Program overview

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

Financial auditors and accountants

  • Accountant (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Auditor
  • Tax specialist

Other business services managers

  • Accounting firm manager 

Other financial officers

  • Estate executor
  • Financial planner
  • Mortgage broker

Assessors, valuators and appraisers

  • Business valuator
  • Chartered business valuator (CBA)
  • Property valuator
  • Real estate analyst

Financial sales representatives

  • Banking accounts officer
  • Mortgage consultant
  • Mortgage loans consultant

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Actuary

Financial managers

  • Finance manager
  • Finance chief
  • Financial controller
  • Treasurer

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

  • Bond broker
  • Investment broker
  • Stock exchange floor trader

Banking, credit and other investment managers

  • Accounts manager
  • Bank manager
  • Credit union manager
  • Loans manager

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

  • Economist
  • Economic policy researcher
  • Trade analyst

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 also allows 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.

  • Canada Revenue Agency - CRA
  • Bakery Tilly Ottawa Ltd.
  • Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada - FINTRAC
  • Ginsberg Gluzman Fage & Levitz, LLP - GGFL
  • Interis
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Logan Katz 
  • BDO Canada
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Chrysler Canada
  • Deloitte Canada
  • DJB Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Empire Life
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Geo. A. Kelson Company Ltd.
  • George Weston Ltd.
  • HR Associates
  • KPMG 
  • Manulife Financial
  • Millards Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers - PWC
  • Crowe Soberman LLP
  • Welch LLP
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Crowe BGK
  • Bombardier 
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Bakery Tilly Montréal
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - RCGT
  • Mallette
  • RSM Richter Chamberland
  • AC Group
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Cabelas
  • Canadian Natural Resources
  • Canadian Pacific Railway - CPR
  • Dale Matheson Carr-Hilton LaBonte LLP - DMCL
  • ExxonMobil Canada - EMC
  • Newmont Corporation
  • Imperial Oil
  • IG Wealth Management 
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • MNP
  • Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • Scotiabank
  • Suncor Energy
  • Co-Operators
  • The Dufresne Group
  • Wilde & Company Chartered Accountants

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

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source information.

  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Certified professional Bookkeeper of Canada - CPB
  • Certified General Accountants - CGA
  • Canadian Institue of Chartered Professional Accountants - CPA
  • Certified Management Consultants Canada - CMC Canada
  • Financial Advisors Association of Canada - Advocis
  • Financial Executives International
  • Financial Planning Standards Council - FPSC
  • Investment Funds Institute of Canada - IFIC
  • Society of Professional Accountants of Canada
  • Chartered Accountants of Alberta
  • Chartered Accountants of British Columbia
  • Chartered Accountants of Manitoba  - CPA Manitoba
  • Chartered Accountants of New Brunswick - CPA New Brunswick
  • Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador - CPA Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia - CPA Nova Scotia
  • Chartered Accountants of Ontario - CPA Ontario
  • Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island - CPA PEI
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan - CPA Saskatchewan
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Québec - Québec CPA Order

Date modified: 2023-04-27