There are many factors to consider when it comes time to find their way, such as values, interests, abilities, etc. For young new arrivals, other determinants can also be considered, such as the socio-economic and educational situation before and after migration, parents’ educational aspirations for them, support strategies, country of origin, etc.
In this context, it is important and justified for the parent and child to consult a guidance counsellor to discuss concerns about the student’s educational choices.
Note that for youth aged 14 years and over, the guidance counsellor must respect the confidential nature of information obtained in their professional practice. However, parents can express concerns and their need for information to the counsellor, who will make sure to answer the questions while respecting the confidential aspect of the meetings with the student.