Job trends – Canada – Electrical and electronics engineer
Posted on December 4, 2020
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 2311
The median wage for this profession is nearly 43 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 49.2 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||28.85||43.59||54.00|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Engineering and applied technologies
- Electricity (electronic and electrical)
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Co-ordinating and Organizing
- Manufacturing and Production
- Processing and Production
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for electronics and electrical engineers is fair in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Fair|
|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 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.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Electrical and Electronic Engineer||Regulated||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.
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