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Job trends – Canada – Engineering manager

Posted on October 14, 2020
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The job of an engineering manager is to plan, direct, organize and control the activities in the engineering department or firm. They can find employment in various private and government establishments, engineering consultants and scientific research firms.

Job prospects for engineering managers

Engineering manager-NOC 0211

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 NOC code assigned.

In Canada, an individual working in an occupation with NOC 0211 usually earns somewhere between CAD 30.77/hour and CAD 76.92/hour.

Median wage per hour- The median wage for this profession is CAD 52.31 per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in Saskatchewan where the median or average wage is CAD 60.00 per hour.

Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 2146 in Canada
Low Median High
CANADA 30.77 52.31 76.92
Province/ Territory Low Median High
Alberta 36.06 57.69 84.00
British Columbia 31.25 52.88 81.73
Manitoba 23.38 51.28 76.92
New Brunswick 23.00 48.08 82.05
Newfoundland and Labrador 23.00 48.08 82.05
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia 23.00 48.08 82.05
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 30.05 51.28 75.00
Prince Edward Island 22.00 48.70 60.10
Quebec 27.78 49.00 76.92
Saskatchewan 40.87 60.00 80.77
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 0211 in Canada

Generally, the following skills and knowledge will be required for working in Canada as an engineering manager –

Skills Management ·         Allocating and controlling resources

·         Supervising

·         Evaluating

·         Strategic planning

·         Co-ordinating and organizing

·         Leading and motivating

·         Recruiting and hiring

Analysis ·         Analyzing information

·         Planning

·         Projecting outcomes

·         Researching and investigating



·         Advising and consulting

·         Professional communicating

·         Interviewing

·         Liaising and networking

·         Negotiating and adjudicating

Knowledge Business, finance and management ·         Business administration

·         Client service

Engineering and Technology


·         Design

·         Engineering and applied technologies

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 0211 in Canada, by province and territory.

Job prospects Location in Canada
Good ·         New Brunswick

·         Nova Scotia

·         Ontario

·         Quebec

Fair ·         Alberta

·         British Columbia

·         Manitoba

·         Newfoundland and Labrador

·         Saskatchewan

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 engineering
  • Considerable experience in an engineering discipline, including supervisory experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers

Professional certification and licensing

An engineering manager might have to get certified from a regulating authority before they can start working in the country.

Location Job title Regulatory body
Alberta Underground Coal Mine Manager Alberta Labour, Occupational Health and Safety, Government of Alberta

Responsibilities of engineering managers

  • Plan, organize, direct, regulate and evaluate the operations and activities of an engineering department, service or company
  • Develop and enforce engineering and technical work strategies, standards and procedures conducted in the department, operation, laboratory or company.
  • To prepare specifications, clarify ideas and present engineering reports and results, consult and negotiate with clients
  • Assign, organize and check the department or project teams’ technical work
  • Recruit staff and supervise the development and maintenance of their skills in the areas needed
  • They may participate directly in the design, production and inspection of technical projects or in the department’s engineering work

Permanent residence in Canada can be acquired through various pathways.

The most sought-after Canada immigration routes for a foreign skilled worker are – the Express Entry system, and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

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