Fact Sheet - Engineering Technician and Engineering Technologist

Regulated profession (NOC 2021)Many job titles include the term "technician" or "technologist." Some technician or technologist positions have mandatory certification requirements with the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) while others do not. Certification requirements will typically be included in the job posting.

Chemical, mechanical, and industrial/manufacturing

Civil, architecture, design, and surveying

Computer network systems and telecommunications

Electrical, electronics, and instrumentation

Note: Avionics inspectors, mechanics and technicians who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence (category E - avionics) issued by Transport Canada.

Earth sciences and biological
Regulatory bodyCertified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)
Regulated titles
  • Certified Engineering Technician (C.Tech.)
  • Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)
  • Certified Applied Science Technician (A.Sc.T.; C.Tech)
  • Certified Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.; C.E.T)

Note: CTTAM offers student membership for those enrolled in an appropriate full-time technology program. For further information, see the Membership levels section.
National bodiesTechnology Professionals Canada (TPC) is the national organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the profession. TPC established and maintains the National Technology Benchmarks (NTB) in partnership with the National Council of Deans of Technology (NCDoT).
Certification processSee CTTAM - Application Process for Internationally Educated Professionals.
Credential assessmentCTTAM refers internationally educated applicants to World Education Services (WES) to obtain a WES ICAP (course-by-course) credential evaluation.
Language proficiencyThere are no specific language requirements for certification. However, CTTAM recommends applicants have a minimum level of CLB 7 (or equivalent).
Professional competency profilesSee TPC - The National Technology Benchmarks.
Essential skills profileGo to Job Bank - Explore careers by essential skills, search for the occupation via name or NOC code, and view the essential skills profile.
Employment outlookGo to Job Bank - Explore job outlooks, search the occupation name or NOC code, and view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.
Job search toolsSee CTTAM - Careers.

To search job postings in any occupation, visit Job Bank or Work in Manitoba.
Related occupations/alternate careers (NOC 2021)Below are examples of occupations in the broader field of technology and related disciplines:

  • 22303 – Construction estimators
  • 22233 – Construction inspectors
  • 21120 – Public and environmental health and safety professionals
  • 22232 – Occupational health and safety specialists
  • 92101 – Water and waste treatment plant operators
  • 12102 – Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
  • 51112 – Technical writers
  • 62100 – Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • 70012 – Facility operation and maintenance managers
  • 75101 – Material handlers
  • 22221 – User support technicians

See Careers in Construction - Career Finder for more information on construction career options.

While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification/registration requirements with a professional regulatory body. Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully. Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.
Last updated December 2022.


  1. This fact sheet serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration processes, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
  2. The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access four versions of NOC (2021, 2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. When searching an occupation on the NOC website, always use the most recent version (NOC 2021).
  3. The regulatory body is the only organization that can grant entry into a regulated occupation via registration and the issuing of a licence or certificate. Other organizations (e.g., national bodies, regional bodies, membership associations, etc.) are not regulatory bodies.