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Job trends – Canada – Electrical and electronics engineer

Posted on December 4, 2020
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Electrical and electronics engineers are involved in designing, planning and testing of electronic equipment and systems. They research and evaluate such systems as well. They can find employment in electrical equipment companies, communication companies, electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers, consulting firms and manufacturing, processing and transportation industries and by the government.

Electrical and electronics engineer- NOC 2133

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

In Canada, an individual working in an occupation with NOC 2133 can expect to earn somewhere between CAD 26.22/hour and CAD 67.03/hour.

The average or median wage for this profession is approximately CAD 45.13 per hour. The maximum median wages for this profession are in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is CAD 52.00 per hour.


Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 2133 in Canada

Low Median High
CANADA 26.22 45.13 67.03
Province/territory Low Median High
Alberta 29.25 52.00 76.92
British Columbia 28.85 43.27 57.69
Manitoba 26.92 47.31 60.00
New Brunswick 30.00 43.00 56.00
Newfoundland and Labrador 38.46 43.59 54.95
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia 23.08 35.10 52.82
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 24.00 45.00 65.00
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Quebec 26.44 45.13 67.03
Saskatchewan 31.25 44.31 62.70
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 2133 in Canada

Generally, the following skills will be required for working in Canada as an electrical and electronics engineers –

Skills Analysis ·         Analyzing information

·         Inspecting and testing

·         Planning

·         Projecting outcomes

·         Researching and investigating

Communication ·         Advising and consulting

·         Professional communicating

Management ·         Co-ordinating and organizing

·         Supervising

Creative expression Designing
Knowledge Engineering and Technology ·         Design

·         Engineering and applied technologies

·         Electricity (electrical and electronics)

Law and Public Safety Public Safety and Security
Manufacturing and Production Processing and Production
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 this profession is good in most provinces of Canada.

Future job prospects for NOC 2133 in Canada, by province and territory.

Job prospects Location in Canada
Good New Brunswick
Fair ·         British Columbia

·         Manitoba

·         Newfoundland and Labrador

·         Nova Scotia

·         Ontario

·         Quebec

·         Saskatchewan

Limited Alberta
Undetermined ·         Northwest Territories

·         Nunavut

·         Prince Edward Island

·         Yukon

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

  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronic 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.
  • Some employers may require that electrical and electronic engineers have the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification offered by the Canada Green Building Council

Professional license requirements

Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority.

As NOC 2133 comes under “regulated occupations”, proper certification from a regulatory authority in Canada will be required before working in Canada as an electrical and electronics 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


  • Research on the viability, architecture, operation and efficiency of electrical power generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and electronic communications components, instrumentation and control systems, equipment and components
  • Prepare forecasts, reports and design requirements of material costs and timing for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
  • Electrical and electronic circuit design, materials, devices and facilities
  • Simulation, characterization, process modelling and integration of micro or nanodevices in the production of new electronic devices and products
  • Supervision and inspection of electrical and computer devices and equipment installation, alteration, testing and operation
  • Establish standards of maintenance and service for electrical and electronic systems and devices
  • Prepare contract documents and review building or maintenance tenders
  • Electrical and electronic engineers may specialize in a variety of fields, including residential, commercial or industrial electrical design, power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.

Canada offers different immigration pathways. Many of these are targeted at skilled workers such as electrical and electronics engineers.

Generally, individuals with an occupation code of NOC 2133, as per the Canadian labour market, might be eligible for the Express Entry system, as well as certain streams under Canadian PNP.

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