These statistics cover the career grouping of Physical Science Professionals (NOC 211), which includes Paleontologists.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Mining and oil and gas extraction (45%), Professional, scientific and technical services (40%), Public administration (10%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 13% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
This occupation (Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists) is part of a larger group called Physical Science Professionals (NOC 211). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 24%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.