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

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

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Commerce officer
  • Economic development consultant
  • Economic development officer
  • Economic forecaster
  • Economic research officer
  • Industrial development officer

Administrative officers

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

Purchasing agents and officer

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

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Economic development co-ordinator
  • Governmental economic development director
  • Trade development director

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

  • Economic advisor
  • Economic analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Economist
  • International trade economist
  • Labour economist
  • Tax economist

Senior government managers and officials

  • Inspector general of financial institution
  • Municipal administrator
  • Territorial commissioner
  • Trade commissioner

Financial and investment analyst

  • Financial Research Analyst
  • Money market analyst

Program officers unique to government

  • Federal and provincial relations officer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Administrator, welfare services government services
  • Chief, claims and benefits control employment insurance
  • District administrator, income security government services

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
  • Canadian Policy Research Networks - CPRN
  • Competition Bureau of Canada
  • Department of Finance of Canada
  • Department of Justice
  • Environment Canada
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • Public Service Commission of Canada - PSC
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada - PWGSC
  • Radio-Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • State Farm Insurance
  • TMX Group
  • Bank Credit Analyst Research - BCA
  • Développement économique, innovation et exportation Québec
  • Finances Québec
  • Institut de la statistique du Québec - ISQ
  • Revenu Québec
  • Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor Québec
  • Alberta Finance
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Credit Unions Central of Manitoba
  • Vision Credit Union
  • Innovation Credit Union
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Bank for International Settlements - BIS
  • Cesvi Cooperation and Development
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • International Monetary Fund - IMF
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
  • World Bank
  • Action for Enterprise - AFE
  • African Development Foundation - USADF
  • Huntington
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Richwood
  • Belgian Technical Cooperation - BTC
  • British National Party - BNP
  • Conservative Party
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • Democratic Unionist Party - DUP
  • English Democrats Party
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Overseas Development Institute - ODI
  • Progressio
  • World Trade Organization
  • 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
  • Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick - AMANB
  • Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia - AMANS
  • Canadian Association for Business Economics - CABE
  • Canadian Economics Association - CEA
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia - GFOABC
  • Institute of Public Administration in Canada
  • Manitoba Municipal Administrators' Association - MMAA
  • Public Affairs Association of Canada - PAAC
  • Rural Municipal Administrators' Association of Saskatchewan - RMAA
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • American Economic Association - AEA
  • American Society for Public Administration 
  • Association of International Customs and Border Agencies - AICBA
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology - IASSIST
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • National Economic Association - NEA
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL
  • United Nations Public Administration Network