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Job trends – Canada – Aeronautical engineers

Posted on November 2, 2020
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Aeronautical engineers involved in the research, design and development of aeronautical vehicles, aeronautical systems and their components, and perform duties that include testing, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of these machines. They are hired by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers, air transport carriers, and can find employment in government and educational and research institutions.

Job prospects for aeronautical engineers

Aeronautical engineers-NOC 2146

All jobs available in the labour market in Canada are classified as per the National Classification Code (NOC). Each of the occupation groups has a unique NOC code assigned.

In Canada, an individual working in an occupation with NOC 2146 can expect to earn somewhere between CAD 26.80/hour and CAD 70.85/hour.

The median wage for this profession is approximately CAD 43.27 per hour and the maximum average wage for this profession is in the Canadian province of Ontario where it is CAD 45.67 per hour.


Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 2146 in Canada

Low Median High
CANADA 26.80 43.27 70.85
Province/ Territory Low Median High
Alberta N/A N/A N/A
British Columbia 21.44 38.34 63.19
Manitoba N/A N/A N/A
New Brunswick N/A N/A N/A
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A N/A N/A
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia 21.00 42.35 53.85
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 24.52 45.67 72.12
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Quebec 28.00 41.35 63.46
Saskatchewan N/A N/A N/A
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 2146 in Canada

Generally, the following skills and knowledge will be required for working in Canada as an aeronautical engineer –

Skills Operating and repairing equipment, machinery and vehicles Mechanical installing, maintaining and repairing
Analysis ·         Inspecting and testing

·         Researching and investigating

·         Projecting outcomes



·         Advising and consulting

·         Professional communicating

Creative expression  Designing
Management Coordinating and organizing
Working with technological equipment and machinery


·         Debugging and reprogramming technical systems

·         Installing and setting-up technical infrastructure

Knowledge Engineering and Technology ·         Design

·         Engineering and applied technologies

·         Mechanics and machinery

·         Computer and information systems

Law and public safety  Public safety and security
Manufacturing and production  Processing and production
Mathematics and science ·         Mathematics

·         Physics

Essential skills ·         Reading

·         Document use

·         Writing

·         Numeracy

·         Oral communication

·         Thinking

·         Digital technology 

Other essential skills ·         Working with others

·         Continuous learning

3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for this profession is good in most provinces of Canada.

Future job prospects for NOC 2146 in Canada, by province and territory.

Job prospects Location in Canada
Good ·         Nova Scotia

·         Quebec·

Fair ·         Manitoba

·         Ontario·

Undetermined ·         Alberta

·         British Columbia

·         New Brunswick

·         Newfoundland and Labrador

·         Northwest Territories

·         Nunavut

·         Prince Edward Island

·         Saskatchewan

·         Yukon

10-year predictions

There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. 30% of vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or in a related area of engineering, such as mechanical engineering.
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
  • Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required.
  • After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, they are eligible for registration.

Professional license requirements

Before you can start working in Canada as an aeronautical engineer, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority.

As the job title aerospace engineer comes under “regulated occupations”, proper certification from a regulatory authority in Canada will be required before commencing to work in Canada as an aeronautical engineer.

The regulatory authority that certifies the individual will be as per the province or territory that the individual intends working in Canada in.

Location Regulatory body
Alberta Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
British Columbia Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
Manitoba Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba
New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
Nova Scotia Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
Nunavut Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
Ontario Professional Engineers Ontario
Prince Edward Island Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island
Quebec Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Saskatchewan Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Yukon Engineers of Yukon


  • Design and produce aerospace vehicles, systems and components
  • Using advanced mathematical modelling to build and perform computer simulations of aerospace aircraft, structures and components
  • Prepare requirements for materials and procedures to be used in the manufacture, servicing, repair or modification of aerospace processes
  • Supervision and coordination of aircraft and spacecraft production, assembly, alteration, repair and overhaul
  • Co-ordinate air and spacecraft ground and flight checks
  • Create operating requirements, plans for repairs and operator manuals
  • Establish technical phases of logistical and operational support for vehicles and systems in the aerospace sector
  • Investigate and report on faults, injuries or incidents of structural or other components or structures and prepare recommendations for the correct action

Permanent residence in Canada can be acquired through various pathways.

The most sought-after Canada immigration routes for a foreign skilled worker are – the Express Entry system, and the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

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