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

Program officers unique to government

  • Aboriginal land claims liaison officer
  • Government program officer

Social and community service workers

  • Aboriginal centre co-ordinator
  • Aboriginal outreach worker

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Aboriginal affairs development officer
  • Aboriginal affairs officer
  • Aboriginal employment policy officer
  • Aboriginal employment program officer
  • Aboriginal issues lobbyist

Administrative officers

  • Native band administrator
  • Native reserve administrator

Managers in social, community and correctional services

  • Aboriginal centre manager

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Rural and Native housing district director

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.  

  • Crown - Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada - CIRNAC
  • Indigenous Services Canada - ISC
  • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network- APTN
  • Assembly of First Nations - AFN
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Graybridge Malkam
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Public History
  • Algoma District School Board
  • Assikinack Public School
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Native Canadian Centre of Toronto - NCCT
  • Sainte-Marie-au-pays-des-Hurons
  • Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Cree School Board
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
  • Recherches amérindiennes au Québec
  • First Peoples Development
  • Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research - GDI
  • Manitoba Métis Federation - MMF
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • Spirit of the Children Society
  • First Light

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.

  • Aboriginal Multi-Media Society Association - AMMSA
  • Indigenous Professional Association of Canada - IPAC
  • Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada
  • Association for Native Development in Performing and Visual Arts - ANDPVA
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • National Aboriginal Health Organization - NAHO
  • National Inuit Youth Council - NIYC
  • Native Women's Association of Canada
  • Institut Tshakapesh
  • Manitoba Métis Federation
  • Native Alliance of Quebec - NAQ

 

 

Date modified: 2022-09-20