Is it a good choice to migrate to Canada as a civil engineer? What are the job opportunities and what salary can you expect?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Reece Parker



Is it a good choice to migrate to Canada as a civil engineer? What are the job opportunities and what salary can you expect?

A2A: I am not Canadian and therefore I have no particular knowledge about immigration and career opportunities there. Unless you are from a Commonwealth country, immigration to Canada can be difficult. I hope that the salaries of the engineers are competitive and should at least provide a living salary based on their level of experience.

We will always need to build infrastructure so that there are always jobs for civil engineers. That said, as with most of the economy, there are ebbs and ebbs and at times, like when billions of dollars of construction were planned and carried out in Alberta's oil fields and the economy was booming. , jobs abounded. At other times, contractors and engineering first were short on work and laying off staff. It is really impossible to say how things will be in 4 years, especially with the effects of the pandemic.

Aside from the job aspect, you should also consider your

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We will always need to build infrastructure so that there are always jobs for civil engineers. That said, as with most of the economy, there are ebbs and ebbs and at times, like when billions of dollars of construction were planned and carried out in Alberta's oil fields and the economy was booming. , jobs abounded. At other times, contractors and engineering first were short on work and laying off staff. It is really impossible to say how things will be in 4 years, especially with the effects of the pandemic.

Aside from the work aspect, you should also consider your personal satisfaction with your job. If you like the idea of ​​designing or building things and seeing the physical end product, then civil engineering or architecture are very fulfilling professions. (For many years after I stopped working as an engineer at Toronto International Airport, I looked at and appreciated the projects I did there, every time it happened.)

A final thought is that many engineers do not spend their entire careers in engineering. They branch out into management or even other unrelated things. For example, last year when I went to a class reunion, I discovered that one of my classmates had spent his life teaching math in high school; another had spent his life teaching finance at university; another volunteered throughout the third world; another wrote a health policy for the provincial government and I ended up writing an administrative policy for a government department, etc.

Civil engineering has quite a beautiful scope in India. But remember, you will have to be patient. And I can explain why .. !!

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with people, the civilization of a country, its basic needs and facilities. So as long as there are humans and as long as we have natural phenomena like earthquakes and tornadoes, civil engineers will be required.

Just take an example from Mr. Sharma's routine life. You wake up in the morning brush your teeth, take a shower, have breakfast, go to the office, work there, have lunch, go back to work, come home,

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Civil engineering has quite a beautiful scope in India. But remember, you will have to be patient. And I can explain why .. !!

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with people, the civilization of a country, its basic needs and facilities. So as long as there are humans and as long as we have natural phenomena like earthquakes and tornadoes, civil engineers will be required.

Just take an example from Mr. Sharma's routine life. You wake up in the morning brush your teeth, take a shower, have breakfast, go to the office, work there, have lunch, go back to work, come home, have fun with the family, have lunch, watch TV, and then go to bed.

Now, in the example above, he wants water for his morning activities, it has been indicated that if people do not get the water supply in the morning, it is disturbed all day. You need public transportation or roads to travel anywhere every day. Your children should have a school nearby. You need electricity generated by hydroelectric, nuclear, thermal, solar or wind power. To produce that electricity we need giant or small-scale structures, to transmit that electricity we need poles located at a certain distance. It should have food to eat, so we need good agricultural and irrigation systems. To have better irrigation we must have channels and a good water supply. To get rid of your waste, you should have a better sewer system. And so on..

As you can see, most of the task, directly or indirectly, requires civil engineering.

India is a developing country, there are still many places where people are not getting good quality water to drink, they do not have electricity, they do not have safer houses (Nepal earthquake), people need roads to travel, megacities need better transportation solutions, people need a better standard of living.

Now tell me, how much more reach are you looking for?

What we have to do is get some innovative ideas, once these innovative and profitable ideas start to grow, there is no way to stop.

Now, why doesn't anyone in civil engineering get a job easily? How many times did we see the interaction of the layman with civil engineering? Well, every moment. If you have just graduated from a bachelor's or master's degree, you are still in a stage of accepting theories and not practicality and the importance of safety. And if you start looking for some salary right away, well, only a few lucky people can get that job, because some company may require immediate hire or they feel the candidate is really impressive.

I will give you my example. I had a chat with my teacher and told him that I am targeting company "X" and that I can get it or not. He said, what experience do you have in the field of structural engineering? I said that I did these projects and that I can use these programs. But he asked me, if they tell you to build a small house for one family, will you do it and take responsibility for their lives? I said, well, I'm not ready for that. What I did was look for work on my own and what salary did I ask for? "ZERO". I went to a structural engineering company in my city and did not give any references. I told the structural engineer who owns the company that I want to do this job and I don't want any salary. He took my interview for 15 minutes and told me to come the next day. There I worked between my master's degrees and my singles.

Don't run after money (considering you have a stable family, if not then talk to me, we can find some ways) instead, look for some experience, even if it's free or only covers your experience with food or comfortably. Take a chance, learn as much as you can, because even after going through whatever you have today, you will come across something new tomorrow.

The best job profile is the one that best suits your interests and the desired level of responsibility.

If you are looking for a job profile, you have probably already narrowed down the market or industry you are interested in. This could range from microelectronics to utility engineering. For now, we can rule out that you've already narrowed things down for interest. If that's the case, consider the following:

  1. What will your supervisor be like? Are they willing to advise you and help you learn and grow as a professional? Will you enjoy working with them? Unfortunately, engineers as a group tend to
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The best job profile is the one that best suits your interests and the desired level of responsibility.

If you are looking for a job profile, you have probably already narrowed down the market or industry you are interested in. This could range from microelectronics to utility engineering. For now, we can rule out that you've already narrowed things down for interest. If that's the case, consider the following:

  1. What will your supervisor be like? Are they willing to advise you and help you learn and grow as a professional? Will you enjoy working with them? Unfortunately, engineers as a group tend to lean more toward technical ability and may not have developed their softer social skills.
  2. What is the corporate culture like? Will it fit in well with the cultural norms of the company? This can be anything from work-life balance to how they approach problem solving. You may want to ask questions about your values ​​and activities that help define the company.
  3. What level of responsibility will you have? You may be looking for a leadership role. Maybe you're not ready for that and want to develop engineering skills first. Be sure to take a close look at the amount of junior staff training and leadership that you may be asked to undertake. Many engineering firms are "flat" in their organizational structure. That is, one owner or lead engineer and everyone else is just "engineers." They can assume that if you have a certain number of years of experience, you will be providing some leadership ability. The title will still say engineer, so pay attention to the language in the job description.
  4. Be aware of the amount of travel required. Some engineering firms require a lot. Some do not have any travel requirements. Some are flexible. Some are very rigid about the amount they expect.

Hello Kunal !!

I am also involved in project management in Canada, so I think I am qualified enough to answer this question.

Scopes in India for a project manager are increasing significantly and will continue to increase for years to come. In oil and gas, railways, airways, design and manufacturing, etc., the project manager requirement is significantly high. There are not many highly qualified project managers in India and also the awareness of Project Management Professional is in the initial conjuncture. Also, India is slated to have various projects in profuse sectors. Since it is chasing P

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Hello Kunal !!

I am also involved in project management in Canada, so I think I am qualified enough to answer this question.

Scopes in India for a project manager are increasing significantly and will continue to increase for years to come. In oil and gas, railways, airways, design and manufacturing, etc., the project manager requirement is significantly high. There are not many highly qualified project managers in India and also the awareness of Project Management Professional is in the initial conjuncture. Also, India is slated to have various projects in profuse sectors. Since you are pursuing project management at XYZ College / University, I suggest that you get some work experience before returning to India. Since I have some experience in India, I know the current market situation. As a newcomer, it will be very difficult for you to find a good job, especially in your relevant field. The rush here in Canada is minimal compared to India. So take this opportunity to gain some experience in a country where the chances of getting a job are high and you have spent a lot of money for this too.

I came here with the perception of having some experience, but I was really exhausted and still cannot adapt to this lifestyle, but it would be a big mistake if I left this country right after completing my program. I checked and contacted several people in India who are in the highest position in multinational companies and they suggested that I get some practical experience because that will increase your value in the Indian market exceptionally. I will also complete my course in September 2020 and try to get a good job. By 2022 I will be packing my bags for India. I will earn less compared to the salary I would earn here in Canada, but the happiness of spending time with my family will heal everything and will not let me regret coming back.

I guess I'm the only one out of thousands who won't run for public relations and people here go crazy after hearing this, but it's all about priorities. They have a different perception and me different. Both are unique and genuine in their own way.

Without disrespecting anyone's perception.

I finally found someone who is also looking to emigrate back to India without applying for PR: D

I hope we can meet one day brother!

See you soon India <3

Health :)

Canada is one of the largest centers for civil engineering. About 0.25 million engineers work in Canada, of which a third are civil engineering. Little by little, the number of civil engineering jobs is growing annually in Canada and last year more than 7,500 jobs were created. In recent years, engineering jobs are the most highly regarded jobs in Canada and it resembles the strongest section in terms of growth of the economy.

Almost more than 20% of engineers will retire (over 55) in the near future and more and more jobs will be created for engineers. Wide opportunities

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Canada is one of the largest centers for civil engineering. About 0.25 million engineers work in Canada, of which a third are civil engineering. Little by little, the number of civil engineering jobs is growing annually in Canada and last year more than 7,500 jobs were created. In recent years, engineering jobs are the most highly regarded jobs in Canada and it resembles the strongest section in terms of growth of the economy.

Almost more than 20% of engineers will retire (over 55) in the near future and more and more jobs will be created for engineers. Then, ample opportunities will be created for young civil engineers and graduates in different locations in Canada to pursue their careers in one of the largest industries in the world.

The province of Canada that has the best civil engineering jobs along with companies are

1.Ontario and Quebec (central Canada)

-The best job market in Canada.

-Presence of various construction and manufacturing industries such as

CIMA + Laval, Quebec - multidisciplinary engineering firm, building construction, urban services, transportation, hydroelectricity, infrastructure, environmental impact studies

EllisDon Mississauga, Ontario - global engineering and construction services

Genivar Montreal, Quebec - multidisciplinary firm of architects and engineers

Hatch Group Mississauga, Ontario - engineering, project and construction management

2.Toronto

-More than 25% of new jobs were located in Toronto

Morrison Hershfield Toronto, Ontario - civil engineering firm

AECON Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta - Canada's largest publicly traded construction company

3.Alberta

Bantrel Alberta - The multidisciplinary engineering company, also power generation, pipeline construction and refining projects.

Golder Calgary, Alberta - Consulting, Design and Build

4.Montreal

SNC-Lavalin Montreal, Quebec - engineering and construction

Dessau Montreal - engineering-construction

5 British Columbia

McElhinney Vancouver, British Columbia: Engineering, Surveying, and Mapping

6 Calgary

WorleyParsons

Calgary, Alberta - Oil sands industry.

7.Edmonton

PCL Construction Edmonton, Alberta - construction companies

Stantec Edmonton, Alberta - international design and engineering company

Top ten Canadian colleges and universities.

Schulich School of Engineering (University of Calgary) - Doctorate in Civil Engineering

University of Alberta - Master of Engineering The University of Alberta is one of Canada's leading research universities.

McMaster University - Bachelor of Civil Engineering McMaster University has built an international reputation for offering innovative educational programming.

Western University - Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Founded in 1878, Western University has more than 2,400 students enrolled in its engineering programs (both undergraduate

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Top ten Canadian colleges and universities.

Schulich School of Engineering (University of Calgary) - Doctorate in Civil Engineering

University of Alberta - Master of Engineering The University of Alberta is one of Canada's leading research universities.

McMaster University - Bachelor of Civil Engineering McMaster University has built an international reputation for offering innovative educational programming.

Western University - Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Founded in 1878, Western University has more than 2,400 students enrolled in its engineering programs (both undergraduate and graduate).

McGill University - Bachelor of Civil Engineering The Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University was established in 1871 and today has around 570 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in its programs.

Montreal Concordia University - Master of Engineering Montreal Concordia University has an annual enrollment of 46,000 students (15% of which are international students), offering undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on practical experience and innovative solutions.

Algonquin College - Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Having provided high-quality education for over 42 years, Algonquin College has a strong international presence and currently welcomes students from more than 100 countries around the world.

University of Toronto, Toronto - Bachelor of Civil Engineering Consistently ranked number one in Canada, the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto offers this bachelor's program where students will be prepared to create solutions that will directly impact the quality of life in everywhere from rebuilding dilapidated buildings. to the creation of structures to resist natural disasters.

University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering Consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world, the University of British Columbia prides itself on its entrepreneurial perspective, encouraging students to challenge conventions and explore new ways of learning.

University of Waterloo - Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering Located in the heart of Canada's technological hub, the University of Waterloo has more than 36,000 full and part-time students and offers undergraduate and graduate programs. His Bachelor of Civil Engineering offers a highly flexible and customizable study path where students can explore many aspects of civil engineering and design their study around areas of interest.

Only South Asian students use the term "reach." There is nothing wrong with it and it has a good meaning, but it identifies you.

If I came here from India with an engineering degree, I would end up as a taxi driver. However, if you get a master's degree in Canada, it will be fine if you immerse yourself in Canadian life and don't hang out with other international students from South Asia all the time. This is because the Canadian work style and business life is very different from that of India.

Additionally, Canadian employers expect you to do things beyond your education that relate to and

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Only South Asian students use the term "reach." There is nothing wrong with it and it has a good meaning, but it identifies you.

If I came here from India with an engineering degree, I would end up as a taxi driver. However, if you get a master's degree in Canada, it will be fine if you immerse yourself in Canadian life and don't hang out with other international students from South Asia all the time. This is because the Canadian work style and business life is very different from that of India.

Also, Canadian employers expect you to do things beyond your education that relate to your field because it shows that you have ambition and that you are genuinely interested in your field.

While the pay is still good as a civil engineer, it is the oldest engineering field and the one that pays the least. My daughter has her Ph.D. in civil engineering, but she was a transportation expert before she finished high school.

Canada allows immigrants as permanent residents primarily to keep its population at around 30,000,000. To ensure that these people do not become a burden to taxpayers, the Government. It restricts the entry of people mainly based on education and age. Civil engineering graduates are considered employable from the perspective of the permanent resident application. However, the situation on the ground in Canada is quite different.

  • In Canada, it is very difficult to get a job as a civil engineer if you do not have a Canadian civil engineering degree or a professional engineer (PE) certification. To get
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Canada allows immigrants as permanent residents primarily to keep its population at around 30,000,000. To ensure that these people do not become a burden to taxpayers, the Government. It restricts the entry of people mainly based on education and age. Civil engineering graduates are considered employable from the perspective of the permanent resident application. However, the situation on the ground in Canada is quite different.

  • In Canada, it is very difficult to get a job as a civil engineer if you do not have a Canadian civil engineering degree or a professional engineer (PE) certification. To obtain PE certification, Canadian experience is required. So it is a catch-22 situation. Unless your work experience is considered very favorable for a position, it is highly unlikely that you will be placed.
  • However, with a Canadian physical education certification there are job opportunities available.
  • Many civil engineering graduates who enter Canada as permanent residents change their line of work entirely.

All the best

It can be tried in the construction sector in the cities of Canada. Another option is to try to enter the mining sector in Canada. People with a background in civil engineering used to get jobs in the mining sector. Another area is the environmental engineering sector. You can switch to the environmental engineering sector. Then one will get a good job. Next is the hotel and tourism sector. One can find a job with experience in civil engineering. Even in municipal bodies you can get a job. Try it in the sectors above in Canada. All the best for your career in Canada. Good luck.

First of all, Canada is not a good fit for civil engineers. Since Canada is located in the Northern Hemisphere, you can see snow falling for more than 5 months. In Canada, construction begins in the summer and the interior part will be built in winter. So most of the time you will have summer work and later you could be involved in design work that can be done with few engineers.

This is according to my knowledge and better ask someone who stays in Canada.

All the best.

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