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Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics)

Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics)

Career Information

Employment & Advancement

Electronics Technician (formerly Industrial Electronics) graduates start as entry-level technicians working under supervision. After additional years of experience and further education, students can become research and development technicians and/or supervisors.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain experience:

 

  • Electrical Technician
  • Assembler
  • Electronics Consultant
  • Communication Companies
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Electrical Utility Companies
  • Construction Sites
  • Independent Contractors
  • Government Agencies

Wages

For specific salary information for Manitoba, go to:

www.indeed.ca/salaries/Electronics-Engineering-Tech-Salaries,-Manitoba

www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Electronics_Engineering_Technician/Hourly_Rate

Are Employers Hiring?

It is good to get into the habit of checking the hiring demand fairly frequently.  The need for workers is dependent on many things such as the international market in which conditions can change quickly.  The most up-to-date information is usually specific job ads which can give you a sense of the current hiring need.

Specific jobs ads:

www.gov.mb.ca/findmyjob

www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do?lang=eng

The next thing to research is the longer term trends by region.

Manitoba trends:

manitobacareerprospects.ca/career-opportunities.asp

Finally, you can look at predictions about trends over a longer period of time:

Canada-wide trends:

www.jobbank.gc.ca/LMI_report_bynoc.do?noc=2241&reportOption=outlook

www.jobbank.gc.ca/LMI_bulletin.do

Specific labour market information for Industrial Electronics in Manitoba:

www.jobbank.gc.ca/report-eng.do?lang=eng&noc=2241&area=11326&titleKeyword=cook&regionKeyword=Winnipeg,Manitoba&source=2&action=final

Additional Information

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)

www.electrofed.com

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians

www.iscet.org

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada

www.ieee.ca

iFixit (US)

www.ifixit.com

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