Program Description

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Working in a variety of settings, career practitioners work to provide support to individuals in need of employment, career advancement and training guidance.

Career development has become a unique specialty that continues to evolve alongside economic and labour market changes. This program will interest individuals with experience in career development who wish to enhance their skills, and those in human service areas wishing to add these competencies to their employment profile. If you currently work in Education, Human Resources, Social Services, and Career Information Centres, Recruitment Firms, Employment Agencies, Rehabilitation and Multicultural Settings, you should find this program valuable.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about the Labour Market and National Occupational Codes
  • Develop your counseling skills to assist individuals to achieve their dream jobs or careers
  • Discover career development and digital resources to enhance your referrals
  • Build your tools and techniques in resume development and career counseling
  • Enhance your proficiencies and practice your individual and group facilitation skills
  • Learn new measurement and assessment tools

Continuing Education students usually complete this program in two to four years.

Courses in this program cost approximately $300 each. Textbooks are extra.

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Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You must apply, and be accepted, to this program prior to registering for courses.

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Intakes are available in the Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (May).

A degree or diploma in a related area is recommended.

Please complete the application page and include either a copy of online course marks or a digital transcript to receive a conditional offer.

Original, official transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution) must be submitted in order to receive an official, and final, offer for the program.

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Academic Opportunities

Mohawk Pathways offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies. Students that graduate from any of the following programs are eligible to enroll in the Career Consultant program:

View the pathways map (PDF) which shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices. Equivalences and/or course exemptions may apply. Prerequisite courses and/or minimum averages may be required.

Industries of Employment

  • Employment Ontario Services Providers/Agencies
  • Human Resource departments
  • Counselling or career counselling professions
  • Educational institutions
  • Recruitment firms
  • Social services organizations
  • Employment agencies
  • WSIB and Rehabilitation services

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

9 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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