Employment counsellors and career development practitioners provide assistance and information to clients on all aspects of career planning and employment search. 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. (Adapted from the National Occupational Classification)
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A bachelor's degree or college diploma in employment counselling, career development or in a related field, such as human resources development, psychology, education or social services is required. A master's degree in counselling psychology or a related field such as educational psychology, developmental psychology or social work may be required. In Quebec, membership in a professional association is mandatory to use the title ''counsellor''. (NOC)
Increasingly, employers are looking for applicants who have a certificate, diploma or degree in career development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (alis)
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Date modified: July 16, 2018