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Job trends – Canada – Marine engineer

Posted on December 3, 2020
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Marine engineer jobs in Canada

Marine engineers design and develop marine vessels and marine power plants and other related systems and equipment and also repair and maintain marine vessels and systems.

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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 48.8 dollars per hour.

Wage Report

Community/Area Wages ($/hour)
Low Median High
Canada 23.00 39.08 58.46
Saskatchewan 29.81 35.26 67.31
Ontario 23.08 37.50 57.44
Quebec 28.00 38.00 58.46
Newfoundland and Labrador 18.00 38.50 55.90
British Columbia 24.04 39.00 57.69
Manitoba 26.00 40.00 69.23
Nova Scotia 20.00 41.35 55.90
Alberta 22.50 48.08 60.10
New Brunswick N/A N/A N/A
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Yukón Territory N/A N/A N/A

 Skills required

  • Analytical skills
    • Analyze information
    • Planning
    • Inspection and testing
    • Research and investigation
  • Communication skills
    • Professional communication
    • Advice and consultation
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Design
    • Engineering
    • Applied technologies
    • Building and Construction
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Mechanics and Machinery
  • Manufacturing and Production
    • Processing and Production

3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for marine engineers is good in most provinces of Canada.

Location Job prospects
Yukon Territory Undetermined
Saskatchewan Good
Quebec Good
Prince Edward Island Undetermined
Ontario Fair
Nunavut Undetermined
Nova Scotia Good
Northwest Territories Undetermined
Newfoundland and Labrador Fair
New Brunswick Good
Manitoba Good
British Columbia Good
Alberta Fair


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 marine 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.


Design and build and supervise the construction, maintenance and repair of vessels, marine systems and floating structures and associated marine power plants, propulsion systems and associated systems and equipment.

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