Engineering Jobs Ads in Canada Grow 11%

Similar to demand in the US, the volume of job ads for Engineers in Canada has seen increases this year. Over the past 90 days, Recruiters placed more  than 18,000 new job ads online at an 11% year-over-year increase. The majority of the ads were placed by employers (73%), while staffing firms represented about 27% of online ads.


Hiring Demand for Engineers in Canada – 4 Years

Hiring Demand for Engineers in Canada

Source: WANTED Analytics


Most job ads were for openings located in Central and Western Canada, representing more than 17,000 of the ads placed for Engineers. Despite the region with the most job ads, Central Canada saw a decline in hiring demand over the past 90 days versus the same time period last year. Western Canada, however, saw a 29% year-over-year increase in the volume of job ads.



The 15 most commonly advertised Engineering job titles in Canada are below.

  1. Mechanical Engineer
  2. Electrical Engineer
  3. Project Engineer
  4. Power Engineer
  5. Estimator
  6. Construction Estimator
  7. Civil Engineer
  8. Mecanicien Industriel (Industrial Mechanic)
  9. Structural Engineer
  10. Electromecanicien
  11. Process Engineer
  12. Manufacturing Engineer
  13. Mechanical Design Engineer
  14. Industrial Mechanic Millwright
  15. Electronics Technician

Over the past 90 days, the employers that have advertised the most job openings for Engineers in Canada are SNC-Lavalin, Stantec Consulting, AMEC Americas, Suncor Energy, Bombardier, Worley Parsons Canada, Nexen and Dillon Consulting.

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