These comments cover the career grouping of Life Science Professionals (NOC 212), which includes Forestry Professionals.
Job openings will arise from both expansion demand and retirements. As a result of the recent recession and the budget constraints that various levels of government are facing, new positions will be created, but they will be fewer in number than those created in the past. However, investments in the health and biomedical research sector will remain substantial. Retirements will also represent a major source of job openings, despite a retirement rate similar to the occupational average. The majority of job seeker will be new graduates, which is not surprising, considering the very specialized nature of this occupation.
Job Seekers: 10,874
Job Openings: 10,440
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited