Fact Sheet – Engineer

Last updated: August 31, 2018

Regulated profession:

  • Engineer
NOC 2016¹ Occupation
Engineer   (Open each NOC; See “View all Titles”)
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2144 Geological engineers
2145 Petroleum engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2148 Other professional engineers (Open NOC 2148; Click “View all Titles”)
2173 Software engineers and designers


Regulated titles:

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
  • Engineering intern

National body:

  • Engineers Canada is the national organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the profession.  Engineers Canada is not a regulatory body.

Application process: (for professional registration)

  • See Internationally Educated page to locate EGM Licensing Flowchart and Academic Assessment Application.  When viewing the flowchart, please note the process begins at Step 2.  Step 1, Graduate from University, has been omitted as Step 1 applies to engineering and geoscience students only.

Academic assessment:

  • When submitting the Academic Assessment Application (Internationally Educated) to EGM, applicants must include a WES Canada credential assessment. EGM requires a specific type of WES assessment. For details see “Before You Apply” on the EGM Licensing Flowchart (pdf).  When viewing the flowchart, please note the process begins at Step 2.  Step 1, Graduate from University, has been omitted as Step 1 applies to engineering and geoscience students only.

Language proficiency:

Professional competency profiles:


  • FAQs at EGM Member Registration
  • Roadmap to Engineering in Canada tool at Engineers Canada, which provides practical information for internationally-educated engineers (IEE) on a variety of topics.

Essential skills profiles:

Job Bank provides Essential Skills Profiles for over 350 occupations.  Each profile describes how individuals apply the Nine Literacy and Essential Skills in the workplace.  The nine skills are Reading, Document Use, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication, Thinking, Digital Technology, and Additional Information.

To search an Essential Skills Profile:

  • Open Explore Careers by Essential Skills
  • Select / open an occupation
    Note: Engineers must be searched by discipline (civil engineer, mechanical engineer, etc.)
  • Open each essential skill for details.

Employment outlook:

  • Open Explore careers by outlook
  • Enter occupation name or NOC code in window; click “Search”
  • Scroll down to view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.

Job search tools:

To search job postings in any occupation visit:

  • Government of Canada – Job Bank – Job Search
  • Government of Canada – Job Bank – Job Match

Related occupations / Alternate careers:

There are many reasons an internationally-educated engineer may be interested in working in a related occupation.  Related occupations provide an individual with the opportunity to:

  • apply his/her skills and experience in a different (but related) occupation;
  • gain meaningful, interim employment while pursuing professional certification;
  • gain meaningful, alternative employment (as a stepping stone or career goal) if he/she chooses not to pursue professional certification or if he/she is not eligible to pursue professional certification.

Listed below are examples of occupations in the broader field of engineering and construction. While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification / registration requirements with a professional regulatory body.  Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully.  Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.

NOC 2016¹ Occupation
2231 Civil engineering technologists* and technicians* (Open NOC 2231; Click “View all Titles”)
2234 Construction estimators
2264 Construction inspectors
2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety**
* Some employers may require technicians and technologists to hold certification with the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)
** Some employers may require specific certification in the field.

Note: This Fact Sheet was developed by Manitoba Education and Training, Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division.  It serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration policies and procedures, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.

1 The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access three versions of NOC (2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. With each update, some NOC codes will change but the majority will stay the same. When searching an occupation on the NOC website always use the most recent version (NOC 2016). The Government of Canada also operates Job Bank using NOC codes. Job Bank, however, currently operates on NOC 2011. When navigating on Job Bank, always use 2011 NOC codes.