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

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Energy policy analyst
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental issues lobbyist
  • Natural resources policy analyst
  • Emergency management analyst

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

  • Environmental officer
  • Environmental health officer

Urban and land use planners

  • Environmental planner

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Ecological interpreter
  • Planetarium interpreter

Meteorologists and climatologists

  • Climatologist
  • Meteorologist

Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology

  • Meteorological technician
  • Geographic information systems technologist (GIS)

Biologists and related scientists

  • Ecologist
  • Environmental toxicologist

Urban and land use planners

  • Urban planner

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Demographer


  • Librarian
  • Scientific librarian

Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

  • Applied geographer
  • Biogeographer
  • Cultural geographer
  • Economic geographer
  • Historical geographer
  • Industrial geographer
  • Physical geographer
  • Political geographer
  • Urban geographer

Architecture and science managers

  • Environmental science manager

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.

  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 
  • Capital Regional District
  • City of Ottawa
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Esri
  • Newmont Corporation 
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada - DFO
  • Intera
  • Integrated Sustainability
  • National Research Council Canada 
  • National Capital Commission
  • Nature Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canadan- PSPC
  • Statistics Canada
  • Stantec
  • Transport Canada
  • University of Ottawa
  • Credit Valley Conservation  
  • Long Point Region Conservation Authority
  • Mapmobility Corp.
  • Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  • Sernas Group
  • Walker Industries
  • Équiterre
  • Ministère de l`Énergie et des Ressources naturelles 
  • Ministère de l'Environnementet de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
  • Nova Envirocom
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • Ecofor Consulting Ltd
  • Heritage North Consulting Ltd.
  • Marsh
  • Norcan Consulting Ltd.
  • Urban Systems
  • Vancouver Island University

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 of Canada Lands Surveyors - ACLS
  • Canadian Association of Geographers
  • Canadian Cartographic Association - CCA
  • Canadian Council for Geographic Education - CCGE
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Environmental Services Association of Alberta - ESAA
  • Environmental Services Association Maritimes - ESAM
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute - OPPI
  • Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education - OAGEE
  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society
  • Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers - SACO
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association - SEIMA