How CTIN Can Help You Succeed

If you are an internationally trained engineering technician or technologist, CTIN is ready to help.  CTIN is your one-stop access point and information source for the engineering technology professions in Canada.  CTIN’s national network of partner organizations can provide you with the all the information and services you need to achieve employment success in Canada.  This includes:

  • Providing an on-line technical self-assessment so you understand how your technical skills are ranked in Canada.
  • Having your international credentials formally assessed and recognized.
  • Assistance in becoming an Associate Member of one of CCTT’s provincial associations as a first step to obtaining professional Certification in Canada.
  • Providing access to technical and language training you might need to supplement your skills and abilities.
  • Becoming part of a network of professional technology piers that can mentor your success and help you make valuable contacts.
  • Providing information on the labour market in Canada and understanding what provinces or what regions of Canada you are most likely to find employment based on your skills and experience.
  • Making contact with government and settlement organizations that can help with job search, language training and housing requirements.
  • Making direct contact with employers who are seeking the valuable engineering technology skills you have to offer.

Getting Started

CTIN provides all the information and contacts you will need for getting your credentials recognized and becoming Certified, both of which are important advantages to finding employment in Canada.

CTIN also allows you to register with the network to receive pre-arrival and post arrival information and assistance and to make contacts with potential employers in Canada.  To begin to prepare for your arrival in Canada or to accelerate your employment success follow the steps below.

Step 1   Understand the Role of Technicians and Technologists in Canada and the value of having your credentials recognized and becoming certified in Canada

Review the Technicians and Technologists In Canada section of this website to understand the prominence and roles of technology professionals and how their skills contribute to the broader “engineering team.”

Step 2   Take a technical self assessment

Taking a technical self assessment of your skills is highly recommended.  The self-assessment will help you understand how your skills and abilities will be ranked in comparison with benchmarks for technicians and technologists in Canada.  The self assessment will help you understand whether Canadian employers will view your skills as being at the technician or a technologist levels.  This is an important distinction for you to know when seeking employment.

Take a self assessment now

Step 3   Research Canada’s Labour Market Opportunities

Canada is a very large and diverse country that presents distinct regional and provincial labour market opportunities.  Before deciding where you should land or work in Canada please review the Engineering and Technology Labour Market data provided at the link below.   Depending upon your engineering technology discipline and experience, you will find different provinces and regions in Canada that are seeking the skills you offer.

Please note that landing or living in the largest cities in Canada does not necessarily improve your chances of employment.   Often, smaller regional markets are in greater need of specific technical skills and may offer greater opportunities and quicker employment.

Engineering and Technology Labour Market Data

Step 4   Register With CTIN

To access the many services offered by CTIN it is recommended that you register with the network.  When you register with CTIN our on-line system notifies CTIN partners in the province that you are planning to settle in of your plans to come to Canada, or if you are already here, that you are actively seeking assistance on the path to finding employment in your chosen technology profession.  

Note:  All information you provide to CTIN will remain confidential and will only be shared with the CTIN partners.

To register with CTIN and to begin preparing for employment success in Canada click here

Step 5    Applying for Certification in Canada

If you have already registered with CTIN or would like to simply apply for certification in Canada without the assistance of the CTIN network please click the link below to begin your application for Certification in Canada

Apply to become certified in Canada