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everything you need to know about engineering jobs

Are you driven by a need to innovate and build things? Do you endeavour to make the world a better place through design? Are you the problem-solver who friends and family members turn to, to get them out of a jam?

If this sounds like you, then you might be an engineer. If you’re reading this, you’re probably also looking for exciting career opportunities in the engineering field. Randstad Canada can help you find them.

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Below are some of the most common engineering jobs that Randstad fills. Learn more about the engineer roles available in each field by clicking on jobs that interest you.

average engineer salaries in canada

Despite a slump in the economy, there is still a healthy demand for engineers in Canada. With baby boomers aging into retirement, senior engineering jobs are opening up, and demand is expected to grow over the next several years. Engineer salaries reflect this.

Most engineer salaries range from about $45,000 to $80,000, depending on the level of experience you bring to the table and your location. As you move into managerial roles, you can expect a salary increase. Roles such as engineering manager and plant manager can have salaries that climb as high as $120,000 in the right markets.

engineering jobs to consider

Some of the most common engineering jobs that employers are trying to fill:

There are engineering jobs to be found in construction and manufacturing, as well. Also, many of the engineer jobs listed above can lead to management roles.

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find engineering jobs near you

Are you looking for engineering jobs in a particular Canadian city? Search the engineer jobs posted in your location by clicking on your city below.

where you can work

The bulk of engineering jobs are found in the industrial, manufacturing, and construction industries.

In western Canada, the decline in oil prices has slowed the growth and demand, though evil engineers, mining engineers and geological engineers are still the most in demand. Robotics and software engineering are emerging opportunities in this market.

In eastern Canada, engineers with expertise in infrastructure and transportation are in demand. Software and computer engineers, material engineers and aerospace engineers are the top engineering roles in this market.

your day to day tasks

The broad range of engineering jobs and specialties means plenty of diversity in your day-to-day work. In the engineering field, some of the tasks you may find yourself working on include:

  • conducting research on costs, government regulations, etc.
  • creating design concepts
  • developing products or systems related to your area of specialty
  • preparing for or supervising construction sites
  • overseeing production and quality control
  • analyzing or interpreting data related to your work
  • testing products or materials
  • collecting test data
  • writing reports
  • writing tech manuals
  • training or managing others



what you bring to the table

As an engineer, your ability to innovate is your best asset. Engineers are critical thinkers who adapt quickly and come up with fresh ways of approaching complex problems. You think logically, but bring a human touch to your work.

You come up with new and unexpected ways of approaching problems. You're also good at 'connecting the dots' or factoring ideas and information from various disciplines into your work.

training and certifications

To become an engineer, you will need a university degree in engineering, or a related field. You may also be required to have proper licensing in your province.

Engineering licenses are regulated by the province that you reside in. The most common certifications issued are P.Eng and Eng, though there may be more specialized licenses available in your province. There are also training licenses available in many provinces.

where your career is headed

There are a wide variety of specialties for you to choose from as an engineer. Honing in on an area that interests you will distinguish you from other engineers in the job market, and help you pave out your career path.

Demand for engineering jobs is expected to grow over the next few years as baby boomers hit retirement age and senior roles open up in the market. With 5+ years of experience under your belt, you can also begin to look to supervisory and managerial roles.

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