OTTAWA, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada today launched EngScape, a new interactive online portal that addresses the labour market needs of the engineering profession in Canada.
With statistics and data about employment rates, salary, university enrollment and diversity, EngScape presents this information in an accessible and easy-to-understand way, and breaks it down by engineering discipline and by province.
"EngScape is a unique tool and tremendous resource for anyone looking for information about engineering, or attempting to navigate the world of careers in this field," said Engineers Canada CEO Kim Allen, MBA, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng. "The engineering labour market is shifting, and access to timely and reliable information is essential to enable employers, job-seekers and decision-makers to respond to these changes."
In addition to the labour market trends and projections for the 14 engineering disciplines, EngScape also features profiles of individual engineers, provides typical job descriptions and requirements, and presents career outlooks for each discipline to give visitors a true sense of the engineering profession.
EngScape also includes a job search tool that aggregates engineering job postings from a variety of online sources and that is searchable by engineering discipline and location.
"We want to provide one-stop-shopping for anyone looking for a career in engineering," said Jamie Ricci, MS, Engineers Canada's Practice Lead, Research. "EngScape has something for everyone—youth can discover what they can do with an engineering career, recent engineering graduates can look for their first job, experienced engineers can find their next job, and internationally trained engineers looking to enter the Canadian workforce can explore the range of opportunities across the country."
EngScape is the product of a partnership between Engineers Canada and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).
"We are proud to have worked with ICTC to develop EngScape for the engineering labour market," said Engineers Canada's Vice-President of Strategy and Partnerships, Jeanette M. Southwood, M.A.Sc., FEC, FCAE, P.Eng. "They leveraged their experience and expertise and worked with us to create this valuable resource that will help regulators, employers, educational institutions and policy-makers enhance their workforce strategies to meet the needs of the Canadian economy."
EngScape can be accessed at engscape.engineerscanada.ca.
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country's 290,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest. www.engineerscanada.ca
SOURCE Engineers Canada
For further information: Shelley Ford, Communications Specialist, Engineers Canada, 613.232.2474 x297, [email protected]