Average Starting Salaries For New Grad Engineers In Canada: 2011 Edition


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You landed an interview for an engineering job with a company like BHP Billiton or Nexen and your prospective employer asks about your salary expectations.

Stumped for an answer?

Knowing the starting salary in your industry can not only show you’re knowledgeable about the field – it’s also something you should be aware of when you start your job search.

We’ve put together the average starting salaries for engineers working in four different major cities in Canada.

Get this year’s info!

This info should help you get a rough idea of the amount of money you’ll soon be earning as a new grad engineer – and it’s only going to get better with more experience.

 

Software Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Toronto: Starting at $43,172 Toronto: $44,832
Montreal: $44,283 Montreal: $41,586
Vancouver: $42,827 Vancouver: $44,068
Edmonton: $42,261 Edmonton: $45,476

 

Electrical Engineer Materials Engineer
Toronto: $47,888 Toronto: $46,705
Montreal: $44,400 Montreal: $44,566
Vancouver: $47,477 Vancouver: $45,810
Edmonton: $50,777 Edmonton: $46,773

 

Mining Engineer Chemical Engineer
Toronto:$59,094 Toronto: $46,609
Montreal: $56,746 Montreal: $46,355
Vancouver: $60,786 Vancouver: $49,376
Edmonton: $61,820 Edmonton: $52,336

 

Industrial Engineer Petroleum Engineer
Toronto: $45,601 Toronto: $58,684
Montreal: $43,145 Montreal: $56,438
Vancouver: $45,197 Vancouver: $58,756
Edmonton: $48,211 Edmonton: $59,118

 

According to the Engineering and Technology Labour Market Study, which analyzed engineering job outlooks in Canada until 2018, there will be a heavy demand for mechanical, civil, electrical, industrial, petroleum and aerospace engineers, especially beginning in 2014. Because of this, employers will have to offer higher salaries and assist with re-location costs in areas where the demand is heaviest.

There will be a moderate demand (defined as difficulty recruiting engineers with five years of Canadian experience) for chemical and computer engineers from now until 2018. The report also predicts that baby boomers retiring in these occupations will increase the already high demand.

Click here to check out engineering internships, co-ops, summer jobs and entry-level jobs across Canada.

 

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