Job requirements Mechanical Engineering Design Technologist in Alberta
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "mechanical engineering design technologist" was moved from the group Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2232) to the group Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 22301).
Find out what you typically need to work as a mechanical engineering design technologist in Alberta. These requirements are applicable to all Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 22301).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of a two- or three-year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technologists.
- Completion of a one- or two-year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technicians.
- Certification in mechanical engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
- A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
Source National Occupational Classification
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.
- If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
- If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Professional Technologist (industrial Engineering); Professional Technologist (mechanical Engineering)||Regulated (voluntary)||Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals (ASET)|
Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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