Civil Engineers

(NOC 2131)


These comments apply to the carer grouping Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers (NOC 213).

Job prospects for this career are rated LIMITED because:

Opportunities will result primarily from positions left vacant by civil engineers taking retirement or changing occupations and, to a lesser degree, from employment increase. In fact, experience and training in this area may lead to jobs as sales representatives (NOC 6221 and NOC 6441) and technical writers (NOC 5121), and to promotion to management-level jobs.

The labour market conditions for civil, construction and transportation engineering graduates was not very positive in the late 1990s, but from 2001 to 2007, it compared favourably with that of other university graduates in applied science. A large number of immigrants are entering this occupation because of Canada's immigration policy, which promotes high-skilled candidates, and because knowledge and experience gained abroad in engineering are more easily transferable to other countries than knowledge and experience gained in some other occupations.

Job Seekers: 71,767
Job Openings: 60,435

Job prospects for this career are rated Limited

Last Updated: May 12, 2012