Careers in science


Rewarding careers are in our Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector. We’re an active part of Canada’s science and technology community. Close to 1,800 scientists, including biologists, oceanographers and research technicians work in the sector across Canada. Join us in scientific excellence.

Explore the Science Sector

Students and graduates: Come learn on the job

Make a career researching our oceans, fish and endangered species, and other opportunities for students in science.

Types of careers in science

Descriptions of careers in science, including research technician and scientific researcher.

Canadian Hydrographic Service careers

About the Canadian Hydrographic Service and their clients, career streams and qualifications.

About the Science Sector and resources

Overview of the Science Sector, Science Early Career Network and regional science facilities.

Our scientists at work

Science students on the job

Meet some of our students working in the Science Sector.

Science at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Highlights of the Science Sector’s work across Canada, at sea, on land and in the air.

Our scientists from coast to coast

Video series showcasing the scientists who research our oceans and aquatic systems, sustainable fisheries, and safe and accessible waterways.


You may apply to job opportunities within Fisheries and Oceans Canada through a public service jobs account.


Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resource.

Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research

COOGER research projects, project participants and contact information.

Marine Ecosystem Assessment

This summer a team of DFO scientists will take sail aboard the research ship F/V Frosti in Canada’s Arctic for a comprehensive marine ecosystem assessment.

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