Recently Canada has witnessed an increase in the demand for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Largely this increase is the result of technological developments made in computer and electronic products. Considering the fact the demand of computer and electronic products is expected to grow, the number of Electrical and Electronics Engineers should continue to increase over the coming years.
In order to meet the growing demand, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced Electrical and Electronics Engineers as one of the 50 professions under the FSW Program 2014. The program is specially designed to fulfill the growing need of skill professionals in the various fields.
These professionals are responsible of designing, planning, conducting research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Usually, they are hired by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and by a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries and government. These experts specialize in many areas, including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.
Some of the Occupational Titles are as follows:
• Avionics engineer
• Control systems engineer
• Design engineer, electrical
• Distribution planning engineer, electrical
• Electrical engineer
• Electrical network engineer
• Electronics engineer
• Instrumentation and control engineer
• Planning engineer, electrical systems
1. Carry out research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components.
2. Get ready material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment and also design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment.
3. Perform micro or nano-devices simulations, characterization, process modeling and integration in the development of new electronic devices and products, supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
4. Build up maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment, investigate electrical or electronic failures and prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance they further supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.
Key Occupational Requirements
I. A three years degree in electrical or electronics engineering or in any appropriate subject related to engineering discipline.
II. A two years, master’s or doctoral degree in a related engineering discipline.
III. Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
IV. Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program.
V. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required in some cases.
The recently announced FSW program was long awaited. It’s a win-win situation for both the applicants and host country that is Canada. The program aims to cater to the growing needs of skilled professionals even as the skilled applicants want a safe and secure future. The number of seats is limited and applicants are more if you are one of them, apply today!