Summary Aquaculture Technician in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "aquaculture technician" was moved from the group Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 2221) to the group Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 22110).
Find key facts and figures about working as an aquaculture technician. The following information is applicable to all Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 22110).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Biological technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals working in fields such as agriculture, resource management, environmental protection, plant and animal biology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology and health sciences, or may work independently in these fields. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, manufacturers of food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies, health, research and educational institutions, environmental consulting companies, and resource and utilities companies.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Assist in analysis of data and preparation of reports
- Assist in conducting biological, microbiological, biochemical tests and laboratory analyses
- Assist in conducting field research and surveys to collect data and samples
- Analyze data and prepare reports
- Conduct environmental monitoring and compliance activities for the protection of fisheries stock, wildlife and other natural resources
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