Toronto #1 Outplacement Services, Outplacement Counselling & Career Transition Services


TORONTO'S PREMIER
OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES

Empower Your Exiting Staff with 100% Personalized
Career Coaching, Resume Writing and Support

"Hi I'm Shirin Khamisa, aFounder & Practice Leader at Careers by Design, my goal is to ensure your exiting staff make a smooth and stress-free transition."

There are plenty of providers out there so why choose us? 

1) We're focused on success.  Exiting staff need support. Why take on any further risk? We have over 300 5-star Google reviews from professionals across Canada who have invested into our services with their own hard earned cash.

Thats a testament to how hard we work to ensure your staff are taken care of.

2) Our coaching team specializes in stress management & resilience training so you can rest easy that your staff will be taken care of during the very uncertain and stressful time of job loss.  

3) Fast responses!  I'm the Founder and run the organization and I am here to support you every step of the way.  We're nimble enough that you'll get fast quick responses but large enough to cover all the career support you anticipate for your staff.

4) We have a
large suite of services including support with job search, interview coaching, career transition planning and professional marketing and branding documents like resumes, professional LinkedIn and online footprint support, executive bios and one-pagers.

5) We've been in business
for 18+ years and have helped thousands of individuals across US & Canada meet and exceed their career goals.  

We're not like the big outplacement companies - we act quickly, we provide highly personalized 1-on-1 attention (or group coaching if that works better for you), all of our coaches have 20+ years experience, we're more affordable and we adhere to the highest credentialed coaching standards.

Contact us today to find out more or get a quick quote on any of our services. 

Shirin Khamisa

Shirin Khamisa Founder Careers by Design

Shirin Khamisa B.A. B.Ed.
Founder & Practice Leader
Careers by Design
1.888.977.6284

"Careers By Design customized a presentation on resume writing and interview skills for healthcare professionals entering practice or looking for a change.

The team was very professional, did their research, and provided a great service!

I highly recommend working with Shirin and the team at Careers By Design."

AUDREY MCNEILL  // Manager, Continuing Professional Development, Sonography Canada

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Why Choose Us?

Friendly, Affordable & 100% Customizable.

With the highest Google review rankings for career coaching across Canada, we're focused and committed to customer service.

All our coaching is 100% customized to the needs of your client.  This means that your exiting staff choose all the services they need and nothing more.

They will feel completely in control because they are and that feeling will help them appreciate the service you provided to them and boost your reputation.

1 on 1 Coaching with Canada's Leaders.

All our coaching is 1 on 1, confidential and highly personalized, either in-person or virtual through Zoom video-conferencing.  

This allows us to serve your exiting staff no matter where they're located and at more affordable rates.  

Also, your exiting staff will appreciate having trained career counsellors (with a speciality in stress management) speak with them during this highly stressful time of transition.

Easy to Understand Services.

Our service offering is simple.  We offer packages of 1-on-1 coaching sessions with our career, leadership or executive coaches.

We also offer expert copywriting and personal branding packages with our experienced copywriters.

We can offer one or a combination of both of these services for your exiting staff.
 

Client Success

We're proud to have over 300+ 5-star Google Reviews - 
the highest of any career services company in Canada.

Rob Arnott
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Rob Arnott

Chief Operating Officer

"This boosted my confidence! 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."

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Brad Keenan
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Brad Keenan

Executive Director

"I came to Careers by Design specifically for a writer to assist with my resume as part of my job search. Through that process, I realized I wanted to get a third party to give me objective feedback on how I showed up in an interview. Careers by Design put me in touch with Jeanet, which is one of the best career moves I ever made. Jeanet gets it. Jeanet's mock interview's helped me master answering questions that I previously was not confident in my responses. Jeanet's incredible expertise in career strategy and as a life coach was very beneficial. I know our paths will cross again in the future, and I very much look forward to it."

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Maureen Shields
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Maureen Shields

Information Entrepreneur and Coach

"I would highly recommend coaching with Careers by Design. They are a highly professional coaching team that sincerely cares about their clients’ success. Lee provided a well-structured approach to exploring my values, passions and skills. The HeartMath tools, a series of self-discovery exercises, and regular meetings (including Lee's thoughtful questions and accountability requests) helped me discover the career path that was right for me. And the steps necessary to get there. The coaching has also given me more confidence and resilience, after all, career success is a lifelong journey. Lee is an experienced and thoughtful career coach. I would recommend coaching with Lee without reservation."

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Andrew Mushore LLM
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Andrew Mushore LLM

Senior Consultant, Interim Management & Executive Search

"Tami took on the task of assisting me with a revamped resume and LinkedIn profile. After an intake call, Tami very quickly turned around a draft for review. I am an executive in transition and had lost touch with resume writing and LinkedIn presence. The quality of her work, and the way she was able to capture and convey the best parts of my experience was amazing. She has set the standard. I recommend her to all my colleagues! Thank you Tami!"

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Rodolfo Rivas Molina
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Rodolfo Rivas Molina

Senior Relationship Manager | TD Bank

"Tami helped me upon my arrival to Canada as a foreign trained professional. She crafted my resume to reflect my career story in a way that leveraged my transferable skills and quantifiable achievements, resulting in a successful career reintegration in Canada. She was committed, not only to creating top-notch marketing materials, but to coaching me in cross-cultural awareness, business communication, and the importance of networking. In each of my many interactions with Tami, she demonstrated that beyond her expert knowledge and her high standards of excellence, she cares about her clients’ success."

