Chemical engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2134  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Chemical engineers research, design, and develop chemical processes and equipment, oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, resource, pulp and paper, and food processing plants and perform duties related to chemical quality control, environmental protection and biochemical or biotechnical engineering. Chemical engineers are employed in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Adhesives Engineer
  • Biochemical And Biotechnical Engineer
  • Biochemical Development Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Biotechnical Engineer
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Chemical Coating Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Process Control Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Chemical Project Engineer
  • Chief Chemical Engineer
  • Chief Process Engineer
  • Design And Development Chemical Engineer
  • Electrochemical Engineer
  • Environmental Chemical Engineer
  • Explosives Engineer
  • Fuels Engineer
  • Industrial Hygiene Engineer
  • Industrial Waste Treatment Engineer
  • Liquid Fuels Engineer
  • Petrochemical Engineer
  • Petroleum Refinery Process Engineer
  • Pipeline Transport Engineer
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Polymer Engineer
  • Production Chemical Engineer
  • Pulp And Paper Engineer
  • Pulp And Paper Engineer, Chemical
  • Refinery Engineer
  • Research Chemical Engineer
  • Waste Treatment Engineer
  • Adhesives Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Biotechnical Engineer
  • Chemical Process Control Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Chemical Project Engineer
  • Environmental Chemical Engineer
  • Industrial Hygiene Engineer
  • Industrial Waste Treatment Engineer
  • Liquid Fuels Engineer
  • Petrochemical Engineer
  • Polymer Engineer
  • Pulp And Paper Engineer
  • Refinery Engineer
  • Waste Treatment Engineer
  • Pipeline Transport Engineer

Median Income by Education

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

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $83,959
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $82,648
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 chemical engineers.

Gender Median Income
Male $82,648
Female $90,780
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 Age Group

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

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 65
25 to 34 years 210
35 to 44 years 180
45 to 54 years 265
55 to 64 years 140
65 to 74 years 55
75 years and over 0
Total 925
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 chemical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 280
Part Time 635
Total 910
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 chemical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 670
Female 245
Total 925
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 chemical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 830
Self Employed 95
Total 925
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 chemical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 865
Unemployed 55
Total 925
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 chemical 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 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 30
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 20
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 855
Total 910
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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