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NOC – 2211 – Chemical technologists and technicians

To apply under NOC-2211 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Chemical technologists and technicians.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Chemical technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Chemical technologists

  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests and analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical and chemical separation techniques and microscopy
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus and prepare solutions of gas or liquid, reagents, and sample formulations
  • Compile records and interpret experimental or analytical results
  • Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates and products
  • Assist in the development of chemical engineering processes, studies of chemical engineering procurement, construction, inspection and maintenance and the development of standards, procedures and health and safety measures
  • Operate experimental chemical or petrochemical pilot plants
  • Conduct or assist in air and water quality testing and assessments, environmental monitoring and protection activities, and development of and compliance with standards
  • Assist in synthesis of small molecules for the purpose of creating drug candidates
  • Assist in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus.

Chemical technicians

  • Assist in setting up and conducting chemical experiments, tests and analyses
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus and prepare solutions of gas and liquid, reagents and sample formulations
  • Compile records for analytical studies
  • Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards
  • Carry out a limited range of other technical functions in support of chemical research, tests and analyses, and environmental air and water quality monitoring and protection
  • Assist in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Chemical technologists and technicians. 

NOC 2175 – Chemical technologists and technicians: example titles.

  • analytical chemistry technician
  • analytical chemistry technologist
  • analytical technician, chemical
  • assistant, laboratory – applied chemistry
  • biochemistry laboratory technician
  • biochemistry laboratory technologist
  • biochemistry technician (except medical)
  • biochemistry technologist
  • biochemistry technologist (except medical)
  • brewery technician
  • brewery technician – applied chemistry
  • cellulose film solutions tester
  • chemical analysis specialist
  • chemical analyst
  • chemical engineering technician
  • chemical engineering technologist
  • chemical laboratory analyst
  • chemical laboratory supervisor
  • chemical laboratory technician
  • chemical laboratory technologist
  • chemical process analyst
  • chemical process technologist
  • chemical processing quality control technician
  • chemical processing quality control technologist
  • chemical products quality control technologist
  • chemical research technician
  • chemical research technologist
  • chemical technician
  • chemical technician – heavy water plant and nuclear generating station
  • chemical technician, NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)
  • chemical technician, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • chemical technologist
  • compressed gases tester
  • dyeing and finishing technician
  • dyeing and finishing technologist
  • dyeing technician
  • food processing quality control technician
  • food processing quality control technologist
  • food technician
  • food technologist
  • forensic examiner – alcohol
  • forensic lab analyst, chemical
  • forensic laboratory technician
  • forest products technologist
  • formulation technician
  • fuel technician
  • gas chromatographer
  • geochemical technician
  • geochemical technologist
  • handwriting expert, forensic
  • home economics technologist
  • industrial hygiene technologist
  • inspector, pharmaceuticals
  • laboratory assistant – applied chemistry
  • laboratory technician, chemical
  • laboratory technologist, chemical
  • laboratory tester
  • laboratory tester – pulp and paper
  • laboratory tester, chemical processing
  • mass spectrometer technician
  • mass spectrometer technologist
  • mass spectrometry technician
  • master dyer – textiles
  • NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) chemical technician
  • nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) chemical technician
  • paint technician
  • petrochemical engineering technician
  • petrochemical engineering technologist
  • petrochemical laboratory technologist
  • petroleum processing tester
  • petroleum research technologist
  • pharmaceuticals and toiletries inspector
  • pharmaceuticals inspector
  • pilot plant technician
  • pilot plant technologist
  • plastics and synthetic resins technician
  • polymers tester
  • quality control technician – chemical processing
  • quality control technician – chemistry
  • quality control technician – food processing
  • quality control technologist – chemical processing
  • quality control technologist – food processing
  • quality control technologist, chemical products
  • research technologist, petroleum
  • spectroscopic technologist
  • spectroscopist
  • synthetic textiles technician
  • technician, biochemistry (except medical)
  • technician, chemical engineering
  • technician, chemical processing quality control
  • technician, dyeing
  • technician, food
  • technician, food processing quality control
  • technician, formulation
  • technician, mass spectrometer
  • technician, mass spectrometry
  • technician, paints
  • technician, petrochemical engineering
  • technician, pilot plant
  • technician, plastics and synthetic resins
  • technician, synthetic textiles
  • technician, textile dyes
  • technologist, analytical chemistry
  • technologist, biochemistry
  • technologist, biochemistry (except medical)
  • technologist, biochemistry laboratory
  • technologist, chemical engineering
  • technologist, chemical processing quality control
  • technologist, chemical products quality control
  • technologist, dyeing and finishing
  • technologist, food
  • technologist, food processing quality control
  • technologist, forest products
  • technologist, home economics
  • technologist, industrial hygiene
  • technologist, petrochemical engineering
  • technologist, petrochemical laboratory
  • technologist, petroleum research
  • technologist, pilot plant
  • technologist, quality control of chemical products
  • test analyst, titanium pigments
  • tester, cellulose film solutions
  • tester, compressed gases
  • tester, petroleum
  • tester, polymers
  • textile colour technologist
  • textile dye technician
  • textile dyeing technician
  • water purification technician

Employment Requirements

  • Chemical technologists usually require completion of a two- or three-year college program in chemical, biochemical or chemical engineering technology or a closely related discipline.
  • Chemical technicians usually require completion of a one- or two-year college program in chemical, biochemical or chemical engineering technology.
  • National certification for chemical technologists and technicians is available through the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology.
  • Certification in chemical engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required by employers.
  • Chemical technologists and technicians are regulated in Quebec and Alberta.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

Additional Information

  • Considerable mobility is possible among jobs within this occupational group.
  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.
  • Some chemical technologists and technicians working in support of fundamental research in chemistry or biochemistry are university graduates.


  • Biochemistry technologists working as medical laboratory technologists (in 3211 Medical laboratory technologists)
  • Process technicians who operate the controls of chemical or petrochemical processing plants (in 9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing)

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