2018 Job Bank Wage data
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2018 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2018 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 2,140
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Mechanical engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, or an inside work environment where the temperature or humidity may be considerably different than normal room conditions.
Source: 2016 Census
As of July 1, 2017 when the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) came into force, you will not need significant additional training, experience, testing or assessment if your qualifications or certificates are recognized by a Canadian regulatory authority. This applies whether you were trained in Canada or internationally. Learn about labour mobility at www.workersmobility.ca. For information about labour mobility and foreign qualifications recognition, contact the B.C. regulator for your occupation.
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There is considerable mobility between mechanical engineering specializations at the less senior levels. Also, mechanical engineers work closely with civil, electrical, aerospace, chemical, industrial and other engineers, and mobility is possible between some fields of specialization in these disciplines. Finally, engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.
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