About Cannexus CERIC presents Cannexus
– a bilingual Career Development Conference

Cannexus is going virtual for 2021!

Taking your 15th annual Cannexus Conference virtual allows us to address ongoing uncertainty during pandemic recovery but continue to provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for Canada's career development communities to convene, share and learn.

Our theme - Career Development for Public Good

Now more than ever, those providing career and employment services are essential. This is the moment to reimagine career development and its impact on education, the economy and social justice.

The schedule - Convenient and flexible

We are offering this virtual conference on a more relaxed schedule - up to five hours of sessions each day over four days.

  • Cannexus21 will take place on January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3, 2021
  • Days will begin at 12:00 pm ET and run until the late afternoon, accommodating all Canadian time zones
  • Special Around the World sessions will feature presenters from across the globe and accommodate some other time zones internationally
  • 150+ sessions including live keynotes, and both live and on-demand concurrent sessions
  • All sessions will be recorded and will be available for later viewing for a full year
  • Live chat and Q&A with speakers
  • Virtual networking opportunities including peer-to-peer matchmaking sessions
  • Online Exhibitor Showcase

Special pricing - Introducing the Gratitude rate

Recognizing current financial constraints, this instalment of Cannexus will offer special Gratitude rates (July 22- Sept 9) plus deep discounts for Groups, Students and members of Supporting Organizations.

If Cannexus is on your bucket list, this is your year to attend! Take advantage of the accessible pricing, unprecedented flexibility and ability to personalize your virtual experience. 

An Outstanding Program

Conference delegates can listen to world-class keynotes and choose from a wide variety of concurrent sessions. Sessions will provide practical skills-building content to help you adapt to a rapidly shifting environment. You’ll also be part of critical big-picture conversations around the innovations that are redefining career development during this unprecedented time. Topics include:

Supporting clients through the pandemic

Effective counselling & facilitation techniques

Labour market information

Career assessments

Working with diverse populations

Mental health & resilience

Youth employment

Talent management & leadership development

Online tools & technologies

Workforce & community economic development

Cannexus provides delegates the opportunity to participate in both of Canada’s official languages with dedicated French-language programming.

The conference also features an online Exhibitor Showcase. This showcase gives delegates a prime opportunity to discover many products and services for all areas of the career development field.

By participating in Cannexus, conference delegates will benefit by enhancing professional development, organizational productivity and client service effectiveness.


  • Academics & Students
  • Career Development Practitioners
  • Career Educators, Trainers & Facilitators
  • Career & Guidance Counsellors
  • Career & Life Coaches
  • Co-op & Work-Integrated Learning Specialists
  • Employment Advisors
  • Executive Directors, Managers & Co-ordinators
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Job Developers
  • Mental Health, Social Services & Immigrant Services Workers
  • Vocational Educators & Trainers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Workforce Planners & Community Economic Development Professionals