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Careers

There are many exciting and dynamic career opportunities for graduates of the MA in Public Policy and Administration program.

Here are just a few possibilities:

  • a policy or service delivery unit of a federal, provincial or municipal government department
  • leadership role in a non-profit sector organization
  • the private sector, particularly where private companies have extensive interactions with domestic or foreign governments
  • international governmental organizations (e.g., UN, OECD, World Bank)
  • international Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
  • a political aide to an elected official
  • organizations engaged in public policy research
  • interest group or advocacy organization
  • community-based organizations, particularly those that interact with the federal, provincial, or municipal government

In addition to employment directly upon graduation, you’ll also be prepared to apply to law school or further graduate studies in disciplines such as Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration and other fields.

For further career information

Where are our Graduates Today?

A good indication of career opportunities is to look at where our graduates are today. For an infographic profile and snapshot of MPPA alumni, please visit: PDF fileAlumni Infographic

They are working in:

  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Citizenship Immigration Canada
  • Health Canada
  • House of Commons
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Health Services Appeals and Review Board
  • Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
  • Ministry of Government Services
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Toronto Fire Services
  • Toronto District School Board
  • The Regional Municipality of York Health Services
  • Innovative Research Group
  • Insurance Board of Canada
  • KPMG
  • Rogers Communications
  • Rogers Publishing
  • Canadian Arab Federation
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community
  • HomesAway
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada
  • LinkUp Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities
  • Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
  • Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
  • Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
  • Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
  • OPSEU
  • Ryerson University
  • Senior Peoples Resources In North Toronto (SPRINT)
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Toronto East General Hospital
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Security Institute
  • World Vision
  • Doctoral studies
  • Law school