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 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

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator-reviser


Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications specialist


Program officers unique to government

  • Official languages promotion officer



  • Book editor
  • Editorial consultant
  • Publications editor
  • Writer-editor


Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  • Audiologist
  • Logopedist
  • Speech-language pathologist


Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Language school manager


Managers in health care

  • Director of audiology and speech language pathology



  • Bibliographer
  • Cataloguer
  • Librarian
  • Library consultant


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 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.


  • Immigration and citizenship Canada
  • CLS Lexi-Tech
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - OCOL
  • Ottawa Convention Centre
  • Translation Bureau
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - CHEO
  • Hanen Centre
  • Speech Therapy Centres of Canada
  • Andalusia Speech Therapy
  • Boomerang Translation
  • Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC
  • Cossette
  • Connect Hearing
  • Deluxe Media
  • Delvinia
  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - CALQ
  • Les ateliers de langues du collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • Mxi Technologies
  • Ottawa Hospital
  • Point Virgule
  • Québec City Convention Centre
  • Tessier Translations
  • Languages Canada
  • Conseil des écoles fransaskoises - CÉF
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial - CSAP
  • International House Vancouver
  • Pacific Language Institute - PLI
  • International Language Institute - ILI


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 of Linguistic Services Managers - ACGL
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta - ATIA
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - ATIO
  • Association québécoise des troubles d'apprentissage Section Outaouais
  • Canadian Association for Translation Studies
  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics - ACLA
  • Canadian Association of Journalists - CAJ
  • Canadian Association of NLP - CANLP
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Hearing Services 
  • Canadian Linguistic Association
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • Editors Canada
  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association
  • Canadian Language Industry Association - AILIA
  • Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec
  • Certified translators - OTTIAQ
  • TESL Canada 





Date modified: 2022-08-03