Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

(NOC 4161)
 

What do Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers do?

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences.

How to become: Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in a related scientific or technical discipline is usually required for occupations in this unit group.
  • A master's degree in a related scientific discipline may be required.
  • Certification through the Canadian College of Certified Professional Ergonomists is required to use the title "Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)". Membership with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists may be required.
  • Occupational hygienists may require certification by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists.
  • Patent agents require 12 months of work experience in the patent field and successful completion of examinations set by the Commissioner of Patents. They may also be required to be listed in the register of patent agents.
  • Occupations in this group that are involved in green building design and technologies development may require the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification offered by the Canadian Green Building Council.

Where to study for a career as: Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Science (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
Political Studies - Specialization in Public Policy (B.A.) Bachelor
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Environmental Biology Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Applied and Industrial Mathematics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Sciences Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics Bachelor; Honours
Economics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Public Affairs and Policy Management Bachelor
Public Affairs and Policy Management Bachelor; Co-op
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers make?

Low:
$51,709
Average:
$82,742
High:
$122,658

Job openings for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Job Seekers:
11,000
Job Openings:
11,400