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Engineering Job Market in Canada

Engineering is a regulated profession in Canada and you need a license to work as a professional engineer. Each province and territory of Canada has its own regulatory structure to govern the practice of engineering. For example, in Ontario it is PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario) that is the regulatory body for the sector. You need to apply directly to the appropriate provincial regulatory authority to become licensed as an engineer in Canada.

ACCES Employment’s Engineering Connections program is an established resource for newcomers with a strong track record of employing graduates at leading engineering companies in roles that reflect their experience.

About Engineering Connections

Engineering Connections is designed to support internationally-trained engineers to succeed in the Canadian labour market. The program provides participants with important insights into Canadian workplace culture, engineering codes and standards, the Canadian project management environment, and professional licensing in Ontario. There are three streams in the program: Workplace Essentials for Engineers, Job Search and Project Management.

Program Benefits:

  • One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Connections to employers who are hiring in your sector
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
  • Academic training from a recognized educational institute
  • Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context
  • Orientation to your sector in Canada
  • Job search support and preparation
  • Coaching and support after you’re hired

Industry Advisory Committee: Engineering Connections Program

Camille Bonner, Talent Acquisition Manager, Maple Reinders Group Ltd.
Jose Garcia, Program Manager, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University
Wael Ramadan Al-Jerashy, Chairman, Lakeshore Chapter of PMI
Ayesha Singh, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, EllisDon Corporation
Vallissa Meuller, Talent Acquisition Specialist, EllisDon Corporation
Patience Adamu, Lead, Community Investments & Programs, Crosslinx Transit Solutions - Constructors
Monique Gordon, HR Business PArtner, Crosslinx Transit Solutions - COnstructors
Marilynn Greenidge, HR Generalist, Temspec Inc.

Companies that have recently hired from our program:

Telecon Group
Centroid-IDES Canada
Heughes Inc
Pyramids Engineering
Arshon Technology
ZBx Corporation
Cyclone Manufacturing
Jasper Construction
Quanta Technology


Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:

Project Manager/Project Coordinator
Principal Engineer
Production Manager
Engineering Associate
R&D in Electronics
Senior Estimator
QA Auditor (Welding Inspector)
Quality System Specialist
Environmental Affairs and Safety Specialist
Structural Engineer/Designer
Electronics Engineer/Designer
Electrical Engineer/Designer
Instrumentation Engineer/Designer
HVAC Engineer/Designer
Mechanical Engineer/Designer
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Field Technician

Program Fees:

  • There are no fees associated with the Job Search and Workplace Communication Training components of the program.
  • The fee for the Project Management component is $400. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program and may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
  • All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost.
  • All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 per cent) of the overall cost of the program. Engineering Connections is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Ryerson University and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and Seneca College.

Engineering Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

To learn more about Engineering Connections, please click here to email the Engineering Connections team or call 905.361.2522.