Practicum, Career, and Future Learning Opportunities

The MPH program structure enables students to pursue various employment opportunities upon graduation. Graduates currently work across Ontario within local public health, provincial public health agencies, federal public health agencies, private firms, and non-profit agencies. You can click on the following link to view the Public Health Blog where students report on their practicum placement experiences.


Where Our Graduates Completed Practicum Training

Our graduates have completed practicums at the following organizations and many others:

  • Public Health Agency of Canada – various provincial locations
  • Health Canada
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • City of Hamilton Public Health
  • Halton Region Health Department
  • Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services
  • Peel Public Health
  • Peterborough Public Health
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • Association of Local Public Health Agencies
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • Guelph Community Health Centre
  • HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health
  • Trillium Health Partners
  • University Health Network
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Docs4GreatApes - Gorilla Doctors
  • Federation for International Medical Relief of Children
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Veterinarians Without Borders


Find a summary of where our graduates work, what our graduates continue to study, and positions our graduates hold here.

Where Our Graduates Work and the Positions They Hold

Our graduates work in various positions at many different organizations including the following:

  • Senior Specialist, Knowledge Dissemination and Evaluation, Surveillance and Cancer Registry, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Statistical Data Analyst, York Region Public Health
  • Health Promoter, Niagara Region
  • Smokers’ Helpline & Cancer Prevention Senior Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • Healthy Workplace Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Infection Control Practitioner, University Health Network
  • Epidemiologist/Program Manager, Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit
  • Physician Assistant, LMC Healthcare
  • Animal Health Information Analyst, World Organization for Animal Health
  • Human Health Specialist, Northern Contaminants Program, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
  • Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel
  • Policy Analyst, Health Canada
  • Senior Program Officer, International Development Research Centre
  • Program Evaluator, Huron County Health Unit
  • Senior Program Specialist, Public Health Ontario
  • Public Health Planner, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Territorial Epidemiologist, Government of Yukon
  • Research Assistant, The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
  • Senior Policy and Program Advisor, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Resident Physician, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Specialist, Person-Centred Care, Ontario Renal Network
  • Partnership Liaison Officer (Senior Analyst), Indigenous Cancer Care Unit, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Continuous Improvement Specialist, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Capacity Builder, HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH)
  • Community Health and Education Specialist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Faculty, Liberal Studies, Conestoga College

Future Learning

Where Our Graduates Continue to Study

Some of the places our graduates have pursued further education include:

  • Faculty of Law, Western University
  • Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Faculty of Medicine, McMaster University
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • PhD Program, Population Medicine, University of Guelph
  • PhD Program, Health Policy, McMaster University
  • PhD Program, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University
  • PhD Program, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dartmouth College