Biologists and related scientists – NOC 2121

How many people work in this occupation in PR?                           

50 people work as Biologists in Related Scientists in PR.  The unemployment rate is unavailable.


How many employers are there in PR?

77.8% of Biologists and Related Scientists in PR work in the Public Administration sector.


What is the age of the workforce?

50.0% of the workforce is age 35 to 44.

70.0% of the workforce is age 25 to 54.



What education is required to do this job?

70.0% of the workforce has a University certificate, diploma or degree.


What do people in this occupation earn?*

The median income for Biologists and Related Scientists is $67,387.00 per year.


What else should I know?

  • Employment Outlook for Biologists and Related Scientists in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair.
  • As many of these professionals are employed within the public administration and health care industries, employment prospects may be adversely impacted by fiscal restraint at various levels of government over the next few years. The potential development of large power generation projects as well as some mining and resource extraction projects throughout the province will necessitate a growing number of environmental assessments and related services, and in turn may create demand for biologists and related scientists with environmental backgrounds. As employers are often seeking workers with diverse skills sets, those with experience in engineering or project management will likely have greater job prospects. Also, individuals familiar with computer-based models such as bioinformatics may fare better in the job market. Biologists and related scientists have a relatively young age profile, therefore retirements will not be a significant contributor to job creation.
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* Median income means that 50% of the people in the occupation earn less and 50% earn more.  It is a more accurate measure of typical income than using an average.



Source:  Census and National Household Survey 2011 and Canadian Business Counts Data 2015, Statistics Canada