Civil engineering technologists and technicians – NOC 2231 SDG

50

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$55,275

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

75%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

93.2%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people actively working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of
May 1 to May 7 2016

6%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

66.7% of the workforce has a college certificate or diploma

22.2% of the workforce has a university diploma or degree

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

60.0% of the workforce is age 45 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

43% of civil engineering technologists and technicians work in the public administration sector.

29% work in construction.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is good.

Employment growth will lead to several new positions.

Several positions will become available due to retirements.

There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 13.1% – 14%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Employment in this occupation has been increasing over the past decade in Ontario and growth will likely remain moderate in the short term. Most technologists and technicians work in the professional, scientific and technical services industry, particularly in the architectural and engineering field. A smaller number of these professionals also work in public administration, mainly with local and municipal governments, and construction. Civil engineering technologists and technicians help support the design and development of construction projects across the province.

In Ontario, certification for civil engineering technologists and technicians is voluntary except for those involved in road construction. Certification is offered through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Generally, individuals with certification are expected to have better job prospects. Some employers may also prefer candidates that have experience in a particular area such as municipal construction, or transportation engineering. Those with knowledge of drafting software such as AutoCAD and/or MicroStation are also expected to have more favourable opportunities. Some positions require these workers to travel to various sites across the province. In addition, individuals with sound communication and soft skills will likely fare better in the labour market. There is some seasonality associated with this occupation, with better job prospects in the spring and summer months.