Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

NOC
2241

Provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

75
 

Median Hourly Wage

$28.85
$17.50
Low
$43.63
High

Median Salary

$66,367
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

636
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.

Main Duties

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following 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.

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.

Also Known As

  • communications technologist
  • electrical engineering technician
  • electrical engineering technologist
  • electricity distribution network technologist
  • electronics design technologist
  • electronics engineering technician
  • electronics engineering technologist
  • electronics manufacturing technician
  • electronics manufacturing technologist
  • lighting technologist
  • metering technologist
  • microwave maintenance technician
  • production support technician - electronics manufacturing
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, telecommunications technology or an equivalent is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technologists.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technicians.
  • Certification in electrical or electronics engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • 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

4.1%
Female
95.9%
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

9.0%
15-24
19.7%
25-34
22.1%
35-44
21.3%
45-54
22.1%
55-64
5.7%
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.

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1.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
11.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
13.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
69.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
4.0%
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.

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16.0%
Construction
15.2%
Manufacturing
13.6%
Utilities
55.2%
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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21.30%
Northeast
23.80%
Southeast
24.60%
Southwest
23.80%
Central
6.60%
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

$59,560
Northeast
$66,635
Southeast
$76,422
Southwest
$53,479
Central
$75,062
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
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

$66,367

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$71,490

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

New Brunswick

$66,367

Newfoundland

$68,571

Prince Edward Island

$46,183

Nova Scotia

$62,591

Canada

$60,536
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

75
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

78
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

251
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

249