Educational counsellors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4033  ·  Browse All Occupations

Educational counsellors advise current and prospective students on educational issues, career planning and personal development, and co-ordinate the provision of counselling services to students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff. They are employed by school boards and post-secondary educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Academic Adviser
  • Academic Counsellor
  • Academic Skills Counsellor
  • Career Counsellor - Education
  • College Counsellor
  • Co-op Officer
  • Co-op Officer - Schools
  • Co-op Placement Officer - School
  • Co-op Program Co-ordinator - School
  • Counselling Intern
  • Counsellor For Aboriginal Students
  • Education Officer
  • Educational Counsellor
  • Educational Guidance Director
  • First Nations Counsellor - Education
  • First Nations Studies Program Academic Adviser
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Guidance Service Head
  • Independent Or Applied Studies Officer
  • International Student Adviser
  • Learning And Study Skills Specialist
  • Personal Academic Counsellor
  • Personal Counsellor - Education
  • School Adjustment Officer
  • School Counsellor
  • School Guidance Department Head
  • Student Affairs And Employment Officer
  • Student Counsellor
  • Student Employment Services Co-ordinator
  • Student Services Counsellor
  • University Counsellor
  • Vocational Counsellor - Education
  • Academic Counsellor
  • Career Counsellor - Education
  • School Counsellor
  • Student Services Counsellor
  • Co-op Officer
  • Student Employment Services Co-ordinator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for educational counsellors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $55,765
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $52,886
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for educational counsellors.

Sex Median Income
Male $52,921
Female $59,173
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for educational counsellors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 25
25 to 34 years 20
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 50
55 to 64 years 35
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 155
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 130
Part Time 80
Total 210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 55
Female 150
Total 205
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 160
Self Employed 0
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 155
Unemployed 10
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for educational counsellors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 25
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 140
Total 205
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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