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

  • International aid and development project officer
  • Labour market analyst
  • Research Officer

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Commerce Officer
  • Economic development consultant
  • Economic development officer
  • Economic forecaster
  • Economic research officer
  • Industrial development officer 
  • Market analyst

Administrative officers

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

Other financial officers

  • Finance and credit administrator international banking

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

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

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Business development director
  • Economic development co-ordinator
  • Governmental economic development director
  • International trade policy manager

Banking, credit and other investment managers

  • International banking manager

Managers in social, community and correctional services

  • International program director cooperative

Program officers unique to government

  • Foreign service officer

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
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • CARE Canada
  • Department of Finances of Canada
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • International Development Research Centre - IDRC
  • International Labour Organization - ILO
  • Réseau de développement économique et d'Employabilité de l'Ontario
  • Statistics Canada
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • Invesco Trimark
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
  • Bank Credit Analyst Research - BCA
  • Développement international Desjardins - DID
  • Équiterre
  • Ministère des Finances Québec
  • Ministère du Développement économique, de lInnovation et de lExportation
  • Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor
  • Alberta Finance
  • Central 1 Credit Union
  • Citizens Bank
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Credit Unions Central of Manitoba
  • Great - West Life Assurance
  • Bank for International Settlements - BIS
  • CARE International
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Global Witness
  • International Monetary Fund - IMF
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
  • World Bank
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Huntington
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Richwood
  • Caritas International
  • European Centre for Minority Issues - ECMI
  • European Economic and Social Committee - EESC
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Overseas Development Institute - ODI
  • Sinn Féin - SF
  • Womankind Worldwide
  • World Trade Organization
  • Asian Development Bank - ADB
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Japan
  • Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace - WISCOMP

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 québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale - AQOCI
  • Association Québécoise pour l'Avancement des Nations Unies - AQANU
  • Canadian Association for Business Economics - CABE
  • Canadian Association for the Study of International Development - CASID
  • Canadian Association of International Development Professionals
  • Canadian Economics Association - CEA
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Canadian International Council - CIC
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Economic Developers Association of Canada - EDAC
  • Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia - GFOABC
  • International Development Research Centre
  • American Economic Association - AEA
  • Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens - ATTAC
  • Association of International Customs and Border Agencies - AICBA
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology -IASSIST
  • International Development Association 
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • International Studies Association - ISA
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL
  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy