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Career counsellor

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A career counsellor provides counselling in educational, career and personal domains. A career counsellor assists individuals to achieve greater self-awareness, develop a life/work direction, increase understanding of learning and work opportunities and become self-directed in managing learning, work and transitions. Career counsellors have a unique scope of practice and specialized counselling competencies–they are fully competent career development practitioners and also fully competent counsellors.


Canada Career Information Partnership. A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping parents explore the role of coach and ally. 2006. Online: (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. “Who are Counsellors?” Online: (Retrieved on August 13, 2014)

Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners. Glossary of Career Development Terms. 2012. Online: (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)

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