Canada’s institutions offer some excellent Power Engineering programs. To hold the title of a Power Engineer sounds impressive and it is for study programs in this field prepare students to work in a prestigious and well-paying job.
What is Power Engineering? – A power engineer is someone who works in an industry such as industrial power plants, chemical plants or commercial buildings and etc.; operating and maintaining energy components. They may work with boilers turbines, steam condensers and other technically advanced machinery. Power engineering is a highly advanced discipline where graduates work in a diversity of industries.
Where can I study? You can study power engineering technology at a number of polytechnic colleges in Canada, but you will want to consider one of these public institutions. For those wanting to get a student visa or remain in Canada, studying at a public institution is best.
- Georgian College– Located close to Toronto, Canada, Georgian College is the largest co-op (work experience) college in Canada and offers 2 power engineering programs:
- Power Engineering Technology – Graduates receive a 3 year advanced diploma with Province of Ontario certification. The program includes 2 work terms that gives you practical experience and exposes you to prospective employers.
- Power Engineering Technician – This is a 2 year diploma with Ontario certification. The program includes one work term.
- NAIT – one of the best poly-technology institutions in Canada it offers a 2 year diploma in Power Engineering Technology. NAIT is located in Alberta, an energy and industry rich province so work is easy to find.
- SAIT – NAIT’s sister institution; also located in the province of Alberta, offers a similar 2 year Power Engineering diploma. As in the other listed colleges you will receive practical on-hands training in well equipped labs.
- BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) – Located in beautifully scenic British Columbia, this college offers two programs one general and one advanced.
Work in Canada and Globally – finding work in Canada or globally for those who hold Power Engineering certification is not difficult. Power Engineers are equipped to work in a diversity of fields and with a diversity of equipment; therefore they are in high-demand. For example, they can find jobs in the petrochemical industry, hospitals, energy power plants and etc.
Salary – If you end up working in Canada, you can get a handsome salary. The technical schools advertise that a Power Engineer upon graduation has a 94% chance of being hired and can make about $84,000 per year. When you land your first job, you may work for somewhat less, but the salary quoted is averaged.
So consider studying Power Engineering Technology in Canada; the rewards of studying in this dynamic and interesting field is well worth the hard work and expense of studying in Canada. If you would like to find out more about Power Engineering Technology in Canada then contact your Canadian Representative in Pakistan at Alberta Rose Education Centre for more details and to avail their services.