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What happens to people who study Communication, journalism and related programs at the Bachelor's degree level in Canada?

Do Recent Graduates Find Jobs?Frequently Asked Questions

This Program
Employed
89.48%
Unemployed
4.76%
Not looking
6.01%
All fields of study at same level
Employed
87.26%
Unemployed
4.89%
Not looking
8.25%

How much do recent graduates earn?Frequently Asked Questions

This Program
median earnings
$47,124
Earning Range
$35,435 - $60,671
All fields of study at same level
median earnings
$53,711
Earning Range
$39,651 - $69,171

Would graduates choose this field of study again?Frequently Asked Questions

Yes: No: Do not know:
64.31% 35.69% Data not available

What jobs do graduates have?Frequently Asked Questions

National   Regional
Occupations of graduates % of graduates Jobs   Top-paying location Wage report
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 15.18% View jobs   Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories View wages
Corporate sales managers 5.63% View jobs   Montréal Region, Québec View wages
Journalists 4.91% View jobs   Ottawa Region, Ontario View wages
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants 4.64% View jobs   Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region, Alberta View wages
Authors and writers 3.24% View jobs   Capitale-Nationale Region, Québec View wages
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations 2.66% View jobs   Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region, Ontario View wages
Conference and event planners 2.48% View jobs   Edmonton Region, Alberta View wages
General office support workers 2.43% View jobs   Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories View wages
Administrative officers 2.39% View jobs   Nunavut, Nunavut View wages
Retail salespersons 2.03% View jobs   Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories View wages
There are currently 17,044 jobs posted across Canada for the occupations listed above.

Do graduates continue studying?Frequently Asked Questions

Yes: No: Do not know:
60.24% 39.76% Data not available

How do I pay for my education?

Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships

Grants, bursaries and scholarships are resources to help you finance your post-secondary education.

 
Student Loan

Student loans are a great help if you need some financial assistance to get through school. But they are not meant to pay for your entire post-secondary education. You are still expected to contribute some money.

Canada Apprentice Loan

Canada Apprentice Loan offer financial support to apprentices in Red Seal trades so they can complete their technical training and consider a career in the skilled trades.

 
Apprenticeship Grants

There are two types of Apprenticeship Grants available from the Government of Canada:

  • The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person. This grant helps registered apprentices in designated Red Seal trades get started.
  • The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. This grant helps registered apprentices who have completed their training become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal trades.

Why is education important?

The value of post-secondary education

People who enter the trades, or earn a certificate, diploma or degree at a college, polytechnic or university, tend to earn more money and enjoy more stable employment than those who only finish high school. The lessons you learn in the classroom, or on the job site, will give you the edge that employers are looking for. You have a lot of different opportunities to develop the skills to succeed - and the Career Tool can help.

 
Disclaimer: Many graduates have more than one post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. The information in this tool is presented based on the highest credential held by graduates. For example, to get an idea of how Bachelor's students do when they get a Master's degree, you would select the "Master's" button in the tool.
The Career Tool is one of many resources available to help you make informed education and career decisions. These include information and tools available through Job Bank and other web sites; discussions with career counsellors, parents, teachers and employers; and hands-on experience, such as work placements or volunteer opportunities.

To learn more about the information provided in this tool and how it can be used, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Employment and Social Development Canada is currently reviewing the Career Tool, to ensure this tool meets your needs. We invite you to send us feedback. Please let us know what you like, what you do not like and any other feedback.

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