Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

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. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Social and community service workers

  • Community and social services worker
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Group home worker
  • Halfway house worker
  • Peer support worker

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Community social development officer
  • Human rights officer
  • International aid and development project officer
  • Lobbyist, Native issues
  • Multiculturalism project officer
  • Policy analyst, immigration
  • Poverty researcher
  • Project officer, international aid and development
  • Social policy researcher

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Health policy development officer
  • Health policy research analyst

Program officers unique to government

  • Federal and provincial relations officer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer

Executive assistants

  • Committee clerk
  • Constituency aid
  • Legislative assistant
  • Ministerial assistant
  • Parliamentary assistant

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

  • Adjudicator officer - immigration
  • Immigration examining officer
  • Immigration officer 

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter

Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

  • Anthropologist
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Linguistic anthropologist
  • Social anthropologist

Manager in social, community and correctional services

  • Community center director
  • Native center  manager
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO) manager
  • Public welfare director
  • Social services department head

Conservators and curators

  • Assistant museum curator
  • Conservator - museum
  • Curator

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. The Community Service Learning 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. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces.

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canada Public Service Agency
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
  • Environment Canada
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada - FINTRAC
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • L'Arche Canada
  • Joan Holmes & Associates Inc.
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Passport Canada
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Statistics Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretaria
  • Archaelogical Services Inc. 
  • In-Sync
  • Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Royal Ontario Museum - ROM
  • Trent University Archaeological Research Centre
  • Windsor Public Library
  • Health and Social Services Centre Cavendish
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Saint-Léonard et Saint-Michel
  • Katimavik
  • Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
  • Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles
  • Adventure Teaching Inc.
  • Closer to Home Community Services
  • Ecofor
  • Golder Asssociates
  • Firelight Group
  • Government of Alberta
  • Heritage North Consulting Ltd.
  • Museum of Anthropology of UBC
  • Museum of Vancouver - MOV
  • Plan Canada
  • Royal BC Museum - RBCM

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.

  • Association canadienne des sociologues et anthropologues de langue française - ACSALF
  • Association des anthropologues du Québec - AANTHQ
  • Canadian Anthropology Society - CASCA
  • Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology
  • Canadian Conservation Institute
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Canadian Museums Association - CMA
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - SSHRC
  • American Anthropological Association - AAA
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists - AAPA
  • American Board of Forensic Anthropology
  • Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth - ASA
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology - IASSIST
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences - IUAES
  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • Royal Anthropological Institute - RAI
  • Society for Applied Anthropology - SFAA
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology - SUNTA
  • World Council of Anthropological Associations - WCAA

Date modified: 2023-09-11