Professional Engineers in high demand to rebuild Canada’s aging infrastructure.

Prior to the Covid pandemic and the recent major flood events in British Columbia, Canada’s National forecast demand, in a report conducted by Engineers Canada; a demand of 100,000 new engineers before 2025.

These jobs include key engineering disciplines; Civil; Geotechnical, Hydrotechnical, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical and Technology.

With the impact from climate change, Canada’s aging built infrastructure requires upgrades and replacements using new technologies and innovation. A more modern and robust approach is needed to design-build with better resiliency and increase performance of the country’s critical infrastructure.  

 

At ECL we know that professional engineers from around the world are needed to play a vital role to meet Canada’s natural and built infrastructure needs and demands.

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, launched in 2016, the Government of Canada committed over $180 billion over the next 12 years for infrastructure that benefits Canadians – from public transit to trading ports, broadband networks to energy systems, community services to natural spaces.

The Plan is designed to achieve three objectives across its five investment streams. To date, the Plan has invested over $101 billion in over 74,500 projects, 98% of them completed or underway.

These investments are being delivered through programs administered by over 20 federal departments and agencies, and involve working closely with provinces, territories, municipalities and Indigenous Peoples. Infrastructure Canada is responsible for investments made for the following programs delivered under the Investing in Canada Plan:

  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

  • Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund

  • Smart Cities Challenge

  • Canada Community-Building Fund

The Investing in Canada Plan is designed to achieve three objectives: create long-term economic growth to build a stronger middle class; support the resilience of communities and transition to a clean growth economy; and build social inclusion and socio-economic outcomes for all Canadians.

The Plan has committed billions of dollars towards projects that are cleaning our waters, strengthening our energy grids, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resiliency to the impacts of climate change.

The Plan is investing in projects that are improving social inclusivity, accessibility for people with disabilities and quality of life for all Canadians.

There is an exponential and cumulative demand for Professional Engineers in every geography and every project across Canada. This is in part due to an expanding list of infrastructure projects in each market sector.  

The outlook for each engineering discipline varies depending on the labour needs across the country and the engineering type. Factors that contribute to demand include:

  • Labour market conditions (shortage, balance, or surplus)

  • Workforce trends and demographics (such as the expected retirement rate of the workforce)

  • Job growth projections related to economic cycles. (Oil and gas market fluctuations)

 

ECL values the importance of our professional global Engineering network, as we know that Engineers of all types are in high demand across Canada. 

Strong demand exists for experienced professional project managers for each engineering discipline, ECL have an extensive network of skilled Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Planners, Project Engineers, Engineering Directors.

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