Job requirements Chemist 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 "chemist" was moved from the group Chemists (NOC 2112) to the group Chemists (NOC 21101).
Find out what you typically need to work as a chemist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Chemists (NOC 21101).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related discipline is required.
- A master's or doctoral degree is usually required for employment as a research chemist.
- Licensing by a provincial association of chemists is required in Quebec and available but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Source National Occupational Classification
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Chemist||Regulated||Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta|
|Ontario||Chartered Chemist||Regulated||Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario|
|Québec||Chemist||Regulated||Ordre des chimistes du Québec|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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