Career outcomes

The Master of Public Service program prepares graduates for a range of public service careers through critical knowledge of government, development of applied skills, and on-the-job learning.

As an MPS graduate, you'll be an expert in all the areas needed to succeed as a public servant.

  • Communication expertise
  • Relationship management
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Resourcefulness
  • Advanced problem-solving
  • Ethical judgment and integrity
  • Project management
  • Adaptability and resilience

All branches of government, from federal to local, require expertise in a vast range of areas. Depending on your undergraduate field of study and the branch of government you specialize in during the MPS program, you will be well prepared for careers in:

  • Policy research and development
  • Public communications
  • Financial management
  • Community development
  • Health services
  • Immigration
  • Social and policy research
  • Information technology
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Indigenous affairs

We're looking for public servants with outstanding leadership abilities, a proven track record of academic excellence, and the desire to resolve the most complex problems facing our country.

Public Service Commission of Canada

Careers of alumni

  • Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Best Practices Officer, Department of National Defence
  • Business and Financial Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Content Development Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Economist, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Health Policy Analyst, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Issues/Project Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of Environment
  • Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Policy Analyst, Film Policy and Program section, Canadian Heritage
  • Probation Administrative Support, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Project Coordinator, Business Intelligence, Region of Peel
  • Senior Business Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment