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Job Requirements

SCADA engineers are responsible for configuring existing systems and planning the deployment of devices, computers and instruments that are part of the SCADA system.

They also develop procedures for emergencies and troubleshoot when issues arise. They analyze the system performance and suggest or make improvements where applicable and possible.

Educational Requirements:
Degree in electrical, mechanical, industrial or computer engineering (i.e., Bachelor’s Master’s or Doctorate); licensing by provincial/territorial association of professional engineers. Knowledge of computer security and programming is a strong asset and may be required by some employers.

Applicable transferrable sectors/occupations:
Manufacturing, Processing, Oil and Gas


National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC codes:

  • 21310 – Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 21301 – Mechanical engineers