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 (Careercruisingand 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

Information systems analysts and consultants

  • Business analyst, computer systems
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Data processing consultant
  • Informatics security analyst
  • Interactive media consultant
  • Management information analyst
  • Quality assurance auditor, software
  • Security planner, systems
  • Systems integration analyst

Database analyst and data administrators

  • Computer programming specialist
  • Data administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Database analyst
  • Database architect
  • Database designer
  • Electronic data processing systems analyst
  • Information resource analyst

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  • Computer games developer
  • Interactive media developer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Personal computer application developer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Systems programmer

Web designers and developers

  • E-commerce Web site developer
  • Internet site designer
  • Intranet site designer
  • Web developer
  • Web site designer
  • Web site manager
  • Webmaster 

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Applied sciences policy researcher
  • Applied sciences program officer
  • Applied science researcher
  • Patent agent
  • Scientific consultant

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

  • Computing services company president
  • Information systems vice-president 

Computer and information systems managers

  • Computer development division head
  • Computer projects manager
  • Data center manager
  • Director of technology management
  • Internet systems administrator
  • Manager, information technology integration
  • Manager, network design
  • Software systems development manager 

College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher
  • Computer programming instructor
  • Computer science teacher
  • Computer trainer
  • Computer training representative
  • Computer-based trainer

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. 

  • Accenture
  • Alcea Technologies
  • Bell
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS
  • Corel
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
  • General Dynamics Canada
  • Health Canada
  • IBM
  • Industry Canada
  • Magmic Games
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • University of Ottawa
  • Winsoft Software
  • Atomic Energy Canada Limited
  • Aversan
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • Chrysler Canada
  • CNA
  • Devlin
  • Dytrem
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • Hyundai Canada
  • Kalax Computer Services
  • Mitel Networks
  • Nelson Education
  • NexJ Systems
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Randstad Technologies
  • Research in Motion
  • Wescam
  • Bombardier
  • CAE
  • Franchise Blast
  • Genetec
  • Kiewit
  • AltaGas
  • Anadarko
  • Canadian Natural
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • Husky Energy
  • Imperial Oil
  • Suncor Energy
  • Acer
  • Adobe
  • Alcatel 
  • Cementation
  • Dürr Industries
  • Evraz
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Infinera
  • Microsoft
  • Newton
  • Performance Technologies, Inc.
  • Research in Motion
  • WorleyParsons
  • Autodesk
  • ASC
  • Electronic Arts - EA
  • Integrated Device Technology - IDT
  • Neat Company
  • OSI Engineering
  • Tetra Tech

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 for Computer Science Educators 
  • Canadian Artifical Intelligence Association
  • Canadian Association of Computer Science - CACS
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Canadian Human-Computer Communications  Society
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal
  • Centre francophone d'informatisation des organisation
  • Information and Communications Technology Council
  • Information Technology Association of Canada
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Computing Research Association

Date modified: 2023-09-11