Job requirements Metallurgical Engineering Technologist in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a metallurgical engineering technologist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Geological and mineral technologists and technicians (NOC 2212).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Geological and mineral technologists usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in geological technology, petroleum technology, petroleum engineering technology, hydrogeology or groundwater technology, mining technology, mining engineering technology, mineralogy, metallurgical technology, or welding technology.
  • Geophysics technologists usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in electronics technology.
  • Geological and mineral technicians usually require completion of a one- to two-year college program in a related field.
  • Certification in geological and mineral technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required by employers.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

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 Field Heat Treatment Technician Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
Professional Engineering Technologist (geoscience) Regulated Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals
British Columbia Applied Science Technologists (metallurgical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (metallurgical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Applied Science Technologists (mineral Resources) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (mineral Resources) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Assaryers Regulated BCIT Assayers Certification, British Columbia Geological Survey
Manitoba Licensed Petroleum Technician Regulated Manitoba Sustainable Development, Environmental Approvals, Petroleum Storage Program
New Brunswick Geological And Mineral Technologists And Technicians Regulated New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Ontario Certified Engineering Technician (geoscience) Regulated Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Québec Heat Treatment Operator Regulated Emploi Québec
Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologist (geological And Mineral) Regulated Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians
Applied Science Technician (geological And Mineral) Regulated Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians

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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