended to educate WIL stakeholders and assist them with evaluating and improving ethical risk management.</span> </p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development Ethnolinguistic Identity and Vocational Readiness as Non-Cognitive Factors Related to College Adaptation and Satisfaction with Life Among Franco-Ontarian Post-Secondary Students Living in an Anglo-Dominant Context 2021-01-21T06:01:23-08:00 André Samson Alexander R Maisonneuve Zacharie Saint-Georges <p>The purpose of this research was to determine how Francophone Ethnolinguistic Identity and Vocational Readiness, facilitate the College Adaptation and predict students’ Satisfaction with Life. Using a sample of 179 first-year students, the development of a novel scale used to measure Vocational Readiness, or the degree to which a student is ready to make a post-secondary program choice and be engaged in the transition to post-secondary studies, was done and validated. Correlational analyses showed that all aspects of Vocational Readiness are consistently associated with better overall Adaptation in College and overall Vocational Readiness is associated with all subscales of College Adaptation. Regression analyses showed that Vocational Readiness was a significant predictor of College Adaptation and Satisfaction with Life Francophone Ethnolinguistic Identity was also a significant predictor of Satisfaction with Life. The interaction between Vocational Readiness and Francophone Ethnolinguistic Identity (Model F) was a significant, negative predictor of Satisfaction with Life. Post-hoc regression analyses indicated that both Vocational Readiness and Francophone Ethnolinguistic Identity are significant predictors of Social Adaptation.&nbsp;</p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development Does Work Have to Make Sense? Work Engagement in a Group of Micro-Entrepreneurs. The Mediating Role of Coherence at Work. 2021-01-21T06:19:17-08:00 Arkadiusz Mirosław Jasiński Marcin M. Ociepa <p>There is increasing interest in psychological research concerning sense of coherence and its associations with psychological functioning in workplace. In an attempt to confirm and extend previous knowledge on this topic, in a three wave study, we investigated the relationships between coherence at work, job satisfaction and work engagement. The final sample consisted of 80 business owners (micro-entrepreneurs) operating in Poland and Germany. Women accounted for 48.75% of respondents. Either a high level of job satisfaction, coherence at work, and work engagement are being observed in the examined study. Meaningfulness of work, manageability at work, and job satisfaction are most closely related to work engagement. Meaningfulness of work represents the most essential indicator of work engagement. Results suggest that coherence at work is a mediator between job satisfaction and work engagement.&nbsp;</p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development An Exploration of Work-Life Wellness and Remote Work During and Beyond COVID-19 2021-01-21T06:57:03-08:00 Rebecca Como Laura Hambley José Domene <p>Understanding work-life wellness contributes to improving the physical health, mental health, and productivity of remote workers. Due to physical distancing guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home, often without adequate training and resources. How has the work-life wellness of remote workers been impacted by this rapid transition to remote work, and how can work-life wellness be improved during and beyond these unprecedented times? Scholarly analyses about COVID-19 and remote work were reviewed, along with publications about remote work and work-life wellness. Literature indicates that the work-life wellness of remote workers could be influenced by lack of organizational supports during the transition to remote work, combined with COVID-19 related stress. Beyond the pandemic, organizations and employees will need support to find suitable remote work plans. Career development practitioners can assist clients by being aware of how the transition to remote work may be further complicated by home dynamics, COVID stress, overworking, and challenges collaborating. More research is needed to better support the new remote workforce, including choosing the most relevant construct to describe the relationship between work and life, understanding how COVID stress influences work-life wellness in the long term, and testing related training programs</p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development From the Editor's Desk 2021-01-21T05:30:02-08:00 Rob Shea <p>Greetings from the Editor for Volume 20, Issue 1.&nbsp;</p> 2021-01-21T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Canadian Journal of Career Development