Facts & Figures

The majority of Co-op jobs are located in the Montreal area, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and other provinces and territories, as well as the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. Students will likely require visas to work in foreign countries.

About 20% of the graduating class goes on to graduate school.


This is dependent on many factors including: industry, experience, location, role, size of the organization, among others. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of materials engineers in May 2010 were as follows:

Federal government


Aerospace product and manufacturing 


Navigational, measuring, electromedical and control instruments manufacturing


Semiconductor and other electronic Component manufacturing


Architectural, engineering and related services


For more information please consult the following sources:

  • EngineersCanada.ca
  • CACEE (cacee.com) Campus Recruitment and Benchmark Survey (2011)
  • RIQ Enquete sur la rémunération directe des ingénieurs salariés du Québec (2012)


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