According to a recent labor market study by Engineers Canada, the
country's rapid growth in the mining, energy, and
transportation sectors, coupled by the anticipated retirement of
approximately 95,000 Canadian engineers in the next 7 years, has
resulted in a worrisome shortage of experienced engineering talent.
Employers in the industrial and manufacturing sectors across the
country will face a considerable supply shortage of qualified
engineers (with more than five years of experience) for the
majority of the next decade.
According to Engineers Canada, the current imbalance between
supply and demand of experienced engineers will most likely become
more serious in the near future; the Canadian labour market has not
successfully reached a balance between retiring engineers and
incoming graduates from ether Canada or abroad. "Chronic
labour shortages will continue across the scenario given the
current levels of immigration and post secondary enrolments,"
the market analysis reads.
This intense demand for national and international skilled
labour can be presented as an opportunity to potential immigrants.
According to the report, experienced and specialized engineers who
were internationally trained have highly favourable job prospects
in the Canadian labour market. The Current need to replace retiring
experienced engineers far exceeds the number of new jobs created by
economic growth. This contributes to a skills shortage that is most
acute for specialized engineers with over ten years of experience
than for recent graduates in the field.
This positive assessment seems to be reinforced by the
country's longstanding high immigration rates. Canada has
received a large number of internationally trained engineers over
the past decade, and if current levels of immigration are sustained
for the next 7 years, the country would have opened its doors to a
further 80,000 engineers by the year 2020.
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