Employment counsellors offer assistance, advice and information to worker clients on all aspects of employment search and career planning. They also provide advice and information to employer clients regarding human resource and employment issues.
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Employment counsellors mainly work for federal and provincial governments, but are also employed by large organizations and private employment service agencies.
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 1,020
Employment counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
Key aspects of the work in this occupation:
Source: 2016 Census
People in this occupation require:
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Progression to supervisory positions is possible through experience.
Movement to positions in personnel or training is possible.
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