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 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. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.


Occupations related to this program


Secondary school teachers

  • French as a second language teacher, secondary school


Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  • Cultural or international adaptation specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator-reviser



  • Bilingual editor
  • Editorial consultant


Program officers unique to government

  • Official languages promotion officer

A bachelor's degree is usually required


Administrative officers

  • Bilingual services co-ordinator
  • Official languages co-ordinator


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Research assistant
  • Teaching assistant


College and other vocational instructors

  • French as a second language teacher, college


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration policy analyst
  • Immigration policy consultant


Government managers education policy development and program administration

  • Education director
  • Heritage languages program director
  • Learning programs director


Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education program planner
  • Education science specialist
  • Language assessor
  • Languages co-ordinator
  • Teaching policy officer


Administrators post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Language school manager


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 help 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.

  • AFSL Pro
  • Canada School of Public Service - CSPS
  • Centre de langues internationales Charpentiers
  • Francolangues Inc.
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - OCOL
  • Ottawa Convention Centre
  • Translation Bureau - TB
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Bell Media
  • Nelson Education
  • Pearson Canada
  • Rogers Publishing
  • Royal Ontario Museum - ROM
  • Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec - BAnQ
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • Les ateliers de langues du collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • Montréal, arts interculturels - MAI
  • Air Canada
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Cercle Molière
  • La Cité Language School
  • Languages Canada
  • Province of Manitoba 
  • Service Alberta


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 canadienne d'éducation de langue française - ACELF
  • Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion - ACPI
  • Réseau Presse 
  • Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français - AAOF
  • Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens - AEFO
  • Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures --ACQL
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - ATIO
  • Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde - AQEFLS
  • Canadian Association for Translation Studies
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Comparative Literature Association
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick -CTINB
  • Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba 
  • Canadian Language Industry Association 
  • Literary Translators Association of Canada
  • Certified translators - OTTIAQ



Date modified: 2022-08-02