Job requirements Construction Manager in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "construction manager" was moved from the group Construction managers (NOC 0711) to the group Construction managers (NOC 70010).

Find out what you typically need to work as a construction manager in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Construction managers (NOC 70010).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology is usually required.
  • A master's degree in project management may be required.
  • Several years of experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction supervisor or field superintendent, are usually required.
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry may substitute for post-secondary education requirements.
  • Professional engineering status or construction trade certification may be required by some employers.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Residential Construction Site Manager Regulated Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Québec Construction Managers Regulated Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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