Biotechnology engineers are involved in the research, design, and development of chemical processes and equipment. They supervise the operation and maintenance of industrial chemicals, plastics, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and food processing plants and fulfil duties related to biochemical or biotechnical engineering. They can find employment in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions.
Biotechnology engineers-NOC 2134
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 4-digit NOC code assigned.
In Canada, an individual working in an occupation with NOC 2134 can expect to earn somewhere between CAD 25/hour and CAD 68.75/hour.
The median or average wage for this profession is approximately CAD 40.87 per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is CAD 57.69 per hour.
|Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 2134 in Canada|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 2134 in Canada
Generally, the following skills and knowledge will be required for working in Canada as a biotechnology engineer –
|Skills||Management||· Coordinating and organizing
|Analysis||· Analyzing information
· Inspecting and testing
· Researching and investigating
|Communication||· Advising and consulting
· Professional communicating
|Knowledge||Engineering and Technology||· Design
· Engineering and applied technologies
|Law and public safety||Public safety and security|
|Manufacturing and production||Processing and production|
|Mathematics and science||Chemistry|
|Essential skills||· Reading
· Document use
· Oral communication
· Digital technology
|Other essential skills||· Working with others
· Continuous learning
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for biotechnology engineers is undetermined in most provinces of Canada.
Future job prospects for NOC 2134 in Canada, by province and territory.
|Job prospects||Location in Canada|
· New Brunswick
· British Columbia
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
- A bachelor’s degree in biotechnology engineering or in a related area of engineering is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
- Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
- After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice exam, they are eligible for registration.
Professional license requirements
Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority. This requirement can vary with each province.
A certification from a regulatory authority might be required before you can work as a biotechnology engineer in Canada.
The requirement for certification will depend on whether or not NOC 2134 is regulated in the province/territory that you intend settling in Canada.
The regulatory authority that certifies the individual will be as per that specific province or territory.
|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|
- Conduct studies of economic and technological viability in the chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper, food or other manufacturing industries.
- Study into the production or enhancement of systems, reactions and materials in chemical engineering.
- Review technologies and equipment for chemical processes and determine production requirements.
- Chemical manufacturing specification and testing and related plants and equipment.
- Supervision of pilot plants, manufacturing units or processing plants for building, modification, service and maintenance.
- Create and enforce quality management systems, operating procedures and control strategies to ensure continuity and compliance with raw materials, commodities and waste products or emissions standards.
- Prepare contract documents and review tenders for industrial construction process elements.
- Supervising technicians, engineers and other technicians.
- They may work in an administrative capacity to establish guidelines and requirements for the handling of hazardous substances, to protect the environment, or to develop standards for foods, materials and consumer goods.
Permanent residence in Canada can be acquired through — the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], the Express Entry system, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP], the Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP], Agri-Food Pilot [AFP], Quebec-selected skilled workers, Family sponsorship, the Start-Up visa, Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident pathway etc.
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