Careers in government and public administration revolve around the planning, management and delivery of legislative, administrative, regulatory and general services to the public at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Choosing an occupational goal within the government involves carefully reflecting on your skills, interests, personality and values and researching the roles and departments that best suit you. The resources listed on this website can help you with the research aspect of this task.
Occupational Clusters in Government
Occupational clusters refers to groupings of careers that are similar based on required skills, knowledge, duties, education and working environments. Career exploration is often facilitated by identifying occupational clusters of interest.
Professional Organizations & Associations
Professional organizations and associations are an excellent way to learn more about a career of interest, professional designations, and networking opportunities.
Student Groups on Campus
Student groups are a great way to learn more about a career of interest, contribute to the community, and build your social and professional networks. To find out more about student groups on campus, visit YUConnect.
Articles & Resources
Professional associations, universities and colleges, government agencies, and peer reviewed/scholarly journals are all excellent sources from which to retrieve articles and resources related to careers.
Funding, Scholarships & Awards
There are numerous scholarships, prizes, awards and funding opportunities for students both inside and outside of York.
Potential employers in the government can be found at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
Job Postings, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Targeted job posting boards list available jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in specific fields.