Summary Electrical Engineer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as an electrical engineer. The following information is applicable to all Electrical and electronics engineers (NOC 21310).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Electrical and electronics engineers design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and by a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries and government.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Conduct feasibility, design operation and performance research of electrical generation and distribution networks
- Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers
- Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications
- Design electrical and electronic components, systems and equipment
- Supervise and inspect the installation and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
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