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. The graduate programs below are examples selected from the list of graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. While they are related to this program of study, it is important to consult the admission requirements of the programs as not all types of degrees qualify one for admission. Moreover, additional programs and other universities could be considered depending on your career plan.


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 (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification. They are presented by their occupational group title, in bold, followed by bulleted occupational titles specific to the program of study. Immediately after the occupational titles, the hyperlinked NOC code for the occupational group is provided. Overall, the occupations are presented side by side with their employment requirements and the establishments where to find a job.

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. And certainly, experience working on campus or in other settings adds to the set of skills acquired in your degree (see Acquired Skills section). The Employability Skills 2000+ presenting the skills employers look for in their employees as well as its complementary checklist can help target experience opportunities that will improve your skill set necessary for employment. 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. 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. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces.

In Canada



The requirements for working abroad consider factors like administrative laws, professional standards and work permits in some countries. To learn about requirements in various countries, visit Skill Clear or MyWorldAbroad (registration with a email is required to use MyWorldAbroad).

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.

Provincial and Territorial

Job search sites

Here are a few websites posting jobs available in Canada and abroad related to this field of study.


General Job Search Websites