Forensic scientists apply science and knowledge of science to solving crimes or in helping with civil or criminal investigations. They may specialize in particular fields, such as medicine or dentistry.
Duties May Include
Forensic scientists perform some or all of the following duties:
Examine evidence a crime that might connect a person to that crime;
Examine a person's physical remains to determine the reason why they expired in relation to a criminal or civil investigation;
Examine documents, firearms or explosives in relation to an investigation;
Forensic scientists may present their findings as a document or be required to give testimony at a trial or inquiry.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.