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

Chemical engineers

  • Chemical engineer, environmental
  • Chemical engineer, production
  • Chemical engineer, research
  • Pipeline transport engineer
  • Polymer engineer
  • Refinery engineer
  • Waste treatment engineer

Metallurgical and materials engineers

  • Coal preparation consulting engineer
  • Corrosion engineer
  • Extractive engineer
  • Metallurgist engineer

Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

  • Agricultural engineer
  • Agronomy engineer
  • Bio-resource engineer
  • Dairy plant engineer
  • Food processing engineer
  • Food technology engineer
  • Engineering scientist

Petroleum engineer

  • Exploitation engineer – petroleum
  • Natural gas engineer
  • Oil well logging engineer
  • Petroleum engineer

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Chemicals sales specialist
  • Supervisor, technical salespersons
  • Technical sales specialist, chemicals 

Engineering managers

  • Engineering delivery chief
  • Engineering research and development director
  • Engineering service group manager
  • Engineering service project manager
  • Production engineering manager

Architecture and science managers

  • Agricultural chemistry branch director
  • Chemical manager
  • Chemical research division manager
  • Geochemical manager
  • Manufacturing research director
  • Quality control director – chemistry 

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader – post-secondary teaching assistance
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor – post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor – post-secondary teaching assistant

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.

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Ensyn
  • Environment Canada
  • Health Canada
  • J.F. Sabourin & Associates
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Nordion
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • University of Ottawa
  • Xerox Canada
  • ABC Group
  • Apotex
  • Aversan
  • Barrick
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Dofasco
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • Ontario Clean Water Agency
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Sanofi
  • Sherritt International
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • Cepsa Chimie Bécancour
  • Ciment Québec
  • CiToxLAB Group
  • Fortress Paper
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Proceco
  • Accucaps Industries Ltd
  • Bayer
  • Canadian Natural
  • Cangene Corporation
  • Chevron
  • Equinox
  • Goldcorp
  • Golder
  • Imperial Oil
  • Intricate
  • Nexen
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Packers Plus
  • Rescan
  • Shell
  • Sulfur Engineering Solutions
  • Suncor Energy

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.

  • Agricultural Institute of Canada
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia - APEGBC
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick - APEGNB
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - APEGS
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba - APEGM
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia - APENS
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island -APEPEIAssociation of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - APEGGA
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Association of Pathologists
  • Canadian Nuclear Society
  • Canadian Society of Biochemistry Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Canadian Society for Engineering Management
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Professional Engineers Ontario - PEO
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers - AIChE
  • American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE
  • Institution of Chemical Engineering Worldwide
  • National Society of Professional Engineers - NSPE