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 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
|Newfoundland and Labrador||38.46||43.59||54.95|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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
· Projecting outcomes
· Researching and investigating
|Communication||· Advising and consulting
· Professional communicating
|Management||· Co-ordinating and organizing
|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|
|Other essential skills||Working with others|
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|
|Fair||· British Columbia
· Newfoundland and Labrador
· Nova Scotia
|Undetermined||· Northwest Territories
· Prince Edward Island
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.
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.
|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.
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