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Engineering Career Opportunities in Canada

Engineering Career Opportunities in Canada

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Engineering jobs are always in demand in Canada. There are many types of engineering opportunities across Canada. Civil engineers handle construction projects designing and building infrastructures. Environmental engineers address the environmental challenges faced by the industry. Interior design engineers enhance the interior of a building for better space utilization in the building. Interior engineers can also appear for the NCIDQ certification exam; NCIDQ Certification is a recognized platform for interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. 

A report from Engineering Labour Market in Canada shows the province-level projections to 2025 of supply and demand for engineers and the importance of engineers to the Canadian economy. 

Industry Employment Projections to 2025

Engineering Career Opportunities In Canada
Engineering Career Opportunities In Canada

Civil Engineers

Most civil engineers work in the Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Industry in Canada, and the majority of these are in Ontario, but there are significant numbers in Alberta, Quebec, and British Columbia. A large number of civil engineers also work in Public Administration at all levels of British Columbia. Ontario has the highest number of civil engineers across the country. 

Mechanical Engineers

Similarly, most mechanical engineers work in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Industry in Canada and the majority of them are Ontario and then Alberta, Quebec, and British Columbia. A big number of mechanical engineers also work in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industry in Ontario and Quebec and Machinery Manufacturing in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec. Oil and Gas Extraction in Alberta also has many opportunities for mechanical engineers. 

Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The majority of the electrical and electronic engineers are employed in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Industry in Canada and the majority of these are in Ontario, but there are significant numbers in Alberta, Quebec, and British Columbia. Many electrical and electronic engineers also work in Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing and Computer Systems Design in Ontario. The Utilities Industry in Quebec and Ontario also employs a large number of electrical and electronic engineers. 

Mining Engineers

Most mining engineers work in the Mining Industry, and the majority of these are in Ontario and British Columbia. But there are significant numbers in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Quebec as well. A large number of mining engineers also work in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Industry. 

Geological Engineers

A large number of Geological Engineers work in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services industry and the majority of these are in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta, also a few are in Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador. A large number of Geological engineers are employed by mining, oil sands, and utility industries in Canada. 

Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum engineers work in the oil and gas extraction industry and are employed by oil and gas producing provinces. The majority of these are located in Alberta, Newfoundland, and Labrador. A large number of petroleum engineers also work in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services industry in Canada. 

Aerospace Engineers

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing industry employs the majority of aerospace engineers. The majority of them are located in Quebec, but there are also many aerospace engineers in Ontario. A large number of aerospace engineers also work in the Architectural, Engineering and Related Services industry. Quebec has the highest number of aerospace engineers in Canada. 

Look for Engineering Job Opportunities in Canada!

Some of the Institutions offering Engineering programs – Undergrad and Grad level

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Okanagan College
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Hanson College
  • Lakeland College
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Red River College
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Saskatchewan 
  • University of Regina

Engineering graduates have the most promising careers in Canada. With the constant demand for engineers in various industries, engineers should have the most advanced skills and hands-on experience. 

Source: Engineering Labour Market in Canada

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