Engineering Recruiters who specialise in finding candidates to work in fields such as accounting, finance, investment, and auditing are in demand in Canada, in tandem with growing demand for these services.

The Job

Work realities:
Engineering Recruiters may work as employees of staffing firms, manufacturing concerns, or other businesses or organisations on a full or part time basis, in either physical or virtual locations. Often not trained as engineers, Engineering Recruiters learn industry sources and develop expertise in the specific requirements unique to the engineering field. Working online, on the phone, or face-to-face, Engineering Recruiters parlay their knowledge and networking skills into beneficial relationships for candidates and employers.

Engineering Recruiters mine online and printed sources, and reach out to their networks of employers and contacts to make a match between jobs and candidates. To acquire more industry knowledge, Engineering Recruiters keep up to date on industry news and legislation, as well as general trends in Human Resources.

Future possibilities:
Engineering Recruiters who work for companies or staffing agencies may move into management or supervisory positions, or may move into some of the jobs they recruit, if they have the specialised industry knowledge and interest.


Engineering Recruiter positions require the ability to assimilate technical industry knowledge, and interface it with the needs of companies and candidates. Great communication, networking, research, and negotiating skills make it all come together for a good recruiter.

Required Skills and Training

Engineering Recruiters hold college degrees, often in majors such as human resources, business, or psychology, and move from general recruiting position to a specialty in engineering placements over time.

Several years of experience is usually necessary to acquire the industry expertise to hire knowledgeable technical candidates. An Engineering Recruiter might work closely with the Engineering Manager to ascertain that someone who appears to fit a position has the necessary skills.

Skills and Certifications:
Like many recruiters, Engineering Recruiters may need certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) to prosper in the field.


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