Canadian Studies

Are you passionate about Canada? Do you want to explore the meaning of being Canadian? Majoring in Canadian Studies will introduce you to the rich history and culture of Canada and its continually developing society. You will tackle current and developing issues facing Canada at home and in the international arena. The interdisciplinary approach will delve into various facets of Canadian heritage, history, contemporary politics and art. The program at York is offered in three targeted forms, focusing on "Time and Place", "Culture" and "Society".

Career Options in Canadian Studies

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Canadian Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Canadian Studies than others.

  • Aboriginal Activist
  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Author
  • Brand Strategist
  • Canadian History Professor
  • Communications Consultant
  • Corporate Developer
  • Diplomat
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Ethics Board Director
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Immigration Officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Political Advisor/Consultant
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Social Service Worker
  • Speech Writer
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • Television Producer
  • Translator

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.