Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

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. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruisingand Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Chemical engineers

  • Bioelectrical engineer
  • Biomechanical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer


  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist

Dietitians and nutritionists

  • Public health nutritionist

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter

Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

  • Chemical processing plant foreman/woman
  • Water treatment plant foreman/woman

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Engineering managers

  • Engineering manager

Biologists and related scientists

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Plant anatomist
  • Protozoologist

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. The Community Service Learning also allows 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. 

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food canada
  • BioTalent
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Environment Canada
  • Epocal
  • Health Canada
  • Iogen Corporation
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Ottawa Hospital Reseach Institute (OHRI)
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation 
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Spartan Bioscience
  • Variation Biotechnologies
  • University of Ottawa 
  • Anachemia
  • Genzyme
  • Pfizer
  • Stryker
  • Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • Transition Therapeutics
  • Viventia Biotechnologies
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • CiToxLAB Group
  • Duchesnay
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • InSymbiosis
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • Merck
  • ProMetic
  • Sandoz
  • Agrisoma Biosciences
  • Allon Therapeutics
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Oncolytics Biotech
  • StemCell Technologies

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.

  • BioteCanada
  • Life Science Association of Manitoba - LSAM
  • Association for Women in Science 
  • Council for Biotechnology Information

Date modified: 2023-07-06