Canada is battling a shrinking labour force caused by an aging population and high out-migration among qualified graduates. One of the ways it is trying to plug this gap is through skilled worker Canada immigration, with Engineering Project Managers among the top in-demand occupations through the Express Entry system.
When a construction project runs smoothly, you can be sure there is an experienced Engineering Project Manager involved. Canada has some important indicators explaining why there is high demand for this position, including a booming housing market and a federal government planning and implementing multiple major infrastructure projects.
- Salary range: $74,000 to $92,000
- 47 vacancies on Job Bank
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What Does an Engineering Project Manager Do?
An Engineering Project Manager’s tasks include scheduling, planning and forecasting for some of the most technical aspects related to a project. They are responsible for ensuring team resources are allocated in the right areas, using their expertise to problem solve and ensure a project runs smoothly. Key areas include communicating with clients, agreeing timescales and costs, detailed planning, team selection, contractor negotiation, time management and progress reporting.
There is no specific set of qualifications for Engineering Project Management, although many do come to the role with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Engineering or Project Management. However, a background in business, management, construction, science or technology could also help. Project managers often graduate from working on a specific project into management, meaning both qualifications and experience are important in equal measure. There are also many computer programs designed specifically for project management, so knowledge of these can also be important.
While there are institutes offering Canadian project management accreditations, having one is not necessarily a requirement to get a job, although it could help. Most important is that your qualifications are assessed for Canadian equivalency, so employers know they are getting someone qualified to Canadian standards. If accreditation is required for the specific job you are a candidate for, our staff can help with that.
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