Job prospects Marine Biologist in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121) are fair in Northwest Territories over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a marine biologist.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Northwest Territories

marine biologist
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Biologists and related scientists in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Biologists and related scientists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 65%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 18%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 12%
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 83% of biologists and related scientists work all year, while 17% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 25 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of biologists and related scientists are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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