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

Requried Skills for Civil engineers

  • 3D Modeling
  • Accounting
  • Applied Science
  • Attention to Detail
  • Auditing
  • AutoCAD
  • Automation
  • Bargaining
  • Bookkeeping
  • Bridges
  • Budgeting
  • Building Codes
  • Business Administration
  • Business Correspondence
  • Business Development
  • Calculations
  • Certified Engineering Technologist
  • Civil Engineering
  • Collections
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Commissioning
  • Communications
  • Computer Hardware
  • Construction
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Control Operation
  • Coordinating
  • Cost Management
  • Critical Path Method
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Document Production
  • Drawing
  • Engineering Drawings
  • EViews
  • Experience Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Finalization
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fluent French
  • Heavy Lift
  • Highway Construction
  • Human Capital
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Interior Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investigation
  • Journals
  • LBR
  • Leadership
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Listening
  • Listening Skills
  • Managed Services
  • Management
  • Management Auditing
  • Management Systems
  • MARI
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mitigation
  • Mobility
  • NDepend
  • Negotiation
  • Operating Budget
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Professional Engineer
  • Program Management
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Works
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Certification
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Records Management
  • Registration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relational Databases
  • Relationship Building
  • Relationship Management
  • Requisition
  • Research
  • Residential Construction
  • Resource Loading
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Rotation
  • Sanitation
  • Secondary Education
  • Service Delivery
  • Setting Objectives
  • STATISTICA
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Systems Integration
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Report
  • Technical Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Time Management
  • Training And Development
  • Trend Analysis
  • Tunnel Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Waste Collection
  • Waste Management
  • Water Services
  • Water Treatment
  • Work Independently
  • Workmanship
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

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 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 $60,775
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $60,911
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 $73,811
Female $75,116
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 (16 samples)

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

$48,750.00
Lowest Observed
$215,000.00
Highest Observed
$48,750.00
25th Percentile
$78,903.75
Average
$50,700.00
Median
$100,000.00
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 25
25 to 34 years 130
35 to 44 years 80
45 to 54 years 125
55 to 64 years 90
65 to 74 years 25
75 years and over 0
Total 485
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 105
Part Time 365
Total 470
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 395
Female 80
Total 470
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 415
Self Employed 75
Total 490
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 465
Unemployed 20
Total 485
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 15
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 70
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 365
Total 470
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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Required Skills for Civil engineers

  • 3D Modeling
  • Accounting
  • Applied Science
  • Attention to Detail
  • Auditing
  • AutoCAD
  • Automation
  • Bargaining
  • Bookkeeping
  • Bridges
  • Budgeting
  • Building Codes
  • Business Administration
  • Business Correspondence
  • Business Development
  • Calculations
  • Certified Engineering Technologist
  • Civil Engineering
  • Collections
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Commissioning
  • Communications
  • Computer Hardware
  • Construction
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Control Operation
  • Coordinating
  • Cost Management
  • Critical Path Method
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Document Production
  • Drawing
  • Engineering Drawings
  • EViews
  • Experience Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Finalization
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fluent French
  • Heavy Lift
  • Highway Construction
  • Human Capital
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Interior Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investigation
  • Journals
  • LBR
  • Leadership
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Listening
  • Listening Skills
  • Managed Services
  • Management
  • Management Auditing
  • Management Systems
  • MARI
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mitigation
  • Mobility
  • NDepend
  • Negotiation
  • Operating Budget
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Professional Engineer
  • Program Management
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Works
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Certification
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Records Management
  • Registration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relational Databases
  • Relationship Building
  • Relationship Management
  • Requisition
  • Research
  • Residential Construction
  • Resource Loading
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Rotation
  • Sanitation
  • Secondary Education
  • Service Delivery
  • Setting Objectives
  • STATISTICA
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Systems Integration
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Report
  • Technical Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Time Management
  • Training And Development
  • Trend Analysis
  • Tunnel Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Waste Collection
  • Waste Management
  • Water Services
  • Water Treatment
  • Work Independently
  • Workmanship
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

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