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Employment counsellors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4156

Employment counsellors and career development practitioners provide assistance and information to job seeker clients on all aspects of employment search and career planning. They also provide advice and information to employer clients regarding employment issues and human resources. Employment counsellors and career development practitioners are employed by human resource departments of establishments, employment service organizations, consulting firms, correctional facilities and by federal and provincial governments. Supervisors of employment counsellors are included in this unit group.

Job Duties for Employment counsellors

  • Interview clients to obtain employment history, educational background and career goals
  • Identify barriers to employment and assist clients with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing résumés and preparing for job interviews
  • Assess need for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid or further training and refer clients to the appropriate services
  • Provide established workers with information and strategies for maintaining a job or moving within an organization, dealing with job dissatisfaction, making mid-career changes and adjusting to workplace transitions
  • Collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information
  • Advise employers on human resource and other employment-related issues
  • Provide consulting services to community groups and agencies, businesses, industry and other organizations involved in providing community-based career planning support or resources
  • May administer and interpret tests designed to determine the interests, aptitudes and abilities of clients.

Working Conditions for Employment counsellors

Work is performed in a typical office environment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aboriginal Employment Developer
  • Aboriginal Employment Officer
  • Aboriginal Employment Worker
  • Career Coach
  • Career Counsellor (except Education)
  • Career Development Counsellor
  • Career Development Facilitator
  • Career Development Practitioner
  • Career Group Facilitator
  • Career Resource Centre Co-ordinator
  • Employment Assistance Officer
  • Employment Consultant
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Employment Counsellor - Government Services
  • Employment Group Counsellor
  • Employment Outreach Counsellor
  • Employment Outreach Program Co-ordinator
  • Employment Outreach Program Counsellor
  • Employment Services Assessment Officer
  • Employment Services Group Counsellor
  • Employment Services Officer
  • Job Counsellor
  • Job Counsellor - Government Services
  • Job Search Trainer
  • Labour Market Information Consultant
  • Outplacement Consultant
  • Outplacement Counsellor
  • Relocation Consultant
  • Relocation Counsellor
  • Workforce Adjustment Officer
  • Workforce Development Officer
  • Career Counsellor (except Education)
  • Career Development Counsellor
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Outplacement Counsellor
  • Relocation Consultant
  • Aboriginal Employment Developer
  • Employment Consultant
  • Relocation Counsellor
  • Workforce Development Officer