# Mathematics

## Patent Examiner

As a new patent examiner, you will be in a formal development program for the first three months to learn about the components of a patent application, the classification of patents, the Patent Act and Rules, examination practices and how to write an examiner's report. During the next 9 months you'll work with an on-the-job trainer. In the the thirteenth month, you'll learn about complex patent prosecution practices and jurisprudence. Trainees continue to be under the guidance and tutelage of their on-the-job trainer.

As a patent examiner you analyze patent applications, examine written descriptions of inventions, search relevant technologies to compare with similar, prior inventions, using various databases and the CIPO library. You will determine if a patent application complies with the Patent Act and Patent Rules. You will also advise applicants on whether or not their applications comply with the act and the rules, assess their responses and then recommend the granting or refusal of a patent. (View Current Opportunities)

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SG-PAT
\$50,091–\$66,034

## Economics and Social Science Services

If you start working in this field, you're probably analytical and like working with statistics. At first, you'll be collecting, compiling and editing socio-economic data from various industries or subject areas, or producing statistical tables and compilations for senior project officers. With some experience, you may specialize in a specific industry or subject area; maintain large, complex databases; perform data validation and descriptive analysis, and produce statistical tables and reports. (View Current Opportunities)

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EC
\$41,459–\$48,222
Industry Sector; Science and Innovation Sector; Strategic Policy Sector; Office of the Superintendant of Bankruptcy; Sector Strategies and Infrastructure Programs Branch.

## Metrologist

Have you ever wondered if the gasoline pump used to fuel your car, the scale used to weigh your meats, fruits and vegetables, or the meter used to measure your electricity or natural gas is accurate? Measurement Canada, an agency of Industry Canada, ensures that these and other measurement transactions are made with confidence. As a measurement technician, you'll evaluate and certify the accuracy of measuring equipment. With experience, you may certify measurement standards and also have the opportunity to investigate complaints from businesses and consumers who felt they did not received accurate measurement. (View Current Opportunities)

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Positions in:
TI
\$38,129–\$43,009