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 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 undergraduate program

Auteurs, rédacteurs et écrivains

  • Auteur
  • Biographe
  • Dramaturge
  • Essayiste
  • Poète
  • Rédacteur
  • Rédacteur technique
  • Romancier
  • Scénariste


Enseignants aux niveaux primaire et préscolaire

  • Enseignant au niveau primaire
  • Enseignant de français, langue seconde au niveau primaire


Enseignants au niveau secondaire

  • Professeur de français au niveau secondaire
  • Professeur de français, langue seconde au niveau secondaire


Réviseurs, rédacteurs-réviseurs et chefs du service des nouvelles

  • Conseiller en rédaction
  • Directeur de la publication
  • Éditeur de livres
  • Rédacteur en chef
  • Réviseur


Agents de programmes propres au gouvernement

  • Agent de programmes
  • Agent de promotion des langues officielles


Professionnels en publicité, en marketing et en relations publiques

  • Agent d’information
  • Agent de communications
  • Agent des affaires publiques
  • Agent littéraire
  • Éducateur en art
  • Publicitaire
  • Secrétaire de presse



  • Chroniqueur
  • Critique littéraire
  • Recherchiste


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 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. 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.

  • Immigration and citizenship Canada
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - OCOL
  • National Capital Commission 
  • Canada School of Public Service - CSPS
  • Livre Canada Books
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Rogers Publishing
  • Ministry of Education
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • Canoe
  • National Film Board of Canada - NFB
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Gesca
  • Théâtre du nouveau monde - TNM
  • Archives of Manitoba
  • BC Public Service
  • Cercle Molière
  • Languages Canada
  • Provinces of Manitoba 
  • 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

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. They are a great source of information.

  • Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française - ACELF
  • Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion - ACPI
  • Association canadienne des professionnels de l’immersion
  • Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français - AAOF
  • Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens - AEFO
  • Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures
  • Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing - CASDW
  • Canadian Association for Translation Studies
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Teachers' Federation - CTF
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • Canadian Language Industry Association 
  • Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association
  • The Association for Canadian and Québec Literature