Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians

(NOC 2233)


  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program or equivalent in industrial engineering technology, pulp and paper technology, plastics technology, textile technology, manufacturing technology or a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technologists.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college program in industrial engineering technology or in a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technicians.
  • Certification in industrial engineering or manufacturing technology or in a related field is available through provincial or territorial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • A college diploma in manufacturing technology and/or trade certification and experience in machining and tooling or metalworking is required for CAD-CAM/CNC programmers.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Degrees Associated with This Career


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Useful Experience/Skills

Develop and conduct production, inventory and quality assurance programs
Design plant layouts and production facilities
Develop and carry out work study
Conduct work measurement or other studies
Develop and carry out health, safety and fire prevention plans
Conduct safety training programs
Develop computer applications for machines and processes
Collect and compile operational or experimental data
Collect and analyze data and samples
Set machine or equipment controls, oversee production and inspect processes

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Product Design and Development Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Instrumentation and Control Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Certificate
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Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma
Materials Engineering Technology Diploma
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Modified on February 21, 2020