Program Officers Unique to Government

(NOC 4168)


  • A bachelor's degree is usually required.
  • A master's degree may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a researcher, consultant or program administrator may be required.
  • Foreign service officers are accepted on the basis of competitive examination.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Advise politicians and diplomats on the social, economic and political effects of government decisions on other governments
Plan inter-governmental meetings and conferences
Co-ordinate the logistics and administration of elections within constituencies
Ensure that electoral and voting procedures are followed
Co-ordinate administrative support services for legislative committees, royal commissions or tribunals
Plan logistics and oversee diplomatic protocol of official visits to Canada by foreign politicians and dignitaries
Explain Canadian, foreign and domestic policies to governments and nationals of foreign countries
Promote trade and financial interests on behalf of Canada abroad
Manage administrative programs at Canadian missions abroad
Manage immigration programs and assist with the emergency needs of Canadian citizens abroad

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Political Studies (B.A.) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Political Studies (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Political Science Bachelor; Honours
Political Science - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Political Science Bachelor
Political Science Bachelor; Honours
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Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Political Science Bachelor
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Bachelor; Honours
Social Science Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022