Mechanical engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2132  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed by consulting firms, by power-generating utilities and in a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Acoustical Engineer
  • Acoustics And Vibration Engineer
  • Acoustics Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Building Systems Engineer
  • Chief Mechanical Engineer
  • Consulting Mechanical Engineer
  • Cryogenics Engineer
  • Design Engineer - Mechanical
  • Diesel Engineer - Design And Research
  • Energy Conservation Engineer
  • Fluid Mechanics Engineer
  • Gas Utilization Mechanical Engineer
  • Heating Specialist Engineer
  • Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineer
  • Internal Combustion Engineer
  • Lubrication Engineer
  • Marine Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Hydraulic Engineer
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Power Engineer
  • Mechatronic Engineer
  • Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) Research Engineer
  • Mould Design Engineer
  • Nuclear Design Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Nuclear Operations Engineer
  • Oil Well Equipment Design Engineer
  • Pattern Engineer
  • Piping Engineer
  • Power Generation Engineer
  • Power Plant Engineer
  • Project Mechanical Engineer
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Thermal Design Engineer
  • Thermal Power Engineer
  • Tool Engineer
  • Tribologist
  • Acoustics Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Design Engineer - Mechanical
  • Energy Conservation Engineer
  • Fluid Mechanics Engineer
  • Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Piping Engineer
  • Power Generation Engineer
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Thermal Design Engineer
  • Tool Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Design Engineer
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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for mechanical 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 $85,393
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $87,265
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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for mechanical engineers.

Sex Median Income
Male $97,048
Female $97,835
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 (4 samples)

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

$39,000.00
Lowest Observed
$75,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$66,000.00
Average
$75,000.00
Median
$75,000.00
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 mechanical engineers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 85
25 to 34 years 410
35 to 44 years 425
45 to 54 years 580
55 to 64 years 235
65 to 74 years 45
75 years and over 10
Total 1,790
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 mechanical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 520
Part Time 1,285
Total 1,805
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 Sex

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

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 1,625
Female 180
Total 1,800
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 mechanical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,745
Self Employed 50
Total 1,795
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 mechanical engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,755
Unemployed 35
Total 1,790
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 mechanical 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 40
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 50
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 305
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 35
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,375
Total 1,800
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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