Job prospects Civil Engineer near Ottawa (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Civil engineers near Ottawa (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a civil engineer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Civil engineers (NOC 2131) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Several construction projects are underway or planned which should support job opportunities for civil engineers in this region. Notably, Stage 2 of the Confederation Line Extension Project, and the Trillium Line Extension Project. This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects taking place across eastern Ontario. Phase 2 of the $36M Elgin Street renewal project, which includes infrastructure upgrades and water main reconstruction, is another major development.

Here are some key facts about Civil engineers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 2,030 people work in this occupation.
  • Civil engineers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 57%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 15%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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