Engineers Canada has released its 2015 update of the labour market study, Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2025. The report includes Province-level projections of supply and demand of Engineers and highlight the continuing importance of the Engineering profession to the Canadian economy. The forecast is for more than 100,000 Engineering job openings in Canada between now and 2025 as Engineers retire and the economy continues to grow.
Canada is facing a skills gap as Engineers in senior level positions retire or leave the workforce and their experience cannot be replaced by students and early career Engineering Professionals. Interprovincial mobility of Canadian engineers and experienced internationally trained graduates will be two principal groups to potentially fill the positions left by retiring Engineers.