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 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

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications consultant
  • Communications specialist
  • Press agent
  • Public relations consultant
  • Spokesperson
  • Information officer
  • Host/ Hostess of online community
  • Specialist in Internal communication
  • Specialist in political communication



  • Chronicler
  • Critic
  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Researcher


Conference and event planners

  • Conference organizer
  • Special events organizer


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Public opinion survey researcher


Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

  • Communications manager
  • Public relations manager


Managers publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Newspaper manager
  • Publishing manager



  • Archivist


Administrators post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Assistant dean
  • Dean
  • Faculty administrator


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 helps 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 Canada
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission - CRTC
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Ottawa Convention Centre
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Bell Media
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • H.J Heinz Company of Canada
  • InSync
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • Maple Leaf Foods 
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Penguin Group
  • PepsiCo
  • Postmedia Network
  • Rogers Publishing 
  • St. Joseph Communications
  • Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF
  • Unilever Canada
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Le Devoir
  • Montréal Film and TV Commission
  • Québec City Convention Centre
  • Rogers Digital Media
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Access Communications Co-Operative Limited
  • Air Canada
  • Canadian Natural Resources
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • City of Edmonton
  • WildBrain
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • Sask Central
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Stellarton
  • Suncor Energy
  • The Jim Pattison Group
  • Vancouver Convention Centre


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 des communicateurs municipaux du Québec - ACMQ
  • Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec - AJIQ
  • Canadian Association of Journalists - CAJ
  • Canadian Authors Association
  • Canadian Communication Association
  • Canadian Media Guild
  • Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners - CANSPEP
  • Women in Communications and Technology
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers
  • Institute of Communication Agencies Canada
  • Manitoba Writers' Guild
  • News Media Canada
  • Ottawa Independent Writers - OIW
  • Professional Writers Association of Canada
  • Quebec Press Council - CPQ
  • Radio Television Digital News Association Canada
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada
  • Writers Guild of Canada


Date modified: 2022-07-15