CPAC is seeking a Mentorship Employment Counsellor

Job TitleMentorship Program Employment CounsellorDepartmentProgram
Location4150 Finch Avenue East, TorontoTravel RequiredNo
Level/Salary RangeCommensurate with ExperiencePosition TypeFull-time Contract with opportunity to become permanent

Company Information

CPAC (formerly Chinese Professionals Association of Canada) is a service provider as well as a membership organization with 30,000 members of cross-cultural backgrounds. It has advocated for and served the community of internationally trained professionals and tradespeople for three decades, primarily by helping them obtain registration/licensure, find employment, advance careers and develop leadership skills.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the program manager, the employment counsellor is responsible for assisting in the delivery of CPAC’s mentorship program, providing support to the leadership training program, profession specific activities and other career development initiatives. Working with the program team, the incumbent will coordinate the employment services delivery of these programs, including planning, promotion, recruitment, delivery and reporting. The employment counsellor will also provide support for career development related conferences, job fairs and other events and initiatives. This is a contract position for a year, with opportunity to become permanent.


  • Promote CPAC mentorship program and leadership program
  • Conduct intake and recruit participants for programs
  • Develop resources and recruit mentors, speakers and instructors
  • Provide orientation and training to mentors and mentees
  • Match mentors and mentees based on their background, interests and needs
  • Follow up and provide on-going support for mentor/mentee activities
  • Plan and deliver job search and employment skills workshops
  • Provide one-on-one counselling to participants
  • Develop employment and placement opportunities for participants
  • Conduct program evaluation and prepare program reports
  • Support annual job fair and other career development events and projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in career service or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience in career services, mentorship and/or leadership training programs
  • Experiences in membership service, stakeholder engagement and event management are assets
  • Strong conceptualization, planning, organization and coordination abilities
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Goal oriented, outgoing personality and a self-starter
  • Must have strong work ethics
  • Proven ability to work efficiently with diverse clients including immigrant professionals, new college/university graduates and newcomer youth
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, able to work well with minimal supervision

To Apply

Please forward your resume & cover letter to  by August 31, 2023. Please mention Mentorship Program Employment Counsellor on the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interests. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.