Engineering jobs in Canada
Canada offers a range of engineering opportunities in industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and power. Engineering jobs are present in nearly all of Canada’s provinces, from British Columbia in the east to Newfoundland and Labrador in the west.
Serving the industries of Canada
The Canadian aerospace industry is a thriving one in which many leading aerospace companies from around the world choose to carry out manufacturing, and research and development activities. A range of aerospace companies including Boeing, and Bombardier have manufacturing facilities based in Canada, and the country is home to a variety of aerospace activity with opportunities for engineers to work with different types of aircraft in areas such as Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and aircraft fabrication and assembly.
The automotive industry is Canada’s largest manufacturing sector and is home to some of the world’s biggest names in the industry such as Mercedes and Honda who both have facilities there. Canada has various strengths in the industry including mechatronics, and powertrain engineering.
Automotive activity takes place across Canada, for example, in Ontario, car manufacturer Chrysler has put forward plans to develop and produce its next generation minivan at its Windsor plant, whilst producing revamped models of its existing cars at its Brampton facility.
Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of oil, with the majority of its oil produced from the Alberta oil sands. Canada is also a large producer of natural gas which comes from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin as well as offshore fields. There are opportunities for engineers to work on oil and gas fields located onshore, such as the Wabasca oil field in Alberta, or offshore in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Hibernia oil field.
Canada’s power industry can offer engineering job opportunities in the renewables, coal and nuclear sectors. In the renewables sector, engineers can have the opportunity to work in hydropower, in one of the many hydroelectric schemes located around Canada such as the Robert-Bourassa generating station in Quebec. Engineers may also find opportunities in one of the country’s coal fired power plants such as the Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan, or in nuclear plants such as the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in New Brunswick.
Employment opportunities in Canada
Engineering job opportunities which can be found across Canada’s various industries include:
- Petroleum engineer jobs
- Drilling engineer jobs
- Aeronautical engineer jobs
- Mechanical engineer jobs
- Structural engineer jobs
- Electrical engineer jobs
- Composites engineer jobs
- Manufacturing engineer jobs