Civil engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2131  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airport Engineer
  • Appraisal Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Asphalt Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Building Envelope Engineer
  • Buildings And Bridge Engineer
  • Cartographic Engineer
  • Chief Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Environmental Engineer
  • Civil Inspection Engineer
  • Civil Material And Testing Engineer
  • Civil Pipeline Engineer
  • Civil Structural Engineer
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Concrete Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Project Engineer
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • County Engineer
  • Dams Engineer
  • District Engineer
  • Drainage Design Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Erecting Engineer
  • Foundation Engineer
  • Geodetic Engineer
  • Geomatics Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Hydrographic Engineer
  • Hydrological Engineer
  • Irrigation And Drainage Engineer
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Land Drainage Engineer
  • Mapping Engineer
  • Municipal Engineer
  • Navigation And Positioning Engineer
  • Noise Abatement Engineer
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Photogrammetric Engineer
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Precision Survey Engineer
  • Public Health Engineer
  • Public Works Engineer
  • Rail Transportation Traffic Engineer
  • Reclamation Engineer
  • Remote Sensing Engineer
  • River And Canal Works Engineer
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Sanitation Engineer
  • Sewage Control Engineer
  • Soil Engineer
  • Solid Waste Management Engineer
  • Spatial Information Systems Engineer
  • Structural Design Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Survey Engineer
  • Surveying Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Traffic Operations Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Tunnel Engineer
  • Urban Road System Engineer
  • Water And Sewer Engineer
  • Water Management Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Water Systems Engineer
  • Water Treatment Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Project Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geodetic Engineer
  • Geomatics Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Municipal Engineer
  • Public Works Engineer
  • Sanitation Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveying Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Water Management Engineer
  • Spatial Information Systems Engineer
  • Design Coordinator
  • Project Engineer, Construction

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for civil engineers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $35,150
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $62,956
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $80,753
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $82,174
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $80,106
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for civil engineers.

Gender Median Income
Male $80,106
Female $80,887
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (9 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for civil engineers.

$62,000.00
Lowest Observed
$100,000.00
Highest Observed
$72,000.00
25th Percentile
$80,358.22
Average
$85,000.00
Median
$90,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for civil engineers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 120
25 to 34 years 710
35 to 44 years 805
45 to 54 years 985
55 to 64 years 630
65 to 74 years 245
75 years and over 35
Total 3,530
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for civil engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 1,105
Part Time 2,365
Total 3,460
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for civil engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 3,010
Female 525
Total 3,530
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for civil engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 3,095
Self Employed 435
Total 3,530
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for civil engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,350
Unemployed 185
Total 3,530
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for civil engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 80
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 180
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 90
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 3,070
Total 3,460
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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