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 and investment analysts

  • Financial analyst
  • Investment consultant
  • Portfolio manager
  • Securities analyst

Banking, credit and other investment managers

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

Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

  • Financial brokerage manager
  • Insurance manager
  • Real estate branch manager
  • Securities manager

Other financial officers

  • Estate executor
  • Financial planner
  • Mortgage broker

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

Senior manager financial, communications and other business services

Senior manager health, education, social and community services and membership associations

Senior manager trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

Senior manager construction, transportation, production and utilities

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

  • Economist
  • Economic policy researcher
  • Trade analyst

University professors and lecturers

  • Department head
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Visiting scholar

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.

  • Bank of Canada
  • Bell
  • Alterna Savings
  • Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada - FINTRAC
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • MD Physician Services
  • Independent Planning Group
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Chrysler Canada
  • CIBC
  • Dytrem
  • Empire Life
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • H.J Heinz Company of Canada
  • HR Associates
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Primaris Management Inc.
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Intact
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • Laurentian Bank
  • National Bank
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Desjardins
  • iA Financial Group
  • BC Public Service
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Canadian Natural Ressources
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • SaskCentral
  • Scotiabank
  • Suncor Energy
  • The Co-Operators
  • The Dufresne Group

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 of information.

  • Association for Financial Professionals Canada
  • Canadian  Association for Business Economics
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Canadian Financing and Leasing Association
  • Canadian Securities Institute - CSI 
  • Canadian Tax Foundation - CTF
  • Credit Institute of Canada
  • Financial Executives International - FEI
  • Financial Management Institute of Canada - FMI
  • Financial Advisors Association of Canada - Advocis
  • Financial Planning Standards Council - FPSC
  • Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Autorité des marchés financiers
  • Montreal CFA Society
  • Northern Finance Association
  • Association of Canadian Financial Advisors

Date modified : 2022-08-22