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Biological technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals working in fields such as agriculture, resource management, environmental protection, plant and animal biology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology and health sciences, or may work independently in these fields. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, manufacturers of food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies, health, research and educational institutions, environmental consulting companies and resource and utilities companies.
agricultural technician, agricultural technologist, agrology technician, aquaculture technician, bacteriological technician, biological laboratory technologist, botanical technician, fish hatchery technician, fisheries technician, food bacteriological technician, microbiology quality control technologist, microbiology technologist (except medical), plant breeding technician, seed technologist, wildlife biology technician.
- Set up and conduct biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses in support of research and quality control in food production, sanitation, pharmaceutical production, biotechnology and other fields
- Apply methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
- Perform experimental procedures in agriculture, plant breeding, animal husbandry, biology and biomedical research
- Conduct field research and surveys to collect data and samples of water, soil, and plant and animal populations
- Conduct environmental monitoring and compliance activities for the protection of fisheries stock, wildlife and other natural resources
- Analyze data and prepare reports
- Conduct or supervise operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programs.
- Assist in conducting biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses
- Perform limited range of technical functions in support of agriculture, plant breeding, animal husbandry, biology, biomedical research and environmental protection
- Assist in conducting field research and surveys to collect data and samples of water, soil, and plant and animal populations
- Assist in analysis of data and preparation of reports.
Outlook & Prospects for Biological Technologists and Technicians in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-11-19|
For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- H¿pital Sainte-Justine in Montr¿al has announced its recruiting campaign in several departments (medical, administrative, as well as psychological and social assistance). Dozens of positions must also be staffed in pediatric critical care. (available in French only)
- Real estate developer Groupe Dargis will convert a former building into condominiums in Montr¿al. A 2-phase project, Project B-Loft involves the construction of 72 housing units by 2015. (available in French only)
- The Qu¿bec government has announced the construction of a building on part of Montr¿al's ¿lot Voyageur. This $246M project will create 200 jobs during its construction and bring approximately 2,500 Revenu Qu¿bec employees together under one roof. (available in French only)
- Luxury retailer Holt Renfrew will be moving into its new location at the Ogilvy store in Montr¿al. This $60M expansion project will begin in fall 2014 and end in late 2017. (available in French only)
- Oil company Suncor Energy has announced a $220M investment in Montr¿al to refine oil from Alberta. This project is part of a major expenditures program, set to begin in 2014. (available in French only)
- Construction of a new residential project is underway in Montr¿al's Pointe-aux-Trembles borough. The Pointe-Est project comprises 438 condo-style housing units and 27 townhomes. (available in French only)
- The provincial government and the Nova Bus company are introducing the Cit¿ Mobile project in Montr¿al. This 3-year pilot project, valued at $12M, will procure three electric buses that use a one-of-a-kind recharging method. (available in French only)
- Yellow Pages Group, a subsidiary of Yellow Media is announcing the elimination of 300 positions in Montr¿al between late 2013 and early 2014. This restructuring will affect the print media division as well as support positions. (available in French only)
- A $14M investment of the Molson Coors brewery in Montr¿al will be invested into its distribution centre. This measure aims to automatize its order picking preparation process. (available in French only)
- Thursdays bistro, located in downtown Montréal, will be reopening in February 2014, following its closure in September 2012. Approximately 100 persons will be hired. (available in French only)
- Food retailer Provigo will be opening a store in downtown Montréal, in the new high-rise apartment L¿Avenue, in front of the Bell Centre (available in French only)
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