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

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

  • Clinical nurse
  • Infection control officer
  • Nurse counsellor
  • Nursing researcher
  • Registered nurse

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Clinical research associate
  • Consultant, health care
  • Health and social services liaison officer
  • Health care planner
  • Health educator
  • Health services program consultant
  • Nursing home policy development officer

Nurse co-ordinators and supervisors

  • Assistant head nurse
  • Head nurse
  • Nursing unit supervisor
  • Nursing care co-ordinator

Other business services managers

  • Director of nursing services

Allied primary health practitioners

  • Anesthesia assistant
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Register midwife
  • Registered nurse

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

  • Inspector, environmental health
  • Nursing home inspector
  • Public health inspector


  • Physiotherapists
  • Physical rehabilitation therapist

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  • Audiologist
  • Speech-language pathologist clinician

College and other vocational instructors

  • Health-care professor
  • Nursing educator
  • Nursing instructor

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. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces.

  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau
  • Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario - CHEO
  • Health Canada
  • Hearth and Stroke Foundation
  • Montfort Hospital
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
  • Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Atikokan General Hospital
  • Calian
  • Camp Arowhon
  • Centric Health
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare Group
  • Community Mental Health
  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit - EOHU
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Extendicare
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Health Canada
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Kingston General Hospital
  • Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation
  • LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • Manitoulin Health Centre
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Public Health Ontario
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Trillium Health Centre
  • Health Canada
  • Jewish General Hospital 
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Mount Sinaï Hospital Center
  • Urgence Médicale Code Bleu
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Annapolis County Municipal Housing Corp.
  • Prairie Mountain Health
  • BC Patient Transfer Network
  • Churchill Health Centre
  • Fraser Health
  • Health CanadaHealth Sciences Centre - Winnipeg
  • Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Klinic Community Health Centre
  • Revera
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • Southern Health
  • Sunrise Health Region
  • Women's Health Clinic
  • Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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.

  • Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
  • Association of Ontario Health Centres - AOHC
  • Canadian Association for Nursing Research - CANR
  • Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation - CACR
  • Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
  • Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
  • Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • Canadian Healthcare Association
  • Canadian Home Care Association
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Nurses Foundation
  • Canadian Nursing Students' Association
  • Canadian Society for International Health
  • College of Nurses of Ontario - CNO
  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba - CRNM
  • Community Health Nurses of Canada
  • Manitoba Nurses Union
  • Nurses Practitioners Association of Ontario - NPAO
  • Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario - OACAO
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - RNAO