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


  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist 

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

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

Agricultural and fish products inspectors

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

Other professional occupations in physical sciences

  • Metallurgist
  • Soil scientist 

Inspector in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Biologists and related scientists

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

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Epidemiologist

Architecture and science managers

  • Scientific research department  manager
  • Scientific research director

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. 

  • A&A Pharmachem
  • Canada Border services Agency
  • Drain-All Ltd
  • Ensyn
  • Environment Canada
  • Health Canada
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural resources Canada
  • Nordion
  • Plasco Energy Group
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Water and Earth Science Associates -Wesa
  • A&K Petrochem
  • Almat Pharmachem
  • Apotex
  • AstraZeneca Canada
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dalton Pharma Services
  • Eli Lilly Canada
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • Maxxam
  • SciCan
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • Transition Therapeutics
  • Unilever Canada
  • Xerox
  • Pillar5Pharma
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
  • CiToxLAB Group
  • KABS Pharmaceutical services
  • Medisca
  • Merck
  • Pfizer Canada
  • ProMetic
  • Holcim
  • Rogers Sugar Inc. 
  • Sandoz
  • Aquinox
  • BioVectra
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Ceapro
  • Encana
  • Noval Chemicals
  • Shell
  • Arbutus Biopharma

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.

  • Canadian Regional Science Association
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology  
  • Ordre des chimistes du Québec
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences 
  • Biophysical Society of Canada 
  • American Chemical Society - ACS
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemsoc
  • International Council of Chemical Associations
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Society for Environmental Toxiocology and Chemistry
  • Society of Chemical Industry

Date modified: 2023-07-28