Program description

Program Requirements


Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa.


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification


Occupations related to this program


Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

  • Aboriginal school teacher
  • Primary school teacher


Early childhood educators and assistants

  • Early childhood educator
  • Nursery school teacher
  • Day care teacher


Instructors of persons with disabilities

  • Braille teacher
  • Sign language instructor
  • Teacher of persons with disabilities


Employment counsellors

  • Aboriginal employment developer
  • Aboriginal employment officer
  • Aboriginal employment worker
  • Career counsellor
  • Career development counsellor
  • Relocation counsellor


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Teaching assistant
  • Research assistant


College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher


Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education program planner
  • Education science specialist
  • Language assessor
  • Languages co-ordinator
  • Teaching policy officer


Educational counsellors

  • Academic counsellor
  • First Nations counsellor
  • First Nations studies program academic adviser
  • Guidance counsellor


Government managers education policy development and program administration

  • Education director
  • Heritage languages program director
  • Learning programs director


School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

  • Aboriginal school principal
  • School board administrator


Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques
  • Centre de services scolaire des Draveurs
  • Centre de services scolaire des Portages-de-l'Outaouais
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est - CECCE
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario - CEPEO
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board - OCSB
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board - OCDSB
  • Western Québec School Board
  • Algoma District School Board
  • Education Quality and Accountability Office - EQAO
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Ministry of Education
  • Nelson Education
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Pearson Canada
  • Prairie Valley School Division - PVSD
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Ministère de l'Éducation
  • Chenelière Éducation
  • Pearson ERPI
  • Cree School Board
  • The School Board of Nunavik
  • Alberta Education
  • Anishinabek Educational Institute
  • BC Education
  • Brandon School Division
  • Footprints Recruiting
  • Manitoba Education
  • Music Workshop
  • Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
  • Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Prince Edward Island Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Rocky View School District
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
  • Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division
  • Saskatoon Public Schools
  • South East Cornerstone Public School Division


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario
  • Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language - ATESL
  • Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française - ACELF
  • Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens - AEFO
  • Association of Teachers of English in Quebec
  • Association of Universities and Colleges Canada
  • Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde
  • British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language - B.C. TEAL
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association - CCPA
  • Canadian Education Association - CEA
  • Canadian Teachers' Federation - CTF
  • Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario - ETFO
  • Canadian Language Industry Association 
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association - OECTA
  • Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association - OHASSTA
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation - OSSTF
  • Ontario Teachers' Federation - OTF
  • Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec
  • Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec
  • Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers - QPAT
  • TESL Canada Federation
  • The Manitoba Teachers Society




Date modified: 2022-08-09