Job trends – Canada – Chemical engineer
Posted on February 1, 2021
Chemical engineers are involved in the research, design, and development of chemical processes and equipment. They oversee the operation and maintenance of manufacturing plants for industrial chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper and food processing plants, and perform biochemical or biotechnical engineering duties. They can find employment in a broad range of manufacturing and processing industries.
Chemical engineers-NOC 2134
The median wage for this profession is approximately 39 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 52.4 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Management skills
- Co-ordination and organization
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Manufacturing and Production
- Processing and Production
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for chemical engineers is undetermined in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Undetermined|
|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined|
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 is required in chemical engineering or in a related field of engineering.
- A master’s degree in a related engineering discipline or a doctorate.
- To authorize engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer, licensing of qualified engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required.
- They are eligible for registration 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 test.
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.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Chemical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- Conduct economic and technical feasibility studies in the chemical, petroleum, paper and pulp, food and other manufacturing sectors.
- A research into the development or improvement of chemical engineering processes, reactions and materials.
- Study chemical process technology and equipment and assess the production specifications.
- Specification and inspection for chemical processing and associated plants and equipment.
- Supervision of design, alteration, operation and repair pilot plants, production units or processing plants.
- To ensure consistency and compliance with raw materials, goods and waste products or pollution, develop and implement quality management systems, operating procedures and control strategies.
- Prepare contract documents for industrial construction process elements and review tenders.
- Supervising engineers, mechanics and other technicians.
- They can work in an administrative capacity to set guidelines and specifications for the handling of hazardous substances, to protect the environment or to establish food, material and consumer goods standards.
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