Job requirements Design Technologist, Electrical And Electronics in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a design technologist, electrical and electronics in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2241).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, telecommunications technology or an equivalent is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technologists.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college program in electrical or electronics engineering technology is usually required for electrical or electronics engineering technicians.
  • Certification in electrical or electronics engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Certified Electrical Engineering Technologist Regulated Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals
British Columbia Applied Science Technologists (electrical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (electrical) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Manitoba Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technologists And Technicians Regulated Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
New Brunswick Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technologists And Technicians Regulated New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Nova Scotia Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technologists And Technicians Regulated Socitety of Certified Engeneering Technicians & Technologist of Nova Scotia-TechNova
Ontario Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technologists And Technicians Regulated Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Micro Electronics Manufacturer Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Engineering Technician And Technologist (electrical) Regulated Island Technology Professionals of Prince Edward Island
Québec Engineering Technician And Technologist (electrical) Regulated Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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