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

Secondary school teachers

  • English as a second language teacher, secondary school
  • French as a second language teacher, secondary school


Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education program officer
  • Teaching policy officer


Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  • Cultural or international adaptation specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator-reviser


Authors and writers

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer



  • Bilingual editor
  • Editorial consultant


Program officers unique to government

  • Official languages promotion officer


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Research assistant
  • Teaching assistant


College and other vocational instructors

  • English as a second language teacher, college
  • French as a Second Language teacher, college


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration policy analyst
  • Immigration policy consultant

A master's degree in a social science or related discipline or in business administration may be required


Government managers education policy development and program administration

  • Education director
  • Heritage languages program director
  • Learning programs director


Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education program planner
  • Education science specialist
  • Language assessor
  • Languages co-ordinator
  • Teaching policy officer


Administrators post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Language school manager


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 culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canada School of Public Service - CSPS
  • Equinox
  • Franco Langues
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • National School Language Camps - NSL
  • Translation Bureau 
  • Educational Services
  • Ministry of Education
  • Nelson Education
  • Pacific Language Institute - PLI
  • Pearson Canada
  • AFSL Pro
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • Agape Learning Centre
  • Conseil des écoles fransaskoises - CÉF
  • Province of Manitoba
  • Languages Canada
  • International Language Institute - ILI
  • Pacific Language Institute - PLI


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

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. They are a great source of information.

  • Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language - ATESL
  • Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française - ACELF
  • Association canadienne des professionnels de l'immersion - ACPI
  • Association of Linguistic Services Managers - ACGL
  • Association of Teachers of English in Quebec
  • Canadian Teachers' Federation - CTF
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language - B.C. TEAL
  • Editors Canada
  • Canadian Language Industry Association 
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association
  • Société pour la promotion de l'enseignement de l'anglais, langue seconde, au Québec - SPEAQ
  • TESL Canada Federation



Date modified : 2022-08-04