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

  • Immigration policy analyst
  • International aid and development project officer
  • International aid and development researcher
  • International relations specialist
  • Labour market analyst
  • Labour policy analyst

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

  • Immigration officer

Other managers in public administration

  • Intergovernmental affairs director

Program officers unique to government

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

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • International trade policy manager government services

Senior government managers and officials

  • Ambassador

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader in a post-secondary institution
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor post-secondary teaching assistant

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.

  • Canada Border Services Agency - CBSA
  • Canada's Coalition to End Global Poverty - CCIC
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education - CBIE
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada - DFAIT
  • International Development Research Centre - IDRC
  • Canadian Crossroads International - CCI
  • Development and Peace
  • Foundation for International Development Assistance - FIDA
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Development and Relief Foundation - IDRF
  • Ontario Council for International Cooperation - OCIC
  • Canada World Youth
  • Carrefour de solidarité internationale - CSI
  • Centre for International Studies and Cooperation - CECI
  • Centre for Research on Globalization
  • Comité régional d'éducation pour le développement international de Lanaudière -CRÉDIL
  • Équiterre
  • Ministère des Relations internationales - MRI
  • Alberta Municipal Services Corporation - AMSC
  • British Columbia Public Service
  • Elections BC
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Povnet
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Global Witness
  • International Crisis Group - ICG
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD
  • United Nations - UN
  • World Health Organization - WHO
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Aid to Artisans - ATA
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Department of State
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Social Science Research Council - SSRC
  • Caritas International
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • Department for International Development - DFID
  • European Centre for Minority Issues - ECMI
  • Overseas Development Institute - ODI
  • Progressio
  • Sinn Féin - SF
  • Womankind Worldwide
  • World Trade Organization - WTO
  • One World
  • Asian Human Rights Commission - AHRC
  • Centre for Science and Environment - CSE

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 québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale - AQOCI
  • Association Québécoise pour l'Avancement des Nations Unies - AQANU
  • Canadian Association for the Study of International Development - CASID
  • Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants - CAPIC
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Canadian International Council - CIC
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council - SSHRC
  • Asian Political and International Studies Association 
  • Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens - ATTAC
  • British International Studies Association 
  • European International Studies Association
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology -IASSIST
  • International Political Science Association - IPSA
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • International Studies Association - ISA
  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Date modified: 2023-11-16