These statistics apply to the career grouping of Physical Science Professionals, which includes Chemists (NOC 211).
Workers in this career are employed in the following industries: Manufacturing (33%), Professional, scientific and technical services (32%), Public administration (10%), Health care and social assistance (7%), Wholesale trade (6%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 13% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
Women represented 39% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Chemists) 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%.