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

Human resources managers

  • Compensation manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Labour relations manager
  • Recruiting manager

Human resources and recruitment officers

  • Human resources adviser
  • Personnel administrator
  • Recruitment specialist

Human resources professionals

  • Compensation consultant
  • Labour relation consultant
  • Mediator
  • Training consultant 

Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant

Other business services managers

  • Personnel agency manager
  • Placement agency manager

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

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.

  • Bell
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Innovapost
  • International Development Research Centre
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
  • The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
  • Canadian Tire
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Hudson's Bay Company - HBC
  • H.J Heinz Company of Canada
  • HR Associates
  • Labatt
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Maple Leaf Food Inc.
  • Randstad Canada
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Research in Motion
  • Rogers
  • The Phelps Group
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Board
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Bombardier
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • Desjardins
  • Mallette
  • Metro
  • Videotron
  • Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. - Al-Pac
  • BC Public Service
  • Canadian Natural Resources
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • David Aplin Group
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • SaskCentral
  • Shell Canada
  • Suncor Energy
  • Telus
  • 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. It is a great source of information.

  • Certified Human Resources Professional
  • Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations
  • Canadian Institute of Management
  • Certified Management Consultants Canada
  • Canadian Society for Training and Development
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resource 
  • Human Resources Professionals Association - HRPA
  • International Personnel Management Association - IPMA Canada
  • Human Resource Association of Nova Scotia - HRANS
  • Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba - HRMAM
  • Human Resources Institute of Alberta - HRIA
  • Human Resources Professionals Association - HRPA
  • Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador - HRPNL
  • Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés - CRHA
  • Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals - SAHRP
  • Supply Chain Management Association

Date modified : 2022-08-22