What is Career Counselling?

Career Counselling is a series of one-on-one sessions with a career counsellor with the goal of making a decision about which career to pursue. During your sessions, you will explore your interests, values, strengths, and personality, and engage in career research in order to identify suitable career options. Once a new career path or transition has been determined, your Counsellor will support you in implementing a plan to move forward.

Please note, this is a general overview of the process. Our services are always tailored to your unique situation and are adapted and customized to meet your individual needs.

What is Career Coaching?

Career Coaching provides support and guidance for individuals facing challenges in their career or current work environment. At Canada Career Counselling, the Career Coaching we provide is Psychotherapy specifically related to concerns affecting you at work.

The goal of our support is to help you develop effective strategies to address and overcome your concern so you can feel confident and fulfilled at work. Clients typically book 4 or more coaching sessions to work through their challenge, many engage in ongoing coaching to support them.

Please note, this is a general overview of the process. Our services are always tailored to your unique situation and are adapted and customized to meet your individual needs.

What is Career Advising?

Career Advising is a service for individuals who are clear about the career path they want to pursue, and are seeking support to gain employment. Common areas of focus include practical tools and strategies for navigating your career effectively, including job search strategy, personal brand work, networking, interview skills, etc. Career Advising involves one-on-one sessions with a Career Advisor (not a Psychologist), and can sometimes involve your Advisor preparing personal branding documents (resume, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, etc.) outside of sessions.

Clients typically book from 1 to 6 sessions depending on their advising needs.

What days/times can I book a session?

We offer daytime and evening appointments, 8am to 8pm EST, Monday to Friday. Our practitioners each have unique schedules and availability. Our administrative team can help you connect with a practitioner whose schedule best meets your needs and/or share a specific practitioner’s schedule with you, upon request.

How long is each session?

Career Counselling and Career Coaching sessions are scheduled for one hour. You will spend 50 minutes with your counsellor and the final 10 minutes are used for discussing next steps, and scheduling your next session.

Career Advising sessions are typically scheduled for one hour, and in certain situations may be scheduled for 90 minutes.

What is the cost of each session?

Our hourly counselling and coaching rate varies depending on the counsellor you work with. This does not include a one-time fee for a testing and materials package (if applicable). Our hourly career advising rate is between $200 – $220 (plus applicable taxes). Our practitioners can provide more information during a complimentary consultation call.

How many sessions should I attend?

The number of sessions you will require to meet your goals varies by each individual. Your counsellor may be able to provide an estimate during your consultation call.

Clients typically book 6-8 sessions at a minimum to receive the full benefit from the career counselling program.

Are sessions covered under extended health care plans?

Our Career Counselling and Career Coaching services are Psychotherapy, which is typically covered (or partly covered) by extended health care plans/benefits.

To confirm if you have coverage and to determine the amount of coverage you have, please contact your extended health plan provider directly. You can inquire about your coverage for “Registered Psychologist,” “Psychotherapist,” “Counselling Therapist,” “Clinical Counsellor,” “Psychotherapy,” or “Counselling.”

While these services are often reimbursed by extended health plans, we do not directly bill health plan providers.

Our Career Advisors are experienced practitioners but are not Registered Psychologists or Psychotherapists, and therefore services are not covered under extended health care plans. If your employer offers a lifestyle spending allowance or similar, you may be able to have services covered.