Science and Technology

Post Secondary Occupations

Our Three Occupations Choices

  • Noc: 2112 -Chemists
  • NOC: 2146 -Aerospace Engineer
  • OC: 2132- Mechanical Engineer
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  • They conduct research and analysis in support of many applications, such as: industrial Operations, Product and Process Development, Environmental Control, Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, bio technology etc.
  • Titles may be; chemists, bio chemists, environmental chemists, food chemists, physical chemists, oceanographic chemists etc.

Essential and technical skills:

- Analyze, synthesize, purify, modify and characterize chemical compounds

- Conduct programs of samples and data collection and analysis to identify and quantify environmental intoxicants

- Act as a technical consultant in a particular field of expertise

conduct research to discover, develop, refine, and evaluate new products such as those used in nano medicine, nano electronics and other applications of chemistry

Salary: Avg Income = $78,600, usually at least $50,000+

Future outlook: The number of chemists are to grow significantly over the next few years because trends such as growing importance of the environment, water quality, control and workplace safety and health are very important and are expected to keep engaging.

Employment Requirements:

- Now there are not two different pathways to get into this career. You much have a university background; a bachelor's degree in chemistry, bio chemistry or a related discipline is required.

- A master's or doctoral degree is usually required for employment as a research chemists

-And licensing by a provincial associations is compulsory in Quebec but voluntary in Ontario and Alberta. Like doctors. (

Extra info: Although there aren't two different pathways one can take in order to apply for this occupation, there are some different potential programs, one might consider to apply for to have that strong university background.

-York University- Statistics (Bsc)

-Trent University- Environmental chemistry

McMaster University- Biochemistry (co-op, optional)

Aerospace Engineers

NOC: 2146


  • Research,design, and develop aerospace vehicles, systems and components
  • Test, evaluate, install, operate and maintenance aerospace vehicles and systems


  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Spacecraft manufacturers
  • Air transport carriers
  • Government, education and research institutions

Essential skills/ Technical skill

Be able to...

  • design and develop vehicles and systems such as aircraft, spacecrafts, missiles, satellites, and space communication systems
  • Coordinate ground and flight tests of air and spacecraft
  • Develop and conduct computer simulations of aerospace vehicles, components and systems
  • Investigate and report structural, component, system failures, accidents or incidents


  • Work in multidisciplinary environment
  • Work with many other scientist and engineers

  • 66,000-95,000 thousand dollars per year


  • A bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering or in a related engineering discipline
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
  • A degree in mechanical engineering or engineering physics


  • Since 2001, the number of aerospace engineers increased slightly, but then somewhat dropped
  • Experts suggest that the number of aerospace engineers will sharply increase in the next few years

Mechanical engineer, NOC – 2132

Description of occupation

-Research, design and develop machinery and systems
-Plan and manage projects, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems

-Design power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment

-Annual average income - $78, 000

-Often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience

-Work closely with civil, electrical, aerospace, industrial, chemical and other engineers


-Excellent communication and presentation skills

-Excellent technical knowledge

-Good team working skills

-Ability to manage projects

-Good problem solving skills

Future outlook

-Job prospects are good

-Since industries that require mechanical engineers are growing, the number of mechanical engineers should increase over the coming years


-Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or in a related engineering discipline

-Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers

Shared and Communicative Results/Information

Typical Characteristics:

People in this field must be diligent, hard working and have perseverance. Engineers and chemists must have a vivid imagination so that they may design new vehicles. People in this field must have respect, integrity and responsibility as they work and interact with many other scientists and engineers. They must be intelligence as they deal with math and science daily. They should be a "gold" type of person as the gold category has the necessary attribute to be successful in this field of work. They must also be attentive listeners as they are always learning something new, and also they must have great social and communication skills as they are constantly collaborating with various colleagues.

Similar Occupations
: Biochemist, Chemical Technician, Chemical Engineer, Civil and electrical engineers,

Works Cited


"Chemists." Government of Canada, Service Canada, Quebec, Programs Agreements and Partnership, Regional Directorate. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2015.

"MyBlueprint." MyBlueprint. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2015.

"Unit Group." Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2015.


"Unit Group." Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2015.

"Aerospace Engineers." Government of Canada, Service Canada, Quebec, Programs Agreements and Partnership, Regional Directorate. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2015.