In 2013–14, more than 400,000 Canadians were employed as engineering and applied science technicians and technologists. Employment growth for this occupational group has strongly outpaced overall employment growth for Canada as a whole over the past 15 years. And average wages in these occupations are more than 20 per cent higher than the national average.
Join us for this webinar in which Pedro Antunes and Julie Adès will provide an economic portrait of an important segment of Canada’s skilled workforce: the engineering and applied science technicians and technologists.
This group includes an array of different occupations requiring distinct sets of skills and involving diverse responsibilities. Based on 21 occupational categories, our research quantifies the group’s contribution to the Canadian economy, analyzes past employment trends, and discusses the main factors that will likely influence demand for such professionals in coming years.
The Conference Board of Canada undertook research in this area with funding and support from Technology Professionals Canada (TPC), which is a federally incorporated body representing engineering and applied science technicians and technologists from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.