Civil Engineers

(NOC 2131)

What do Civil Engineers do?

Plan, evaluate, research and manage a variety of major civil engineering projects including the construction/repair of structures such as: buildings, roads, tunnels, airports, and rapid transit facilities; bridges, dams, ports, and coastal installations; systems related to highway and transportation services; and water distribution/sanitation.

Specialize in foundation analysis, building/structural inspection, surveying, geomatics, and municipal planning.

How to become: Civil Engineers

You need a university degree in civil engineering or in a related field of engineering.

You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.

As an engineer, you are eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) after graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and by passing the professional practice examination.

You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Civil Engineers

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Comprehensive Engineering Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Civil Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Civil Engineering Bachelor
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Civil Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Bachelor; University Transfer
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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