Educational counsellors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4033  ยท  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 $27,348
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $45,942
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $60,919
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $55,474
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 Gender

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

Gender Median Income
Male $55,474
Female $16,316
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 40
25 to 34 years 145
35 to 44 years 105
45 to 54 years 135
55 to 64 years 65
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 0
Total 510
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 255
Part Time 270
Total 535
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 Gender

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

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 80
Female 425
Total 520
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 500
Self Employed 20
Total 510
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 490
Unemployed 25
Total 510
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 70
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 80
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 370
Total 535
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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