Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2241) are in huge demand in Canada. As a result, to recruit the best, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has included the occupation under FSW program 2014 with a cap of 1000. The program is quite famous among the skilled professionals.
These professionals provide technical support and services in designing, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Mainly, they are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and in governments and a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries.
Key Job Requirements
- A graduate or post graduate degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology, computer engineering technology, telecommunications technology is normally required.
- For some positions, certification in electrical or electronics engineering technology or in a related field is required.
- Supervised work experience of two years is mandatory before certification.
- To work in Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is needed.
Some of Occupational Titles are as follows:
- Communications technologist
- Electrical engineering technician
- Electrical engineering technologist
- Electricity distribution network technologist
- Electronics design technologist
- Electronics engineering technician
- Electronics engineering technologist
- Electronics manufacturing technician
- Electronics manufacturing technologist
- Design, develop and test power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software.
- Supervise the building and testing of prototypes according to general instructions and established standards
- Supervise the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments.
- Undertake applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers.
- Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems
- Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets.
- Assist in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems.
- Lend a hand in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances.
- Conduct life tests on assemblies and record and analyze results.
- Assist in building and testing prototypes to specifications.
- Carry out a limited range of technical functions in support of research in electrical and electronic engineering and physics.
- Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems.
- Standardize electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions.
- Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.