These statistics cover the general category of Physical Science Professionals (NOC 211), which includes Physicists.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Professional, scientific and technical services (39%), Public administration (20%), Health care and social assistance (15%), Manufacturing (15%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 13% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
This occupation (Physicists and Astronomers) is part of a larger group called Physical Science Professionals (NOC 211). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 24%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.