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Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of scientists and engineers. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, especially in research and development. Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production. Most engineering technologists specialize in certain areas, learning skills and working in the same disciplines as engineers. (Sloan Career Cornerstone Centre)
This profile page includes information about Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Biomedical, Chemical, Petroleum, and Industrial Engineering Technologists.
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- Chemical technologists and technicians
- Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
- Civil engineering technologists and technicians
- Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
- Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
- Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Civil Engineering Technologist
- Mechanical Engineering Technologist
- Electrical Engineering Technologist
- Electronics Engineering Technologist
- Biomedical Engineering Technologist
- Chemical Engineering Technologist
- Petroleum Engineering Technologist
- Instrumentation Engineering Technologist
- Automated Systems Technologist
- Engineering Design and Drafting Technologists
- Materials Engineering Technologist
- Mechanical Design Technologist
- Engineering Technology overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Centre
- Career Zone profiles - overview of disciplines from the Canadian Council of Technologists and Technicians
- Let's Talk Science Career Profiles:
The University of Manitoba does not offer diploma programs Engineering Technology. Please view the links below for more information about educational programs at Red River College, Assiniboine Community College, University College of the North and other schools in Canada. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. To learn about technologist to engineer bridging programs in Canada, please view the Other Links section at the bottom of this page.
Exploring Other Education Options
- Accredited Programs by Province - Canadian Council of Technologists and Technicians
- Search Education Directories
Information for foreign-trained Engineering Technologists and Technicians - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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.
- Manitoba Salary Survey - Certified Technologist and Technicians Association of Manitoba
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.
- Canadian Council of Technologists and Technicians (CCTT)
- Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)
- American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians
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
- Winnipeg Construction Association - Members Directory
- Manitoba Environmental Industry Association
- Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- Canadian Manufacturing Coalition - list of sector councils
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:
- Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology
- National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - division of the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers
- Lakehead University's Engineering College Transfer Program - post-diploma engineering degrees in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineering for engineering technologists
- Camosun College's Engineering Bridge - Advanced Diploma in Engineering - for technology diploma grads who want to continue at UVic or UBC to finish an engineering degree (Civil, Mechanical, ECE, Mining)
- Engineers Without Borders Canada
- Canadian Consulting Engineer - digital magazine and industry news for engineers in construction
- Global Grand Challenges of Engineering - National Academy of Engineering
- Canadian Coast Guard - Marine Electronic Development training program - Government of Canada