Job trends – Canada – Optical communication engineers
Posted on December 16, 2020
Optical communication engineers plan, design, develop, modify, computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fiber-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They can find employment in companies that manufacture computer and telecommunication hardware, telecommunications firms, information technology consulting firms etc.
Engineer, optical communications- NOC 2147
The median wage for this profession is nearly 43 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Ontario where it is 44.2 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
- Technical Systems debug and reprogram
- Installation and Set-up of technical infrastructure
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Engineering and applied technologies
- Co-ordinating and Organizing
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for this profession is good in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Undetermined|
|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined|
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 computer engineering or 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.
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||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Computer Engineers (except Software Engineers And Designers)||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- Research, plan and produce computer and telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers.
- Supervising, inspecting and providing design assistance during computer and telecommunications hardware production, installation and implementation.
- Establishing and sustaining partnerships with providers and consumers
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians, etc. in computer and computer design and development and telecommunications hardware.
- They can specialize in a variety of fields, including the processing of analogue and digital signals, fiber optics, integrated circuits, lasers, microprocessors, microwaves, and radio astronomy.
- Study, design and development of the network architecture of information and communication systems
- Network system and data exchange hardware and software analysis, evaluation and integration
- Evaluating, recording and maximizing the potential and efficacy of information networks and communication systems
- Play a lead in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software and organize teams of design professionals.
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