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To apply under NOC-2131 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Civil engineers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Civil engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements
  • Plan and design major civil projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, water and waste management systems and structural steel fabrications
  • Develop construction specifications and procedures
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate building and construction materials
  • Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work
  • Conduct field services for civil works
  • Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations
  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules
  • Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other investigations
  • Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites
  • Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports
  • Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work
  • Prepare contract documents and review and evaluate tenders for construction projects
  • Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Civil engineers. 

NOC 2131 – Civil engineers: example titles.

  • airport engineer
  • appraisal engineer
  • architectural engineer
  • asphalt engineer
  • bridge engineer
  • building envelope engineer
  • buildings and bridge engineer
  • cartographic engineer
  • chief civil engineer
  • civil engineer
  • civil inspection engineer
  • coastal engineer
  • concrete engineer
  • construction engineer
  • consulting civil engineer
  • county engineer
  • dams engineer
  • district engineer
  • drainage design engineer
  • engineer, solid waste management
  • engineer, surveying
  • environmental engineer
  • environmental engineer, civil
  • erecting engineer
  • foundation engineer
  • geodetic engineer
  • geomatics engineer
  • highway engineer
  • hydraulics engineer
  • hydrographic engineer
  • hydrological engineer
  • irrigation and drainage engineer
  • irrigation engineer
  • land drainage engineer
  • mapping engineer
  • materials and testing engineer, civil
  • municipal engineer
  • navigation and positioning engineer
  • noise abatement engineer
  • ocean engineer
  • photogrammetric engineer
  • pipeline engineer, civil
  • pollution control engineer
  • precision survey engineer
  • project engineer, construction
  • public health engineer
  • public works engineer
  • rail transportation traffic engineer
  • reclamation engineer
  • remote sensing engineer
  • river and canal works engineer
  • sanitary engineer
  • sanitation engineer
  • sewage control engineer
  • soil engineer
  • solid waste management engineer
  • structural design engineer
  • structural engineer
  • structural engineer, civil
  • survey engineer
  • surveying engineer
  • traffic engineer
  • traffic engineer, rail transportation
  • traffic operations engineer
  • transportation engineer
  • tunnel engineer
  • urban road system engineer
  • water and sewer engineer
  • water management engineer
  • water resources engineer
  • water systems engineer
  • water treatment engineer

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

Additional Information

  • There is considerable mobility between civil engineering specializations at the less senior levels.
  • Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
  • Engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practice in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.


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  • Managers in transportation (0731)

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