About the Career
Whether supporting someone through a challenging time, motivating them to achieve their goals, or guiding them to personal insights, a counsellor helps others to change their own lives. This program will enhance your existing skill set and expertise in careers that work with people, such as: human resources; career counselling; customer service; and health care professionals.
Our graduates meet the requirements for registration with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) and the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). As candidate members of either association, our graduates can work as counsellors under supervision, while pursuing a Registered Professional Counsellor or Registered Therapeutic Counsellor designation.
With either designation, our graduates may find employment in:
- Employee assistance programs (EAP)
- Private practice
- Health and wellness clinics
- Treatment centres
- Not-for-profits organizations
Many of our grads begin their careers working in the human service sector supporting individuals with mental health, addictions, and housing challenges, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Our grads also provide employment assistance, assistance to new immigrants, and support to women and children. Some of our grads work in private practice shortly after graduation and for most, private practice is their long-term goal.