Metallurgical and materials engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2142  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Metallurgical and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials. Metallurgical and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Ceramics Engineer
  • Coal Preparation Consulting Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Electrometallurgical Engineer
  • Extractive Engineer
  • Extractive Metallurgy Engineer
  • Foundry Engineer
  • Hydrometallurgical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Physical Metallurgical Engineer
  • Pyrometallurgical Engineer
  • Refining And Metalworking Engineer
  • Smelting Plant Engineer
  • Welding Engineer
  • Ceramics Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Electrometallurgical Engineer
  • Foundry Engineer
  • Hydrometallurgical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Physical Metallurgical Engineer
  • Pyrometallurgical Engineer
  • Welding Engineer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for metallurgical and materials 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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for metallurgical and materials engineers.

Sex Median Income
Male $61,307
Female $0
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 metallurgical and materials engineers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 0
45 to 54 years 20
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 35
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 metallurgical and materials engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 15
Part Time 20
Total 35
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 metallurgical and materials engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 25
Female 15
Total 35
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 metallurgical and materials engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 40
Self Employed 0
Total 40
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 metallurgical and materials engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 30
Unemployed 10
Total 35
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 metallurgical and materials 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 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 35
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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