These statistics cover the career grouping of Life Science Professionals (NOC 221), which includes Biologists.
Workers in this career are employed in: Professional, scientific and technical services (34%), Public administration (31%), Health care and social assistance (12%), Educational services (6%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 47% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Biologists and Related Scientists) is part of a larger group called Life Science Professionals (NOC 212). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 33%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.