Multicultural and Indigenous Studies

Have you always been concerned with societal issues rooted in race, ethnicity and indigeneity? Are you fascinated by the social processes affected by these topics here in Canada and how these questions shape our common understanding of immigration, culture and race? Studying Multicultural and Indigenous Studies at York will expose you to the very core of these ideas. As the first of its kind in Canada, a degree in Multicultural and Indigenous Studies will put you at the academic forefront of interdisciplinary programs focused on multiculturalism and indigeneity in the country. You will have a choice to explore one of three main streams depending on your interests and future career goals. Aside from important core courses, the major allows you to focus on Diaspora Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Racism and Multiculturalism.

Career Options in Multicultural and Indigenous Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Multicultural and Indigenous 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 Multiculturalism and Indigenous Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Multiculturalism and Indigenous Studies than others.

  • Activist
  • Aboriginal Historian
  • Author
  • Archivist
  • Blogger
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Children’s Rights Advocate
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Community Educator
  • Community Advocate/Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Government Agency Worker
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • Indigenous Issues Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development Worker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Representative
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Media Correspondent
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Politician
  • Political Aid/Advisor
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

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.