This is what you typically need for the job:
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Power engineers require a college training program in stationary or power engineering and several years of work experience in the field.
- Power engineers require a provincial or territorial power engineering or stationary engineering certificate according to class.
- Stationary engineer trade certification according to class (4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st class) is compulsory in Nova Scotia and Quebec and available, but voluntary in New Brunswick.
- Power systems operators require completion of a three- to five-year power system operator apprenticeship program or Over three years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in electrical and electronic technology.
- Trade certification is available, but voluntary for power system operators in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Control room operators at nuclear power plants require licensing from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.