Electrical and electronics engineers

Electrical and electronics engineers

NOC
2133

Research, design, construct and test electrical and electronic components and systems. Employers include utilities, manufacturers, consulting firms and government.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

46
 

Median Hourly Wage

$43.00
$30.00
Low
$56.00
High

Median Salary

$89,002
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

521
 

% Working Full Time

95%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Electrical and electronics engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components
  • Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
  • Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment
  • Conduct micro or nanodevices simulations, characterization, process modeling and integration in the development of new electronic devices and products
  • Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
  • Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
  • Investigate electrical or electronic failures
  • Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance
  • Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.

Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a number of areas including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.

Also Known As

  • avionics engineer
  • control systems engineer
  • electrical design engineer
  • electrical distribution planning engineer
  • electrical engineer
  • electrical network engineer
  • electrical process control engineer
  • electrical systems planning engineer
  • electronics engineer
  • electronics test engineer
  • instrumentation and control engineer
  • roadway lighting design engineer
  • television systems engineer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics engineering or in an appropriate related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master's or doctoral degree in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

13.7%
Female
86.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

2.0%
15-24
22.6%
25-34
26.5%
35-44
29.4%
45-54
12.8%
55-64
6.9%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
86.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

31.1%
Professional, scientific and technical services
30.1%
Utilities
12.6%
Manufacturing
26.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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8.80%
Northeast
11.80%
Southeast
30.40%
Southwest
46.10%
Central
2.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$90,533
Northeast
$56,148
Southeast
$99,645
Southwest
$91,650
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
No Data Available

Southwest

$43.00
$30.00
Low
$56.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$89,002

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$97,528

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$89,002

Newfoundland

$106,117

Prince Edward Island

$69,730

Nova Scotia

$79,355

Canada

$89,942
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

46
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

48
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

191
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

30
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

160