Chemical Engineers

(NOC 2134)
+14.32%
 

What do Chemical Engineers do?

Chemical engineers design the operation/improvement of: chemical processes and equipment; quality control; environmental protection; biochemical/biotechnical engineering; and other areas.

How to become: Chemical Engineers

In general, you need a university degree in your chosen area of engineering or in a related field.

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: Chemical Engineers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Engineering: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (B.Sc. & B.Eng.) Bachelor
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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):
Chemical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Process 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

How much do Chemical Engineers make?

Low:
$52,000
Average:
$90,002
High:
$158,995

Job openings for Chemical Engineers

Job Seekers:
5,500
Job Openings:
3,700