While developing this framework, the working group consulted with a range of campus stakeholders and resources to ensure alignment with the needs of our students, as well as the objectives of faculty partners. The framework also aligns with the Strategic Mandate Agreement 3 and the priorities of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Download the complete Employability Framework for the full process and final recommendations.

Employability framework for download

Download complete Employability Framework.


  • Carleton University Strategic Transformation Group on Employability Report, 2017.
  • Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility – The Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel, June 2016
  • Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development’s Guiding Principles for Experiential Learning, September 2017
  • CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education, 10th Edition, May 2019
  • Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance Degree-Level Expectations
  • Carleton Office of Institutional Research and Planning – Employment Statistics
  • Career Readiness for the New College Graduate: A Definition and Competencies – National Association of Colleges and Employers


  • Consultations with Carleton student governments: Carleton University Student Association and Carleton Academic Student Government
  • Consultations with Deputy Provost, Lorraine Dyke
  • Consultations with Carleton’s Program Assessment Specialist, Andrea Thompson
  • Consultations with Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), David J. Hornsby
  • Consultations with the Carleton Experiential Learning Steering Committee