Employment counsellors

Employment counsellors

NOC
4156

Provide information and assist job seekers with employment searches and career planning. They may also inform and advise employers on human resources and employment issues.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

27
 

Median Hourly Wage

$26.00
$19.23
Low
$37.00
High

Median Salary

$47,611
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

301
 

% Working Full Time

91%
 

% Working Full Year

81%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Employment counsellors and career development practitioners perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • career counsellor (except education)
  • career development counsellor
  • employment counsellor
  • outplacement counsellor
  • relocation consultant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • 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''.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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74.7%
Female
25.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
19.0%
25-34
36.2%
35-44
25.9%
45-54
15.5%
55-64
3.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
5.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
69.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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46.6%
Public administration
19.0%
Health care and social assistance
15.5%
Educational services
19.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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32.80%
Northeast
21.30%
Southeast
13.10%
Southwest
24.60%
Central
8.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$51,670
Northeast
$52,077
Southeast
$35,037
Southwest
$38,586
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$47,611

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$54,907

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$47,611

Newfoundland

$57,667

Prince Edward Island

$38,609

Nova Scotia

$39,109

Canada

$43,634
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

27
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

28
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

91
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

96