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

Requried Skills for Chemical engineers

  • Attention to Detail
  • Automotive Industry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Commissioning
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Composites
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Decision-Making
  • Design Specifications
  • Editing
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Fabrication
  • Fossil Fuel
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microsoft Office
  • NDepend
  • Office Suite
  • Operations
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Package Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Capability
  • Procurement
  • Production Equipment
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sourcing
  • Statistics
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management

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 N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
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 $68,398
Female $65,721
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.

Back to top

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 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 20
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

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 30
Part Time 65
Total 95
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.

Back to top

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 70
Female 25
Total 90
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.

Back to top

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 85
Self Employed 0
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

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 80
Unemployed 0
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

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 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 25
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 65
Total 90
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.

Back to top

Required Skills for Chemical engineers

  • Attention to Detail
  • Automotive Industry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Commissioning
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Composites
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Decision-Making
  • Design Specifications
  • Editing
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Fabrication
  • Fossil Fuel
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microsoft Office
  • NDepend
  • Office Suite
  • Operations
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Package Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Capability
  • Procurement
  • Production Equipment
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sourcing
  • Statistics
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management

Back to top

Help Us Serve You Better

We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

Your Age: