Experienced Engineering Technicians Have Several Options For Canada Immigration

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Technical occupations related to engineering also represent some of the most in-demand occupations in Canada.

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241) are among the top 10 occupations in Canada Express Entry for 2019.

The job is one of the 29 target occupations under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, meaning candidates qualify for expedited processing through the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program.

NOC 2241 was also included in the original Global Talent Stream list, although was removed during a June 2018 revamp.


Duties: Electrical and electronics engineering technologists

  • Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software
  • Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards
  • Conduct or supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments
  • Carry out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems
  • Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets.

Duties: Electrical and electronics engineering technicians

  • Assist in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems
  • Assist in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances
  • Conduct life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze results
  • Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications
  • Carry out a limited range of technical functions in support of research in electrical and electronic engineering and physics
  • Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems
  • Calibrate electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions
  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.

Salaries for Electrical Engineering Technicians in Canada are lower than those for full-blown Electrical Engineers.

Entry-level jobs attract salaries in the region of $40,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on the province.

Renumeration for experienced Electrical Engineering Technicians can be as high as $82,000 to $83,000.

The highest salaries are available in the Alberta cities of Calgary and Edmonton, while Vancouver and Toronto are also competitive.


Electrical Engineering technician salaries in canada


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