Job prospects Marine Biologist in Québec
Job opportunities for Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121) are good in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several 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 Québec:
- Approximately 3,700 people work in this occupation.
- Biologists and related scientists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 24%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 10%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
- Universities (NAICS 6113): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 92% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 8% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 67% of biologists and related scientists work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of biologists and related scientists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Côte-Nord Region||Good Good|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lanaudière Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Laurentides Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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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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