Job for the future Civil Engineers

Average hourly wage


Job description

These individuals design, plan, and direct construction or repair projects on engineering structures. These projects involve buildings, land structures, roads, dams, water services, etc. They are self-employed or employed by:

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • The public service
  • Various industrial sectors
  • Contractors

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.
People with this profile prefer having responsibilities, influencing others and responding to challenges.

Main tasks

  • Talk with clients and members of the engineering team to address complex technical issues.
  • Develop specifications and construction methods.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on various building materials.
  • Study, interpret, and approve surveys and civil engineering works.
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to schedules.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and economic analyses on engineering projects or municipal and regional traffic studies.
  • Analyze technical data to provide engineering advice and write technical reports.
  • Act as project or site manager for survey or construction work.
  • Prepare contract documents and reviews bids for construction projects.
  • Supervise the work of technicians, technologists, and other engineers.


Most training programs are offered in French only.


Agricultural or rural engineering

Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 59.3%

40.7% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 74.1%

18.5% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Targeted regions

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • All regions/national

Last update: April 28, 2023


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