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  • Find a career that fits you perfectly.  
  • Land the job you really want, with ease.
  • Get faster results with our 1-on-1 career and job coaching. 

​Available via Zoom video or in person in Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener Waterloo, Calgary or Vancouver.

Why trust us?  We are a team of heart-centred career planning professionals.
We've helped thousands of Canadians get More Happy Mondays -
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  • ​More than 13 years in business across Canada; committed to customer service.
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    and has appeared in over 100+ featured articles.
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A Message of Hope

from Shirin Khamisa, Founder & Practice Leader

"Having a career you feel good about is an important part of life.  Sadly, it's a common challenge that many people seeking career counselling face.

And, it can be hard to figure out ​your career goals while working full time or dealing with the challenge of unemployment.

For 13+ years,​ our career services have helped ​thousands of people across Canada feel better and thrive in their careers.

Our career coaching gets results for all ages, career stages & all industries.

You deserve a career you feel good about and a happier life!  
Together, let's make it happen!"

Shirin Khamisa & the Careers by Design Team


Services for Individuals

Looking for career guidance? ​Our career counsellors are available to you in-person
at one of our locations or online via Zoom video conferencing.

Services for ​Organizations

​We ​provide outplacement services to companies and groups across Canada. 

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Accelerate your success with our 1 hour Turning Point career coaching session.

Career Counselling & Coaching in our Turning Point session
  • ​​One-on-one expert career counselling with ​your choice of one of our highly qualified career coaches.
  • ​Get a personalized strategy for your unique situation. ​We work with all career stages ​and industries.
  • ​Available in-person at one of our four locations in Ontario (Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Kitchener Waterloo).
  • Or remotely via Zoom conferencing - perfect audiovisual quality, feels like you're in the same room, face to face.


Outside the Greater Toronto Area and Need Help?
Get Online Career Counselling & Coaching.

We​ coach clients across Canada every day! 
From Vancouver & Victoria through Calgary & Edmonton
all the way to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and all across the globe.

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Join 1000s of Canadians with More Happy Mondays.

Rob Arnott's Testimonial for Career coaching at Careers by Design

Rob Arnott

Chief Operating Officer
Paro Strategic Marketing
Toronto, Ontario

Rob Arnott is COO of Paro Strategic Marketing

"I highly recommend Careers by Design to anyone who wants to start feeling better now and have a career that really fits who they are."


"Participating in the More Happy Mondays career coaching program at Careers by Design gave me the tools to feel more positive and handle this stressful situation better.

All this boosted my confidence so I could take the next steps to get out of a difficult situation.


My coach helped me to explore my options and I decided on a new direction with confidence."

Amy Sullivan's Testimonial for Career Guidance and Advice from Careers by Design

Amy Sullivan

Marketing Coordinator
Edmonton, Alberta

"Coaching provided an invaluable third party soundboard, detached from my family and workmates, to truly help me evaluate my situation."


"I have worked with Careers by Design over the past 4 months, as I was in a career rut and questioning my choice of being a creative professional.

Coaching provided an invaluable third party soundboard, detached from my family and workmates, to truly help me evaluate my situation and the viability of staying put.

All told - it was by no means an easy journey - I had to take an honest look at myself, and evaluate what I was able to personally change. In the end, I got a $10,000 raise and a promotion!"

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