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 CivilMechanical, ElectricalElectronicsBiomedicalChemicalPetroleum, and Industrial Engineering Technologists.

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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.

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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. 


Professional Associations
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. 

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. 

Job Boards
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.