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.

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

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Economic development consultant
  • Economic forecaster
  • Economic research officer

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

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

Financial and investment analysts

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

Economist and economic policy researchers and analysts

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

Other professional occupations in social science

  • Economic geographer
  • Economic historian

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.

  • Bank of Canada
  • Desjardins
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada - FCAC
  • Royal Bank of Canada - RBC
  • Statistics Canada
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • ING Direct
  • Manulife Financial
  • State Farm Insurance
  • 3M
  • Développement international Desjardins - DID
  • Ministère des Finances
  • 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
  • Servus Credit Union

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 Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
  • Canadian Economics Association - CEA
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Economic Developers Association of Canada - EDAC
  • Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia - GFOABC
  • American Economic Association - AEA
  • Association of International Customs and Border Agencies - AICBA
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology - IASSIST
  • International Association of Quantitative Finance
  • International Economic Development Council - IEDC
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • National Association for Business Economics - NABE
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL

Date modified: 2023-07-19