Qualified Civil Engineers (NOC 2131) are likely to find multiple options for Canada immigration.
The occupation is one of those among the top 10 Canada Express Entry jobs for 2019, according to the latest figures on Invitations to Apply.
It is also included under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, making it one of 29 jobs given priority processing for British Columbia immigration.
Civil Engineers: Duties
- Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements,
- Plan and design major civil projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, water and waste management systems and structural steel fabrications,
- Develop construction specifications and procedures,
- Evaluate and recommend appropriate building and construction materials,
- Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work,
- Conduct field services for civil works,
- Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations,
- Establish and monitor construction work schedules,
- Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other investigations,
- Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites,
- Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports,
- Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work.
- Prepare contract documents and review and evaluate tenders for construction projects,
- Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.
Civil Engineers can attract competitive salaries in Canada, particularly in major cities.
Significantly higher renumeration is available in Calgary, where experienced Civil Engineers can expect to make more than $120,000 per year.
This compares favourably to other major cities including Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton, where salaries top out in the region of $107,000 to $108,000.
Entry-level Civil Engineers, meanwhile, can expect to be paid in the region of $50,000 to $60,000, the latest data shows.
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