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

Biologists and related scientists

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical bacteriologist
  • Plant anatomist
  • Protozoologist

Agricultural and fish products inspectors

  • Fish products inspector
  • Fruit and vegetables inspector
  • Grain inspector
  • Livestock inspector
  • Meat inspector

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Natural and applied sciences program officer
  • Natural resources policy analyst

Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing

  • Bottling supervisor
  • Fish processing supervisor
  • Food product testers supervisor
  • Meat packing supervisor

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

  • Biological anthropologist


  • Biochemist

Architecture and science managers

  • Scientific research department  manager
  • Scientific research director

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Epidemiologist

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. The 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 website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to late with the latest development.

  • Agricultural Institute of Canada
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • BioTalent
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Canadian museum of Nature
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences - CSMB
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Iogen Corporation
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Research council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences en Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Public Health agency of Canada
  • Genomadix
  • VBI Vaccines Inc.
  • Credit Valley Conservation
  • Ingredion
  • Maxxam Analytics
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  • Roche
  • The Living City
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Trillium Therapeutics - tti
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • DNA Landmarks
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • Charles River
  • Merck
  • MethylGene
  • Novartis
  • Sandoz
  • Acadian Seaplants
  • BioAlberta
  • BioAtlantech
  • BioVectra
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • EnGene
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Sylvar Technologies
  • Viterra
  • Abbott
  • BASF
  • Cargill
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Monsanto
  • Syngenta
  • VWR Life Science 
  • Anachemia Science
  • Carolina Biological
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Eisai
  • Genentech
  • Pioneer
  • Signum Biosciences

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, 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.

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
  • Association des biologistes du Québec - ABQ
  • Association of Professional Biology
  • BioTalent Canada
  • BIOTECanada
  • Canadian Association for Anatomy, Neurobiology and Cell Biology
  • Canadian Association for Biological Safety
  • Canadian Association of Pathologists
  • Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Plant Biosafety Office
  • Canadian Policy Research Networks - CPRN
  • Canadian Society for Chronobiology
  • Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution
  • Canadian Society for Environmental Biologists - CSEB
  • Canadian Society for Systems Biology
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority - TRCA
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Professional Societies in Biological Sciences
  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Botanical Society of America - BSA
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology - FASEB
  • National Science Foundation 
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Date modified : 2023-07-06