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Job trends – Canada – Biotechnology engineer

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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
Low Median High
CANADA 25.00 40.87 68.75
Province/ Territory Low Median High
Alberta 30.00 57.69 80.13
British Columbia 27.34 48.88 82.32
Manitoba N/A N/A N/A
New Brunswick 26.44 31.25 49.27
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A N/A N/A
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia N/A N/A N/A
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 21.63 32.69 51.28
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Quebec 27.47 40.87 55.00
Saskatchewan 20.00 40.87 58.17
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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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

·         Evaluating

·         Supervising

Analysis ·         Analyzing information

·         Inspecting and testing

·         Planning

·         Researching and investigating

Communication  ·          Advising and consulting

·         Professional communicating

Creative expression  Designing
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

·         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 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
Good ·         Manitoba

·         New Brunswick

·         Ontario

·         Saskatchewan

Fair ·         Alberta

·         British Columbia

·         Quebec



10-year predictions

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.

Employment requirements

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.

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



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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