Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program


  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist

Biologists and related scientists

  • Embryologist
  • Laboratory immunologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Ornithologist
  • Regulatory toxicologist

Dietitians and nutritionists

  • Public health nutritionist

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Architecture and science managers

  • Scientific research department  manager
  • Scientific research director

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Patent agent

College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. it is also useful to browse potential employers to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • A&A Pharmachem
  • Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency 
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Ensyn Technologies Inc.
  • Environment Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Iogen Corporation
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Nordion
  • Ottawa Health Research Institute
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Genomadix
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • VBI Vaccines
  • AbbVie
  • Almat Pharmachem
  • Apotex
  • AstraZeneca Canada
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Brenntag
  • Dalton Pharma Services
  • Eli Lilly Canada
  • GlaxoSmithKline - GSK
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • Maxxam Analytics
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • Viventia Bio
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • Duchesnay
  • Imperial Tobacco Canada
  • Medisca
  • Merck
  • MethylGene Inc.
  • Sandoz
  • Shire
  • Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc - TLN
  • Neoleukin Therapeutics
  • Celator Pharmaceuticals
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Gilead Sciences Inc.
  • Innovotech Inc.
  • Andermatt Canada
  • Abbott
  • BASF
  • Cargill
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • VWR Life Science
  • Anachemia Science
  • Asymchem
  • Clariant
  • Dover
  • Eli Lilly Careers
  • Patheon
  • Signum Biosciences
  • Willbros
  • CAP
  • Marfrig Group
  • Unipar
  • Amber Chemical Company Ltd. - ACC
  • Bachem
  • BASF
  • Brenntag
  • Flamel Technologies
  • Lohmann Animal Health
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Solvay Chemical and Pharmaceutical Group
  • Syntaxin
  • Biotech Desk
  • Cadila Pharmaceuticals
  • Gene
  • Lilly
  • TaiGen Biotechnology

Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Canadian Association of Pathologists - CAP
  • Canadian Bioethics Society - CBS
  • Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
  • Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science - CSMLS
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
  • Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists - CAMB
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists
  • Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Life Science Association of Manitoba - LSAM
  • The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Association of clinical biochemistry and Laboratory Medecine
  • Biochemical society 
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Date modified : 2023-07-06