Working in Canada

A wide variety of occupations fall under the classifications of technologist and technician in Canada. It is important for you to understand how your credentials and experience compare to workers in Canada. For example, internationally trained individuals may work as an engineer in their home country, but will find that their occupation is classified as a technician or technologist in Canada.

Certified technicians and technologists enjoy competitive salaries and stable and rewarding careers. With Canada facing a shortage of nearly 20,000 technological professionals, a career as a certified technician or technologist can offer you professional stature and success.

Canada has two official languages: English and French. Depending on where you decide to live, you might be required to work in English, French, or in both languages. Become familiar with the requirements for your occupation in the province where you want to work. Specific occupations and different provinces will have slightly different processes for certification. Provincial requirements for certification usually include a language assessment, evaluation of academic credentials and work experience, and a professional practice examination.