Employment counsellors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4156  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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.

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

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for employment counsellors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $29,636
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $53,888
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $50,301
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $51,408
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for employment counsellors.

Gender Median Income
Male $51,408
Female $48,361
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (8 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for employment counsellors.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$75,000.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$46,838.21
Average
$49,961.00
Median
$52,318.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for employment counsellors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 50
25 to 34 years 120
35 to 44 years 190
45 to 54 years 185
55 to 64 years 100
65 to 74 years 25
75 years and over 10
Total 670
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for employment counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 235
Part Time 440
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for employment counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 180
Female 495
Total 670
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for employment counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 605
Self Employed 75
Total 670
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for employment counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 650
Unemployed 25
Total 670
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for employment counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 75
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 190
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 385
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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