Canadian Vocational Association


CVA/ACFP Recruitments

Executive Director

The CVA is seeking a leader who will further grow the CVA as a self sustaining, not-for-profit national organization with strong international links.(re-advertisement)

Currently, the position would require a self-starting individual working part time with a current staff of three, all working part-time from home offices.

Our preferred candidate, a Canadian citizen, would be a retired or soon to be retired management or academic executive, motivated by the CVA mandate, challenge and cognizant of the organization’s limited resources.

If you see yourself as an experienced organization builder, a communicator and a person who wants to be a major voice for competency-based and DACUM training, the complete CVA Executive Director Job Description, List of Qualifications and Employment Terms and Conditions can be viewed here.

Administrative Officer

The CVA is seeking an experienced Administrative Officer (Canadian national only) able to communicate verbally and in writing in both Canada’s official languages. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and will support the completion of the CVA’s mandates and objectives.

Currently, the position requires a self-starting individual working part-time from a home office.

Our preferred candidate would be a retired or about to be retired executive assistant or administrative officer motivated by the CVA mandates, challenges and cognizant of the organization’s limited resources.

The complete job description and requirements can be viewed here.

If you are interested in one of these positions, you are required to forward the following documents by email to Pierre Morin, President of the CVA (
– A letter (not to exceed 400 words) highlighting the considerations that make your candidacy particularly appealing and relevant;
– Your curriculum vitae.N.B.: Between finalists equally complying with the employment requirements set by the CVA, the CVA Board will favor a candidate who can communicate adequately in Canada’s two official languages. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


APEX SYMPOSIUM, Ottawa, May 29 and 30, 2018


The Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) announces the 2018 edition of its premier learning conference, under the theme of  “Leadership Symposium: Innovative, Mindful and Inclusive”. The Symposium will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on May 29 and 30, 2018.  Registrations are opened.

Co-chaired by Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, and Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the comprehensive program will offer a range of high-calibre guest speakers. Speakers will address the latest developments in global human capital trends and the future of work, disruptive innovation, the concept of mindful leadership, recruiting top talent, diversity and inclusion, positioning Canada in the world, the role of science, and finally leadership and indigenous community affairs. The Clerk of the Privy Council will also deliver a speech, which will be followed by our APEX Awards of Excellence presentation. Michael Whittaker, Chair of the APEX Board of Directors, and Michel G. Vermette, APEX CEO,  invite you to register now.


The Canadian Vocational Association
March Newsletter


The CVA/ACFP congratulates Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ
who has successfully completed the Canadian Vocational Association (CVA) 
DACUM Analysis Facilitator International Certification Program

Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ is the Deputy of the Training Centre for Advanced Management at the  Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, which is funded by the Vietnam Skill for Employment Project of Global Affairs Canada (VSEP/GAC).

To become a CVA certified DACUM Analysis Facilitator, Nguyễn had to satisfy the following requirements:
– successful completion of the CVA DACUM Analysis Facilitator Training Module, or an equivalent training;
– facilitation of a minimum of three occupational analyses using the DACUM methodology, each to be submitted for a formal review by the CVA’s DACUM Analysis Evaluation Committee
– formal reviews confirming that a minimum of three analyses complied with the DACUM quality standards as set by the CVA.
Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ is now registered in the CVA CERTIFIED DACUM ANALYSIS FACILITATOR international directory.
Nguyễn’s biography 

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