Skills Academic Counsellor near Toronto (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "academic counsellor" was moved from the group Educational counsellors (NOC 4033) to the group Educational counsellors (NOC 41320).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an academic counsellor in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Educational counsellors (NOC 41320).


  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • Counsel students regarding educational, career or vocational issues
  • Counsel students regarding personal and social issues
  • Consult with teachers, parents, administrators and community agencies
  • Co-ordinate the provision of counselling and information services to students, parents and teachers
  • Administer and interpret standardized intelligence, aptitude and interest tests
  • Refer students to other specialized services when required
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • Develop guidance and counselling programs
  • Arrange for recruitment of graduating students by employers
  • Supervise peer counselling programs
  • Supervise field experience for graduate students in clinical and counselling areas
  • Visit colleges and secondary schools to provide academic information to prospective students, their parents and educational institutions
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Planning
    • Analyzing Information
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Management Help -
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information


  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training Help -
    • Teaching and Instruction
  • Health Services Help -
    • Therapy and Counselling
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