Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2212  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in the fields of oil and gas exploration and production, geophysics, petroleum engineering, geology, mining and mining engineering, mineralogy, extractive and physical metallurgy, metallurgical engineering and environmental protection. They are employed by petroleum and mining companies, consulting geology and engineering firms, and by governments and educational institutions as well as by a variety of manufacturing, construction and utilities companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airborne Geophysical Equipment Operator
  • Assayer
  • Assayer - Mineralogy
  • Diamond Drilling Technician
  • Drilling Fluid Technician
  • Foundry Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Engineering Technician
  • Geological Engineering Technologist
  • Geological Prospecting Technologist
  • Geological Survey Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Geological Technologist
  • Geology Technical Assistant
  • Geophysical Data Technician
  • Geophysical Observer
  • Geophysical Prospecting Technologist
  • Geophysical Survey Technician
  • Geophysical Survey Technologist
  • Geophysical Technician
  • Geophysical Technologist
  • Geotechnician
  • Gold Assayer
  • Gold Prospector
  • Gravity Data Technician
  • Groundwater Technologist
  • Heat Treat Technician
  • Hydrographic Survey Technician
  • Hydrographic Survey Technologist
  • Hydrological Technician
  • Hydrology Technician
  • Laboratory Technician - Metallurgy
  • Log Analyst
  • Log Technician
  • Magnetic Observer
  • Marine Geoscience Technologist
  • Metallurgical Control Analyst
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technician
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technologist
  • Metallurgical Technologist
  • Mine Analyst
  • Mine Development Technologist
  • Mine Production Technician
  • Mine Survey Technician
  • Mine Survey Technologist
  • Mineral Technician
  • Mineral Technologist
  • Mineralogy Technician
  • Mineralogy Technologist
  • Mining Engineering Technician
  • Mining Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Survey Technician
  • Mining Survey Technologist
  • Mining Technician
  • Mining Technologist
  • Mud Man/woman - Petroleum Drilling
  • Oil Geology Technologist
  • Ore Technologist
  • Paleontology Technician
  • Palynology Technician
  • Petroleum Engineering Technician
  • Petroleum Engineering Technologist
  • Petroleum Field Technologist
  • Petroleum Geology Technologist
  • Petroleum Technician
  • Petrology Technician
  • Physical Metallurgy Technician
  • Physical Metallurgy Technologist
  • Precious Metal Assayer
  • Prospector
  • Reservoir Engineering Technician
  • Rock Mechanics Technician
  • Sea-bottom Technologist
  • Sea-floor Technologist
  • Seismic Exploration Line Crew Co-ordinator
  • Seismic Exploration Observer
  • Seismic Prospecting Observer
  • Seismic Survey Co-ordinator
  • Seismic Technician
  • Seismology Technician - Petroleum Geology
  • Seismology Technologist - Petroleum Geology
  • Seismometer Technician
  • Soil Science Technician - Mining
  • Welding Technician - Mining
  • Welding Technologist
  • Assayer
  • Geological Technician
  • Geophysical Technologist
  • Groundwater Technologist
  • Log Technician
  • Marine Geoscience Technologist
  • Metallurgical Technologist
  • Mineralogy Technician
  • Mining Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Technologist
  • Petroleum Engineering Technologist
  • Petroleum Technician
  • Petrology Technician
  • Reservoir Engineering Technician
  • Rock Mechanics Technician
  • Seismic Technician
  • Welding Technologist
  • Laboratory Technician - Metallurgy

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for geological and mineral technologists and technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $34,395
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for geological and mineral technologists and technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $34,395
Female $30,136
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for geological and mineral technologists and technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 25
25 to 34 years 30
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for geological and mineral technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 50
Part Time 45
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for geological and mineral technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 70
Female 20
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for geological and mineral technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 85
Self Employed 0
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for geological and mineral technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 80
Unemployed 0
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for geological and mineral technologists and technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 35
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 20
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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