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Patrick Abram
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Patrick Abram

Sales & Business Development Manager

"Phenomenal service. Within 24 hours of using my updated resume I had 2 interviews with top companies in my field booked. Two weeks later and I’m evaluating offers from BOTH companies. Very well written resume and cover letter, and very quick service."

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Vanessa Cinesi
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Vanessa Cinesi

Sales Systems & Operations Lead

"What prompted me to choose Careers by Design was their holistic approach to coaching and the mind & heart integration framework they offer, which for me is critical to achieving sustainable and fulfilling results. I have had the pleasure to work with Pat Parisi on a career transition and she was instrumental in helping me gain more clarity around my strengths and values, which allowed me to define the type of work I wanted to pursue going forward. I felt a great connection with Pat! Our conversations were all online, with me being based in Vancouver-BC and her in Waterloo-ON, which worked extremely with my irregular schedule. With her bright, warm, empathetic and calm demeanour she was able to guide me back to realignment with my purpose when I started to wobble in my decision, and this has made all the difference! Pat has been that illuminating, steady light that you need access to when going through a period of transition, and for that I am forever thankful! I have recently accepted a job offer in a new industry that I am extremely excited about and I am truly grateful for Pat's support along the way. I would definitely recommend Pat and Careers by Design to anyone looking for meaningful career coaching, despite your location!"

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William Oliver
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William Oliver

President & General Manager

"Working with Careers by Design was excellent. they were able to take my experiences and successes and translate them on to my resume effectively. Overall, a great experience!"

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Meet Our Professional Career Coaching & Writing Team

Our team of senior, professional career coaches and resume writers are ready to serve your company's needs.  

Get Our Brochure (PDF)

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Outplacement & Career Transition Services Brochure
  • Learn more about our career transition and job search services.
  • Why choose us? What makes us more successful than others?
  • Learn more about our 'Connect Head & Heart Approach' which has worked for thousands across the world.

Some of Our Happy Clients

We've worked with many Fortune 500 companies across US & Canada.


Riocan one of our outplacement clients
Motorola solutions one of our outplacment clients
omnivex one of our outplacement clients
Eska one of our outplacement clients

Our Toronto Offices

Our Toronto in-person locations serve clients across all areas of the Greater Toronto Area,
including Downtown Toronto, North York, East York, Scarborough & Etobicoke.

Address: 65 Lillian St, Toronto, Ontario M4S 0A1
Telephone: 416-519-8408

Address: 1200 Bay St, Suite#202 Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J2
Telephone: 416-519-8408

WHAT ARE OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES?

Redundancy is an inevitable part of doing business in today’s volatile economy.

Outplacement services play a vital role in lessening the blow felt by both parties when it’s time to part company.


Outplacement agencies help laid off employees better acquaint themselves with the job market. They can also assist anyone exiting make a smooth transition to a new career.


These career management services are generally paid for by the employer. Along with severance pay and the usual benefits, outplacement is an increasingly common component of modern severance packages.


Outplacement services are beneficial not only to employees leaving the company but also to the organization itself.

Outplacement Services:
Benefits to the Employee

There are many areas in which career transition services are useful for laid off employees.

Here are some of the main ways the best outplacement agencies work with employees:



  • Give general career guidance
  • Enhance job search skills
  • Hone interview techniques
  • Help with resume writing
  • Assist with network development

Outplacement Services:
Benefits to the Employer

It’s not just the outgoing employee that can reap the rewards of an outplacement service.

Organizations can expect to experience:

  • A well maintained brand and a reputation for caring
  • Better morale among existing employees
  • Reduction in workplace stress
  • Increased productivity
  • Minimized liability for compensation payments

With sessions lasting anywhere from a few months to a year or more, career transition services ensure everyone can make a smooth shift with the minimum of disruption.

WHY CHOOSE OUR OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES & CAREER TRANSITION SERVICES?

There are many sound reasons to choose our outplacement and career transition services.

We’ve been a leader in the career development space for over a decade.

Before we outline why you should choose Careers by Design, it’s worth mentioning our unique selling point.

Our core purpose is to help Connect Head & Heart.

We want your employees to Feel Better, Do Better & Get What They Want, Faster.

We’d like your organization to benefit, too.

So, what are our strengths, and how can that help you and your exiting employees?

  • Experience: We’ve been in outplacement for over 14 years now and bring all that experience to bear on your organization. Our positive and holistic approach can bring about enduring change. It’s the opposite of a quick fix.

  • Highly Qualified Coaching Team: Our team of carefully chosen and fully qualified career coaches are a breath of fresh air in a largely unregulated industry. Each of our practitioners is hand-picked and has dealt with hundreds of satisfied clients.

  • Career Transition Services With a Twist: The majority of outplacement services deal with nothing more than general counseling, generic resume advice and a bit of brushing up on job skills. We tackle all of these areas in depth, and with extreme efficiency. We also do far, far more. Resilience training is personalized and we focus on stress management and productivity as well as emotional support. Put simply, we offer an overall package unrivalled by our competitors.

  • Evidence-Based Approach: The resilience training we provide is underpinned by HeartMath methodology. HeartMath tools are used by top-tier companies worldwide seeking to reduce stress and make the workplace more productive. All our assessment tools have a proven track record. Not only do we champion industry best practice, we also innovatively employ what works in related fields.

  • Limit Your Exposure and Maintain Your Brand Name: By using our outplacement services, you can fully protect your brand while also mitigating any risk from lawsuits or generally disgruntled laid off employees.

  • Save Money: Last but by no means least, our small boutique agency can help save you money. At a time when you’re making redundancies, this is more important than ever. With our responsive and agile team at the helm, you get the advantage of specialists in the field without paying for the overheads of a bloated organization.