Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2147  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Engineer
  • Capacity Planning Analyst
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Engineer (except Software)
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer Telecommunications Specialist
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Fibre-optic Network Designer
  • Hardware Circuit Board Designer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Hardware Development Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Hardware Technical Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect - Information Technology (IT)
  • Microprocessor Designer And Application Engineer
  • Microwave Systems Engineer
  • Microwave Transmission Systems Engineer
  • Network Architect - Computer Systems
  • Network Capacity Planner
  • Network Designer - Computer Systems
  • Network Engineer - Communication Hardware
  • Network Specialist - Computer Systems
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Network Test Engineer
  • Optical Communications Engineer
  • Optical Communications Hardware Engineer
  • Optical Systems Engineer - Telecommunications
  • Radio Systems Engineer
  • Satellite Data Transmission Engineer
  • Spacecraft Electronics Engineer - Hardware
  • Systems Designer - Hardware
  • Technical Architect - Hardware
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Hardware Engineer
  • Telecommunications Hardware Specialist
  • Telecommunications Specialist - Computer Systems
  • Telecommunications Systems Specialist
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Fibre-optic Network Designer
  • Hardware Circuit Board Designer
  • Hardware Development Engineer
  • Hardware Technical Architect
  • Network Test Engineer
  • Systems Designer - Hardware
  • Telecommunications Hardware Engineer
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for computer engineers (except software engineers and designers).

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $55,284
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $87,488
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $93,252
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $88,872
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $88,957
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers).

Gender Median Income
Male $88,957
Female $89,821
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 60
25 to 34 years 445
35 to 44 years 945
45 to 54 years 635
55 to 64 years 180
65 to 74 years 25
75 years and over 0
Total 2,300
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers). Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 540
Part Time 1,685
Total 2,225
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers). Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 2,000
Female 300
Total 2,300
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers). Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,090
Self Employed 210
Total 2,300
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers). Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,220
Unemployed 80
Total 2,300
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 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers). 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 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 315
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 70
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,735
Total 2,225
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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