Job requirements Aquaculture Technician in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an aquaculture technician in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in a field related to agriculture, biology, microbiology, wildlife or resource management is usually required for employment as a biological technologist.
  • Completion of a one- to two-year college program in a related field is required for employment as a biological technician.
  • Certification with provincial associations is available, but voluntary.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Agrology Technologist Regulated Alberta Institute of Agrologists
Certified Engineering Technologist (biology) Regulated Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals
Certified Engineering Technician (biology) Regulated Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals
British Columbia Applied Science Technologists (biomedical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (biomedical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Applied Science Technologists (bioscience) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (bioscience) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Dairy Production Technician Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Ozone Depleting Substances Technician Regulated Manitoba Ozone Protection Industry Association Inc.
New Brunswick Biological Technologists And Technicians Regulated New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Ontario Certified Engineering Technician (biology) Regulated Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Saskatchewan Applied Science Technician (biology) Regulated Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians
Applied Science Technologist (biology) Regulated Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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