Skills Employment Counsellor near Toronto (ON)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an employment counsellor in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Employment counsellors (NOC 41321).


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

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Counselling and Nurturing
Communication Help - Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Professional Communicating
  • Teaching and Training
  • Negotiating and Adjudicating
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Writing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
  • Researching and Investigating
  • Projecting Outcomes
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising
  • Evaluating


Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Psychology
Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Therapy and Counselling
Labour Market Information Survey
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