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 (Careercruisingand Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Database analysts and data administrators

  • Database administrator
  • Database analyst

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician

Software engineers and designers

  • Software designer
  • Software testing engineer

Biologists and related scientists

  • Bioinformatician

Meteorologists and climatologists

  • Meteorologist

Geoscientists and oceanographers

  • Oceanographer

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Patent agent

College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher


Three years of undergraduate studies in mathematics and sciences; a four-year university program in optometry is required; licensing by the provincial or territorial regulatory governing body is required

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.

  • Accenture
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • HDR Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Aon Consulting
  • Auto Desk Canada
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Fidelity Investment
  • Pfizer
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Deloitte
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • Institut de la statistique
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morneau Shepell
  • SGI
  • Alberta Finance
  • CNA
  • General Electric - GE
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Micralyne
  • Microserve
  • Motor Coach Industries
  • Nexen
  • SMS Equipment

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 Mathématique du Québec - AMQ
  • Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
  • Canadian Institute of Actuaries
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Ontario Association for Mathematics Education - OAME
  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences - PIMS
  • Statistical Society of Canada
  • The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
  • American Mathematical Society - AMS
  • Association for women in mathematics - AWM
  • Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications - COMAP
  • Mathematical Association of America - MAA
  • National Science Foundation 
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Date modified: 2023-07-19