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

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Health care consultant
  • Health policy research analyst
  • Health program information analyst

Social and community service workers

  • Mental health worker
  • Social rehabilitation officer
  • Social services worker
  • Women's centre coordinator
  • Women's shelter supervisor

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

  • Immigration officer

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Health program operations manager government services
  • Health services director government services
  • Health strategies manager government services

Senior government managers and officials

  • Health commissioner

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Social policy researcher

Program officers unique to government

  • Federal and provincial relations officer
  • Health authority board member
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer

Family, marriage and other related counselors

  • Marriage counsellor
  • Preretirement counsellor
  • Psychoeducator
  • Registered clinical counsellor
  • Vocational rehabilitation counsellor

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.

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau - CSSS
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
  • Health Canada
  • Hospice Care Ottawa
  • The Royal - Mental Health Care & Research
  • National Research Council
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Brant Community Healthcare System - BCHS
  • Community Care Access Centre - CCAC
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario - CHEO
  • Community Head Injury Resource Services - CHIRS
  • Extendicare
  • Lutherwood Community
  • Montford Center for Long Term Care
  • Sibley
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • The Ottawa Hospital
  • YWCA Toronto
  • Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal
  • Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement - CCISD
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux Cavendish - CSSS
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Saint-Léonard et Saint-Michel - CSSS
  • Institut national de santé publique du Québec - INSPQ
  • Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux - MSSS
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Central Health
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority - VIHA
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • African Medical and Research Foundation - AMREF
  • Africare
  • Concern Worldwide
  • World Health Organization - WHO
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ
  • Coalition on Human Needs - CHN
  • Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
  • Levermore Psychological Services
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI
  • Social Science Research Council - SSRC
  • Caritas International
  • Chinese Mental Health Association - CMHA
  • Council of Europe
  • Council of the European Union
  • European Institute
  • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction - EMCDDA
  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council - NISCC
  • Progressio
  • Scottish Social Services Council - SSSC

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.

  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - CFHSS
  • Canadian Geriatric Society - CGS
  • Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association - CGNA
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - CMHA
  • Canadian Public Health Association - CPHA
  • Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario - GNA
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology - IASSIST
  • International Association of Health Policy - IAHP
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC

Date modified: 2023-11-22