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Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians  (NOC 2231)
Halifax Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection. They are employed by consulting engineering and construction companies, public works, transportation and other government departments and in many other industries.

bridge design technician, building materials technician, civil engineering technician, civil engineering technologist, construction technologist, foundation technologist, highway technician, municipal engineering assistant, soil technologist – civil engineering, specifications writer, construction, structural design technologist, structural investigator.

Civil engineering technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects
  • Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials
  • May supervise, monitor and inspect construction projects.
Civil engineering technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings
  • Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects
  • Perform other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Halifax, Dartmouth, Brookside, Goodwood, Hammonds Plains Road, Hatchet Lake, Lake Echo, Uplands Park

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Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Halifax Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-06-21
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-12-16
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-01
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-09
Southern Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-09-08

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
  • BioCycive, a small Silicon Valley-based pharmaceutical research company will establish its research development headquarters in Halifax. Research workers with the company will arrive within weeks, and additional researchers and technicians may be brought in or hired locally as work continues.
  • Lynda.com, a California-based on-line education company offering training in software technology has bought Halifax-based Complir, a software coding and development company. Complir focuses on core programming languages related to modern applications, and will continue to grow its Halifax operations as a service of lynda.com.
Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to a $16M four-year extension and expansion of their contract to provide submarine simulator support to the Royal Canadian Navy in Dartmouth
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • Slyce, a Toronto-based IT firm which integrates image recognition software with retailer mobile phone apps, will hire about 60 people over the coming weeks in the Sydney area and hopes to be operating by May. The company needs technical workers and support staff.
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
  • Halifax-based STI Technologies Inc. hopes to double its workforce of 50 over the next five years, with the help of a provincial payroll rebate program. The business creates card-reimbursement programs for health and pharmaceutical companies.
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