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 are 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

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator-reviser

Secondary school teachers

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


  • Bilingual editor
  • Editorial consultant

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications officer
  • Information officer
  • Public relations officer

Authors and writers

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

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

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

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

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

  • Communications director
  • Public relations director

Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Language school manager

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

  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Destination Canada
  • Immigration and citizenship Canada
  • City of Ottawa
  • MCIS Language Solutions
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - OCOL
  • Parks Canada
  • Parliament of Canada
  • Publics Services and Procurement Canada - PSPC
  • Statistics Canada
  • Nations Translation Group 
  • Tessier Translations
  • Translation Bureau
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Pearson Canada
  • Rogers
  • Boomerang Translation
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • National Film Board of Canada - NFB
  • Point Virgule
  • Air Canada
  • Languages Canada
  • Province of Manitoba

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

Professional organizations 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.

  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta - ATIA
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - ATIO
  • Canadian Association for Translation Studies
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick
  • Editors Canada
  • Canadian Language Industry Association 
  • Literary Translators' Association of Canada
  • Certified translators - OTTIAQ
  • TESL Canada 

Modified date: 2022-08-08