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Geological Engineer (NOC 2144 / 21331)


It is required to work as a Geological Engineer with a formal 4 year degree qualifications. However, many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of geology, Mining or Earth Sciences.

In addition, the following qualifications are recommended and may be required:

  1. A qualification in geology with a focus on biological structures, soils, and rocks. This may covered under Bachelor’s/Master degree majoring in Geology/Geologist/ Geophysicist/ Hydrogeology/ Geoscience, applied mineralogy and Environmental Science.
  2. Qualification as Mining/ Metallurgy, may be accepted only if, a professional engineer has work experience in highly relevant domain.


Geological Engineer skills

  • Plan, develop and coordinate programs of geotechnical, geological, geophysical or geohydrological data acquisition, analysis and mapping to assist in the development of civil engineering, mining, petroleum and waste management projects or for regional development.
  • Analyse and prepare recommendations and reports for construction or improvements to foundations of civil engineering projects such as rock excavation, pressure grouting and hydraulic channel erosion control
  • Analyse and prepare recommendations and reports on settlement of buildings, stability of slopes and fills, and probable effects of landslides and earthquakes to support construction and civil engineering projects
  • Conduct theoretical and applied study of groundwater flow and contamination and develop prescriptions for site selection, treatment and construction
  • Plan, develop, coordinate and conduct theoretical and experimental studies in mining exploration, mine evaluation and feasibility studies relative to the mining industry.
  • Conduct surveys and studies of ore deposits, ore reserve calculations and mine design.
  • Design, develop and implement computer applications for geophysics, geochemistry, geology, mapping and related fields


Geological Engineer responsibilities

Geological engineers conduct geological and geotechnical studies to assess suitability of locations for civil engineering, mining and oil and gas projects; and plan, design, develop and supervise programs of geological data acquisition and analysis and the preparation of geological engineering reports and recommendations.


Particular responsibilities often include:

  • Underground and surface surveying
  • Rock Mechanics instrumentation installation
  • Mine layout and production scheduling
  • Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.


Median Wages: CAD 45.83 / hour

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