The Engineering and Technology Labour Market Study
Engineers Canada and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) have partnered with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to undertake a two-year labour market study of the engineering and technology sector.
The objective of the Engineering and Technology Labour Market Study is to collect and analyse labour market information to:
- inform the planning and integration of international engineering graduates;
- better understand the changing work and skill sets required by the engineering team today and in the future;
- depict a detailed picture of supply and demand; and,
- identify labour force and skills implications from various economic realities.
The research will provide a better understanding of the current and future employment picture by analysing trends affecting the roughly 725,000 professionals who are in engineering and technology occupations. Ultimately, findings will be used to formulate recommendations with respect to policies and strategic initiatives related to skills and labour development.
Recognizing that certain factors are necessitating ongoing changes in human resources and skills development, this detailed forward-looking study will focus on the development of:
a current demand forecast;
a demographic and supply analysis;
an analysis of attitudes and policies towards licensure, certification, continuing competence and work task boundaries;
a diversity study; and,
an analysis of the globalization of the profession.