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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.

Marine engineers-NOC 2148

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 2148 can expect to earn somewhere between CAD 24.04/hour and CAD 60.10/hour.

The average or median wage for this profession is approximately CAD 38.46 per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is CAD 50.00 dollars per hour.


Prevailing Hourly wages for NOC 2148 in Canada

Low Median High
CANADA 24.04 38.46 60.10
Province/ Territory Low Median High
Alberta 22.50 50.00 72.65
British Columbia 24.04 36.06 57.69
Manitoba 30.77 45.00 74.52
New Brunswick N/A N/A N/A
Newfoundland and Labrador 22.89 35.00 54.87
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nova Scotia 20.00 38.50 62.50
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Ontario 24.04 36.06 58.65
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Quebec 28.00 43.59 58.46
Saskatchewan 32.00 38.46 60.00
Yukon N/A N/A N/A



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Skills/Knowledge required for NOC 2148 in Canada

Generally, the following skills and knowledge will be required for working in Canada as a civil engineer –

Skills Analysis ·         Planning

·         Projecting outcomes

·         Researching and investigating

Communication ·         Advising and consulting

·         Professional communicating

Working with technological equipment and machinery


Installing and setting-up technical infrastructure
Creative expression Designing
Knowledge Engineering and Technology ·         Design

·         Engineering and applied technologies

·         Building and construction

·         Computer and information systems

·         Mechanics and machinery

Health services Medicine
Manufacturing and production Processing and production
Mathematics and science ·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Physics

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 2148 in Canada, by province and territory.

Job prospects Location in Canada
Good ·         British Columbia

·         Manitoba

·         New Brunswick

·         Nova Scotia

·         Quebec

·         Saskatchewan

Fair ·         Alberta

·         Newfoundland and Labrador

·         Ontario

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


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.

As NOC 2148 is not regulated in Canada, no professional certification will be required – from a designated regulator authority in Canada – before working in Canada as a marine engineer.

Canada immigration pathways available for NOC 2148 include the Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Program.

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