Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification

Occupations related to this program

Civil Engineers

  • Appraisal engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Foundation engineer
  • Hydraulics engineer
  • Municipal engineer
  • Reclamation engineer
  • Soil engineer
  • Structural engineer

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

  • Cost engineer
  • Industrial efficiency engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Quality assurance (QA) engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer

Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

  • Agricultural engineer
  • Dairy plant engineer
  • Naval engineer
  • Engineering scientist

Industrial designer

  • Business products designer
  • Consumer product designer
  • Industrial design consultant
  • Industrial designer
  • Industrial products designer

Construction managers

  • Bridge and building construction manager
  • Construction expediter
  • Construction site manager
  • Construction superintendent
  • General contractor
  • Highway construction manager
  • Project manager

Engineering managers

  • Civil engineering division manager
  • Engineering research and development director
  • Engineering service group manager
  • Engineering service project manager
  • Production engineering manager

Urban and land use planners

  • Land use planner
  • Mass transit services analyst
  • Municipal planner
  • Urban renovation planner
  • Urban planner 

Technical sales specialists wholesale trade

  • Industrial equipment sales engineer
  • Sales representative, construction materials
  • Technical sales specialists, construction materials

College and other vocational instructors

  • Architectural technology instructor
  • Commercial design instructor
  • Commercial design teacher
  • Company instructor
  • Computer-assisted drafting (CAD) instructor
  • Graphic design instructor
  • Industry instructor

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader post-secondary teaching assistance
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor post-secondary teaching assistant

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies.

  • Aecon
  • Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers
  • BBS Construction
  • CIMA+
  • City of Ottawa
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • J.F. Sabourin & Associates
  • J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd
  • McDonald Bros Construction - MBC
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Transport Canada
  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd.
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Dufferin Construction
  • Ehvert Mission Critical
  • EllisDon
  • exp
  • Halsall
  • Hatch
  • Kiewit
  • Mc Cormick Rankin - MRC
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • TetraTech
  • BPR
  • Dessau
  • Genivar
  • Pomerleau
  • Sintra
  • Altagas
  • Canadian Natural
  • City of Brandon
  • Dexter
  • Enmax
  • Epcor
  • IBI Group Inc
  • Kentz Engineers & Constructors
  • CCMET Group
  • MPE Engineering Ltd
  • PCL
  • PNR Rail Works
  • Raytheon Canada Limited
  • Stantec
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction
  • TDB Consultants Inc.
  • Tenaris Canada
  • Westman Group Inc
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Cementation
  • CH2M Hill
  • Newton
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Frugo
  • Hochtief
  • Statoil
  • Teck
  • Vale
  • WorleyParsons
  • Alberici
  • Altos Hornos De Mexico
  • Autodesk
  • Bowers + Kubota
  • Grupo Mexico
  • ICA
  • Kalman and Company
  • KBR
  • Kenny Construction
  • Kiewit
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates
  • Mattamy Homes

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies |Canada
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia - APEGBC
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick - APEGNB
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - APEGS
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba -APEGM
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia - APENS
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island -APEPEI
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - APEGGA
  • Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • Canadian Society for Engineering Management
  • Engineers Canada
  • Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Professional Engineers Ontario - PEO
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
  • American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Associations
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • International Association of Civil Engineering Students
  • International Engineering Alliance
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers - FIDIC
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers - NSPE

Date modified: 2023-06-23