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.

Occupations related to this program

Statistical officers and related research support occupations

  • Research support officer
  • Statistical officer

Database analysts and data administrators

  • Database administrator
  • Database analyst

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Actuary
  • Biometrician
  • Biostatistician
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Demographer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Mathematician 
  • Operations research analyst
  • Statistical analysis supervisor
  • Statistical analyst
  • Statistical consultant
  • Statistician

Biologists and related scientists

  • Bioinformatician

Geoscientists and oceanographers

  • Oceanographer

Architecture and science managers

  • Scientific research department  manager
  • Scientific research director

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Patent agent

College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher

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 Institudes of Health Research - CIHR
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • National Defence and the Canadian Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Canada Post
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Fidelity Investment
  • Nielsen
  • Nordion
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Research in Motion - RIM
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP 
  • Desjardins, General Insurance Group
  • Hydro-Québec 
  • Institut de la statistique
  • Morneau Shepell
  • Unesco Institute for Statistics
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Finance
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • BC Hydro
  • CNA

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
  • Association des statisticiennes et statisticiens du Québec
  • Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences - PIMS
  • Statistical Society of Canada
  • The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • International Association of Survey Statisticians
  • National Science Foundation 
  • Royal Statistical Society

Date modified: 2023-07-28