Convention Events and Fairs

As the program evolves, we will have more news to share, check back often for updates

CPA Job Fair – Friday June 21st

The CPA is pleased to host its 2nd ever in-person Job Fair taking place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

As a CPA CONVENTION DELEGATE, you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in this event. 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.

As an EMPLOYER, you can showcase all your organization has to offer and meet qualified candidates to fill current or future positions.

As a DELIGATE participant in the job fair, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with numerous employers from across multiple sectors
  • Learn about an employer, their current and future opportunities, and their desired skill sets
  • Develop your networking skills and build connections in various fields
  • Share your resume after the job fair

This event is free and exclusive to individuals registered to attend the CPA’s Annual National Convention.

As an EMPLOYER participant in the job fair, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your organization’s visibility, network with highly skilled graduates in the field of psychology, and share current and future opportunities and desired skillsets
  • Meet qualified candidates and gather top resumes
  • Access over 7,000 CPA members and affiliates, students, and recent graduates through the Job Fair promotion
  • Share your company website and contact info with delegates before and after the job fair

Cost to participate is $395 for the Job Fair alone or $2495 as an Exhibitor-Employer. To register as an employer, visit https://cpa.ca/machform/view.php?id=110925


Click here to see Employers who have registered for the Job Fair
 


CPA Workshop on Psychological Research & Practice in a Unionized Academic Environment – Sunday June 23rd

With over 80% of Canadian post-secondary academic staff working in a unionized environment, it is vital to appreciate how our unique labour relations shape the experience of a psychologist from that first academic position to retirement.

This event will take place from 11:00am to 12:30pm and will cover:

  • Applying for and negotiating that first academic appointment
  • The labour relations context for career progression and work-life balance
  • Strategies for transitioning from academia to retirement

At the end of this session, you should have a better appreciation of the challenges and possibilities of working as a psychologist in a unionized academic environment.

 

Residency Workshop and Fair (formerly known as the Internship Fair) – Friday June 21st

This is an annual program (workshop followed by Fair) with seasoned presenters offering information to help you prepare a strong internship application. Attend the CCPPP Workshop at 10:00am, and the move right into the Fair at 11:30am.

Ask presenters specific questions about the application process and engage with training directors from various residency programs. Training directors are seated at round tables and students are encouraged to come and go to tables as they please. The exact training programs that will be present are not typically known until shortly before the Convention. Attend the event and see if there are training directors with which you would like to speak. If not, roam the room with an open mind, sit in on tables and listen to questions, and hear about different internship settings.

Attend the fair even if you are not applying for residency/internship this year! Learning about the process early is important, and you may discover some ways to strengthen your application. It will give you an idea of what to expect when you do apply, you have an opportunity to hear the types of questions other students are asking, and you might find a site you would not have looked at otherwise!