Careers by Design - Mississauga Office
Career counselling, career coaching & life coaching conveniently located in central Mississauga near the Square One shopping centre. Serving clients across all areas of West GTA & Southwestern Ontario, including Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton and Etobicoke.
Pat sees clients in-person from her comfortable, confidential & professional office in Mississauga, Ontario.
Pat also coaches many clients across Canada and internationally using Skype video conferencing or phone.
Pat also sees clients from her home office in Kitchener Waterloo if that is more convenient for you.
55 Village Centre Place
Hurontario & Rathburn Rd E.
Pat is available on Thursdays to see clients in-person at this office.
See our Online Booking Tool for real time availability and to secure your appointment time.
All coaching is by appointment only.
From Highway 401, take Hurontario South exit.
Turn left on Rathburn Rd E, then left again onto Sherwoodtowne Blvd and then right onto Village Centre Place.
Parking is free and located right beside the building.
20 mins from Oakville.
30 mins from Hamilton.
20 mins from Milton.
20 mins from Brampton
When you arrive for your appointment, please go up the stairs to the reception desk.
Pat's office is through the doors immediately opposite the reception desk.
Please have a seat in the waiting chairs as it is likely that Pat will be with a client. Pat will come out and greet you at your appointment time.
Our office is a short walk from the Square One GO station (shopping centre).
Walk east on Rathburn and cross Hurontario St.
Turn left onto Sherwoodtowne Blvd and then right onto Village Centre Ct and left onto Village Centre Place.
I would highly reccomend Pat as a career counsellor. In just 4 sessions she helped me take a step back to discover my interests and work values and then take a step forward to help me better navigate networking and interviewing opportunities. She gave some extremely valuable suggestions and tips that were very beneficial in landing my first job! While her career expertise is definately her big strength, her very caring, calm and reflective personality is perfectly matched with her strong critical thinking, problem solving, and motivational skills and this should be definately noted as well. Discovering your passion and finding a job is stressful these days and she helped me every step of the way!
Pat Parisi was instrumental in helping me to uncover what my ultimate career aspirations were and so much more. Through methodical, rigorous coaching and a holistic approach, she helped me to re-define and clarify my personal definition of “dream career,” and ultimately, to live it.
With her years of experience and intuitive savvy, she was an integral part of shifting my linear outlook of what success looked like. She has given me the life-long gift of better decision-making skills, confidence to pursue what I’m passionate about, and the strategic tools to make it all happen.
Her methodology goes to the core of each individual, and extends beyond career counselling. I’m eternally grateful for the fundamental changes, and have applied so much of this to the rest of my life. Thank you Pat, for your wisdom, patience and authenticity. I couldn’t have done it without you!
I wanted to make a career change. I've already had many years of experience and didn't want to start at the bottom again. A friend recommended Careers by Design to me.
Coaching helped me to see how my skills could be used in a job that was much better suited to me in the same field. It made me realize that I had many more options than I thought. To enjoy work again, I didn't have to make a big change like I thought I would.
Using this service was a great experience for me. It made me feel more positive and much better about what I had to offer.
My coach was part career expert, part mentor, part counselor and ended up being a caring friend.
I have known Pat Parisi since 2003. Pat has been a great mentor to me. I very much enjoy working with her. Pat has helped me to advance my career and also helped me with my personal relationships. I find her extremely knowledgeable, professional, attentive, kind and a great listener.
I would highly recommend her services.
"I would definitely recommend Pat, as she delves into the deep parts of her clients, and honours both the emotional as well as the practical aspects, which I found to be very valuable. Her compassion, emotional intelligence and therapeutic/coaching mastery are a winning combination! They provided me with the tools and techniques to move my life in a new and productive direction." Laura Nashman
Are you in the Mississauga or West Greater Toronto area or are you thinking about a move? Read through this important area information we've gathered that might inspire you or give you some career ideas.
Mississauga is Canada's sixth-largest city, located in the Peel Regional Municipality of Ontario.
With a population of 713, 443 it is the largest suburban municipality in North America, and the second largest city in the Greater Toronto Area.
The city has worked hard to remain fiscally responsible, and has invested in new businesses, international investment, and entrepreneurs, generating thousands of jobs in the past 4 years. With its lower tax rates, and close proximity to Toronto and Pearson Airport, it has attracted people from all over Canada, and the world.
Key Industries in the Region:
Mississauga is home to more than 61,000 companies from diverse industries and includes 60 of Canada's Fortune 500. The largest industries are the manufacturing/warehouse sectors followed by retail and wholesale sectors.
The largest industries in Mississauga are: pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer, chemical and transportation parts and equipment industries.
The city predicts there will be a shift in the employment base away from traditional manufacturing and towards: light assembly, warehouse distribution, and general services.
There are a number of organizations that have helped startups in the region, including: Research, Innovation, Commercialization Centre for innovative technology, Entrepreneurs in Residence (entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs), and Innovation Idol: a showcase for startups to gain the public exposure needed to grow.
The life sciences is a growing industry in Mississauga and is the second largest in Canada.
The Canadian aerospace industry (including manufacturing and design, airlines and airport services) continues to grow in the region and contributes to the almost $29B this industry generates of Canada’s GDP.
Mississauga’s Food and Beverage sector is growing at a significantly faster rate than the rest of the surrounding Greater Toronto Area and employs over 40,000+.
Mississauga has many international companies within its borders, due to its proximity to both Toronto and Pearson Airport.
It also has a large financial industry with many banks as top employers.
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
City of Mississauga
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.
Loblaws Companies East
TD Bank Financial Group
Wal-Mart Stores Ltd.
The most in-demand jobs for the region include: professional services ( (that’s everything from an architect to a lawyer), agriculture/manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, media & technology, and financial services.