About Cannexus CERIC presents Cannexus
– a bilingual Career Development Conference

Planning a hybrid Cannexus for 2022!

Cannexus22 is expected to be a hybrid conference with a live in-person portion to be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canada and a virtual portion. In the past, our live conferences have drawn more than 1,200 delegates and our virtual conference more than 2,300. Cannexus takes place January 24 - 26, 2022. 

Addressing ongoing uncertainty, this dual format for the 16th annual conference will offer the best of both worlds. No matter how you participate, Cannexus will provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for Canada's career development communities to convene, share and learn. More information about the format and schedule will be available in the coming months.

Career development for public good

Cannexus brings together those across the career and workforce development ecosystem to explore research, policy and practice. The conference will continue to reimagine the impact of career development on education, the economy and social justice as pandemic recovery unfolds.

The experience

Whether you are part of the in-person or virtual conference, you will be able to access:

  • 150+ sessions both live and on-demand
  • Presenters from across Canada and around the globe
  • Recordings that are available for six months
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exhibitor Showcase

Introducing a BONUS ​virtual conference day, Cannexus Reflections on Feb. 4. Scheduled to take place just over a week after the conference ends, all attendees both in-person and virtual, are invited to attend this day (included in your registration). The bonus day is intended to help you to reflect on what you heard and to facilitate you taking action.

In-person or virtual: Choose the option that best meets your needs!
Many of you have missed connecting face-to-face with colleagues. At the same time, we've all come to appreciate the convenience of virtual events. We are planning a hybrid program that makes the most of each format - with the in-person portion featuring consultation on big-picture themes of organizational, sectoral and economic change - and the virtual portion focusing on skill-building webinar and meeting-style presentations. There will also be intersection points throughout, with virtual and in-person attendees coming together. 

Special pricing

In light of ongoing financial constraints, this instalment of Cannexus will continue to offer special Gratitude rates plus deep discounts for groups, students and members of supporting organizations.

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 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