Job Developer/Employment Counsellor, CPAC

Job Title: Job Developer/Employment Counsellor

Department: Program

Location: 4150 Finch Avenue East, Toronto (Finch & Midland)

Travel Required: No

Level/Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Position Type: Contract full-time, 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 Description

Job Summary:

Reporting to the program manager, the job developer/employment counsellor is responsible for building partnership with employers to create work placement and employment opportunities for participants of CPAC’s pre-apprenticeship programs. The incumbent will also work with program participants to prepare them for placement/employment through job readiness training and one-on-one counselling. Working with the program team and external partners, the JD/EC will assist in promoting CPAC’s services and programs, recruiting program participants and providing support to the delivery of training activities.


  • Research on labour market trend and sectoral employer hiring needs
  • Reach out to employers and secure work placement/apprenticeship employment opportunities
  • Work with employers and participants in training plan development and execution
  • Monitor work placement progress and provide support to participants and/or employers whenever a need is identified
  • Deliver training workshops to program participants on job search strategies and lead development, resuming/cover letter writing and interview skills
  • Provide one-on-one counseling on marketing tool development, interview preparation, job search techniques and placement/employment preparation
  • Assist in promotion of CPAC’s programs to job seekers, employers and community agencies
  • Assist in screening and intake assessment of program applicants
  • Make referrals to other CPAC programs or partner agencies as needed
  • Liaise with training service providers and assist in the delivery of training activities
  • Maintain accurate documentation and provide statistical information as requested
  • Support career development conferences, job fairs and other career related events
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in career/employment counseling or equivalent
  • Experience in job development/employment counselling, preferably in skilled trades sectors
  • Sound knowledge of labour market trend, job search strategies and job development
  • Outgoing personality, strong initiative and relationship building skills with employers, and ability to successfully place clients with employers
  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse clients including youth and newcomers
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player and able to work with different personalities and working styles
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, and internet

To Apply

Please forward your resume & cover letter, with salary expectation, to by April 20, 2022.  We thank all candidates for their interests. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.