Entry Level Jobs In Canada For Electrical Engineer


How do you get an entry level job/internship in Electrical Engineering after college?

1. Send out your resume with internship and/or entry level expectations.
2. If you find that your work experiences don't stack up you may want to go back to school for an MBA or an MSEE. This will give you an edge against other entry level candidates.
3. There is an exam called the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering). If you take this and pass you can then take the PE (Professional Engineering) exam and this will add value to your resume.
Any of the above choices are do-able. The key is getting the interview, taylor your resume to each company by targeting specific engineering departments. Once you get an interview then you sell yourself and no resume is needed.

You can pretty much forget about any job where they say "5 years of experience required" or similar. They won't take you. The ones you are going for are typically "junior engineer". It really means the company is cheap and you will work under supervision. But you can get a chance. And that is the one thing that counts. Three, four years later you can try the "five years of experience" jobs.


Best city for engineering job prospects
Calgary is probably best for Chem/Mechanical. But awful for Electrical/Computer. Ottawa is probably the opposite.

People who are able to find jobs in 'niches' tend to make more than those who have a Mech Eng degree and merely go to work for some contractor in Calgary who has 50 other Mech engineers, IMHO. Easier to set yourself apart that way.

Search the job listing sites and note other cities hiring right now, watch for trends (demand) by making a spreadsheet, you will soon find where demand is high.

Do some social promotion like creating a linkedin profile. Sure enough one or more recruiter or employer will notice you. Hire someone to do linkedin makeover for you.


Is this a "good" cover letter for an entry level electrical engineering position?

  1. you need some proofreading, make sure there are no spelling and punctuation errors. 
  2.  you need to show that you can contribute to their business.
  3. it needs to show how your experience and education lines up with their needs. 
  4. Don't write a letter that is pretty general and shows no real research or knowledge of their business. 
  5. i mean what does "i believe in understanding the technical industry from the ground up" mean? it's mumbo jumbo. put something real in there not platitudes.