Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer


Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer Level Certification recognition is an indicator of capacity that expands on the 11 Competency requirements, and incorporates on-the-job learning; an exploration of ethics, leadership, and communications; and a higher level of analysis and assessment of Aboriginal economic development theory and practice.

To earn your Professional designation, you must satisfy all the Professional Level requirements:

  1. Must have been granted the Technician Level Certification.
  2. Complete the Certification Interview Assessment.
  3. Complete the Professional Level Certification Application form.
  4. Submit a Cando Membership form and course fees.
  5. Sumbit your CV / Resume and biography.
  6. Demonstrate 5 years of work experience in Aboriginal economic development.
  7. Attend a combination of the following upon applying into the PAED certification (3 in total)
    1. Cando Conference
    2. Cando Professional Development Course
    3. Cando Accredited Course
  8. Submit all documents by mail, fax or email.

If you are interested in enrolling into the next Professional Development Course,
please contact Vanessa Tait, Cando Certification Coordinator at 1-800-463-9300 x 237 
or email: for more information.