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To apply under NOC-2134 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Chemical engineers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Chemical engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct economic and technical feasibility studies in areas related to chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper, food or other processing industries
  • Conduct research into the development or improvement of chemical engineering processes, reactions and materials
  • Evaluate chemical process technology and equipment and determine production specifications
  • Design and test chemical processing and associated plants and equipment
  • Oversee the construction, modification, operation and maintenance of pilot plants, processing units or processing plants
  • Establish and conduct quality control programs, operating procedures and control strategies to ensure consistency and adherence to standards for raw materials, products and waste products or emissions
  • Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for the process aspects of industrial construction
  • Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers
  • May work in an administrative capacity, for example, in the development of guidelines and specifications for the handling of dangerous chemicals, environmental protection, or standards for foods, materials and consumer goods.

Chemical engineers may specialize in the products and processes of a particular industry such as pulp and paper manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, energy processing, plastics, metal extraction and refining, or adhesives and coatings production. They may also specialize in functional areas of various industries such as process control, pollution control or fermentation processes.

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

NOC 2134 – Chemical engineers: example titles.

  • adhesives engineer
  • biochemical and biotechnical engineer
  • biochemical development engineer
  • biochemical engineer
  • biotechnical engineer
  • biotechnology engineer
  • chemical engineer
  • chemical engineer, design and development
  • chemical engineer, environmental
  • chemical engineer, production
  • chemical engineer, research
  • chemical process engineer
  • chief chemical engineer
  • chief process engineer
  • coatings engineer, chemical
  • electrochemical engineer
  • engineer, adhesives
  • engineer, biotechnology
  • engineer, chemical processes
  • engineer, coatings
  • engineer, industrial hygiene
  • engineer, pulp and paper
  • engineer, refinery
  • engineer, waste treatment
  • environmental engineer, chemical
  • explosives engineer
  • fuels engineer
  • industrial hygiene engineer
  • industrial waste treatment engineer
  • liquid fuels engineer
  • petrochemical engineer
  • petroleum refinery process engineer
  • plastics engineer
  • polymer engineer
  • process control engineer, chemical
  • process engineer, petroleum refinery
  • project engineer, chemical
  • pulp and paper engineer
  • pulp and paper engineer, chemical
  • refinery engineer
  • waste treatment engineer

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in chemical 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.

Additional Information

  • There is considerable mobility between chemical 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.
  • Chemical engineers work closely with chemists and other scientists and engineers and mobility is possible between some fields of specialization.


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