Skills Academic Counsellor near Toronto (ON)

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


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