Median Salary: $87,006
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +16%
Total Employees: 33,300
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +4.4%
Per Statistics Canada, these workers design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Opportunities exist in both the private and public sector. Many professionals find employment with electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers, transportation companies and consulting firms.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering, or in a related discipline is required. Along the line, you may find yourself going back to school for a master’s or PhD in a more specialized engineering discipline. You’ll also need to get licensed by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may be required by some employers.
Wages have grown by 16% over the last 5 years and by 10% in the last three years
Total employee growth for the last five years was 4.4%, but not much growth in overall headcount is expected. According to projections, only a hundred or so jobs will be added each year until 2021. The job count picks up slightly in the years beyond 2022.