THE CANADIAN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS DIRECTORY


thecanadianhiddenjobmarketdirectory1Sometimes known as trade associations, each one is a group that is dedicated to promoting a specific sector, industry or occupation. For instance, if you want to work in the oil and gas exploration industry, you might consider joining the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. If you happen to be in sales, there’s the Canadian Professional Sales Association. There are literally thousands of different associations for almost any type of industry or occupation.

 

HOW CAN THEY HELP YOU IN YOUR JOB SEARCH?

Associations are a wonderful way to learn more about your occupation. By joining one, or by attending their meetings, you will gain insight into your field’s latest trends. More importantly you can get to know individuals who are already employed in your area. You never know when someone will know someone else who’s hiring. Many associations have regular guest speakers and post employment opportunities on their website. Quite a few publish trade magazines that may be helpful. Not to mention the conferences and trade shows they sponsor – where companies you might be targeting display their booths and are open to discussions.

 

WHAT IS A SECTOR COUNCIL?

Sector councils are alliances of representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups within an industry or group of related industries. They generally address a wide range of issues involving things like human resource development, technological change, quality standards, and labour planning. 

Sector councils are the organizations that have the latest career information in their industries—they know what skills are in demand by employers in their sectors. This information can help you make appropriate career choices, or decide on the best options for training or re-skilling. A number of sector councils provide programs and tools to explore the career possibilities in Canada’s varied sectors.

View All The Sector Councils

 

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS DATABASE

Click on the Industry Sectors below to view hundreds of industry association profiles, or browse the full index to find an specific industry association. While these associatons are national in scope, many have chapters provincially and/or regionally. Visit their website for more information.

 

Industry Sectors

Accounting & Legal Hospitality
Aerospace & High Technology Hospitals & Medical
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Insurance & Investment
Business Services Management & Consulting
Education Manufacturing
Energy Oil & Mining 
Engineering & Architectural Printing, Publishing & Forestry
Entertainment & Leisure Retail
Financial Institutions Social Services
Food Manufacturers & Wholesalers Telecommunications & Media
Government Transportation

 

Industry Associations Index

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