Entering the Labour Market
Alternative Careers for IEEs in Nova Scotia
Even though you have an engineering degree in your country of origin, you may decide that you do not want to work in your engineering discipline or get licensed as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia. Instead, you might be considering an alternative career; to pursue a pathway that is closely related to your qualifications and skills.
Here are a few alternative careers for engineers:
These are members of the engineering team. If you have training and experience in an engineering discipline, your skills could be immediately applied to an alternative career as a technologist or technician.
Visit here to look up your engineering discipline and see what alternative career options are open to you in the technology professions.
Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors, or they may be self-employed.
Visit here and enter the National Occupation Code (NOC) 2234 to learn more about this occupation.
Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a company, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and by construction departments of companies outside the construction industry.
Visit here and enter the National Occupation Code (NOC) 0711 to learn more about this occupation.
Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
Visit here and enter the National Occupation Code (NOC) 1225 to learn more about this occupation.
Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.
Visit here and enter the National Occupation Code (NOC) 2253 to learn more about this occupation.
Engineers who have certifications in AutoCAD or Revit, can use their skills to design blueprints for buildings, bridges and roads.