Employment counselling refers to a problem-solving process addressing one or more of the following domains: career/occupational decision-making, skill enhancement, job search and employment maintenance. With the support of an employment counsellor, clients set up an employment action plan with the goal of finding permanent, suitable employment. The purpose of employment counselling is to help clients improve their employability and self-sufficiency in the labour market.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division, “Employment Counselling.” Online: http://cmha.bc.ca/empl-svcs/define.php?ser=EMCN (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)
Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. Glossary of Career Development Terms. 2012. Online: http://career-dev-guidelines.org/career_dev/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Glossary-of-Terms-changes-from-CD-Chapter-re-counselling.pdf (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)
Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. “Employment Counselling.” Online: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.5095.Employment_Counselling.html (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)