Technical Occupations in Life Sciences

Fish, wildlife and natural resource officers enforce federal and territorial regulations that provide protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources and collect and relay information to managers. Fish and fish product inspectors ensure processed products conform to standards of production, storage and transportation. Landscape gardeners assist landscape architects by surveying/assessing sites and preparing drawings/sketches of landscape environments.


  • High school diploma.
  • Diploma from a college or technical school or undergraduate degree in agriculture, biology, microbiology, wildlife or resource management, renewable resources or a forest ranger program.
  • Certification by a professional organization.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have sustained increases in employment over the next few years, peaking in 2016. Subsequently, employment growth will level out, but the new employment opportunities will continue into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 14.3% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 27.0% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 31.7% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 42.1% live in other communities. About 87.3% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 4.0% in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.