Job trends – Canada – Mechanical Engineer
Posted on December 21, 2020
Mechanical engineers are involved in the research, design and development of machinery and systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. They work in the power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing industries. They are involved in the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems. They can find employment in manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.
Mechanical engineers-NOC 2132
The median wage for this profession is approximately 40 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 56.41 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||16.50||46.15||81.73|
|Prince Edward Island||20.15||30.00||53.33|
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Mechanics and Machinery
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
- Mechanical installation, maintenance and repair
- Co-ordination and Organization
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for mechanical engineers is fair in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Fair|
|Prince Edward Island||Fair|
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Few vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
- A bachelor’s degree in mechanical 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.
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||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Mechanical Engineer||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- Research on the viability, architecture, operation and efficiency of mechanisms, parts and systems
- Planning and project management and planning forecasts of components, costs and scheduling, reports and design requirements for machinery and systems
- Design of power plants, machinery, parts, tools, equipment and fixtures
- Dynamics and vibration analysis of mechanical structures and mechanisms
- Supervising and testing mechanical devices installation, alteration and commissioning
- Establish guidelines, schedules and programs for maintenance and provide instructions to crews for industrial maintenance
- Investigate mechanical faults or unexplained issues with maintenance
- Prepare contract documents and review industrial building or maintenance tenders
- Supervising and evaluating and approving plans, measurements and cost estimates by technicians, technologists and other engineers
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