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 are 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

Computer and information systems managers

  • Computer projects manager
  • Information technology (IT) implementation manager
  • Information technology (IT) integration manager

Information systems analysts and consultants

  • Computer systems development co-ordinator
  • Information systems business analyst
  • Systems security planner

Human resources professionals

  • Chief of compensation and human resources information systems

Administrative officers

  • Access to information officer
  • Documentation and projects manager
  • Forms management officer

Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Filing systems analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Records management specialist

Senior manager financial, communications and other business services

Senior manager health, education, social and community services and membership associations

Senior manager trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

Senior manager construction, transportation, production and utilities

University professors and lecturers

  • Department head
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Visiting scholar

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.

  • Bank of Canada
  • Bell
  • Canada Revenue Agency - CRA
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS
  • International Development Research Centre
  • EDC Export Development Canada
  • IBM Canada
  • Pythian Group
  • RCMP- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Aversan
  • Chrysler Canada
  • CIBC
  • George Weston Ltd.
  • Intact
  • Kalax Computer Systems Inc.
  • Nortel
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • RIM Research in motion Ltd.
  • Rogers
  • Scotiabank
  • Xerox Canada
  • Laurentian Bank
  • Bombardier
  • iA Financial Group
  • Metro
  • Videotron
  • BC Public Service
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • HP Advanced Solutions
  • Imperial Oil
  • Information Systems Management Corporation Canada - ISM Canada 
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Jetstream Personnel Consulting
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • Telus
  • The Dufresne Group

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.

  • Canada's Association of Information Technology (IT) Professionals - CIPS
  • CIO Association of Canada

Date modified : 2022-08-24