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Canadian Work Preference Inventory

Human Resources Development Canada


The CWPI is a self-report inventory that measures a respondent's career interests and preferred working styles. Results provide valuable information for young people trying to select a career, employed people seeking an alternate career that matches their interests and skills, and unemployed people seeking to identify types of work that they would find rewarding.

Please note this test is only available in Canada.

How to Use the Assessment
The CWPI is easy-to-use. The test taker is given a form containing 50 statements of various work-related preferences. Using a 5-point scale, the test taker marks the forms how much the statements apply to them. Once completed, the counsellor then scores and profiles using MHS Quikscore™ Form.
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  • Objective
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Human Resources Development Canada

Age Range 18 and older

Administration Time15–20 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored