Electrical & Electronics Engineer
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
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. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information- O*NET Online
- A Day in the Life of an Electrical Engineer from the Princeton Review
- Electrical Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
- Engineer Profiles - from Engineering Your Future
- What do Electrical Engineers Do? - TryEngineering.org
- Life of an Engineer: Profiles in Engineering
- Interview: Automation Engineer
U of M Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar & Catalogue outlines program admission and course requirements. Use the left menu to navigate to a specific faculty and program. To determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor.
Faculty and Department Homepages
Visit the faculty and department homepage to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Program (IEEQ)
- Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) - supports Indigenous students with preparation for and success in engineering
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- EngScape (Engineers Canada) - labour market trends for the profession
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
- Electro Federation Canada - Industry Research
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Engineers Canada - Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations
- The Engineering Institute of Canada
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- IEEE Canada
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
- Vehicle Technology Centre (VTCI)
- Electro Federation Canada (EFC) - member companies in electronic product manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales
- Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association - members list
- intelliFLEX - industry non-profit for acceleration of printable, flexible and hybrid electronics
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