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Personal Exploration

A Running Start - Your Career Development Guide

The uOttawa Career Development Centre has created this Guide as a quick, easy-to-navigate resource for University of Ottawa students. A Running Start covers both planning your career and carrying out your plan. This guide will offer you a number of proven strategies as well as vital information throughout the process.

What can I do with my degree?

Find out what are some of your employment options according to your field of study.

Exploring Careers and Potential Employers

Working in Canada

Working in Canada is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.

Career Cruising*

Career Cruising is designed to help students plan their future. With exceptional assessment tools, detailed occupational profiles, and comprehensive postsecondary education information students move effortlessly through the career exploration and planning process.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The NOC is a tool that was developed by the federal government to help people explore and understand the career possibilities found within Canada's labour market. 

O*NET On-line

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.


Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.

Canada's Top 100 Employers

This project profiles companies and organizations that lead the nation in offering exceptional working conditions and benefits. It also includes ranking for other cities such as:

Canada's Student-Ranked Top Employers

Brainstorm Strategy Group released a report based on a survey of more that 19,000 Canadian students:

e-Talent Canada Portal

The e-Talent Canada Portal is a unique online interactive map that will provide Canadians access to dynamic labour market information. The portal provides ICT job trends and tools pertinent to all sectors.

Book of Lists - Ottawa Business Journal

The best place to obtain in-depth information on thousands of Ottawa-area companies in dozens of categories

Career Advice

Secure the Job is a career advice-oriented online community for people looking to learn about the jobs they want from people who have held those positions.

Ten Thousand Coffees

We’re on a mission to connect students, recent grads, and young professionals with industry leaders and experts over a cup of coffee. You never know where the conversation will take you so join today!

Working Abroad

Global Talent Portal

The Telfer Career Centre has collaborated with EFMD Global Network to offer you your very own career portal, connecting you with global opportunities. You can activate and login to your personal portal to find internship, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions that are relevant to you from companies around the world. 


Top website helping students go abroad, build international skills and find international work at home and abroad. Register for free access.

International Experience Canada

Make your work dream a reality! International Experience Canada gives you the information and resources you need as a Canadian to travel and work abroad for up to one year.

Global Vision - Junior Team Canada

Junior Team Canada brings the best and brightest young Canadians together, to give them hands on business experience and prepare them for success in the global economy.

Additional Resources

Virtual Career Library

This guide is designed to connect you with career development resources both within the Library collection, and via the University of Ottawa's on-campus career services groups.

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