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Future Careers 313
Future Careers
Employers today are searching for potential employees with strong "Employability Skills". What are those skills? According to the Conference Board of Canada, these transferable skills are:
  • Fundamental Skills - The skills needed as a basis for further development
    • Communicate
    • Manage information
    • Use numbers
    • Think and solve problems
  • Personal Management Skills - The personal skills, attitudes, and behaviours that drive one's potential for growth
    • Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours
    • Be responsible
    • Be adaptable
    • Learn continuously
    • Work Safely
  • Teamwork Skills - The skills and attributes needed to contribute productively
    • Work with others
    • Participate in projects and tasks
Ontario's college and universities have many postsecondary programs that focus on Languages. You can research these at:
Wondering what you can do with a postsecondary education in French or another Language? Check out the links to the resource created by the University of Toronto, Mississauga's Career Development Centre:
The University of Ottawa has a great opportunity for students who would like to get a degree (in a variety of disciplines) with a French immersion designation.  For more information visit:
Are you interested in a bilingual or trilingual degree?  Visit Glendon College at York University’s website:
Career Possibilities:


  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Editor/Proofreader
  • Travel/Hospitality
  • Government/Politics/International affairs
  • Business
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Health care services
  • Scientific research and engineering
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Education
  • Law
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