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

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Commerce Officer
  • Economic development consultant
  • Economic development officer
  • Economic forecaster
  • Economic research officer
  • Industrial development officer 
  • Market analyst

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Community social development officer
  • International aid and development project officer
  • Labour market analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst, immigration
  • Poverty researcher
  • Project officer, international aid and development
  • Social policy researcher

Administrative officers

  • Administration officer
  • Administrative analyst
  • Business service officer
  • Financial assistance officer

Financial sales representatives

  • Credit officer
  • Loan officer
  • Mortgage officer

Insurance agents and brokers

  • Fire insurance agent
  • Group insurance representative
  • Life insurance agent

Purchasing agents and officer

  • Contract negotiator
  • Procurement officer
  • Purchasing officer
  • Supply officer, government

Other financial officers

  • Financial planner
  • Mortgage broker
  • Trust officer

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

  • Financial broker
  • Investment dealer
  • Mutual fund broker
  • Stockbrocker
  • Stock exchange floor trader

Financial and investment analysts

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial Research Analyst
  • Investment consultant
  • Money market analyst
  • Portfolio manager

Banking, credit and other investment managers

Economist and economic policy researchers and analysts

  • Business economist
  • Financial Economist
  • International trade economist
  • Risk management analyst

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Economic development co-ordinator
  • Governmental economic development director
  • International trade policy manager, business development director

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. 

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
  • Bank of Canada
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal
  • Canadian Post
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada Federation of Independent Business - CFIB
  • Competition Bureau
  • Centre for the Study of Living Standards
  • Department of Finances of Canada
  • Desjardins
  • Egg Farmers of Canada 
  • Environment Canada
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada - FCAC
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • International Development Research Centre - IDRC
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Radio-Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada - RBC
  • Statistics Canada
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • Manulife Financial
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Tangerine
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
  • Tradebank
  • 3M
  • Développement international Desjardins - DID
  • Ministère des Finances Québec
  • Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation
  • Revenu Québec
  • Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor
  • Citizens Bank
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Credit Union Electronic Transaction Services - CUETS
  • Credit Unions Central of Manitoba
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • Imperial Oil
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Bank for International Settlements - BIS
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • International Monetary Fund - IMF
  • Moody's Analytics
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
  • World Bank
  • HDR Corporation
  • Huntington
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Richwood
  • Social Science Research Council - SSRC
  • Banco Central do Brasil
  • Itau
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Economic and Social Committee - EESC
  • Eurostat
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Overseas Development Institute - ODI
  • Progressio
  • Asian Development Bank - ADB
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Japan

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 des économistes québécois - ASDEQ
  • Canadian Association for Business Economics - CABE
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Canadian Economics Association - CEA
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Canadian Securities Institute
  • Canadian Women Economists Network
  • Economic Developers Association of Canada - EDAC
  • Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia - GFOABC
  • American Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • American Economic Association - AEA
  • Association of International Customs and Border Agencies - AICBA
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology - IASSIST
  • International Economic Development Council - IEDC
  • National Association for Business Economics - NABE
  • National Economic Association - NEA
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL
  • Western Economic Association International - WEAI