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

Administrative officers

Executive assistants

Human resources and recruitment officers

  • Human resources officer
  • Personnel officer
  • Recruitment specialist

Court officers and justices of the peace

  • Court officer
  • Justice of the peace

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

  • Immigration officer

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Economic Development Officer

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Public relations officer

Other administrative services managers

  • Administrative services manager

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Policy analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Social policy researcher

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Health policy research analyst

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education policy officer
  • Education program officer
  • Education researcher

Program officers unique to government

  • Federal and provincial relations officer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Governmental employment programs director
  • Public administrator

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Border services manager
  • Commercial analysis director government services
  • Customs manager government services

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. 

  • Canada Border Services Agency - CBSA
  • CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Canada Post
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Canada's public policy Forum
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority - CATSA
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadien International Development Agency
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • City of Ottawa
  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Department of Human Resources and Skills Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of National Defence
  • Health Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 
  • Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services of Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Manulife Financial
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Ontario Provincial Police - OPP
  • Sibley
  • St-Joseph Communication
  • YWCA Toronto
  • 3M
  • Alcoa
  • Environment Canada
  • Katimavik
  • Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de lOccupation du territoire - MAMROT
  • BC Assessment
  • British Columbia Public Service
  • Elections BC
  • Great-West Life Assurance
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Développement international Desjardins - DID
  • International Alert - IA
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
  • Action for Enterprise - AFE
  • American Council on Education - ACE
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Customs and Borders Protection - CBP
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Social Science Research Council - SSRC
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Economic and Social Committee - EESC
  • European Institute
  • European Parliament
  • Asian Development Bank - ADB
  • Bank of India
  • Centre for Science and Environment - CSE
  • China Youth Development Foundation - CYDF

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 des directeurs municipaux du Québec - ADMQ
  • Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia - AMANS
  • Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators - CAMA
  • Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration - CAPPA
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada - IPAC
  • Local Government Administration Association of Alberta - LGAA
  • Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories - LGANT
  • Local Government Management Association of British Columbia - LGMA
  • Manitoba Municipal Administrators' Association - MMAA
  • Public Affairs Association of Canada - PAAC
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • Association of International Customs and Border Agencies - AICBA
  • Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management - CAPAM
  • Institute for International Research
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology -IASSIST
  • International Personnel Management Association - IPMA
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC
  • UN Public Administration Network