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. The graduate programs below are examples selected from the list of graduate programs 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

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration settlement liaison officer
  • Multiculturalism project officer


Translators, terminologists and interpreters

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


Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications specialist



  • Researcher

A university degree in journalism or a related field such as communications is usually required


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration policy analyst
  • Social policy researcher


Program officers unique to government

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer
  • Protocol officer


Senior government managers and officials

  • Ambassador
  • Consul


Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Language school manager


Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Assistant dean
  • Dean
  • Faculty administrator


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 Service Learning 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.

  • Immigration and citizenship Canada
  • Eataly 
  • Embassy of Canada to Italy
  • Embassy of Italy in Ottawa
  • Export Development Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Italian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • Les ateliers de langues du collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • Montréal, arts interculturels - MAI
  • International House Vancouver


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.

  • American Association for Italian Studies - AAIS
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta - ATIA
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - ATIO
  • Canadian Association for Translation Studies
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Comparative Literature Association
  • Canadian Linguistic Association
  • Canadian Association for Italian Studies
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Language Industry Association - AILIA
  • Literary Translators' Association of Canada
  • Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association
  • Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec -OTTIAQ
  • Society for Italian Historical Studies



Date modified : 2022-08-03