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

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Aboriginal affairs officer
  • Citizenship officer
  • Human rights officer
  • Multiculturalism project officer

Program officers unique to government

  • Aboriginal land claims liaison officer
  • Government program officer
  • Official languages promotion officer
  • Task force officer

Administrative officers

  • Access to information officer

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical interpreter
  • Museum interpreter

Managers in social, community and correctional services

  • Association manager
  • Political organization manager


  • Archivist

A master's degree in archival studies, archival studies and information science, library science or history may be required


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.

  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 
  • Canadian Heritage - CH
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian Public Affairs Channel - CPAC
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • The Canadian Institute
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - BAnQ
  • Immigration, Francisation et Intégration Québec
  • Institut canadien de Québec
  • McCord Museum
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Air Canada
  • BC Public Service
  • Government of Yukon
  • Royal BC Museum
  • Service Alberta


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 Canadian Archivists 
  • Association for Canadian Studies - ACS
  • Association of Manitoba Museums
  • Canadian Library Association 
  • Canadian Museums Association - CMA
  • Canadian Historical Association
  • Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant - CQPV
  • Cultural Human Resources Council - CHRC
  • Folklore Studies Association of Canada - FSAC
  • Historica Canada
  • Historical Society of Ottawa
  • International Council for Canadian Studies - ICCS
  • Manitoba Historical Society
  • McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • Ontario Historical Society
  • Société des musées du Québec - SMQ




Date modified: 2022-08-02