Career opportunities within the Canadian justice system remain strong and it is expected that this will continue into the future. Upon their graduation with their four-year applied degree, our students are actively recruited by a range of justice-related employers. It is recognized that our graduates possess a unique background in criminological theory, work-related skills and practical field experience. This combination makes our graduates highly sought after for entry-level positions; as well, their education also provides the foundation for future career advancements.
The employment opportunities for our graduates are made even stronger by some other factors. First, police agencies across Canada, Canada Border Services, Correctional Services of Canada and provincial correctional agencies are experiencing an unprecedented round of retirements. For example, employer demand for justice-related degree graduates in areas such as as probation, parole and case management is at an all-time high. As well, municipal police agencies from across Canada and the RCMP will be hiring many new officers for the foreseeable future.
Equally important are the emerging career opportunities in areas that our graduates have a distinct advantage. Because of their education in intervention/mediation skills and research, our graduates are employed across Canada in one-on-one and group facilitation roles with “at-risk” youth and adults.
Our graduates are employed in careers as diverse as: